Margaret Andrews is Associate Provost at Hult International Business School. In this role, Margaret will manage the global academic team across campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai and provide leadership for academic activities in the graduate programs.
Prior to working at Hult, Margaret was Associate Dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. As academic and administrative dean for management programs, she set and executed program strategy, recruited and developed faculty, and designed and developed courses and programs. During her tenure, she launched new management and certificate programs, increased the number and variety of course offerings, grew enrollments, and launched a series of short professional development programs and grew them not a successful business of open enrollment programs. She also designed, developed and taught a number of on-campus, online and hybrid courses, as well as two-day professional development programs.
Preceding Harvard, Andrews was Executive Director at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she managed the MBA Program, Admissions, Student Affairs, and Career Development for the MBA Program, and Marketing, Alumni Relations, and the MIT Sloan Management Review for the entire MIT Sloan School.
Professor Anthony has pursued a dual career as a general management consultant and an educator. As a consultant, he has a broad practice in assisting global corporate clients in the areas of change management, strategy innovation, and leadership development. His experience includes working with groups and teams across levels, functions, industries, and geographies to develop competitive visions, solve problems, implement strategies, and build capabilities. Rob holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB, magna cum laude, from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is currently a PhD candidate at Bentley College and lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Dr. Courtin has extensive experience as the CEO for a series of successful high-tech, Boston-based companies. As CEO, he negotiated alliances, joint ventures, and partnership agreements in more than 30 countries. Dr. Courtin currently serves on the boards of directors of Kashya Inc. and OpenNetwork.
As Professor of Finance at Hult, Dr. Viktoria Dalko
is a well-respected teacher and 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 also served on the faculties of
Harvard and Baruch College (CUNY). Additionally, 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 is a former
international management consultant and
researcher, with experience covering
diverse areas in finance, M&A, valuation,
and financial markets. She has experience working
as an advisor to the President of the National Bank of Hungary and was Chief of Staff for the Budget, Tax, and Finance Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. 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 US, 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
*A perfect score from EMBA program
students at Baruch College, CUNY in New
York, for the M&A course, and a perfect
score from Master students at Harvard
Extension School, also for an M&A course.
*The Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching
Award at Harvard University in 2009.
Management students at Harvard Extension
School selected one from over 70 Harvard
faculty and noted Viktoria’s ability to “inspire
students to excel” and “encourage them to
give more than what is expected.
Giana M. Eckhardt is Professor of Marketing at Hult International Business School and at Royal Holloway, University of London. She was formerly on the faculty at Suffolk University, Boston and theAustralian Graduate School of Management, Sydney and was visiting faculty atCEIBS in Shanghai. She received her B.S. in Marketing from the University ofConnecticut and her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Minnesota. Giana haspublished widely in the field of consumer culture theory; in particular on issuesrelated to consumer behavior in Asia, branding, globalization, consumer ethics andaccess based consumption. She has published over twenty articles in journals such as Harvard Business Review and Journal of Consumer Research. She is co-author of TheMyth of the Ethical Consumer (Cambridge University Press). She is a past co-chair ofthe Consumer Culture Theory conference, is on the editorial review board of
Consumption, Markets and Culture, and has guest edited special issues of Qualitative Market Research and Journal of Macro marketing. Her research has won awards from the Sheth Foundation and the Marketing Science Institute, and been featured in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Atlantic, Scientific American, and on National Public Radio. Giana has received research grants from the AustralianResearch Council and the Marketing Science Institute, and has worked closely withcompanies such as McKinsey in Asia and Dunkin’ Brands in China. She has presentedher work at top institutions and conferences around the world, including at the UnitedNations CSR Global Forum. She teaches international marketing and brand management to MBA and executive MBA students, including at Hult International Business School in Shanghai.
Warwick John Fahy is regarded as a thought leader on executive communication in
China. He is a specialist in the art and practice of executive public speaking, and is
sought by multinational clients around the world as a valued mentor and dynamic trainer
with a proven track record for bringing executives to a higher level of presentation and
communication skills. He helps executives understand how to be more concise, engaging
and influential in their business communications.
Warwick was an executive committee member for The British Chamber of Commerce
Shanghai 2008-2011. For services to the public speaking industry, Warwick is the first
person from China to be invited into the International Hall of Fame in August 2007 for
pioneering leadership as chairman for Toastmasters in China.
Public Speaking Pioneer / Professional Speaker
Warwick has twice delivered talks at TEDx events organized by HULT. As a professional
international speaker, his clear and humorous approach has been rated highly by
participants in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India and UAE working
primarily with world leading multinationals. Warwick is a Certified Professional
Facilitator (CPF) qualified to design and deliver organizational change processes.
19 years business and training experience. Co-founded marketing communications
agency as Marketing Director leading successful campaigns with large MNCs, including
Coca Cola, HSBC, Unilever, IBM, Philips. Since moving to Asia from London in 1994,
Warwick has demonstrated deep cultural intelligence, while collaborating with teams
across China, Asia, India and the Middle East. As an insightful coach, Warwick's unique
ability is to precisely assess development gaps and to provide a step-by-step, practical
and supportive program that boosts skills in a systematic way.
Andrew Field has a PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures (Columbia University, 2001). He is an expert in Modern Chinese and East Asian History and is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Andrew is the author of three books: Shanghai's Dancing World: Cabaret Culture and Urban Politics 1919-1954 (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2010), Mu Shiying: China's Lost Modernist (Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming), and Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of the City, 1912-2012 (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming), and numerous articles on the subject of modern urban culture in China. Andrew has served since 2006 as an Editor of H-ASIA, and is a longstanding member of the Association for Asian Studies.
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, has been named Professor of the Year 2012-13 and is the recipient of four Global Teaching Excellence Awards 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 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. Professor Grandinetti shared his passion for entrepreneurship with the Hult community in his webinar on "How to succeed as an entrepreneur" and why it has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.
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 to 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.
Olaf Groth is a Global Professor of Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics and the Discipline Lead of Organization & Economy at Hult International Business School. In his webinar, "How innovative business models can reshape an industry", Professor Groth explored how new business models are emerging which are redefining roles and activating new players.
Professor Groth is also 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 start-up. Additionally, he 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.
Bill Hancock is Hult Global Professor of Accounting and Finance. Previously Bill served as Acting Dean of Hult Boston. He was elected Hult “Professor of the Year” in 2012.
Prior to joining Hult, Bill spent over twenty years as a management consultant with IBM Global Systems, Ernst & Young, and Keane. He also was a divisional marketing manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, a position that led him to build and manage the world’s first business-to-business eCommerce site. This business had online sales over $1.3 billion and was profitable from the first year of operation.
Bill has served as an adjunct professor at Babson College and Northeastern University where he taught accounting, finance, entrepreneurial studies, information technology, eBusiness and management courses. He was elected “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” at Northeastern University.
He was also appointed Visiting Professor, Juian University, Peoples’ Republic of China, where he led a MBA program for senior Chinese government officials.
Bill has a MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in accounting from the University of Iowa.
His professional degrees include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Certificate in Data Processing (CDP).
Bill is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders In America, and Who’s Who in Finance & Industry. He is a frequent speaker on leadership, e-Commerce, business strategy, entrepreneurship, and the use of computer technology in business.
Bill enjoys photography and foreign travel.
Max Hejazi is a Canadian citizen of Middle Eastern descent. He has been living and working in Shanghai since 2004. After a short career as a medical scientist, Max obtained his MBA from McGill University In 2003 and moved to China shortly after. He started as a Training and Marketing Manager in a local state-owned hotel before starting his own business as a freelance corporate trainer in Shanghai. His corporate clients are Chinese executives and mid-level managers working in multinational companies. He provides one-on-one coaching and group training on effective business communication skills. As a Professor at Hult, Max teaches Global Management
Andrew Hupert is founder and Managing Director of Best Practices China LLC, a consulting firm specializing in training Western professionals to negotiate effectively with Chinese counterparties. Andrew lived in Shanghai for over 10 years, advising and training senior decision-makers at multinationals and start-up companies. His corporate clients include Purspective/NEVI, Philips, Schneider/Clipsal and Keuhne + Nagel. He has lectured at New York University’s Stern School of Business (Shanghai campus) and Strathclyde University’s EMBA program (Shanghai).
Andrew first came to Asia in 1990 after receiving his MBA in International Finance from New York University Stern School of Management. He gained extensive senior sales and management experience with leading financial institutions in Taipei, Hong Kong, Kyoto and New York. He is the author of Guanxi for the Busy American, The Fragile Bridge - Managing Conflict in Chinese Negotiation and the soon to be published 10 Common China Negotiating Mistakes.
Companies around the world follow his discussions about negotiating strategies, tactics, and counter-tactics in China on www.ChinaSolved.com.
An award-winning professor, Vinod also taught on Smith School’s Executive MBA program in China and Switzerland, as well as on the EMBA program at IIM Bangalore and University of Lodz, Poland. Prior to returning to academia in 1989, Vinod worked in industry for fifteen years and held executive positions with MNEs, including Macmillan Publishers (Vice President), Molins PLC (Manager Coordination), and Coca-Cola (Marketing Research Executive). He continues an active involvement with business and industry through Board positions, research, consulting, seminars, and conferences. He has served on the Maryland/Washington D.C. District Export Council since 2008 and on the Board of India-US World Affairs Institute since 2006.
Vinod has a Ph.D. in Strategy and International Business from University of Maryland, M.S. in Management from UCLA, and M.S. and B.S. (Hons) in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute. He is a member of Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Asia Society, Mensa, and a charter member of TiE-DC.
Dr. Farzad Rafi Khan graduated with a PhD in Strategy and Organization from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 2005. Dr. Khan’s PhD dissertation was co-supervised by Professor Henry Mintzberg rated by the Financial Times of London as one of the top ten most important management thinkers alive today. He also has a Masters in Economics of Developing Countries from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor with Great Distinction from McGill University in Accounting and Finance. Dr. Khan has 15 years of international teaching experience at universities in Canada, China, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates. While at McGill University, Dr. Khan received the “Teacher of the Year Award” in 2000. He has also been involved in executive development programs with organizations such as Nestle, Siemens, Telenor, and Teradata. In terms of research, Dr. Khan has published in academic journals in the business and management field (e.g., Human Relations, Organization, Organization Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics). His research interests center on business ethics, corporate social responsibility, critical approaches in management, and organization theory. Dr. Khan is a consultant to the Karachi School for Business and Leadership (KSBL) and will be joining it as an Associate Professor in January 2013.
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.
Mr. Kusterer began his career in China in 2008 as head teacher of first year undergraduate students at
Shantou University Business School. Since then, he has taken on professional roles in strategy, finance,
research, and project management, and currently manages a global media research team focused on developing tools for media measurement, data tracking, and data analysis. In his time as a professional in China, he has achieved numerous career milestones, including meeting such figures as United States President Bill Clinton, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Papua New Guinea Deputy Prime Minister Sir Puka Temu. He has also been quoted in New York Times newspaper, received numerous industry awards, and appeared as a talk show guest on the ICS program Culture Matters. His research has been published by government organizations such as U.S. Commercial Service and UK Trade and Investment, as well as private organizations such as Bloomberg Terminal.Mr. Kusterer began instructing at HULT International Business School in October 2013, and in his first term achieved a Teaching Excellence Award, an award given to the top five teaching faculty per module, for his instruction of Business Math. He holds a BS in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.
Jun Lai is the General Manager of Booking.com for Greater China Region since 2012. Booking.com is world’s largest provider of online accommodations. He is based in Shanghai. Prior to this role Jun worked for Hilton Worldwide, 7 years in the US managing hotels in New York metro markets and 4 years in China overseeing revenue management function.
Jun was an adjunct professor for New York University, teaching pricing and revenue management courses for both undergraduate & graduate classes. He is a contributing author for text book ‘Hospitality and Tourism: An Industry Primer’ published in 2007.
Joanne Lawrence is a Professor of Global Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility at Hult International Business School and is an academic advisor to the UN Global Compact. With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with many multinational companies, global organizations, and smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups. In her webinar, "What Top Global Business Leaders are Focusing on", she discussed the role of business in society and how companies have the power to create both economic value and lasting, positive social change.
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).
Damiao Lo, Partner, Schroeder Lo Associates, is a business solutions consultant whose holistic approach and advanced solutions to client problems stem from broad expertise in business, IT and system architecture strategy. Clients count on his systematic and thorough approach to business consulting, and his superior command of technology, to deliver consistent and additional value by not only anticipating their issues, and developing user-friendly leading-edge total solutions, which empower them to work more efficiently and effectively, but by designing and generating new business possibilities for them.
Damiao’s 17 year international track record of innovation encompasses implementing Internet web portal infrastructure, integrating legacy systems with Internet portals and providing business process solutions to internal and external clients. In SchroederLo Associates, progressive solutions include business restructure, executive coaching, facilitation, business set-up, asset management and protection and optimized business practice for China. His methodical approach, deep experience in China, Macau, Hong Kong and Canada, and creative-solutioning, helps his clients achieve seamless operations in complex markets and ensures their competitive edge.
Damiao’s exemplary IT, business consulting and executive coaching skills arm his clients with the tools and confidence they need to propel their businesses, and his trademark passion for problem solving and long term strategic approach differentiates him. Known for quickly building rapport and trust, Damiao always exceeds the project scope, proactively developing cost-effective, quality systems and processes that facilitate transparent and actionable solutions and allow his clients to explore new horizons.
Fluent in English and Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin, Damiao Lo is a champion of advanced technologies that optimize workflow and also develops software and cutting edge applications for clients in his spare time.
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.
Professor O' Donnell is an engineer-turned-industry analyst for the telecommunication and media industries. His research focuses on the intersection of technology, policy, and economics in the development of new markets. He has studied consumer and market reactions to new communications technologies for the MIT Media Laboratory and corporate and NGO clients. He also teaches international communications courses at Tufts University's Fletcher School.
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'
27 year proven management track record building brand equity-driven businesses within Fortune 500 including First National Bank of Boston, RJR Nabisco, Bristol Meyers Squibb. For private clients, he has advised on the building and managing of brands as well as the solving of complex marketing challenges across multiple sectors including high tech, health care, eCommerce and luxury goods. Entrepreneurially, Marco also co-conceived, co-launched, grew and later sold two ventures in eCommerce and FMCG.
PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR 2012, 2011 & 2007. 25 years experience training and developing executives, MBAs as well as undergraduate students on five continents. Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Hult International, Cambridge, USA; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; AALTO, Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden; EHTP Casablanca, Morocco and ENPC Paris, France. Consistently achieved high student and peer reviews.
Graduated with BS in Business Administration (1985) from Northeastern University Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies. Also, graduated with MBA (1994) from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Received the Dean’s & Faculty Award for academic excellence as well as the Sheppard Award for Outstanding Service to the Community.
Professor Audrey Schroeder teaches the presentation skills in the Hult Toolbox curriculum. When she is not teaching our courses, she works with multinational corporations in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region to deliver courses in leadership and communication skills. She is also an executive coach.
Originally from the US, Audrey has lived in Hong Kong and mainland China most of her adult life, including in Shanghai since 2002. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and frequently delivers her work to her clients in Mandarin.
Audrey has a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Chinese. She has also studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, she enjoys training for and competing in triathlons.
A native of Spring Valley, Minnesota, Brian Schwarz has spent most of the past twenty years traveling around Japan and China. Since moving to China in 2000, he has lived in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai. He specializes in international marketing and cross-cultural management with a focus on Asia. He earned an MBA from Napier University, which is based in Scotland, while living in Beijing in 2001. He earned a DBA from California Coast University in 2006. He has taught at a number of top universities in China including the ESSCA School of Management, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was a consultant at Kraft Foods in Shanghai for two years. He has also authored a number of articles published in the Shanghai Business Review, China Economic Review, and China International Business since 2006. His current research project is titled Consumer Values Model of Status Consumption: A Cross-Cultural Empirical Analysis of Chinese, French and American Generation Y Consumers.
Paul R. Sullivan teaches Implementing Strategies Globally at Hult and is a senior fellow at the University of Michigan’s William Davidson Institute. Recent projects include leadership workshops for USAID in Pakistan, a TEDx talk in Tunisia on entrepreneurship and a presentation at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana. Paul was Founder and Managing Director of Global Partners, Inc., an international consulting firm dedicated to helping companies expand their global businesses. He led teams in planning and pursuit of major aerospace, energy, and high technology contracts resulting in multi-million dollar wins around the world. He has worked in 50 countries and presented seminars for thousands of managers from over 100 nations. Earlier, Paul was Senior Vice President of Harbridge House, Inc. a management consulting firm. Paul has worked with many Fortune “Global 500” companies as well as government organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Departments of Defense, Energy and Health & Human Services. He received his B.S. in Engineering and MBA from the University of Michigan and completed the Program for Health Systems Management presented by Harvard University’s Schools of Business, Public Health, and Medicine.
Mario Yanez, Jr. has been a full-time member of the Faculty at the Computer Information Systems Department of the School of Business Administration, University of Miami since 1998. His areas of expertise include Management Information Systems, Project Management of Information Technology, and Management of Technology. He teaches Management Information Systems and Project Management in the regular and Executive MBA programs, in the Master of Science in Professional Management program offered in Spanish to Latin American executives, and at the undergraduate level. He also teaches Management of Technology in the Industrial Engineering Department.
Prior to his academic career, he was an information systems/technology senior manager and consultant in the private sector. A former Director of Telecommunications and Networks at the University of Miami, and the University’s NGJ Information Systems Institute, his extensive industry experience also includes assignments in corporate MIS and Project Management with Ryder System, Inc., Bell South, GTE, General Electric and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mario holds a PhD Degree in Business Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of Miami, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Miami. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Secretary of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Education Committee of the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT); he is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a member of the PMI’s Global Accreditation Center Academic Network. He has been recently selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar in Strategic Project Management.
Julie Yao Cooper is on the faculty of Hult International Business School, where she has taught courses in marketing, business case methodology, consulting, and quantitative methods since 2004.
Professor Cooper has over two decades of consulting experience in business strategy, corporate education and market research. Her current work focuses on ways to accelerate development of critical thinking and communications skills needed by future business leaders working in multicultural environments. In market research, Professor Cooper’s engagements integrate state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research techniques to transform abstract data into actionable insights. Past organizations that have benefited from Ms. Cooper’s expertise include American Express, BBDO, Merck and Planned Parenthood.
Professor Cooper has lead consulting engagements with the Monitor Group, a global strategy-consulting firm. She was a founding principal with Mavens & Moguls, LLC, a marketing consultancy. Her corporate background includes in-house positions with Goldman Sachs, IBM, and Procter & Gamble. As a researcher and doctoral candidate in marketing at Harvard Business School, Professor Cooper published papers on customer loyalty, consumer behavior and marketing strategy.
Professor Cooper holds an A.B. in Economics with honors from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has studied piano at the Juilliard School of Music, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. Professor Cooper currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two young children.
Professor Zif holds engineering degrees from Technion, Israel, and an MBA and PhD from New York University. He was a member of the faculty at Tel-Aviv University and lectured for many years in executive programs at Harvard, Wharton and Northwestern, and in many programs around the world. He was elected "Professor of the Year" at Hult in December 2005. Professor Zif has extensive consulting experience in many industries and was previously the president of a start-up U.S. firm funded by venture capital.
Professor Yael Zif has been teaching in management and in the Executive MBA program of Tel-Aviv University since 1982 and at the School of Management of Boston University from 1987 to 2006. For three years, Dr. Zif was a visiting professor in a joint program of Northwestern University (Kellogg) and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, teaching Organizational Behaviour. She lectured at Wharton Executive Education programs, at Harvard Institute of International Development, at Catholica Univeristy in Chile and at Central European University in Budapest. Dr. Zif has extensive experience in leading training and development programs for managers in organizations. She has an outstanding record in student evaluations.