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Mazi Raz

Assistant Professor (part-time), General Management

Mazi Raz

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Mazi Raz is the Director of Learning Design & Strategy at The Ivey Academy and an Assistant Professor (limited duties) in General Management at the Ivey Business School. His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy and leadership. He specializes in the relationship between ideological macro-trends and leadership thinkways, imagination, and creativity. His current research project explores theoretical frameworks explaining how models of service production incorporate instruments of repression, domination, and control in organizations. He further explores the effects of such models on the service workers’ social relations to customers and managers.

Mazi has held senior roles with Sauder Executive Education at UBC, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute, and Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Mazi has lived and worked in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. Before embarking on an academic career, Mazi was a senior manager with several large corporations across a few industries including aviation, media, and finance. He co-led the modernization project and strategy implementation of a national carrier of a Middle-Eastern country.


  • Interim Director, Corporate Programs, Sauder School of Business, UBC
  • Director, Leadership Programming, Banff Centre
  • Visiting Scholar, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Lecturer in General Management, Ivey School of Business, Western University


  • Power and Politics in Organization

Programs Taught

  • HBA
  • MBA
  • Executive Education


  • Ph.D., Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario
  • MBA, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario
  • BSc., York University