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
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The Team

James Abdey
Professor of Quantitative Methods

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

Name:  Anvar Abdullaev

Qualifications & Institution:  MA, Harvard University

Position at Hult:   Professor of Finance (Full time)

Hamza Abdurezak
Professor of Finance

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)

David Alexander
Professor of Marketing

Name:  David Alexander

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

Position at Hult:  Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Brent Andrew
Professor of PR and Corporate Communications

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.
Katherine Angell
Professor of Communications

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, Program & Faculty Development

Name: Rob Anthony

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

Position at Hult: Global Dean, Program & Faculty Development (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Website/ social media links:


Paul Campbell
Professor of Marketing

Name: Paul Campbell

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, University Of Chicago

Position at Hult:  Professor of Marketing (Part time)

Bill Carlile
Professor of Finance

Name:  Bill Carlile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Paul Cleary

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Northeastern University 

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

Rob Collins
Professor of Digital Marketing

Work Experience: Robert Collins is a Professor of Digital Marketing at Hult International Business School and is an advisor to Web Presence in China, a digital marketing agency based in Beijing, China. He is President of Doing China Business LLC, a boutique strategy and marketing consulting firm. With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, he has worked with multinational companies and global organizations such as Aon Corporation, C.V. Starr and Cap Gemini consulting as well as start-ups in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and the U.S.A.

Awards and Significant Projects:Mr. Collins won the Axiom Business Book Bronze award for his book Doing Business in China for Dummies. Mr. Collins was a Director of Aon Interactive Ventures, the digital ecommerce business unit of a Fortune 200 global company. And he advises and consults to U.S. companies on digital ecommerce opportunities in China.

Teaching Experience:Robert Collins was a guest lecturer and has taught at the University of Chicago, the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, Illinois, and Hult International Business School. With his deep experience in global business,he is a frequent speaker at industry events and company conferences.

Co-author of Doing Business in China for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, 2007).
See: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470049294.html

Mr Collins has been quoted in publications such as the Economist, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal and made numerous radio appearances on China Radio International (CRI) and many U.S. national radio stations.

Website/ social media links
Linkedin: cn.linkedin.com/in/robertcollins2

Bill Costello
Professor of Operations Management

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

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

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

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

Name:  Azza Darwish

Qualifications & Institution:   M.Ed, Brunel University

Position at Hult:  Professor of Arabic (Part time)

Jim Davis
Professor of Quantitative Analysis

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:

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William de Lucy
Professor of Finance

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.

Seb Demirkan
Professor of Accounting

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

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

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:

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Silas Dhlamin
Professor of Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting

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

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:

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Ian Dougal
Global Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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

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

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:

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Giana Eckhardt
Professor of International Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

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Luis Escamilla
Professor of Quantitative Analysis; Discipline Lead Quants and Analytics

Name: Luis Escamilla 

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, Hult International Business School; BEng of Cybernetics and Computer Systems, La Salle University 

Position at Hult: Professor and Global Discipline of Quantitative Courses (Full time)

Experience:  Prof. Escamilla has extensive work experience with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the Finance and Accounting department. He developed an automated tool to read SAP data and build custom financial reports for top management decision making. He conducted competitive intelligence analyses to forecast competitor’s pricing and new product launches.

Prior to P&G, he developed an inventory control system for the largest Spanish-language book publisher as well as a Pedagogic System to teach Accounting to college students.  Prof. Escamilla has extensive experience in salesforce.com, C, C++, Visual Basic and VBA, PowerBuilder, Spreadsheets and Databases. He has participated in SAP implementations.  Prof. Escamilla has designed and led several market research studies for launching new products and ventures in the Middle East.  He has implemented databases, programmed systems and participated in census for The National Institute of Statistic and Geography in Mexico and the Foreign Affairs Ministry through the Mexican Consulate in Dubai.

Awards and significant projects:

As Finance Manager at P&G, Prof. Escamilla developed and implemented a cost forecasting system adopted in all Latin America production plants earning him the “P&G Stewardship Manager of the Year Award 2005”. Prof. Escamilla also held additional responsibilities in Human Resources. He participated in the pilot team updating the core competencies model for recruiting new talent at P&G. In 2008, Prof. Luis was awarded with the "P&G's Best Screening Interviewer of the Year" from his work of conducting behavioral interviews based on competencies.

While at P&G, Prof. Escamilla became the captain of La Salle University Recruiting, where he developed an assessment center and a workshop titled: "How to find a job during a high unemployment period?" He also developed and facilitated "Leadership" workshops to colleges as a channel of recruitment into P&G, reaching an audience of 600 students over two years.

Teaching experience:

Prof. Escamilla started his teaching journey by the end of 1990’s where he was Adjunct Professor for Teaching High School Level Math to Adults. In 2001, he became Assistant Professor at La Salle University in Accounting courses where he developed a software to delivery better content and practice exercises, enhancing students learning. In 2008, Prof. Escamilla joined TEC, the largest private University in Mexico, teaching Differential and Integral Calculus. Prof. Escamilla.

In 2011, Prof. Escamilla joined Hult International Business School as a Part-Time Professor of Quantitative Methods. In 2013, Prof. Escamilla incorporated the finding of Hult LABS about the need of developing MBA graduates being soft-skills savvy, successfully pioneering incorporating soft skills as an assessed outcome in math courses. As of July 2014, Prof. Escamilla became Full-Time Faculty at Hult, teaching in Dubai and Shanghai, and holding global responsibilities for the Quantitative Discipline.

Website/ social media linksTwitter: @ LuisGuiEsca

James Eteen
Hult Impact Challenge Coach

Name: James Eteen

Qualifications & Institution: MS, Mansfield College, Oxford University

Position at Hult:  Hult Impact Challenge Coach (Full time)

Experience:  A management consultant since 1996, James started his career at Andersen Consulting where he worked on a range of strategy cases and operational improvement initiatives for clients. James joined Ernst & Young in 2005, where he later became an equity partner. James was the Lead Partner for the Strategy Practice in the UK for several years before leaving the firm in 2014 to become an independent consultant.

James helps clients tackle their board-level issues through strategy development, organization design, revenue growth planning, profit improvement, and business turnaround. He has advised clients on the acquisition of businesses (including start-ups) through pre-deal assessments and post-merger integration.  

James holds an Adjunct Faculty position at Hult International Business School where he lectures on strategy consulting techniques and teaches core management skills. He is also a mentor to students across the MBA, Executive MBA, and Masters programs as they undertake strategic projects for sponsor companies.  

In 2007, James won 2007 ‘Strategy Consultant of the Year’, awarded by the Management Consultancies Association and The Times newspaper. James holds an MA in Modern History from Mansfield College, Oxford University.  

James is an active mentor to social entrepreneurs and not-for-profit enterprises. He applies his consulting and general business experience to help them develop growth plans and operating models. James splits his time between London and Brighton. He enjoys traveling and tinkering with his motorbike.

Melanie Eusebe
Professor of Management Skills

Name: Melanie Eusebe

Qualifications & Institution: MA, University Of London

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

Experience:  Melanie is a management consultant with over 18 years international business experience, specializing in strategic transformation initiatives for leading global brands. While working at IBM and EY, Melanie specialized in organizational and operational strategy, working with companies to identify strategic priorities for Management Skillsrevenue generation and the delivery of products and services for profitable growth.

The Black British Business Awards
Passionate about uncovering role models and inspiring a new generation of exceptional business leaders, Melanie Eusebe started these Awards in 2012 to reflect the outstanding achievements and contributions of black business people to the UK economy. For her, these awards will challenge outdated stereotypes and most importantly, be a vehicle for economic empowerment and community partnership.

Higher Education
After graduating from University of Toronto, Melanie gained a Masters in Philosophy (Ethics) from Birkbeck College at the University of London. Alongside being the Chair of the BBBAs, Melanie is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School with a focus on Leadership and Management Skills.

Media work
She is a regular speaker, lecturer and broadcaster who is respected for her contribution to promoting business leadership skills, harnessing business talent and economic empowerment. She has delivered and participated in sessions for organisations such as Sky, BT, GE, IBM, EY, Inseec, UCL, The Guardian, Better Bankside Women in Business, Trade School Westminster and works with various schools as a mentor.

Warwick John Fahy
Professor of Management and Leadership

Name: Warwick John Fahy 

Qualifications & Institution: BA Economic (Hons), Leeds University. Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Cambridge Marketing College. Certified Professional Facilitator with International Association of Facilitators.

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

Experience: Executive Speaking Coach to Executives from Global Blue Chips - Warwick is regarded as a thought leader on executive communication in China. He is a specialist in the art and delivery 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 performance. Warwick specialises in helping technical executives understand how to be more concise, engaging and influential.

Certified to run Corporate Assessment and Development Centers - Warwick has been trained as an assessor for assessment and development centres (AC/DC) and can use psychometric tools to support a competency based development in leadership, management, communication and team skills.

Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) - Warwick is a CPF qualified to design and deliver organizational change processes. From his 20 years of living and working in the Greater China region, Warwick has developed  deep cultural intelligence, while collaborating with teams across China, Asia, India and the Middle East.

Warwick was an executive committee member for The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai 2008-2011.

Awards and significant projects

Founding Chairman, Toastmasters International in China

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.

Ironman TriathleteWarwick has twice completed the arduous Ironman and still competes in triathlons in Europe and Asia. He's the three time winner of the Shanghai Anting Sprint Triathlon and is a founding member of the Shanghai Triathlon Club.

Teaching experience

Warwick works in the private sector working with blue chip multinationals operating in Asia. He delivers training, large group facilitations and one-to-one coaching to middle managers and leaders in a diverse range of industries.

At Hult, in 2013 he has taught various courses in Presentation Skills, Team presenting, Authentic leadership for student leaders.  In 2014, Warwich is a Professor of Management Skills Development Working with the MBA program throughout the year to help embed the leadership and management competencies defined by the Hult DNA framework through workshops, peer coaching, simulations, assessments and feedback.


Author, The One Minute Presenter (Unique Voices Publishing, 2009)

Taken from his experience as a professional speaker and a sales and marketing executive, Warwick authored this popular book which has been translated into Chinese and Malay. Warwick has twice delivered talks at TEDx events organized by HULT and has presented at hundreds of conferences, business events and meetings since 1996.

Website/ social media links

Website: warwickjohnfahy.com Blog: oneminutepresenter.com/blog

John Fargis
Professor of Managerial Skills

Name: John Fargis

Qualifications & Institution:  Master of Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts, & Harvard Universities. Master of Special Education, Hunter College; Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Medieval Studies, Wesleyan University.

Position at Hult: Professor of Strategy and Management (Part time)

Experience:  John Fargis is a Professor of Strategy and Management at Hult International Business School. He is a founding partner of the BYG Group, which facilitates APAC market-entry for high growthtechnology companies.  His active client list includes best-in-class companies specializing invideo technology, big data, open source software, and geo-location technology. He has workedin China for over two decades, with companies such as Motorola, and more recently has run Asiafor a string of successful SMEs, including GIPS, On2 and Kaseya, the first two of which werebought by Google.

Awards and significant projects:

John Fargis was a Henry Luce Scholar in 1993-94.  He was the first foreigner to gain permissionto teach in a Chinese reform school setting, working in the Putuo District of Shanghai.  He is amember of the Pacific Council on International Policy.  He is trained as a scenarist at the GlobalBusiness Network (bought by Monitor Consulting) and has conducted numerous scenarioplanning sessions professionally.  He is also trained in Negotiation Theory at the Harvard LawSchool’s Program on Negotiation.

Teaching experience:

John Fargis taught for seven years in the New York City Public School system in a drop-outprevention setting in Brownsville Brooklyn.  He was awarded a Henry Luce Scholarship duringthat time and researched and taught in reform school setting in Shanghai.   John has taughtStrategy and Management at Hult since 2014.

Publications/Research/Articles/BlogsWebsite/ social media links:

Twitter: @jfargisBlog: DustyBrinehttp://johnfargis.blogspot.hk/

Bob Faw
Professor of Management Skills

Name: Bob Faw

Qualifications: 25 years as a team development consultant

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

Experience:  An author, keynote speaker, and positive change consultant, Bob Faw ignites passion for positive change around the world. As a positive change consultant he ignites energy, growth and development of organizations and individuals in all sectors. Since 1988 Bob has specialized in guiding change where the change journeys are as positive as the results. He’s developed leaders, and energized people across a breadth of organizations. His clients learn to apply user-friendly brain tools in their professional and personal lives to energize sustainable culture change and higher performance. Bob’s outgoing nature, comedic style, and energizing activities keep engagement and retention high. He includes active learning activities to enhance comprehension, increase retention and develop new skills through practice.

Bob specializes in Motivation (Energize Events) and Leadership Development. An engaging and energetic speaker, he is in demand as a keynote speaker on the conference circuit for his insights into motivation and leadership.

Awards and significant projects:

As Chief Energizing Officer of the Matchbox Group, Mr. Faw has won “Vendor of the Year” from Cognex Corporation. He has consulted to the United Nations Commission on Boundary Waters. He has created the Matchbox Group “Leadership University” program, an intensive 6-9 month transformational process including classroom, coaching and “homework” that enables leaders to energize their teams. He emceed the New Hampshire “Best Companies to Work For” program in 2012.

Teaching experience:

Bob Faw is a professor of Team Skills at Hult International School of Business

Bob Faw has been an adjunct professor at Boston University and Suffolk University.

He has taught team skills in the executive education programs of Harvard University, Columbia University and Kellogg School of Management.


Author of the book Energize: Ignite Passion and Performance with User Friendly Brain Tools”

Author of the mini e-book An Old Sea Dog Can Learn New Tricks: Power Reframes and Feed Forward and Staying Positive in Negative Times

Several articles including:

Improvisational Leadership: Greater Buy-in and Morale on the Fly

Discover Your Best DNA to Energize Your Career


ENERGIZE! Interview. Bob Faw interviewed by Tom Raffio

• Using Best DNA to Help Determine Your Personal Brand

• Bob Faw Interviewed about Matchbox Group by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce

• Get Your ACT Together — NEDD Interview 2

• Bob is interviewed in USA Today: “Has JetBlue lost it’s Heart?”

Website/ social media links:

Twitter   Matchbox Group   Energize Performance   Blog   Facebook   LinkedIn

Ali Fenwick
Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Name: Ali Fenwick

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D(c), Nyenrode Business University; MBA, Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management

Position at Hult: Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology (Part time)

Experience: Ali Fenwick is a successful industrial-organizational psychologist. Ali has designed and conducted research in both an academic and professional setting. His work has contributed to new insights and effective solution in Sales & Negotiations, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and International Business. Ali has lead (research) project teams in FMCGs, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, and Food for major brands such as Philips, Roche, Bayer, Novartis, Nokia, KPN, and Nisshin.

After completion of his first degree in Asian Languages and Business, Ali was awarded various prestigious scholarships to further his studies in Social Science. Through his studies, Ali became passionate about business psychology especially the field of work motivation and commitment. This led him to become a PhD fellow in industrial and organizational psychology.

Ali Fenwick is the founder and CEO of LEAD Training, Consulting, Management & Leadership (LEAD TCM&L™), a global training and management consulting firm specialized in Human Capital Development. LEAD TCM&L™ currently has offices in Rotterdam, London, Rio de Janeiro, Perth, and Tokyo.

Ali is also a Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Hult International Business School. At Hult, Ali teaches Managerial Psychology to both MBA and Executive MBA students and provides management education workshops to corporate clients.

Omar Fisher
Professor of Finance

Name: Omar Fisher

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia

Position at Hult:  Professor of Finance (Part time)

David Flood
Professor of Global Management and Sustainability

Name: David Flood

Qualifications & Institution: MA, University of Pittsburgh

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

Experience:  Mr. Flood has a B.A. in History from the University of Delaware (1978) and a M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh (1980).  Starting with Strategic Planning Associates in 1980 his work as a management consultant has spanned the full range of manufacturing and service industries, public and parastatal entities, trade associations, development banks and related international and bilateral aid agencies.  After working as a commodities broker on Wall St., Flood was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations on secondment to the World Bank, a research fellow at the World Resources Institute, the manager of a UN trade publishing  group, and an independent consultant to government, industry and civic bodies.  He consults actively and in recent years has taught a range of management and strategic marketing classes.

Kenneth Freeman
Professor of Comparative Financial Systems and Financial Management

Name: Dr. Kenneth Freeman

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D Department Of War Studies, King’s College, London; MBA, Harvard Business School;  2 Yr. MPA, Harvard J.F. Kennedy School Of Government; BA, Eisenhower College.

Position at Hult: Professor of Finance (Full time)

Experience:  Kenneth Freeman is a Professor of Finance at Hult International Business School and is VP, New Hill Management. He has  extensive international management, consulting and Board experience, he has worked with a wide variety of mature and early stage international technology related companies.  Ken has extensive experience in the policy arena at the US Congressional Office Of Technology Assessment, and as a Consultant to INDIVERS Research, Europe’s 500, and EFER.  His biotech experience includes as a co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NADAG, CFO and Board member of ThromboGenics, and CFO and VP Corporate Development Pepscan, and he has served on the Board of the Irish Bio Industry Association and was a Consultant to UCL Business. He has extensive experience in technical, business, and investment due diligence in both the US and Europe.   His academic experience includes: Professor US Naval War College, Research Associate Royal United Services Institute For Defence Studies, London, Visiting Scholar, CIS, MIT; and has been a Case Writer and Research Fellow at London Business School and INSEAD, and a Guest Lecturer at Flanders Business School.

Awards and significant projects:

As a CFO and/or Cofounder of three biotech companies Kenneth Freeman has raised in excess of $40 million of venture capital. In addition two of the biotech companies he has worked for or advised are now publicly listed and he has served on the Industry advisory Board of the UCL HIV Grand Challenge.  He is an Independent Defence Analyst with published articles and invited to brief senior government officials in the UK and the US and been interviewed by leading press organizations on defence issues, and has worked closely with the European Foundation for Entrepreneurial Research regarding fostering entrepreneurship in Europe..

Teaching experience:

Kenneth Freeman is currently teaching Finance and Accounting courses at Hult International Business School.  He was a Professor at the US Naval War College, and a Guest Lecturer at Flanders Business School. He mentored teams and served as Panelist for CASS Business school and Hult International Business School.  He has been an invited speaker at The RAF Staff College, King’s College, London, MIT, IISS, RUSI, and the Polish Air Force Academy.


Selected Publications Include:

K. Freeman and J. Bates. Health IT (Case Series), London Business School, 2006.

K. Freeman and J. Bates. Oxford Asymmetry International: Building a Sustainable Future (Case Series), London Business School, 2004 K. Freeman and P. Verdin. Eureko Insurance Alliance (Case Series), INSEAD 1999 "Competition Policy Across the Triad" Appendix C Multinationals and the U.S. Technology Base, OTA-ITE 612, September 1994.

“Structure of Multinational Industry”, Multinationals And The National Interest: Playing By Different Rules, OTA, ITE 569, September 1993. “Autos And Parts”, Chapter 7, US-Mexico Trade: Pulling Together? Pulling Apart? OTA-ITE 545, September1992 “Agriculture” Chapter 10, US-Mexico Trade: Pulling Together? Pulling Apart? OTA-ITE 545, September 1992.

Kenneth Freeman. “Defence procurement policy in Europe: Competition, Industrial Policy and Restructuring”, The RUSI Journal, 12/1987.

Patrick Furu
Professor of Strategy & Economics

Name: Patrick Furu

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Harvard University

Position at Hult:  Professor of Strategy & Economics (Part time)

Philippa Gamse
Professor of Digital Marketing and Social Media

Name: Philippa Gamse

Qualifications & Institution: MA, University College, University of  London

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

Experience:  A web strategy pioneer, Philippa Gamse has been working with Internet applications since 1991. She currently teaches digital marketing at Hult in San Francisco.

Originally from the UK, Philippa obtained a post-graduate qualification in Library Science from University College, London.  She has 10 years of corporate experience in Europe, including several years as a consultant for Deloitte, before founding her own US-based consulting and speaking practice in 1995.

Since then, Philippa has reviewed over 5,000 web presences.  Her clients report that within 30 days of implementing her recommendations they achieve significant improvements in the levels of quality traffic, visitor engagement, customer loyalty and qualified sales leads.

Philippa was the sole featured expert for the cover story on effective web strategies for UPS "Compass" Magazine Fall 2009, distributed to more than 1million businesses.  She is a Certified Management Consultant – an ISO-accredited designation recognized in over 60 countries. The second edition of her critically-acclaimed book 42 Rules for a Web Presence That Wins was recently published.

Sebastian Garcia-Dastugue
Professor of Global Context of Business

Name: Sebastián García-Dastugue

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; MBA, IAE Business School, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Position at Hult: Professor of Global Context of Business (Part time)

Experience:  Sebastián García-Dastugue is a Professor of Global Business at Hult International Business School and is Research Associate at The Global Supply Chain Forum, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. He was Associate Professor at Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina); were he has been Dean of the School of Business. Prior to starting his doctoral program, Sebastián has worked for more than 10 years in companies in different industries including consulting, IT, manufacturing, and publishing. His publications are based on applied research, which shows his commitment to bridging academia and practice through his teaching and research.

Awards and significant projects:

While Sebastián was Dean of the School of Business at Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina), he started a number of teaching+research projects, including the Family Entrepreneurship Program and Practicum. His research is centered on developing high-performance business-to-business relationships and cross-functional integration. Now, he is linking these two areas with innovation and leadership for sustainability. Sebastián’s awards include the Pace Setters Award (Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, 2003) and the Third SCMRC Dissertation Proposal Award (Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2002).

Teaching experience:

Sebastián García-Dastugue has taught as faculty or as a guest lecture in a number of universities including Cranfield University (England), Deusto School of Business (Spain), Guelph University (Canada), ORT (Uruguay), Tech of Monterrey (Mexico), The Ohio State University (USA), The University of Wollongong (Australia), University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). Sebastián has taught family entrepreneurship, intro to business, marketing channels, business-to-business customer relationship management, strategic logistics management, and supply chain management.

Sebastián’s commitment to contribute to management education moved him to initiate programs to involve students in real-life learning opportunities by facilitating projects between students, and entrepreneurs, executives or business owners.


Sebastián’s research has been published as academic journal articles and as book chapters. Sebastián published eight articles (four articles with 100+ cites, four with between 20 and 99 cites). He also contributed to chapters in two books: “Supply Chain Management: processes, partnerships, performance”; and, “ The Service Dominant Logic of Marketing: Dialog, Debate, and Directions”. He also wrote teaching cases, trade magazine articles and LinkedIn posts.

Website & social media links:

LinkedIn   Twitter

Kopal Gautam
Professor of Humanities

Name: Kopal Gautam

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, University of Essex

Position at Hult:  Professor of Humanities (Part time)

Georgio Georgiades
Professor of Management

Name: Georgio Georgiades

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, University of Reading - Henley Business School

Position at Hult:  Professor of Management (Full time)

Experience:  Dr. Georgiades received his Ph.D in Management from Henley Business School and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the University of Reading

His principal research interests lie in the field of change management and organizational psychology.  His PhD research he investigated, from the management point of view, the impact that an acquisition had on the employees of a newly formed Insurance Company and the way management aimed to achieve a sound organisational environment via the provision of information to employees and their subsequent appreciation of that information.

His future research plans are develop the Framework of Issues he has created and to extend his work to explore in more detail how communication and power structures operate in the period of uncertainty before an acquisition is complete. In addition, he would like to add to his existing research by conducting a comparative study to understand whether acquisitions involving different types of organisation result in particular patterns of employee behaviour.

Apart from his academic experience, Dr. Georgiades has been involved in various projects in different types of industries.  His professional experience allowed him to get a more practical understanding of how business organizations function and how they formulate strategies to tackle their everyday challenges.

Dr. Georgiades has taught various subjects such as Strategy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Research Methods and supervised MBA students to conduct independent research and.  Dr. Georgiades currently teaches Introduction to Business and Business Ethics.

Vijay Ghei
Professor of Design Thinking

Name: Vijay Ghei

Qualifications & Institution: Honors Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, University of Delhi, India

Position at Hult: Professor of Design Thinking (Part time)

Experience: Upon graduating as a mechanical engineer he joined Unilever in India in 1981, designing and building high speed packaging machinery for improving productivity while preserving human dignity and self-esteem. A brief entrepreneurial venture followed.

His last executive position was Senior Vice President and Head of Consulting and Advisory Services with an Indian based diversified IT services company, NIIT Technologies Limited, where he worked for over 25 years in various capacities, including Chief Innovation Officer, Head of e-Business Consulting, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Head of Quality, and Head of Retail Practice.

With extensive international corporate consulting and advisor experience across retail, insurance, airline, manufacturing, and banking sectors he has worked in depth with multinational companies and global organizations such as Toyota Motors (Thailand, Belgium, and India), Holcim (Asia), Aspen (UK), Deutsche Bahn (Germany), Nagase (Japan), TIBS (Singapore), British Airways (UK), Avios (UK), Colruyt (Belgium), Unilever (Singapore), Assurant Solutions (US), Texmaco (Indonesia), Sara Lee (Australia), Thrivent Financial (US), and the Indian Paramilitary Forces.

Vijay is now a freelance consultant, mentor, and coach in design thinking, new product and service development, service innovation, and change management.

Awards and significant projects
Engaged primarily with strategy advisory and consulting projects, Vijay’s focus has been the impact of technology and change on people. Leading and directing change management initiatives across large organizations, he has been instrumental in ensuring success with large distributed populations.

This experience has been invaluable in deploying Design Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Systems Thinking in product and service design across industry sectors, as well as evaluating and closing service experience gaps and strengthening employee and customer advocacy.

Teaching experience
Vijay taught Design Thinking and Idea Generation at NIIT University in Rajasthan, India, and has been invited to be a guest lecturer on Change Management at Hult Shanghai. He has also taught IT Strategy and Consulting at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Vijay has held keynotes and guest lectures at universities, colleges, and industry associations across India, the U.K., Thailand, and Singapore.

He has facilitated over two-and-a-half dozen in-company executive workshops and interventions on Design Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Idea Generation, Product and Service Design, Customer Engagement Strategy, and Effective Employee Engagement.

Managing Change for Successful IT Initiatives
Anuradha Ghemawat

Name: Professor Anuradha Ghemawat

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

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

Experience: Anuradha Ghemawat is an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School and is a Navigator for a newly launched MBA program. She has designed, marketed, and led educational programs in areas as varied as presentation skills, cultural immersion, performing arts and science. She is effective in communicating with adults and children from diverse national and cultural backgrounds. In addition, she has managed and performed in a semi-professional troupe of Indian dancers.

Awards and significant projects:

Dr. Ghemawat received India’s National Science Talent Scholarship (1975), one of 350 high school graduates out of 50,000 applicants to receive the scholarship for university studies. She also received several Indian national awards for creative writing, dance and vocal music performances (1969 –1980) and was invited to perform for the 50th and 60th anniversary celebrations of a prestigious vocal music school, Dakshini, in Kolkata, India (1999 and 2009). For Best Course Educational Consultancy Services, she co-designed the curriculum for a month-long cultural immersion and volunteerism program for teenagers/young adults (in collaboration with IDEX, an Indian NGO).

Teaching experience:

Anuradha Ghemawat, Teaching Professor for the University of Barcelona’s Master’s program for English as a Foreign and Second Language in Spanish secondary schools, guided student theses on course design, effective class management and presentation skills. As a teacher and tutor at Benjamin Franklin International School and Aula Escuela Europea, Prof. Ghemawat taught high school mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and environmental science and preparation for competitive college-entrance exams with students from over 40 countries, using innovative approaches to create breakthrough results. In addition, through the Science Club for Girls, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, she taught science through interactive activities in biology, chemistry, physics and engineering to -- and mentored -- girls in the city’s public elementary schools.


Ghemawat, A. M., N. Dosanj and A. S. Mukherjee (in preparation). “Time to Rethink Pedagogy: Using the Kirkpatrick scale to measure the mastery of Presentation Skills amongst business school students’’. Targeted at Management Learning.

Ghemawat, A. M., M. Foldeaki, R. A. Dunlap, and R. C. O’Handley. 1989. "New Microcrystalline Hard Magnets in a Co-Zr-B Alloy System." IEEE Transactions on Magnetics no. 25 (5): 3312-3314. doi: 10.1109/20.42288.

Ghemawat, A. M., M. E. McHenry, and R. C. O’Handley. 1988. "Magnetic-Moment Suppression in Rapidly Solidified Co-Te-B Alloys." Journal of Applied Physics no. 63 (8): 3388-3390. doi: 10.1063/1.340792.

Girt, E., R. C. O’Handley, A. M. Ghemawat, N. J. Grant, P. Tomic, and K. Novalija. 1985. "Structural Aspects of Reversible Transformations in Co-Nb-B Amorphous-Alloys." Journal De Physique no. 46 (C-8): 551-554. doi: 10.1051/jphyscol:1985887.

Elisabetta Ghisini
Professor of Management Communications

Name: Elisabetta Ghisini

Qualifications: Laurea, German Literature, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano. (MA equivalent)

Courses on Web Marketing, Negotiations Skills, Authentic Leadership at the Continuing Studies Program, Stanford University.

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

Experience:  Elisabetta Ghisini is a marketing communications consultant with over 20 years of experience worldwide.

As the founder of the boutique consulting firm Verba, she helps foreign companies shape their brand and reputation in the US market, focusing on messaging, positioning, and content strategy for high tech companies.

In her corporate career, Elisabetta served as CMO of M31 USA, an Italian venture incubator in Silicon Valley. Previously she was Director of the Technology Practice of Burson-Marsteller, and Manager of the Communications Department at McKinsey & Co. (Milan and San Francisco offices).

Teaching experience:

At Hult, Elisabetta teaches Toolbox courses on Managerial Skills and Individual Skills, as well as Management Communications during Mod A and Mod E.

Previously, Elisabetta taught Management Communication courses at the University of San Francisco, Graduate School of Management, where she also designed a new Inter-Cultural Component for international students.

Her teaching experience includes eight years as an Instructor at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, where she led workshops on Public Speaking, Media Training, and Interviewing Skills; she also coached MBA student teams pitching business plans to Venture Capitalists.

She taught courses on Interviewing Skills and Cross-Cultural Communications to adult professionals at the Continuing Studies Program, Stanford University.


Co-author. Ghisini, E. and Blendstrup, A. (2008). Communicating the American Way. Happy About Press.

Executive Editor. Sapp, D. (2207). The Homerun Hitter’s Guide to Fundraising. Happy About Press.

Professional Service

Elisabetta is a Board Member and former Executive Director of the Business Association Italy America, and served on the Board of the International Association of Business Communicators, SF Chapter.


Verba International

Edward Gonsalves
Professor of International Marketing

Name:  Edward Gonsalves

Qualifications & Institution:  MS, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

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

Experience:  Professor Gonsalves teaches International Marketing at Hult.  His career has spanned thirty plus years in the technology field, having held positions in design, applications, sales, marketing and management.  During his 15 years at Philips, Ed was focused on the market development of  specialized semiconductor products in the areas of hard disk drive industry and then the implementation of RFID in the retail sector.  His most recent position was Vice President of Product Development for Wavetrend Technologies. For the past 20 years, Professor Gonsalves has been teaching undergraduate and graduate marketing classes and has been involved in executive education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Boston College and  Providence College. His areas of interest arein the marketing and development of high technology products and he retains an active consultancy practice in these areas. Professor Gonsalves is the holder of 8 patents and has presented at a variety of industry conferences in the area of RFID.

Michael Grandinetti
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, and Marketing

Name: Mike Grandinetti

Qualifications & Institution:  MBA, Yale School of Management; BS Engineering, Rutgers University

Position at Hult: Global Discipline Lead, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Global Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation Marketing and Management and Leadership (Full time)

Experience: Mike has been continuously active in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship since earning his BS Engineering and beginning his career in Silicon Valley, as an entrepreneur, consultant, professor, board member and mentor. He was an early team member and CXO of five VC-backed startups. Two went public on the NASDAQ and five were acquired by large strategics including ATT, Iron Mountain, Oracle, Symantec and Synopsys.

He serves on the Board of Directors of numerous US and international startups in fields as diverse as medical devices and equipment, health IT, big data, enterprise software, financial technology and music festival management software. He is an active and top-rated mentor in top rated accelerator programs such as TechStars (ranked #2 in the US), BetaSpring (ranked #11 in the US), the Founders Institute and the MassChallenge as well as IBM SmartCamp and startupbootcamp internationally.  Mike He served as a judge for 10 years in the MIT $100K Global Entrepreneurship Competition.

He is also very engaged in the field of Social Entrepreneurship. He mentored the winning team in the 2013 Hult Prize SF Regional Competition as they won against Stanford, U Cal Berkeley, and MIT and helped lead them to the Finals at the Clinton Global initiative Annual Meeting where they presented to luminaries including Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. He has served as an advisor to Engineers Without Borders as well as numerous social startup ventures. Mike has served as Co- Chairman of both the Business Development and the Nominating Committees of WGBH Public TV & Radio, the flagship operation within the US Public Broadcasting System while serving on the corporate executive board for the past 14 years.

Professor Grandinetti keynotes, lectures, moderates panels and facilitates workshops at many startup, entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital and social impact events and is active on the TEDx circuit.

Professor Grandinetti has also worked as a strategy consultant, beginning with a stint at McKinsey & Company after earning his MBA with distinction at Yale, and continues to serve as a Senior Adviser to businesses, venture capital firms, accelerators, universities, and national and regional governments on a broad range of strategic, innovation policy, entrepreneurship cluster formation, technology commercialization and tech transfer issues.  

Awards and significant projects:

Mike was awarded a Hult Professor of the Year Award, four Global Teaching Excellence Awards and two Peer Recognition Awards, including being named the Professor most engaged with students. He was named Financial Times Global Professor of the Week.

In addition to serving as Discipline Lead, he served a core member of Hult’s global MBA Redesign team and serves on Hult’s Global Operating Committee.  He is active in sharing his knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation with the broader global Hult community through an on-going series of webinars, workshops, tweet-ups, and self-authored case studies.

Mike received the Engineering Medal of Excellence for Career Achievement from Rutgers University and was named Alumni of the Year in 2012. In addition, he holds an appointment with the National Engineering Honor Society and serves on the Rutgers College of Engineering Corporate Advisory Board.

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 was also awarded a Yale Teaching Fellowship.

Teaching experience:

Prior to joining Hult, Mike served as Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management for over a decade, where he taught at both the MBA and Exec Ed levels, and served as an adjunct lecturer for the i-Teams course in the MIT Deshpande Center. During this time, he simultaneously served as a judge in the MIT $100K Global Entrepreneurship Competition. He’s currently a faculty member of the MIT Enterprise Forum Smart Start program for Founders. He also holds a long-standing appointment at the Technical University of Denmark where he teaches Corporate Venturing at the Executive Education level.  He has guest lectured at institutions including Harvard Business School, U California Berkeley, Cambridge University (UK), Aalto University (Finland), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Boston College, Rutgers and Udemy.

He has a special interest in disruptive business model innovation, design thinking, raising early stage capital, digital marketing, advanced technology commercialization, corporate venturing, social entrepreneurship and innovation cluster formation.

Additional Resources:

TEDx Montreal Talk: The Entrepreneurial Renaissance and Crowd-Funding

TEDx Halifax Talk:  The Entrepreneurial Renaissance

Interview: IBM Smarter Planet: The Entrepreneurial Renaissance

Global Entrepreneurship

Keynote: Accelerated Growth Bootcamp at MaRS Discovery District

Webinar : Global Entrepreneurship

Video: MasterClass – Silicon Valley Style Entrepreneurship

Video: MasterClass: Entrepreneurship  

Video: Lecture: Become a Start Up Founder via the Udemy Start-Up MBA

IBM MasterClass: on Strategic Marketing for StartUps

Interview: Entrepreneurship at Hult

Webinar: How to Succeed as a Global Entrepreneur

TweetUp: Why Has Global Entrepreneurship become a Global Phenomena

TweetUp: Entrepreneurship in Asia

Media Coverage: Hult’s Conference on Global Entrepreneruship Featuring Professor Mike Grandinetti’s Fireside Chats with IBM, Intuit and EMC

Lean Startup

Keynote: Lean Startup and Product / Market Fit

Media Interview: The Lean Startup Methodology—A Movement Transforming Business


Blog Post: with Hult Labs on lean StartUp Mindset

Venture Capital, Angel Capital and Financing Your StartUp

Media Interview: Financial Times- Defining the Super Angel in the early stage capital ecosystem

Byline Article: Boston Innovation: Living the Entrepreneurial Dream and raising $500K at the Launch Conference

Interview with Boston Super Angel and Avid Technology Founder Bill Warner

Keynote: Best Practices in Financing Your Early Stage Start-Up

Podcast Media Interview: The Frank Peters Show on Angel Investing from Silicon Valley with Angel Investor Mike Grandinetti

Interview with Mike Grandinetti and Boston Super Angel and Avid Technology Founder Bill Warner

Media Interview ZD Net:Tech Acquisitions Can Pay Off

Blog Post: Relations Between Accelerators and VCs

Media Interview: Entrepreneur Magazine: Raising Corporate Venture Capital

Panel Discussion: Canadian Start Ups Raising US Venture Capital

Disruptive Innovation

TweetUp: Disruptive Business Models

Video: Overview on Disruptive Innovation

Case Study: Uber

Case Study: Airbnb

Blog Post: Waging War on the Traditional Business Model

Video: Workshop: Monetizing Your Business Model

Corporate Venturing

Panel Moderation: Corporate Venturing and Innovation with Biogen, EMC, Fidelity, Intuit

Fireside Chat: w/Wendy Leung, VP and Partner IBM Venture Capital Group

Fireside Chat: w/Hugh Molotsi, VP Global Innovation Intuit

Fireside Chat: w/Stephen Manley, CTO, EMC

Blog Post: Disruption in the Education Sector

Kick Off Presentation: Best Practices in Global Innovation

Design Thinking / Human Centric Design

Keynote: Design Thinking

Video: Teaching MBAs to Do Digital Prototyping on iPads

Facilitated Q&A: with Design4America and Sproutel Co-Founder Hannah Chung

Keynote: InnoV8 Conference: Design Thinking and Customer Experience Mapping

Maker Movement and 3D Printing

Tweet Up: Maker Movement Part 1

Tweet Up: Maker Movement Part 2

Blog Post: An Overview of the Maker Movement

Managing Emerging Technology

Guest Blog Post on IBM Blog: Start Me Up on the Open Cloud

Keynote: New Brunswick Innovation Forum :” Ahead of the Cloud: The Importance of an Innovation Strategy”

Byline articles and interviews on Cloud Computing

Business Plan Competitions

Video: Keynote on How to effectively Pitch at the MIT $100K Global Entrepreneurship Competition

Blog Post and Media Interview with Entrepreneur Magazine: Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions


Video: IBM MasterClass on Strategic Marketing for StartUps

Lecture: Become a Start Up Founder via Udemy Start-Up MBA: Professor Mike Grandinetti on StartUp sales and Marketing

Panel Moderation: Professional Marketing Opportunities for MBAs

Social Entrepreneurship

Media Interview: Huffington Post on Winning Hult Prize Regional Competition

Video: Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship for Engineers Without Borders at Rutgers University

TweetUp: Social Entrepreneurship

Video: Filling the Funding Gap: Introduction to the Social Venture Exchange and Direct Public Offering

Media Interview: Latitude News: “From Silicon Valley to Rift Valley- Entrepreneurship in Africa…”

Video: Panel Discussion with Principals of the Social Venture Exchange and Cutting Edge Capital 

Careers and Employment

Media Interview: Knowledge at Wharton “ The Complex Economics of America's Minimum Wage”

Video: International Career Advice

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David Green
Professor of Global Economics

Name: David Green

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D, Columbia University

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

Experience:  Dr. Green is an American economist who, until recently lived in Asia since the mid-1980s. He received his undergraduate education at the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has served as an economist on the U.S. Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. and as a tenured professor of economics at Hosei University, Tokyo. For most of the last two decades he worked at the Asian Development Bank. In both Southeast Asia and in Central Asia he drafted country strategies and conducted research on a wide variety of economic topics. He served as the Country Director for ADB in Indonesia. He was instrumental in ADB’s regional cooperation efforts: initiating the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program and, as Director for the Southeast Asian regional cooperation unit, coordinating the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) initiative. He was a Research Fellow at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila from 2009-2012, until moving to San Francisco’s Bay Area to teach Global Economics at Hult. He has published extensively in academic journals, for the Asian Development Bank, and op-ed pieces both in Asia and in the United States. 

Hannah Greenwood
Professor of Management Skills

Name: Hannah Greenwood

Qualifications & Institution: MS, University Of Leeds

Position at Hult:  Professor of (Part time)

Experience:  Hannah is an international Leadership Coach and speaker who works with individuals and global teams to facilitate creative enquiry and implement change. She specializes in Visionary Leadership, Personal Presence and Communication. Her cutting edge master class, 'Visionary Leadership: turning adversity into success’, inspires individuals to lead from the front with greater courage, presence and passion. 

Hannah works holistically, encouraging people to explore all options in terms of their approach, choices, thought processes, and communication style. Formerly Head of Counselling Courses at the Metanoia Training Institute for Psychotherapy, Hannah combines her leadership, teaching and therapeutic expertise to enable individuals to engage with their passion and to achieve excellence in their chosen field.

Clients include Nestlé, WPP, Coutts, Deloitte, NGOs, London Business School, HULT Business School