Dr. James Abdey is the LSE Fellow in Statistics having completed his doctorate there specializing in a methodological unification of statistical “schools” in quantifying the true evidential value of data. In 2010 he began teaching the MBA Quantitative Methods course at Hult's London campus, focusing on managerial decision making. From 2012, he is also responsible for delivering a range of quantitative courses across Hult’s suite of postgraduate programs, including Managerial Economics. Dr. Abdey has extensive experience developing learning resources for LSE’s distance learning and summer school programs in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, including lecturing spells in Central Asia and the Far East. Outside of academia, he has also undertaken various quantitative-based consultancy projects ranging from the hedge fund industry to the UK parliament, while his research interests include forensic statistics and market research techniques
Professor Dalko has served on the faculties of Harvard and CUNY Baruch College. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Munich and a visiting professor at Thunderbird, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Corvinus University Budapest, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Illinois. Dr. Dalko has also served as Advisor to the President of the National Bank of Hungary and Chief of Staff of the Budget, Tax, and Finance Committee of the Hungarian Parliament.
As Professor of Finance at Hult, Viktoria Dalko
is a well-respected teacher, and, like most
Hult faculty, she has a wealth of real business
experience and expertise to support her
teaching. Teaching since completing her Ph.D.
at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor
Dalko has also served on the faculties of
Harvard, CUNY, and Baruch College. A former
international management consultant and
researcher, with experience covering such
diverse areas of finance as M&A, valuation,
and financial markets and including working
in Parliament and advising the president of
the Central Bank, Professor Dalko’s valuable
insider knowledge provides students with an
integrated and practical financial education.
Professor Dalko says there is no corporate
finance without financial markets, and
no financial market expertise without
understanding corporate finance. Having
worked around the world in China, the EU,
Southeast Asia, the U.S., the Middle East, and
Africa, she is well positioned to appreciate
the unique issues faced by our international
students and alumni. Her latest book,
Regulating Competition in Stock Markets,
was co-edited and co-authored with Nobel
Laureate Professor Lawrence Klein and other
Professor Dalko has received a slew of
teaching awards and accolades during her
Hult is a good choice for students, because
most Hult faculty members have business
leadership experience and genuinely care
for the future. Anyone looking for a school
that embodies such values and offers great
international exposure should put Hult at the
top of their list. The international campuses
provide incomparable opportunities for
students to learn in different environments
while retaining the same quality of learning,
allowing them to gain localized business
knowledge of multiple regions in addition
to learning the standard material. Also, the
one-year MBA saves money and time, and
in today’s fast-paced world, the ability to be
able to return quickly to a full-time earning
position, and often to a much better paid job,
Unlike most schools, the pedagogical
approach that Hult faculty take to business
education is very practical; most of us have
business or government experience that we
draw from. Learning from books you can do at
home—learning from people who have done
what they teach is an entirely different thing.
Educated at Oxford, where he read English Literature, Roger is Director of the Ashridge Executive Masters in Management, and a Subject Leader on the Ashridge MBA and EMBA programmes. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School where he has taught on MBA and EMBA programmes since 2009. In 2012 he had the great honour to be elected Professor of the Year by his MBA students.
His particular interests are authentic leadership and organisational politics. He believes that good leadership is grounded in a clear and insightful understanding of universal principles and closely examined personal values, coupled with an understanding of what drives personal behaviour.
Roger has taught all over the world, including most of the EU countries, North and South America, The Lebanon, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, the UAE, Qatar and Oman. He is very experienced at teaching and working with multi-cultural groups. He is qualified in a range of psychometrics including MBTI, Firo-B, Profilor, SDI and Emotional Intelligence, and is an enthusiastic supporter of Transactional Analysis as a tool for improving self-awareness and interpersonal communication.
During his first career, Roger was a board director and account director with global top ten advertising agency DMB&B, working with P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, Sterling Health, Johnson Wax and others. He was for some years Client services Director of DMB&B Dublin, an office he opened on a greenfield site. Later he was for six years Principal Consultant at management development consultancy Ellis Hayward, and later still, he spent a further six years as Programme Director in Cranfield School of Management's Centre for Customised Executive Education. He was a recent guest editor of a special edition of the Journal of Public Affairs which focused on ethics in business, and he is regularly published, and has recently had a book on management commissioned by Pearson Publishing.
Dr. Georgiades received his PhD in Management from Henley Business School and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the University of Reading
His principal research interests lie in the field of change management and organizational psychology. His PhD research he investigated, from the management point of view, the impact that an acquisition had on the employees of a newly formed Insurance Company and the way management aimed to achieve a sound organisational environment via the provision of information to employees and their subsequent appreciation of that information.
His future research plans are develop the Framework of Issues he has created and to extend his work to explore in more detail how communication and power structures operate in the period of uncertainty before an acquisition is complete. In addition, he would like to add to his existing research by conducting a comparative study to understand whether acquisitions involving different types of organisation result in particular patterns of employee behaviour.
Apart from his academic experience, Dr. Georgiades has been involved in various projects in different types of industries. His professional experience allowed him to get a more practical understanding of how business organizations function and how they formulate strategies to tackle their everyday challenges.
Dr. Georgiades has taught various subjects such as Strategy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Research Methods and supervised MBA students to conduct independent research and. Dr. Georgiades currently teaches Introduction to Business and Business Ethics.
Professor Grandinetti is Global Discipline Lead for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Hult and also teaches courses on Management and Marketing. He has been named Professor of the Week by the Financial Times and has been named Professor of the Year 2012-13 and is the recipient of four Global Teaching Excellence Award during his three years at Hult. He serves as lead Faculty Advisor to the Hult VC and Social Business Clubs and chairs the Hult SF Operations Committee. He was also named the Hult SF Professor most engaged with students outside of the classroom and won a Faculty Peer Award Recognition Award for his exemplary efforts. He has a special interest in Disruptive Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking, Raising Early Stage Capital, Digital Marketing, Advanced Technology Commercialization, Corporate Venturing and Social Entrepreneurship.
He taught Entrepreneurship at MIT for over ten years and has been teaching Corporate Venturing at Denmark Technical University for seven years. He served as judge for ten years in the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and is active in mentor capital programs such as TechStars and IBM SmartCamp. He also mentored the winning team in this year’s Hult Prize SF Regional Competition. Professor Grandinetti keynotes many Innovation and Venture Capital events and is active on the TEDx circuit.
Professor Grandinetti worked at McKinsey & Company and currently serves as Senior Adviser to businesses, universities, and governments on a broad range of strategic, innovation, marketing and commercialization issues. He is a mentor and Board Member to many US tech start-ups and social ventures.
He was named the annual Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar at Yale and was the first ever recipient of the Procter & Gamble Marketing Leadership award. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering magna cum laude from Rutgers where he was named to the National Engineering Honor Society. He serves on the School’s board and was awarded the Engineering Medal of Excellence for career achievement as well as Alumni of the Year.
He has served on the Corporate Executive Board of WGBH Public TV and Radio, the flagship operation within the US Public Broadcasting System, for over a decade and has co-chaired the business development and nominating committees.
Professor Gregoriou joined HULT in September 2012, as an Adjunct Professor of Finance. Professor Gregoriou has held senior management positions in various academic institutions throughout his career including Hull University, Brunel University and the University of East Anglia. A leading authority of finance, he has published over one hundred research papers in internationally recognized journals and generated over £5 million in research funding. He is a regular consultant for the CFA and the London Stock Exchange.
Professor Gregoriou has extensive teaching experience on undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and short course programs throughout the world. He has taught on most aspects of finance including financial management, corporate finance, carbon trading, international finance and risk management.
Olaf Groth is a Professor for Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability at HULT International Business School, as well as the Founder and CEO of Emergent Frontiers Group LLC, which advises senior executives internationally on global innovation trends, strategy and commercial diplomacy. He has 20 years of experience in executive and advisory roles with Monitor Group, Qualcomm, Boeing, Vodafone, AirTouch, and a transportation startup.
Prof. Groth is a Sr.Fellow for Innovation at the Center for Emerging Markets Enterprise at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, a judge for GE Ecomagination, adviser at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative, and co-chair of the Pacific Council Energy & Environment Committee. He is a member of the Bay Area Economics Institute Research Council, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Prof. Groth holds Ph.D., M.A.L.D., M.A.I.P.S. and B.A. degrees in International Affairs with concentrations in business, economics, technology and negotiation from the Fletcher School and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He also studied negotiation at Harvard, trade economics at Georgetown University and finance at UC Berkeley.
Ronan is Associate Dean at Hult International Business School in London with responsibility for the Executive MBA, Masters in International Marketing and Masters in Social Entrepreneurship programmes.
Prior to this role, Ronan was Associate Professor teaching marketing and technology courses on the Masters, MBA and Executive MBA programmes, was the Discipline Lead for Marketing and was voted Professor of the Year three times in 2012.
Ronan joined Hult from Ashridge Business School where he designed, developed and delivered its digital strategy for online communications, digital marketing, social media, communities and the user-experience for online learning.
Ronan has presented at international conferences for the AACSB, EFMD, CEEMAN and ABS and the Future of Learning Conference in 2009. He has written articles and a book chapter on how new technology is changing education and was a member of the EFMD External Relations Meeting Steering Committee.
Before joining Ashridge, Ronan lived in Barcelona for twelve years, spending five years as the Director of E-Commerce and Content for the first music e-commerce website in Spain with responsibility for marketing and technology strategies, building the start-up to have the largest offering in Europe, sites for six language areas and five different brands including B2B and B2C offerings.
Prior to that, Ronan's first career was focused on music, voice and entertainment, with a variety of overlapping roles, which included managing groups for an independent record company; creating and managing websites; producing and presenting an English language programme on local radio; recording voiceovers for productions such as industrial training and children's cartoons; and also translating and teaching English.
Ronan has an honours degree in Computational Science and Economics from the University of Leeds; a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster; and an Executive MBA from Ashridge. Ronan is also fluent in Spanish.
Aleksander Grzeszczak has for the past 10 years been a senior advisor to Value Discovery Partners (VDP), a major private equity investment fund focused on emerging markets, particularly on South Eastern Europe. Alek has executed a number of acquisitions in the region and is currently responsible for restructuring of the operating companies, executing business plans, acquiring and divesting portfolio companies. Prior to VDP, Alek was a Vice President in the Telecom Investment Banking group of Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank), where he spent 5 years, first in the New York office and later in London. In that role, he executed a number of advisory, M&A, equity and debt financing transactions for SSB’s American and European clients. Alek is a finance faculty member at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He is a graduate of Columbia Business School, where he received a joint MBA (finance) /MIA (international business) degree. He also holds a M.Sc. degree in Telecom and Electrical Engineering.
Alan Hertz is American by birth, but grew up largely in India and Pakistan. He has been teaching university students since 1975 and has been working in American international education since 1978. He has been at Hult for twenty years. His chief research interests are in Victorian poetry and journalism. His teaching specialties include the history of London, the cultural history of Britain, introductory courses in history, humanities, literature, and theater. His philosophy of teaching at Hult is to make as much use as possible of our greatest assets; the wonderful diversity of our student body and the overwhelming cultural resources of London. Alan also manages Hult's Visiting Students Program.
Steve has over 25 years of management consulting and training experience in areas such as development economics, education and training, strategic planning, and marketing. He was a Director in the Development Economics and Finance group at Arthur D. Little for 10 years, and spent the last three years with the company as the global head of its internal learning and training activities.
For the past 10 years, Steve has been one of three partners in ITSMA, an industry association that focuses on helping high technology companies with their services and solutions marketing. Steve has taught at a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts, the University of Bordeaux, the University of the West Indies, and Arizona State University.
As a seasoned CEO, accomplished entrepreneur and executive coach, Dr. Kastner balances his time among activities that he loves, including teaching in at least six countries and nine universities, interaction with students around the world, and management consulting. Since 2006, he has devoted his academic contribution to Hult International Business School as an active faculty member, speaker for the school, handles special projects to market and enhance the visibility of Hult International Business School, and recruitment. Some of his most popular Hult courses are: Management Practices, Management of Family Owned Businesses, Global Operations Management, and Management of Start Ups and Growth. His courses are consistently popular with students, young professionals, and experienced managers alike, and are ranked by students as “essential” for understanding the business world. Teaching is his first love and Dr. Kastner considers this both an accomplishment and a compliment.
Dr. Kastner has served on the boards of both large and small organizations and currently participates on three boards, both foreign and domestic. Currently he serves as CEO and Founder of First GTK, LLC. (Parent company to REDITUS International, Inc., and GTK I, LLC.) based in Miami, Florida. FirstGTK and REDITUS International focus on bringing Strategic Consulting, Talent Strategy, Executive Coaching, Strategic Implementation and Risk Management to the Energy, Retail, Banking and Education industries with an emphasis on family owned businesses and the importance of service excellence. GTK I, LLC manages investments in ongoing concerns for turnaround purposes, and start-up ventures. The client base of these companies spans North and Latin America. During the last decade Dr. Kastner has been instrumental in improving the Management and Governance approach within several family owned businesses. While some projects are confidential his sample client list includes: Casa editorial El Tiempo; Grupo Capriles; Casa Hellmund; El large Food and Beverage group; Cemex; and a medium size technology and hospitality group.
Throughout his career, which encompasses a unique and dynamic mix of experiences in academia, management, and innovative entrepreneurial experiences, he committed himself to the deployment of knowledge and shared experience. This commitment manifested through his professional dedication to three key areas: management consulting, executive education, and MBA teaching. Dr. Kastner has implemented forward-looking, new, and innovative approaches within organizations and developed programs that are practical, result-oriented methods to coach and train C-level managers. More recently, he focused on Latin-American countries, Colombia and Venezuela, the United States, concentrating in the Southeast U.S., with occasional projects in Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic, and the Middle East, Dubai. In addition to teaching on both of the Hult campuses in the U.S., his teaching engagements have recently taken him to Venezuela, Colombia, United Emirates, China, Israel, and the Czech Republic.
Dr. Kastner has a rich portfolio of experiences in generating value in service industries such as educational institutes, healthcare delivery, commercial banking, entertainment, franchising, and hospitality. He brings a balanced, pragmatic, and vision-driven approach to consulting engagements and adds strong strategic content to his board positions through participation and advice.
Dr. Kastner has lived in six countries throughout North and South America, the Middle East, and Europe; worked in 22; taught in six; and is fluent in four languages with working knowledge of two more. He currently serves on the board of three firms in Venezuela, Colombia, and the U.S.A. Dr, Kastner earned his Engineering degree cum laude in 1971, his M.Sc. degree with distinction in 1973, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.
Tony Kilbourn combines a career in marketing consulting and executive teaching. He brings nearly thirty years sales and marketing experience in consumer-facing organizations. He has worked for GSK and Mars in the food, personal care and pharmaceutical sectors. His work has always been international in scope having worked in Italy and France, and holding responsibilities in Asia Pacific, Europe and US. As a consultant, Tony has worked for several multinational companies developing strategies for growth. He is also associate of Ashridge Business School working on both tailored and qualification programs. He has a particular interest in competitive strategy: how to differentiate one’s product or service through clearer positioning, new features and benefits, or new claims. Tony read Psychology as part of the Natural Sciences tripos at Cambridge University, and has an MBA at INSEAD.
Kosmas joined Hult in 2004 as Head of the Computing Department. He specializes in the computer networks filed but also has long experience in teaching a broad range of computing related courses from Business Information Systems to Web Development.
Kosmas has taught in a number of British institutions before Hult in both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as in adult further education courses - most notably at City University, Middlesex University and the University of Westminster. He still has a visiting lecturer relationship with some of them.
Christopher (Chris) Kummer is a Professor of Business and Director of MBA and Executive Education at Webster University in Vienna, Austria, President of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) in Zurich, Switzerland, and an Affiliate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France. He teaches strategy and finance related courses and trainings in bachelor, graduate, doctoral and executive education programs in Europe and Asia. As an Advisor, Chris Kummer supports companies on their strategy formulation and execution and the acquisition and sale of companies. He has been involved in transactions and alliances in every stage (from strategy to integration and post acquisition review) and every size (from small to large) with a total known transaction value of more than 12 bil. EUR. He supports governments as well as intergovernmental organizations explore the opportunities of M&A. He is the founder of Kummer Investment & Advisory with offices in Zurich, Lausanne, Lugano and Vienna. Before that he has led an M&A practice at the world's largest professional services firm and recruited non-executive and executive board members for listed and privately held companies in Europe and the United States. His articles have been published in several languages. He is often invited as a speaker to conferences and a frequently sought after commentator with national and international media, e.g. Bloomberg, CNN, Dow Jones, Financial Times, and Reuters.
Joanne Lawrence is Global Professor, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Social Innovation at Hult International Business School (Boston-Dubai-London-San Francisco-Shanghai) and is an academic advisor to the UN Global Compact.
Prior to Hult, she was a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at INSEAD and an affiliate of INSEAD’s Business in Society Centre, where she was involved in Project RESPONSE, an extensive study of global corporate social responsibility (CSR). A strong believer in the power of business to bring about lasting, positive change, she focuses on developing leaders who can ethically and effectively leverage resources to achieve both social and economic objectives.
With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with multinational companies and global organizations such as BP, IBM and the World Bank as well as smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups, such as Tom’s of Maine and Economic Development Imports. As vice president of corporate communications and investor relations, she received numerous awards in both the U.S. and U.K. for her work in strategically-aligning and engaging stakeholders. While vice president at UK-based healthcare company SmithKline Beecham (today GSK), she headed a ground-breaking global organizational change initiative that became the subject of a book and an award-winning INSEAD case study.
Ms. Lawrence is co-author of From Promise to Performance: The Journey of Transformation at SmithKline Beecham (Harvard Business School Press, 1997). SmithKline Beecham was one of ten best cases in The Search for Strategic Credibility: Concepts and Cases in Global Strategy Communications and also the subject of an award-winning INSEAD case study: “The Making of the Simply Better Healthcare Company.” A recent essay, “The Disappearing Water Cooler” has been included in The Future of Innovation (Gower Publishing, 2009).
Her latest work is Globally Responsible Leadership: Managing According to the UN Global Compact Principles, co-edited with Paul Beamish of the Richard Ivey School of Business (Sage Publishing, 2012).
Amit is Managing Director of Hult Labs and Professor of Management at Hult International Business School (at its London campus). Hult Labs, the School’s global research group, conducts research that will improve business education.
He has long worked at the intersection of strategy, organizational effectiveness, leadership and technology management. His book, The Spider’s Strategy (FT Press, 2009), discussed competing by forming global corporate networks; the sequel will address leadership by mid-tier managers of such firms. Articles by him, or about his research, have appeared in Management Science, Chief Learning Officer, Harvard Business Review, Leader to Leader, and Business Digest.
Through Ishan Advisors, a boutique executive education and strategy consulting company he co-founded in 2004, Amit works with executives at Global 500 companies. He was on the faculty of Babson College (2011—2013).
Earlier, he founded a consulting practice at Forrester Research. As Chief Technology & Strategy Officer of a public company, TurboChef Technologies, he led next generation product development and launch efforts. At Arthur D. Little, where he was elected Director, he co-led the Consumer Industries practice, and also helped top executives craft business strategies. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at INSEAD (1992—1994) and began his career at American Express Bank.
Professor Nairn has over 15 years of experience teaching. Her area of research expertise is the ethics of marketing to young people. She works as a consultant to a range of governments, NGOs, and corporations including UNICEF, Family and Parenting Institute, Coca-Cola GB, Unilever, and Mothercare. She has served government panels for the U.K. Department of Education and the Department of Health to conduct a major review of the impact of the commercial world on children's wellbeing. She is a frequent press, radio and TV commentator on the ethics of marketing to children, and published a book, Consumer Kids.
Professor Newman has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and small businesses. The founder of companies in the real estate, computer, and investment fields, he transitioned into academia to design and direct the entrepreneurship program at Boston University, which grew to be among the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the country, at the time.
In 1990, he was asked to join Babson College, consistently ranked the top school in entrepreneurship education globally, where he taught entrepreneurship and management for over a decade. While at Babson, Professor Newman was named Professor of the Year, worked on major curriculum reform, and co-developed Babson’s Foundation Management Experience (FME), an experiential management principles course. The course received the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh outstanding curriculum award and was voted the most “innovative entrepreneurship education course” in the U.S. by the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Professor Newman has also served as a consultant to both large and small businesses, as a board member and advisor to a number of for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and as a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship functions. Over his nearly thirty-year academic career, he has worked on projects on six continents including Africa (Egypt), Asia (China and the Middle East), Australia, Europe, and the Americas.
In 1999, Professor Newman was identified by Business Week as one of the people who had fostered the development of small business in the 1990’s, the only academic on the list.
Professor Newman joined Hult International Business School as the Associate Dean responsible for curriculum design. While at Hult, he has received numerous honors including co-recipient of the Dean’s Award for Educational Improvement, Honor Roll for Outstanding Service, and was named Hult’s Professor of the Year twice. Currently, he serves as a Global Professor of Entrepreneurship, a Discipline Lead for Hult’s Entrepreneurship program, and as the Global Chair of Hult’s Academic Standards Committee.
Mary Jane Norton is president and founder of Management Educational Resources, a customer-focused consulting and training firm. A management development and communication specialist, Mary Jane has more than 30 years of experience consulting, designing, and delivering professional development training programs. She provides a full spectrum of management training, executive coaching, performance improvement programs, as well as communication and presentation skills seminars including DISC behavioral assessment. Her corporate experience spans high-tech, aerospace, manufacturing, financial services, and the utility industries. In addition to training and consulting, she is on the faculty at the HULT International Business School and an Adjunct Professor of Management at Babson College.
Dr. Patel chairs Hult's Innovation and Growth Action Learning Program in conjunction with the IXL Center. Prior to Hult, Dr. Patel was a senior leader and co-founder of the Monitor Group’s Innovation Practice responsible for Asia and Latin America. Dr. Patel has worked at Motorola in the portable energy space and is the owner of six patents. He is also a founder of various venture-backed companies. Dr. Patel is the co-author of 101 Innovation Breakthroughs and The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore and Greenovate! Companies Innovating to Create a More Sustainable World.
Co-author of '101 Innovation Breakthroughs' and 'The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore' and in the process of writing a third book on 'Thinking and Acting Differently to Make Innovation Real'; author 'Greenovate'
After earning his Ph.D. in the areas of accounting, control, and the performance contribution of individuals, Professor Bill Ryan joined Hult to teach across a range of accounting and finance courses, with an emphasis on practical application built upon sound theoretical foundations. He has also designed courses for and led the distance learning MBA for the University of London. Before entering academic life, Professor Ryan held a number of senior management positions in accounting and strategic change management in companies such as Chrysler and the 3M Corporation, where he completed assignments in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. His research is in the general area of management control spanning accounting and business strategy and he has published papers across these areas.
Dr. Mark Spokes teaches primarily on the social entrepreneurship concentration with a specific focus on human security and rights. His classes reflect a current research interest in critical theories of social change and global ethics. Dr. Spokes also teaches in his specialist area of American national identity and foreign policy. He has been with Hult InternationalBusiness School since it opened its London campus. Prior to this, Dr. Spokes taught at Queen Mary University of London and worked for several think tanks and NGOs in London. In his spare time, he moves his struggle for animal liberation into the kitchen and attempts to improve hisvegan cooking skills.
Prof. Dr. Ronald S.J. Tuninga is Dean at AVT Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark, Director of the PhD Program and Professor of International Management and Marketing at the Open University of the Netherlands, and Visiting Professor of International Management and Marketing at Hult International Business School. He is the former Director Dean and Professor of International Business and Marketing at the Maastricht School of Management. He was the Associate Dean and Director MBA Programs and Professor of Marketing and International Business at Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands). Professor Tuninga has lectured extensively both in North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. His Ph.D. is from Temple University (Philadelphia, USA). He completed his dissertation in Comparative Marketing in 1987. He also holds an MA in Economics, an MBA in International Business and an MSc. in Marketing.
His research publications have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Macromarketing, Managerial and Decision Economics, the Irish Marketing Review, the Scandinavian International Business Review, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, Journal of Transnational Management, Bedrijfskunde and Proceedings of International Conferences.
Prof. Tuninga has been involved in many international projects funded by the Dutch Government, World Bank, European Union, United Nations and other international organizations. From 2007 until 2009 he was the President of the International Management Development Association. He was the Vice-Chair of the International Management Board (Board of Trustees) of the Association of MBAs (AMBA – UK) and currently is the Chair of the Faculty of Assessors of AMBA. He has been a member or chair of more than 40 assessment teams to business schools around the globe. He has been a consultant for companies such as for example Melitta North America and GE and a partner of the Holland Consulting Group.
Professor Vannoni has more than 15 years international experience in media, corporate communications, digital marketing, and social media. He holds a MBA from Boston University and began his career at CNN International's Business-Today show. Dr. Vannoni's current clients include a USD4 billion market-cap company as well as the Italian energy regulator. In 2005, he was Elected Member of the Board at the American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia.
Dr. Wagemans is Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading the Public Services Advisory Practice. Prior to PwC, he was a strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He was the recipient of the Hoover Foundation Fellowship while at Brown University and has been Visiting Fellow at Oslo University.
Gloria Walker, ABC, FRSA, is a communications consultant and researcher, based in London, England. She has held positions in the US and in Europe in corporate communications, internal communications, public relations and public affairs, both in-house and in consultancies. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate programs in the US, the UK and Thailand.
Cathy Wellings is an experienced training professional with over 20 years’ experience working in France, Spain and the UK. As Culture and Communication Manager, and now Head of Communication Skills, at Communicaid, a City based-training consultancy she specialises in intercultural and communication skills training and coaching and has managed numerous global projects. She has worked with many major corporate and public sector clients including Barclays Bank, HSBC, Schlumberger, SriLankan Airlines, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and DFID. She has a BA in French, a Masters in Applied Linguistics and is an accredited coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching.
Mo manages his own marketing consultancy company in London and has over the years carried out consultancy assignments for several organisations including Coca cola, The British Council and The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Over the past six years, Mo has trained over 2000 marketing executives mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa. Prior to setting up his consultancy, he worked for four years as Group Marketing Manager (West Africa) for the French multinational firm Cement Françoise.
Mo is a graduate of Cranfield University School of Management and holds a Chartered Marketer Status from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). His doctoral dissertation centred on managing service quality in academic institutions.
Mo serves as an Adjunct professor at the triple accredited Grenoble University Graduate School of Business (GGSB) and lectures in their campuses in France, Singapore and China.
Melissa Willby is the Dean for the Undergraduate program at Hult International Business School’s London campus. She came to Hult from Syracuse University’s London campus where she served as the Internship and Community Service Coordinator for this large, well-established study abroad program. During her time at SU, Melissa rationalized and expanded SU’s internship program and developed links with a wide variety of London businesses, charities, NGO’s and local schools. Prior to this, she lectured for a number of international and study abroad universities and colleges including Richmond, the American International University in London; Ithaca College London and the American School in London, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Soup Kitchen at ACL. She holds a PhD from Sussex University in American Studies. After twenty-five years of living in London, she has finally succeeded in visiting all of capital's thirty-two boroughs and two cities.
Sharon joined Hult in May, 2012 and is currently Associate Dean for post-graduate programs in London. Prior to joining Hult, she was Executive Director of Executive Education and Director of Professionally Certificated Programs at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School; at Cambridge she led the development and launch of a number of new programs including the Post-graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. Sharon brings over 20 years’ experience in higher education administration in the UK and Canada, including 8 years as Director of Continuing Studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. While at the University of Western Ontario, she identified, developed, and launched innovative new programs in a wide variety of subject areas using creative online and classroom teaching and delivery methods. Sharon serves on several boards, lives in Cambridge, and is trying valiantly to learn the game of golf.
Andrew Wright has been with Hult since 2003. He specializes in international political economy, development, and the political economy of war. He returned to academic life as a mature student, after a decade of work in local government administration. Andrew studied philosophy, then economic history and international politics (at York University) and sociology (at the London School of Economics); since then Andrew has taught at both British and American universities, including the School of African and Oriental Studies and Birkbeck College (University of London), the University of Notre Dame in London, and London Metropolitan University.
Andrew is a member of the British International Studies association, and was a founding editor of the journal, Historical Materialism. His primary research interests and current project concerns the relationship between war and the world market economy. He is also working on a critical survey of approaches to the relationship between war, politics and society. His publications include a conference paper on 'Anthony Giddens and the Historical Sociology of War and Modernity' presented at the British International Studies Association; a paper on 'Capitalism States and Accounting' published in the journal Critical Perspectives in Accounting and several contributions to the recently published Encyclopedia of International Political Economy.