Our Faculty

Meet our Faculty

Professors in the spotlight

Michael Grandinetti

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, and Marketing

Olaf Groth

Professor for Global Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics

The Team

James Abdey
Professor of Quantitative Methods
PhD, London School of Economics; MSc, University of Exeter

Name: James Abdey

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, London School of  Economics

Position at Hult: Professor of Quantitative Analytics (Full time)

Experience:  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.

Anvar Abdullaev
Professor of Finance
MA, Harvard University

Name:  Anvar Abdullaev

Qualifications & Institution:  MA, Harvard University

Position at Hult:   Professor of Finance (Full time)

Hamza Abdurezak
Professor of Finance
Ph.D, Tufts University

Name: Dr.  Hamza Abdurezak 

Qualifications & Institutions: Ph.D, Tufts University; MPA, Harvard University 

Position at Hult: Professor of Finance (Part time)

Experience:  Hamza Abdurezak is a professor of finance at Hult International Business School.  Prof. Abdurezak is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Risknomics, Inc. a firm that specializes in portfolio and risk management consulting for institutional investors.   Some of his client lists included University of Connecticut Foundation, Utah Pension Fund, RYSE Inc., Lasair Capital, a hedge fund of funds, Manhattan Family Office, Capital Market Risk Advisers and Rymzak Ventures LLC. He also served as an economist in the Ethiopian government prior to joining Harvard University.

Awards and significant projects

Dr. Abdurezak has helped develop a proprietary risk aggregation, disaggregation systems, risk profiling system software using co-integration methods for RYSE Inc., the system that institutional clients use for their portfolio risk analytics.  He has also earned Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP).

Teaching experience

Dr. Abdurezak is also adjunct professor at Brandeis International Business School and has taught Investments and International Corporate Finance courses to MBA, MSF and MA students.  He has taught graduate level corporate finance, investment management, financial management courses at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Extension & Summer Schools, the Fletcher School at Tufts University and University of Monterrey in Mexico. 


  • *  “Empirical Investigations of Hedge Fund Risks & Returns: Dynamics of alpha beta decomposition and risk profiling”, Dissertation, Fletcher School, Tufts University, May 2008.
  • *  “Multivariate Vector Autoregressive Models and the Granger Causality Tests for hedge funds and fund of funds risk dynamics”, Working Research Paper, Risknomics, Inc. Cambridge, MA 2013
  • *  Co-authored a policy paper “Will the African Growth and Opportunity Act Help Sub-Saharan African Countries Make a Transition from Aid to Trade?” a working policy paper at the Centerfor International Development, Harvard University, November, 2000.  “Ethiopia’s Monetary Policy & Institutions: A Historical Evolution”, 1997
  • *  Co-authored a published paper with two Oxford University faculty members on “the dynamics of the private sector during the transition from “Stalinism‟ to a market-based economy in Ethiopia”, in Harold Marcus, ed. New Trends in Ethiopian Studies, 12th International Conference on Ethiopian Studies, Michigan State University, Red Sea Press, 1994
Elliott Adams
Professor of Media

Name:  Elliott Adams

Position at Hult:  Professor of Media (Part time)

Yusaf Akbar
Professor of Global Strategy Work experience
Name: Dr Yusaf H. Akbar

Qualifications & Institution: DPhil, Contemporary European Studies,University of Sussex, UK; MA (Econ), College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium

Position at Hult: Associate Professor of Global Strategy Work

Experience: With extensive research and consulting experience in emerging markets -specifically of the Central and East European (CEE) region (currently engaged inconsulting and executive education in Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Latvia,Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine) - Yusaf’s current research interests are focused on two related topics (a) the internationalization capabilities of SMEs intoemerging markets and (b) the role of non-market strategies in developing countries.

His current roles in the Academy and beyond included Head Partner at the Brain Trust Network – a global end-to-end consulting eco-system; Founding Editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and an advisor to governmental authorities. His consulting and professional references include Citibank, Deutsche Telekom, Illy Caffè, Siemens, Telenor and Toyota. In addition, Yusaf has consulted to large professional service and media companies from the CEE region including At Media, Poland; Kurylowicz & Co.,Poland (the country’s largest architectural practice) and Telerik (Bulgaria).

Awards and significant projects: Hult Professor of the Year, MIB Dubai 2013 and 2014

Teaching Experience: Extensive teaching and executive education experience in more than 10
countries including MIB School of Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University,Stockholm School of Economics, University of Michigan.

Publications/Research/Articles/Blogs:He has published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Air Transport Management, Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, Journal of World Business, Global Business and Organizational Excellence, Thunderbird International Business Review and World Competition. He has authored or co-authored numerous business case studies of both large and smaller entrepreneurial firms including ING Insurance, T-Systems Hungary, Datwyler, Vienna International Airport, Zwack Unicum and Hummus Bar.He has published two books the first entitled EU Enlargement and CentralEurope: Regulatory Convergence and the Multinational Enterprise and another volume, Global Antitrust: Trade and Competition Linkages. He has served as an Editorial Advisory Board member on the following journals: Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business and the European Journal of International Management.Website/social media links

Blog: airlineanalysts.com
David Alexander
Professor of Marketing
Ph.D, Brown University; MBA, University of North Carolina

Name:  David Alexander

Qualifications & Institution:  Ph.D, Brown University; MBA, University of North Carolina

Position at Hult:  Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Nick Amdur
Global Dean of Faculty
MBA, Boston University

Name: Nicholas J. Amdur

Qualifications & Institution:

MBA, cum laude; Boston University School of Management

Graduate study in computer systems, University of Pennsylvania, Moore School, Wharton School

BS, Electrical Engineering; Carnegie Mellon University

Position at Hult: Global Dean of Faculty; Professor of Global Operations (Full time)

Experience:  Nicholas J. Amdur has over forty years of line, staff and executive policy experience in engineering, manufacturing, computer systems and education settings. Associated with Hult since 2005, Nick teaches MBA courses in Operations Management.  He has served as Discipline Lead for the Operations/IT/Project Management arena and as Chair of the Faculty Operating Committee. In 2012, he was appointed Global Dean of Faculty, responsible for the direction of 200 faculty across five worldwide locations. 

Nick’s industrial career includes Vice‑President, Operations at Jet Spray Corporation, Director of Materials and Logistics at Parker Brothers, Director of Corporate Manufacturing and Manager, Business and Operations Planning at The Foxboro Company.  In 1989, he established Amdur Associates, an operations consulting firm that focuses on enterprise and supply-chain solutions in operations, logistics, materials and information systems

Awards and significant projects

As Professor and Dean:

  • *Applies a sound combination of academic credibility, business and interpersonal skills to   managing a diverse international faculty.
  • *Recruited and doubled the number of full-time faculty.
  • *Key advisor to faculty at multiple business schools, bringing industry and applications perspective to primarily academically-trained theoreticians.
  • *Established key procedures and consistency for faculty evaluations, travel, compensation, contract procedures, course assignment, grading policies and engagement with the school.
  • *Serve as mentor for numerous faculty, colleagues and staff.

As Manager, Director and Corporate Officer:

  • *Developed effective organizations (from family held thru Fortune 500), established successful teams, directed turn-around situations,  improved business operations and customer satisfaction. 

As Consultant:

  • *Over twenty-five years of continuous service to clients ranging from startup to major
  • *Fortune 500 (Gillette Company, Allied Signal).  Recognized as key influence on projects, people and organization.  Key engagements to major clients for five to thirteen years.

As Engineer:

  • *David Sarnoff Outstanding Achievement Award - Team Award in Engineering (Highest professional recognition from Radio Corporation of America (RCA), since acquired by General Electric Co.)

  • *Patents Received:"… for high speed, automatic measurement system of low currents in an extremely noisy electrical environment…"

Teaching experience

Nick has previously been a faculty member at Northeastern University, Bentley College, Boston University, and Simmons College, teaching graduate and executive courses in Operations Management.  He also served as Director, Executive Programs at Boston University's School of Management, securing major programs and increasing faculty participation and growth,


  • *From Engineering to Management to Consulting
  • University of New Hampshire Joint Program (Engineering and Business
  • Durham, New Hampshire; February 1996
  • *Distribution Strategies and Operation Impact1
  • 1992 World’s Best Practices Manufacturing Tour
  • Morash University (Australia), David Smythe School of Business
  • Bentley College; January 1992
  • *Should You Become a B-School Professor?
  • Interviewed for feature article in Wall Street Journal National Business Employment Weekly, April 7, 1991
  • *New Technologies Automation
  • Whitemore School, University of New Hampshire
  • Durham, New Hampshire; September 1990
  • *Implementing MRP - Are We Having Fun Yet?
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • Boston Chapter; June 1990

  • *Fourteen Steps to More Effective Buying; Inventory Control and MRP
  • (certification program)
  • Purchasing Management Association of Boston
  • Babson College, 1976-1987
  • *Line Management Challenges; Large Company or Small, What’s Right for You?
  • Off-the-Cuff Series
  • Boston University School of Management; October 1983
  • *The Manufacturing Interfaces
  • General Electric Co.
  • Croton-On-Hudson, New York; 1982-83
  • *Inventory Control:  The Fundamentals
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • New England Region Seminar 1
  • Boston, MA; 1980

  • *Production Plan:  Your Hidden Strategic Tool
  • Smaller Business Association of New England
  • Business Conference; World Trade Center
  • Boston, MA; May 1980
  • *Organizing for Manufacturing Control Systems
  • (with William T. Costello)
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • Albany Chapter; January 1978
  • *Foxboro’s Master Schedule
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • Bucks-Mont Chapter Spring Seminar
  • Philadelphia, PA; March 1974

  • *Getting Started in MRP
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society;
  • 16th International Conference
  •  Atlantic City, New Jersey; 1973
Brent Andrew
Professor of PR and Corporate Communications
Ph.D (c), University of Pennsylvania; MS, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Duke University

Name:  Brent Andrew

Qualifications & Institution:  Ph.D (c), University of Pennsylvania; MS, University Pennsylvania; MA, Duke University 

Position at Hult:  Professor of PR and Corporate Communications (Part time)

Experience:  An experienced and completely dependable pro in all facets of communications: 

  1. Executive Communications: I've helped the CEOs of some of America's largest and most respected enterprises communicate during times of extraordinary challenge. I do more than speech writing - I coach, I counsel, I get my clients in front of the right audiences, I help execute corporate strategy. 
  2. Crisis Communications and Reputation Management: I've managed through real crises - natural disasters, industry-shaping mergers and events, financial challenges, leadership succession. I've coached spokespeople and been the spokesperson for enterprises facing critical moments. 
  3. Marketing Communications: I've led organizations through processes that have yielded discoveries, new approaches, re-invigoration of brand. I've produced online and print materials, events and image consistently aligned with brand strategy. 
  4. Corporate Communications: I've coached spokespeople and been the spokesperson for organizations ranging from corporations to nonprofits to civic organizations in critical moments. I've designed and executed government, regulator and stakeholder management plans.
  5. Specialties: High-impact, high-volume writer. Developed wireless strategies during boom stages of industry. Created new financing methodologies for emerging renewable energy technologies. Negotiated siting of hazardous facilities. Counseled CEOs in communications for over twenty years. Branding strategist. Crisis communicator. Corporate strategist in energy, telecommunications, technology. Public policy professional. Respected teacher and mentor.
Margaret Andrews
Vice Provost
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management

Name: Margaret Andrews

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, MIT School of Management

Position at Hult:  Vice Provost (Full time)

Experience:  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.


Katherine Angell
Professor of Communications
Ph.D, University of London

Name:  Katherine Angell

Qualifications & Institution:  Ph.D, University of London

Position at Hult:  Professor of Communications (Full time)

Experience:  Katherine Angell joined Hult International Business School in May 2014. Prior to and during her doctoral research, Katherine worked in a range of roles offering academic support to undergraduate students and is now enjoying her new role leading the English Writing Program where she teaches courses in Academic Writing, Academic Research and Research in Business. Katherine is a published writer and is presently part of a team editing an illustrated volume of Pandemonium 1660-1886: The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers by Humphrey Jennings for The Folio Society.

Rob Anthony
Global Dean of Graduate Programs
MBA, Harvard Business School; AB, Occidental College

Name: Rob Anthony

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, Harvard Business School; AB, Occidental College

Position at Hult: Global Dean of Graduate Programs (Full time)

Experience: 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.

Les Ball
Professor of Information Technology for Business Managers
Ph.D, University of Massachusetts

Name: Leslie D. Ball

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, University of Massachusetts 

Position at Hult:  Professor of Information Technology for Business Managers (Part time)

Experience:  Leslie D. Ball is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management. He was a Partner with Computer Science Corporation’s Systems Integration Company where he managed an international business processing reengineering management consulting practice and directed the Executive Education Practice at CSC Index. Dr. Ball has consulted with over 100 major companies in the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America and focuses on helping senior executives understand the business impact of new computer technologies. His clients have included British Airways, AT&T, Nortel, IBM, IBM Europe, Continental Airlines, Houghton Mifflin, and Gillette. Dr. Ball served on the Massachusetts’ Governor’s Task Force on e-Government. He is a Trustee of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).

Carlos Baradello
Professor of Social Innovation & Global Entrepreneurship
Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

Name: Dr Carlos S. Baradello

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D Electrical & Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (USA); MSc., Electronic Engineering, Eindhoven Technical University (The Netherlands), Electrical Electronic Engineering summa cum laude, Catholic University of Cordoba (Argentina).

Position at Hult: Professor of Social Innovation & Global Entrepreneurship (Part time)

Experience:  Carlos was in the telecommunications and computer industry with progressively senior executive roles at ITT, NYNEX, Digital Equipment Corporation, Advanced Fibre Communications (IPO 1996) and Motorola, where he was the company’s Corporate Vice President for the Latin America and Caribbean region. Currently he is the General partner of Alaya Capital Partners (based in Argentina) and Managing Director of Sausalito Ventures (based in Northern California, USA)

Awards and significant projects:

• Best Professor Award selected by the Graduate Business Association of USF MBA students (May 2012)
• Keynote Speaker for Endeavor; San Francisco, Mexico, Argentina (2010 – Present)
• Member, Hispanic Advisory Council, Clorox Corp.; Oakland, California (2006 - 2010)
• Member of the Advisory Board, Progress Financial; Mountain View, California (2005 – 2008)
• Member of the Advisory Board, Apoyo Financiero Inc.; San Francisco, California (2008 – 2011)
• Commencement Speaker, Graduating Executive MBA Class at Saint Mary’s College of California (2003)
• Professional Distinction Award, Córdoba Technology Cluster; Córdoba, Argentina (2001)
• Member of Board of Advisors, Hispanic-Net, an organization that supports Hispanic entrepreneurs (2001 - 2010)
• Executive Sponsor of the team recipient of Motorola’s CEO Volunteerism Team Award, delivering educational and financial support to the Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia orphanage. The program has expanded to over forty schools in the greater Lima region, Perú (2000 - Present) and México (1998 - 2001)
• Distinguished Nominee, HENAAC Executive Excellence Award. San Antonio, Texas (1999)
• Invited speaker at numerous U.S., Latin American, Asian, and European Universities and other international and governmental agencies and NGO, representing various employers. (1980 - Present)
• Corporate Liaison Officer with MIT Media Lab. Brown University, Syracuse University, and others. (1982 - 2002)
• Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors, Carnegie-Mellon Research Institute (1991 - 2000)
• Chair of Computer Science/Information Systems Advisory Board, Fairfield University (1982-1983)

Teaching experience:

Visiting faculty of the Danish Technical University (Denmark), the Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Chile), and the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), Universidad Catolica de Concepcion (Chile), etc. Public speaker and corporate advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Economic Development Agencies and NGOs across the world.


He has authored over 50 technical and management papers and has received USA/EU patents for six of his inventions. You can read more about Carlos via his regularly updated blog. These writings are the foundation of his future book titled Soft Landing in Silicon ValleyTM. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Website/ social media links

Twitter   Website    Blog

Julius Bautista
Professor of Leadership
Ph.D, Australian National University's Centre for Asian Societies and Histories

Name: Julius Bautista

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Australian National University's Centre for Asian Societies and Histories

Position at Hult:  Professor of Leadership (Part time)

Experience:  I am an anthropologist and cultural historian whose research interest is in religion in Southeast Asia, particularly Christianity in the Philippines. I teach courses in religious studies, politics and culture at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, where I am a Senior Lecturer. Concurrently, I am an Associate at the Religion and Globalisation cluster at the NUS Asia Research Institute

I completed an undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of Sydney, where I achieved first class honours in 1998 with a thesis entitled "The Pen and the Patriot: Historical Mythmaking in the Philippines" -- an exploration into the convergence of history and anthropology. My emphasis on ethnohistory continued throughout postgraduate studies at the Australian National University's Centre for Asian Societies and Histories where, under the supervision of Reynaldo Ileto, I was awarded PhD in 2004 with a thesis entitled "Figuring Catholicism: The Santo Nino and Religious Discourse in Cebu".

I have since published several books and articles on religious practice in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Christian iconography, religious piety, material culture, the relationship between religion and the state in the Asian region. As for other pursuits, I am passionate about the game of cricket, scuba diving and traveling around Southeast Asia, particularly on two-wheels.

Thea Bellos
Professor of Strategic Marketing and International Management
MBA, St. Mary's College of California

Name: Thea Bellos

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, St, Mary's College of California

Position at Hult: Professor of Strategic Marketing and International Management (Part time)

Experience: Thea Bellos is the principal of The Bellos Group, a global marketing and management consulting firm, which was founded in 1991. Prior to establishing the Bellos Group, she was the Director of Marketing and Communications of EIP Associates, an environmental consulting firm; and, Director of Development of the Oakland Ballet, a national dance touring company. 

Ms. Bellos has taught international marketing, market research and strategic marketing courses at Golden Gate University’s Ageno School of Business and she was the recipient of the University’s Stanley Price Adjunct Faculty Award for distinguished service. Bellos has led training/seminars on cross-cultural communication and negotiations, and she has taught strategic marketing and international management courses at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Dominican University of California, St. Mary’s College of California and Macquarie University’s study abroad program on The Scholar Ship.

At Hult she will be teaching international marketing in the Master of International Marketing program. She is also currently working with an international team in the development of The Global Stewards Institute, a non-profit organization, and serving as the President of the Board of Directors. An avid traveler and photographer, Ms. Bellos exhibits her photographs throughout the Bay Area and she participates in the EBOS Pro Arts Open Studio and the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studio annually.

Mike Berry
Professor of Digital Marketing
MSc, Imperial College London

Name: Mike Berry

Qualifications & Institution: MSc and BSc, Imperial College London

Position at Hult: Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Experience:  Mike Berry is Professor at Hult International Business School, London. He has worked in marketing for over 25 years, starting his career at Procter & Gamble. He has held senior positions at Wunderman/Young and Rubicam (WPP), FCB (Senior VP European Integration) and as Head of Digital EMEA for Jack Morton (Interpublic group). He currently holds senior teaching/ training roles at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM). Mike has worked with many of the world’s largest brands as a strategic adviser/consultant on direct, digital and integrated marketing.

Teaching experience:  

Mike has taught Marketing Strategy to Hult London undergraduates. He was course tutor on the Master of Digital Marketing degree. For the last two years he has taught Pricing Strategy to the Hult Master of Integrated Marketing students. He has also held senior teaching positions at Imperial College London and University of Warwick. Mike is a visiting lecturer at Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Cyprus International Institute of Management and London School of Commerce.


Author of The New Integrated Direct Marketing (Gower)

Co-author of The Best Of Global Digital Marketing Storybook (Best Marketing International 2014)

Author of numerous ebooks and blog posts: 
Smart Insights 
Mike Berry Associates

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Website & social media links

Twitter   YouTube    Website/Blog    LinkedIn

Peter Boland
Professor Of Marketing
MBA, École Supérieur De Commerce De Reims

Name: Peter Boland

Qualifications & Institution: MA, École Supérieur De Commerce De Reims

Position at Hult:  Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Ashley Boots
Professor of Qualitative Analysis
MBA, Hult International Business School

Name: Ashley Boots

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, Hult International Business School

Position at Hult: Professor of Quantitative Analysis (Part time)

Experience: Ashley Boots is a freelance professional with international industry experience, mainly across the emerging markets of the Middle East and Africa. Her experience in multi-national corporations has taken her across different functional areas, including accounting and finance, project management, and HR Operations. Her specialty is in business transformation, with a focus on process improvement and operational excellence, as well as the creation of Centers of Excellence (CoEs).  While working at General Electric, she not only gained expertise as a transformation leader, but also through heading the UAE Hub of the GE Women’s Network.  Ashley values diversity and is passionate about coaching and empowering others.

Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in International Finance and Economics, from Babson College, USA. She also completed an Executive MBA at Hult International Business School where she received the Academic Excellence Award as the best performing student globally. Ashley is an Adjunct Professor at Hult, Dubai campus, where she teaches Quantitative Analysis.

John Bredican
Professor of Management
MBA, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management

Name:  John Bredican

Qualifications & Institution:  MBA, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management

Position at Hult:  Professor of Management (Part time)

Martin Brook
Professor of Finance
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business; BSc (Hons), University of Edinburgh

Name: Martin Brook

Qualifications & Institution: MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business; BSc (Hons) University of Edinburgh; Certified Financial Planner

Position at Hult: Professor of Finance (Part time)

Experience:  Martin Brook is the founder of Martin Brook Associates, a financial services firm providing advice to businesses and high net worth individuals. Martin was formerly Vice President of Strategic Planning for McKesson Corporation where he was a key player in McKesson’s transformation from a diversified distribution business to a leading health care company. Martin’s career with McKesson also included positions as General Manager, Divisional CFO and Assistant Corporate Controller. Before joining McKesson, he held senior positions with Booz, Allen & Hamilton in San Francisco, Cargolux Airlines in Luxembourg and British Airways in London.

Martin received University of California, Berkeley’s “Honored Instructor” award in 2010 for dedication to excellence in teaching. Martin receives consistently high student evaluations and is known for his ability to explain complex ideas in easily understood terms.

Teaching experience:  In addition to his teaching responsibilities as Hult, Martin also teaches finance at the University of California Berkeley and Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Martin also develops and delivers financial training programs for corporate clients where his combination of practical experience and theoretical knowledge is in much demand.


Christian Buss
Professor of International Marketing and Global Strategy
Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania

Name: W. Christian Buss, Ph.D.

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D., M.A. – Marketing Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Quantitative Business Analysis, Smeal School, Pennsylvania State University

Position at Hult: Professor of International Marketing and Global Strategy (Full time)

Experience:  W. Christian Buss, Ph.D. is a professor at the Hult International Business School. In 2004, he left the School of Business at the State University of New York/University at Albany to concentrate full-time on executive education. Prior to his departure, the UAlbany President named him to the rank of Professor Emeritus.

Awards and significant projects:

Dr. Buss has received sixteen teaching awards from different schools for his teaching excellence. He received the 2004 Special Recognition Award from the Capital Region World Trade Center for his support of international business initiatives in the Capital Region of New York. His Ph.D. dissertation won first-place as the best Marketing dissertation from the American Marketing Association in 1980.

Teaching experience:

Dr. Buss was a Teaching Professor of Global Strategy in the Fox School of Temple University in from 2012 through June of 2014. His recent executive education clients include the Rotterdam School of Management, Leiden University, the Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich, Smith School at University of Maryland, the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina and private companies.


W. Christian Buss (2011), “Smithwell Machine Tools, Incorporated: Ethical Dilemmas in International Business.” Journal of Business Cases and Applications. Volume 3. pp. 60-67

W. Christian Buss and Rosalie Kuyvenhoven (2011) “Perceptions of European Middle Managers in Strategic Change.” Global Journal of Management Research, V5.5, pp. 109-119.

Kuyvenhoven, Rosalie and W. Christian Buss (2011)“A Normative View of the Role of Middle Management in the Implementation of Strategic Change.” Journal of Management and Marketing Research.

Ralph Winkemoelen and W. Christian Buss (2013, “Development of Strategic Parenting Models in Small Holding Companies: a Research Agenda,” Winter Conference Proceedings – Global Conference on Business and Finance, Vol 8.1, pp. 231-241.

W. Christian Buss and Rosalie Kuyvenhoven (2011), “A Typology of the Roles of Middle Management in the Implementation of Strategic Change: An Exploratory Study.” Winter Conference Proceedings – Global Conference on Business and Finance, Vol 6.1, pp.890-902.. (Recipient – Outstanding Research Award).

Christian Buss and Andreas Faerber (2010) “Use of a Value-Balance Model to Guide Employees Behavior to Meet Customer Needs: An Exploratory Application.” In R. Berndt (ed.), Erfolgreiches Management: Herausfortderungen on das Management.” (Springer- Verlag: Berlin). pp. 11-37.

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Paul Campbell
Professor of Marketing
MBA, University Of Chicago

Name: Paul Campbell

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, University Of Chicago

Position at Hult:  Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Bill Carlie
Professor of Finance
MBA, University of California Berkeley

Name:  Bill Carlie

Qualifications & Institution:  MBA, University of California Berkeley

Position at Hult:  Professor of Finance (Part time)

Experience:  In 2008, Bill left investment banking and has been teaching Corporate Finance in the Executive MBA Program at San Francisco State University and Financial Decision Making at the University of San Francisco. Both courses focused on financial analysis, capital budgeting, capital markets, valuation, and financing strategies. He spent half of his career in investment banking and half in commercial banking. As an investment banker, he advised privately held and small cap companies in mergers and acquisitions and in raising equity and mezzanine capital. He received a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley with an emphasis in finance and marketing. His banking experience gives him a very strong background in corporate finance with particular emphasis on capital structure, corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate strategy. As an investment banker, he has completed transactions in numerous industry sectors including retail, internet, clean-tech, education, service, catalog, manufacturing, subcontractors, software, and distribution as well as advised companies in all stages of growth: startup, expansion, and mature firms. As a commercial banker, he has experience as a commercial lender, cash manager, and managed Union Bank’s commercial banking activities in Northern California. Bill is currently doing transactions as a sole practitioner and through the Taproot Foundation providing pro bono consulting to non-profits on developing their strategic plans.

Bill Carney
Professor of International Marketing
MBA CEI, Geneva

Name:  Bill Carney

Qualifications & Institution:  MBA CEI Geneva

Position at Hult:  Professor of Marketing (Full time)

Experience:  Mr. Carney is originally from Harlem, New York, was raised in several African countries and educated in Europe and The U.S.A..

Mr. Carney obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University while employed with General Motors Corporation. He was subsequently appointed Manager, Fleet and Government Sales, Africa. In this role he was responsible for developing several automotive assembly agreements, i.e. Tunisia, Morocco, Iran.

He subsequently held various marketing and planning positions within the corporation, involving relations with Japanese, German and U.S. subsidiaries and associate companies. He was also a Director of the Corporation’s countertrade and compensation subsidiary, Motors Trading Corporation, focusing predominantly on Africa.

He was the first recipient of the General Motors International Fellowship, under which he completed his M.B.A. at CEI, Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne). He subsequently joined the faculty of CEI / IMI-GENEVA in 1984, and was Program Director of the International Seminar In Industrial Marketing at IMI and subsequently IMD, Lausanne from 1984 until 1991.

Prior to joining Hult, Bill was a Professor of International Marketing at the IE Business School in Madrid from 1987 until 2012 , when he decided to return to the U.S.A. In 2010 he created a new course focusing upon neuro-marketing, “Massaging the Mind” which was the most popular elective course for several years. Professor Carney has received several awards for teaching excellence.

From 1999 to 2004 he was a consultant to CREATE, a Swiss high-tech start-up vehicle at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale  de Lausanne, (the Swiss MIT). He is also visiting professor at Thunderbird, visiting professor at BMI, Lithuania, and was Visiting Assistant Professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he pursued Ph.D. studies in International Marketing and Entrepreneurship early in his career. 

From 2006 until 2013, Mr. Carney was Managing Director of The Assegai Group, a company involved in marketing services and training. He simultaneously served as Executive Director of Laughing Bear Productions Ltd., a music and multimedia production company involved in commercials, corporate sponsorship and marketing promotions.

He has provided input on global strategy and innovation to companies such as Danfoss, Coloplast, Nestle and numerous others. 

Mr. Carney is an internationally known lecturer and has worked with companies large and small in Europe, the U.S., the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. His current research interests include neuro-marketing, international trade flows, customer management, e-commerce and the psychology of music.

Bill Carroll
Hult Impact Challenge Coach
MA, Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Name: William A. Carroll 

Qualifications & Institution: M.A. The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA 

Position at Hult: HIC Program Coach (Part time)

Experience: Bill Carroll was President & CEO of an international capital equipment supplier, with worldwide market presence and strategic partnerships with some of the most significant technology companies in the world. On his career path to attaining this responsibility he managed or had direct responsibility for every single operating function known to a commercial enterprise.

He operates an independent Business and Executive Coaching service, Yourpathworks. Awards and significant projects Mr. Carroll is in the process of authoring a work on How To Coach a Business. 

Teaching experience

Developed and taught Leadership courses at Tufts University and Framingham State University. 


In addition to currently issuing a weekly blog posting entitled “15 Leadership Ideas, 15 Weeks, 15 Minutes” on LinkedIn, Mr. Carroll has published articles on business communications in: The Middlesex News (now MetroWest) San Juan Star Journal of Business Communications

Website/ social media links

Twitter: @heybillc Email:  billc2507@aol.com or billcarroll@hult.edu Website & Blog: www.yourpathworks.com // billcarroll@yourpathworks.com

Frédéric Chartier
Professor of Finance
MBA, University of Texas at Austin

Name:  Frédéric Chartier

Qualifications & Institution:  MBA, University of Texas at Austin

Position at Hult: Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Experience:  Professor Chartier has worked 21 years in banking within the financial services groups American Express, Dresdner Bank, and Bank of Boston. His banking expertise ranges from credit analysis to domestic and cross-border lending, treasury sales, foreign exchange and interest risk hedging advisory services. As Director of Institutional Treasury sales at American Express Bank in London, his geographic customer base encompassed 15 countries spanning from Europe to the Middle East, and Africa. He has taught Economics and Finance, in various colleges and universities in the Boston area, including Babson College, Boston University, Suffolk University, and The New England College of Finance. Frédéric is the 2005 recipient of the Edward F. Shaughnessy Outstanding Faculty Award, presented by the New England College of Finance. 

Gonzalo Chavez
Professor of Finance
Ph.D, University of Houston

Name:  Gonzalo Chavez

Qualifications & Institution:  Ph.D, University of Houston

Position at Hult:  Professor of Finance (Full time)

Experience:  Dr. Chavez has had an active career as an international professor. He has taught undergraduate, graduate and executive courses in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Holding multiple recognitions for teaching excellence, Prof. Chavez has collaborated as professor, academic director and visiting professor in various academic institutions such as Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Babson College (United States.), Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile), the European School of Management and Technology (Germany) and the Instituto de Empresa Business School (Spain). 

Professor Chavez’s research focus has resulted in published work that covers both practitioner and academic journals. His most recent work has concentrated on corporate governance, transparency and financial crises in emerging and developed markets as well as analyzing the resilience of microfinance institutions to crises conditions. He is also currently studying the impact of culture in investors’ value perception when Enterprise Application implementations are announced. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, among others. 

As consultant, Dr. Chavez has worked in firm valuation and has counseled interest groups on the use of derivative instruments for risk hedging purposes. In the field of professional training, Professor Chavez is an active user of financial simulation and its application in investments and risk hedging. Professor Chavez has used this tool in the international training of executives and stock exchange management teams in emerging markets. 

Dorothy Chen-Courtin
Professor of International Negotiations
Ph.D, Columbia University

Name:  Dorothy Chen-Courtin

Qualifications & Institution:  Ph.D, Columbia University

Position at Hult:  Professor of International Negotiations (Part time)

Experience:  Dorothy Chen-Courtin is the founder and President of Marketing & Management Associates for Nonprofits, a sixteen-year old management consultancy that adapts and applies best practices from the for-profit sector for the benefit of non-profit clients. Dorothy works with regional and national foundations, municipalities, arts commissions and arts councils, as well as cultural, educational, and human services organizations and museums. Typical projects include organizational assessment and leadership transitions, market feasibility studies, as well as strategic and business planning for organizations in growth, stable or right-sizing modes. 

She writes and speaks frequently on leadership, management and marketing issues, nationwide. She was the lead presenter at the annual Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship at Cooperstown N.Y. She serves as a consultant to the Third Sector New England’s Organizational and Leadership Transition and General Consulting Programs. She is active on several national and regional non-profit boards. 

Kamesh Chivukula
Professor of Global Management
MBA, Yale School of Management; MA Economics, Delhi School of Management

Name: Kamesh Chivukula

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, Yale School Of Management

Position at Hult:  Professor of Global Management (Part time)

Experience:  Professor Chivukula teaches Global Management at Hult and is actively involved in venture capital as an Executive Partner in the Aeries Group.  He also teaches undergraduate management courses as an Adjunct Lecturer at Eastern Connecticut State University.  

As President of a sizable division and Chief Operating Officer of Rea Magnet Wire, a global manufacturing company, Kamesh delivered significant growth and shareholder returns from operations in the US, Mexico, and China.  He has deep expertise,developed first hand, in business strategy, operations, marketing,corporate finance, acquisitions, integrations and joint ventures. He has experience in forming strategic relationships with Chinese, Swedish, Indian and UK partners, and government entities in India.

Kamesh has served on the Boards of Rea Magnet Wire and Jiangsu Jingda Rea and is an observer on the Board of Vestec,Inc., a high-tech Canadian speech recognition company.  After leaving Rea, Kamesh co-founded and successfully exited two India-facing industrial and distribution start-ups.

Paul Cleary
Professor of Quantitative Analytics
Ph.D, Northeastern University

Name: Paul Cleary

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Northeastern University 

Position at Hult:  Professor of Quantitative Analytics (Part time)

Bill Costello
Professor of Operations Management
MBA, Babson College; BSBA, Bryant University

Name: Bill Costello

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, Babson College; BSBA, Bryant University

Position at Hult: Professor of Operations Management (Part time)

Experience:  Bill Costello joined the Hult faculty in 2008.  He comes to Hult from Babson College where he served as Executive-in-Residence and member of the full-time faculty.  Prior to Babson, Costello was Director of Arthur Andersen’s New England Products Industry and Supply Chain Practices.As a consultant specializing in operations and technology, he has served clients in North America,Europe, and Asia.  His clients include major corporations such as Proctor & Gamble, Gillette, Pratt& Whitney, Master Card International, General Electric, Shipley Chemical, EG&G (Perkin-Elmer)and ICI as well as many privately held companies.  Mr. Costello is founder and President of Technology Management Company and has been Chief Operating Officer for several technology companies.  He has also taught at Boston University’s School of Management and Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business.  

Patrick Courtin
Professor of International Negotiations
Ph.D, Columbia University

Name: Patrick Courtin

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Columbia University

Position at Hult:  Professor of Negotiations (Full time)

Experience:  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.

Linda Cyr
Professor of Management Skills
Ph.D and MS, Cornell University

Name: Linda A Cyr

Qualifications & Institution: MS and Ph.D, Cornell University; BS, University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce

Position at Hult: Professor of Management Skills (Part time)

Experience:  Linda is a Lecturer on Health Management at the Harvard School of Public Health where she has also served as Director of Corporate Health Leadership Programs within executive education. As an independent consultant, Linda brings distinctive expertise in assembling and inspiring collaboration among networks of leaders to advance complex inter-organizational agendas. Her clients are senior leaders at global corporations such as Novartis, AB InBev, and EY as well as at start-up firms.

Previously, Linda was a Partner at Tapestry Networks where she orchestrated public-private networks of C-level pharmaceutical executives, regulators, national reimbursement authorities, health ministry decision-makers, clinical experts and patient advocates from across eight European nations.

Teaching experience:

Prior to joining Tapestry Networks, Linda was an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management where she created and taught entrepreneurship and leadership courses for both MBA students and executives. She has also taught at IPADE Business School in Mexico and at Western State Colorado University.


Linda has published award-winning articles in refereed journals such as The Academy of Management Journal and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. At HBS, she was named the Harvard Business School Class of 1961 Fellow as outstanding junior faculty member working in the field of entrepreneurship. She has authored HBS cases spanning industries that include biotech, consumer products, technology, and fashion.

Viktoria Dalko
Professor of Finance
Ph.D and MA, University of Pennsylvania

Name: Viktoria Dalko

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D and MA, University of Pennsylvania

Position at Hult: Professor of Finance (Full time)

Experience: 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 world-class researchers.


Professor Dalko has received a slew of teaching awards and accolades during her career, including:

*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.

Azza Darwish
Professor of Arabic
M.Ed, Brunel University

Name:  Azza Darwish

Qualifications & Institution:   M.Ed, Brunel University

Position at Hult:  Professor of Arabic (Part time)

Jim Davis
Professor of Quantitative Analysis
MSM, Arthur D. Little School of Management; MS, Georgia Institute of Technology

Name: James Frost Davis

Qualifications & Institutions: MSM in Management, Arthur D. Little School of Management; MS in Electrical Engineering and MSME in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; BSc(Eng) in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; Associate of the City and Guilds of London Institute.

Position at Hult: Professor of Quantitative Methods (Part time)

Experience:  James Davis is a Professor of Quantitative Methods at Hult International Business School and is the founder and president of ITRC LLC, an international technology consulting firm. With over 30 years of engineering and consulting experience in the global aerospace, defense and intelligence industries and academia, he has led and performed R&D projects for international corporations and non-profit organizations such as IBM, Arthur D. Little Inc., MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and the Aerospace Corporation and led numerous client engagements with US Government agencies, the US Military and private industry.

Awards and significant projects:

Mr. Davis served as a member of the Committee on the Evaluation of the Multifunction Phased Array Radar Planning Process for the National Academies, National Research Council, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. He was recognized for significant contributions to the study and final report.

Mr. Davis was recognized for his outstanding technical leadership by the National Reconnaissance Office, Systems Engineering and Technology Office in its satellite payload design submission to the XSAT experimental satellite competition.

He was awarded the Whirlpool Fellowship and the Atlantic Richfield Academic Excellence award at Georgia Tech.

Teaching experience:

James Davis brings over three decades of R&D experience in industry, academia and consulting to the Toolbox Mathematics series and other teaching projects at Hult Boston.


“Evaluation of the Multi-Function Phased Array Planning Process”. National Research Council (Member of the Committee, Dr. Paul Smith, chair). 2008

“An economic assessment of space solar power as a source of electricity for space-based activities” (Study Lead: Molly K. Macauley) Space Policy, Issue 18, 2002

“An economic assessment of space solar power as a source of electricity for space-based activities” (Study Lead: Molly K. Macauley) Resources for the Future discussion paper 01-46, October 2001

“RFID: Frequent Solutions for the Millennium” (Co- Author: Karen L. Jones) Postal Technology International Annual, January 1999

“Wireless Fleet Management: Opportunities” (Co-Author: Karen L. Jones) GPS-Wireless ‘99, San Francisco CA, March 1999

“Wireless Fleet Management: Marketplace Challenges” (Co-Author: Karen L. Jones) Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) Nashville TN, September 1998

“Wireless Fleet Management: Marketplace Challenges” (Co-Author: Karen L. Jones) IEEE Aerospace Systems Society Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS ‘98) Palm Springs CA, April 1998

“Field Command, Wireless Solutions for Fleet Management” (Co-Author: Karen L. Jones) Waste Age Magazine, May 1998

"A Study of Performance Improvements in Servo-Actuator Control Systems through the use of Clutches and Brakes." Masters Thesis Georgia Institute of Technology, March 1983

"Force Control System for an Electric Gripper" IBM Invention Disclosure BC8-84-0038, July 1985 Technical Disclosure Bulletin. (V. V. Zaderej co-inventor.)

Website & social media links:

LinkedIn: Jim Davis

William de Lucy
Professor of Finance
MSc, University of Leeds

Name: William de Lucy

Qualifications & Institution: MSc, City University of London

Position at Hult: Professor of Finance (Part time) 

Experience: William started trading with GHCO in 2002, concentrating on German government bond spreads as the futures market moved from the floor, to screen based execution. In 2009 he started Amplify Trading with a long-term colleague, Piers Curran. 

William has a deep interest in trading psychology and behavioral finance, which helps him build more client interest as financial institutions look for better ways to manage their risk.

Roger Delves

Name: Rodger Delves

Experience: Roger's background in advertising has also left him with an enduring interest in brands and their management.  Roger has designed and led workshops for many clients, including The Bank of Ireland, AIB, Peugeot, Nokia, BT, MANTEC, LAWTEC, The Football Association, Daimler Chrysler, Trelleborg, Henkel, Bertelsmann, Shell, Centrica and the Abu Dhabi Department of the Civil Service. He is qualified in a range of psychometrics including MBTI, Firo-B, Profilor, SDI and Emotional Intelligence. He has also taught on MBA, EMBA and MSc programmes. He has had articles published and speaks at conferences. He is currently guest editor of a special edition of the Journal of Public Affairs which is focused on ethics in business.  Educated at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he read English Language and Literature, Roger’s advertising career saw him rise to board director and account director with top ten advertising agency DMB&B, working with P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, Sterling Health, Johnson Wax and others. He was Client Services Director of DMB&B Ireland while retaining his seat on the London board. Later he was Principal Consultant at management development consultancy Ellis Hayward, and later still, Programme Director in Cranfield's Centre for Customised Executive Development. At Ashridge as well as his responsibilities on the MSc in Management, he is Client Director for the Abu Dhabi Department of the Civil Service, KION and Centrica

He is qualified in MBTI, Firo-B, Profilor, SDI and other psychometric tools.

Teaching Experience: Roger is Director of the Ashridge MSc in Management and a senior faculty member specializing in leadership. He is also on the faculty of Hult International Business School, where he teaches on MBA and Masters in International Business programmes.   Roger has taught in countries as diverse as Ireland, Turkey, Australia, Germany, Abu Dhabi, America, Holland, Dubai, France, Nigeria, Italy, Qatar, Finland and Sweden as well as extensively in the UK. After a decade in management and a further two decades in executive and post graduate education, he believes that good leadership and good team behaviours start with a clear and insightful understanding of self: understanding one's own values and one's preferred ethical approach to the business environment as well as understanding other behavioural drivers. He teaches on authentic leadership, building and maintaining successful teams, managing organisational and personal change, living with politics in organisations and the management of iterated relationships. He also teaches around consultancy skills, time management, delegation, presentation skills and business communication.

At Hult he works on pre-MBA and pre-MIB toolkit courses as well as on compulsory and elective modules. 

Seb Demirkan
Professor of Accounting
Ph.D, University of Texas at Dallas

Name: Seb Demirkan

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, University of Texas at Dallas

Position at Hult: Professor of Accounting (Part time)

Experience: Teaching, research, financial accounting, capital markets, international accounting, auditing, strategy, consulting, coach, volunteer, and innovation management

Daniel Deneffe
Professor of Strategy and Managerial Economics
Ph.D, Cornell University; MA, Cornell University

Name:  Daniel Deneffe

Qualifications & Institution:  Ph.D (Industrial Organization / Strategy), Cornell University; MA (Economics), Cornell University

Position at Hult:  Professor of Strategy and Managerial Economics (Full time)

Experience:  Dr. Daniel Deneffe is a Professor of Managerial Economics and Global Strategy. He is Hult’s Discipline Lead of Strategy and Economics. Deneffe also teaches ‘Applied Strategy in the Real World’ at Harvard University’s Extension School. 

Deneffe is also an independent consultant and a senior advisor to a number of strategy consulting companies. Prior to going on his own in 2013, he was a consultant with Arthur D. Little, the world’s first management consulting firm, for 18 years. He joined the company in 1995 and was elected to partner 5 years later.  Deneffe’s areas of expertise include:

  • *  Corporate and business unit strategy
  • *  Marketing strategy
  • *  Pricing, bidding and sales excellence
Deneffe has applied his expertise in consulting projects world-wide (Europe, US, Latin America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Australia) and across a wide range of industries (automotive, FMCGs,  alcoholic beverages, beer, food, insurance, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biotech, medical devices, consumer durables, construction industry, cement,  engineering and manufacturing industries, perimeter protection, telecom operators, telecom suppliers, hr services, coach services, network industries, utilities, public services).

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Deneffe was a full time faculty member at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has published widely in Arthur D. Little’s Prism but also in journals such as Management Science, Harvard Business Review blog, the International Journal of Industrial Organization,  Managerial and Decision Economics and Health Policy.

Bala Dharan
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University; CPA; MBA, Indian Institute of Management

Name: Dr. Bala Dharan

Qualifications & Institutions: Ph.D. in accounting, Carnegie Mellon University; CPA; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; B.Tech in chemical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Position at Hult: Professor of Mathematics (Part time)

Experience: Dr. Bala Dharan is Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Visiting Professor and Senior Lecturer at Harvard Law School. Previously he taught at Rice University for over 26 years. He has published widely in major accounting and finance journals. He also has extensive business and litigation consulting experience.

Awards and significant projects:

Dr. Dharan is a recipient of teaching awards at Rice University. He is a co-author of four editions of textbooks covering financial accounting and finance topics. He has been invited three times by the United States Congress to testify on accounting, disclosures and corporate finance issues.

Teaching experience:

Dr. Dharan has extensive teaching experience with topics related to accounting, finance and quantitative methods. He has taught at Rice University, Northwestern University, Indian School of Business, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and University of California, Berkeley.


See a list of Dr. Dharan’s articles and publications on his website.

Website/ social media links:

Twitter    Website

Silas Dhlamin
Professor of Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
MA., Corporate Governance, London South Bank University

Name: Silas Dhlamin

Qualifications & Institution: MA, Corporate Governance, London South Bank University

Position at Hult: Professor of Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting (Full time)

Experience: Professor Dhlamin is a specialist in all areas of taxation, corporate governance, and auditing. He holds a Master degree in Corporate Governance from London South Bank University, London as well as membership in ICSA and CIMA.


He was voted “Best Lecturer” 2011 at Guildhall College, London where he has been a senior lecturer.

Martin Doettling
Professor of Digital Marketing
ABD (Ph.D Candidate), University of Michigan; MA, Michigan State University

Name: Martin Doettling

Qualifications & Institution:  ABD (Ph.D Candidate), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) 
MA, Michigan State University (East Lansing) 
BA, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Germany), and a recipient of Germany's prestigious DAAD Study Abroad Fellowship

Position at Hult: Professor of Digital Marketing (Part time)

Experience:  Martin Doettling is a professor of digital marketing at Hult International Business School in San Francisco. Mr. Doettling's distinguished career spans more than 20 years in both academia and international business, working with innovative venture-funded start-ups and some of most recognized multinational companies of Silicon Valley. ​

Awards and significant projects:

Mr. Doettling held executive marketing, product and business leadership roles in some of Silicon Valley's most successful technology companies such as Adobe, Remedy, Vitria, and Kana.

In the past six years, Mr. Doettling served as the chief marketing executive for two of the most influential and innovative software companies that forever transformed digital marketing and online customer engagement, Coremetrics (acquired by IBM) and Webtrends.

As CMO of Webtrends, Mr. Doettling brought to market the industry's first streaming analytics solution that empowers digital marketing and e-commerce teams to personalize the online customer experience in real time via unified digital intelligence across mobile, social, and web. In 2010, IBM acquired Coremetrics and its game-changing customer intelligence and digital marketing platform as the foundation for IBM Software Group's newly created Enterprise Marketing Management business.

Mr. Doettling is also actively engaged in Silicon Valley's vibrant start-up and technology scene. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Hult International Business School in San Francisco and a noted speaker and panelist at international conferences and digital marketing events.

Teaching experience:

In addition to his business leadership credentials, Mr. Doettling was a program head and professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College, where he taught international business and policy.

For eight years, Mr. Doettling also served on the Board of Directors of the German American International School, an innovative K-8 school in Menlo Park that achieved accreditation as the first international IB School in the Bay Area.

Website & social media links:

Twitter     Email

Ian Dougal
Global Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Ph.D, University of Birmingham; MA, University of Southern Mississippi

Name:  Ian Dougal

Qualifications & Institution:  Ph.D, University of Birmingham

Position at Hult:  Global Dean, Undergraduate Programs (Full time)

Experience:  Dr. Ian Dougal earned his undergraduate degree from Swansea University, his Masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his PhD (in International Relations) from the University of Birmingham. His research is focused on the role of the United States in the world order. He joined Hult in 2000, as a professor of International Relations, teaching classes in Diplomacy & Negotiation, International Security, and American Foreign Policy. Dr. Dougal was appointed Dean of the London campus in 2007, and from this post has overseen the development of both undergraduate and master's programs. In August 2011 Dr. Dougal took on the role of  Dean of Programs and was responsible for global curriculum and policy, and the maintenance of academic quality across all Hult's campuses.  In October 2013, Dr. Dougal left his position as Dean of Programs to take on his current post of Global Dean, Undergraduate.

John Durham
Professor of Marketing
MA, University of Kentucky

Name: John Durham

Qualifications & Institution: MA, University of Kentucky

Position at Hult:  Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Experience:  Self-driven, results focused and insightful marketing executive with MA and 15+ years of crafting brand messages and positioning businesses to consistently exceed client goals. 

Laurie Dwyer
Professor of Marketing
MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Name: Mrs. Laurie Dwyer

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Position at Hult: Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Experience:  Laurie Dwyer is a Professor of Marketing at Hult International Business School. She is also a Senior Lecturer at RIT, Saunders College of Business in Rochester, NY. Laurie teaches masters, MBA and Executive MBA level marketing courses specializing in marketing analytics, buyer behavior, new product commercialization and marketing management. She is President of StrategicInsite, a marketing consulting firm specializing in strategic marketing planning and has 25+ years senior marketing and sales management experience with Xerox, Eastman Kodak, General Signal and SPX. Her experience includes managing $500M+ B2B global businesses in graphic arts, professional photography, health care and document management industries.

Awards and significant projects:

Laurie is currently president of the Rochester chapter of the American Marketing Association and served as president of the Rochester e-Business Association for three years. She has been nominated twice for the RIT Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty. In addition she was honored as a mentor teacher in the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honorary Society.

Teaching experience:

Laurie Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology where she has taught undergraduate and graduate level marketing courses for seven years. She is a frequent speaker at various marketing workshops sponsored through the Rochester American Marketing Association.

Website & social media links:

Twitter   LinkedIn

Giana Eckhardt
Professor of International Marketing
Ph.D, University of Minnesota

Name: Giana Eckhardt

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, University of Minnesota

Position at Hult: Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Experience:  Giana M. Eckhardt is Professor of Marketing at Royal Holloway, University of London. She was formerly on the faculty at Suffolk University, Boston and the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney and was visiting faculty at CEIBS in Shanghai. She received her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Connecticut and her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Minnesota. Giana has published widely in the field of consumer culture theory; in particular on issues related to consumer behavior in Asia, branding, globalization, consumer ethics and access 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 The Myth of the Ethical Consumer (Cambridge University Press). She is a past co-chair of the 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 Macromarketing. 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 Australian Research Council and the Marketing Science Institute, and has worked closely with companies such as McKinsey in Asia and Dunkin’ Brands in China. She has presented her work at top institutions and conferences around the world, including at the United Nations CSR Global Forum. She teaches international marketing and brand management to MBA and executive MBA students, including at Hult International Business School in Shanghai.

John Edmunds
Professor of Finance
Ph.D, Harvard University

Name: John C. Edmunds

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Harvard University

Position at Hult:  Professor of Finance (Part time)

Experience:  Professor Edmunds specializes in finance with particular interest in the areas of capital markets and emerging markets, international finance, and derivatives. A member of the faculty at Babson College, he has teaching experience at other Boston universities as well as in Spain, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

Mike Edwards
Professor of Global Crisis
Ph.D, Macquarie University (Sydney)

Name: Mike Edwards

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Macquarie University (Sydney)

Position at Hult:  Professor of Global Crisis (Part time)

Experience:  Dr Mike Edwards teaches the course 'Global Crises' at HULT.  He has a doctorate in the security implications of climate change from Macquarie University (Sydney), an MSc in Environmental Policy from Wye College (now Imperial College, London) and a degree in Geography from University College London (UCL).  Before joining HULT, Mike worked as Climate Change Advisor for a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which worked to alleviate poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and a member of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation (BCI).  He is a renowned public speaker having given lectures and talks on climate change and other environmental issues around the world.  Mike is also a professional musician and founder of the highly acclaimed band: Didjitalis. 

Hadi Enayat
Professor of the Middle East
Ph.D, Birkbeck College, University of London; MSc Birkbeck College, University of London

Name:  Hadi Enayat

Qualifications & Institution:  Ph.D, Birkbeck College University of London

Position at Hult:  Professor of Arts and Humanities (Part-time)

Experience:  After completing his degree in politics, Hadi lived and travelled abroad extensively. He has worked and studied in Egypt, Spain, Iran, Tunisia and Turkey. In 1993-4 he worked as a journalist for Al-Ahram Weekly in Cairo. From 1994-2000 he worked as an editor for I. B Tauris publishers in London. From 2002-3 as a researcher in the policy department of Praxis (an NGO which works with refugees in the UK). He has recently had his book based on his doctorate published, Law, State and Society in Modern Iran: Constitutionalism, Autocracy and Legal Reform, 1906-1941 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) which is a historical sociology of the development of the modern legal system in Iran. The book was awarded the 2013 Mossadegh Prize. He currently teaches at several universities in London and specialises in the political sociology of the Middle East, socio-legal studies, comparative politics and race, ethnicity and multiculturalism.

Jose Carlos Erustes Calvo
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Ph.D, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid

Name: Dr. Jose Carlos Erustes Calvo

Qualifications & Institution: PhD Business Administration (M&A Integration),CEU San Pablo University, Madrid; Candidate EMBA, HULT International Business School (expected 2015)

Position at Hult: Professor of Accounting & Finance (Part-time)

Experience:  Carlos is a Professor of Accounting and Finance at Hult International Business School and is member of Business Finance Leadership team for Ericsson LM in Sweden. With extensive international corporate experience in different leadership roles, he has collaborated with multinational companies such as GE is nowadays enrolling in social entrepreneurship initiatives.

Awards and significant projects:

As part of Ericsson for more than 14 years, Dr. Erustes has won the “Marcus Wallenberg” award for his development and future prospect in the company. As part of Carlos III faculty member in Madrid Dr. Erustes had the opportunity to implement the new education model run by European Union (“Bologna process”)

Teaching experience:

Dr. Erustes was a professor at Carlos III University in Madrid. Disciplines taught were Accounting and Auditing.


Doctoral thesis “Impact on Human Resource Management during M&A post-merger integration. A Telecom approach” Honors: Unanimous Summa Cum Laude

Website & social media links:

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Luis Escamilla
Professor of Quantitative Analysis; Discipline Lead Quants and Analytics
MBA, Hult International Business School; BEng of Cybernetics and Computer Systems, La Salle University

Name: Luis Escamilla 

Qualifications & Institution: MB