Our Faculty

Meet our Faculty

Professors in the spotlight

Michael Grandinetti

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, and Marketing

Olaf Groth

Professor for Global Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics

The Team

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

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.

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

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

Patrick Courtin
Professor of Negotiations
Ph.D. in EE and Systems Sciences, Columbia University; M.A. in EE and Computer Science, Columbia University; Diplôme d’Ingénieur de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité de Paris

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.
(Part Time)

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

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.
(Full Time)

Giana Eckhardt
Professor of International Marketing
PhD, University of Minnesota

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.

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

Warwick John Fahy
Professor of Management and Leadership
Bachelor of Science

Warwick John Fahy is regarded as a thought leader on executive communication in
China. He is a specialist in the art and practice of executive public speaking, and is
sought by multinational clients around the world as a valued mentor and dynamic trainer
with a proven track record for bringing executives to a higher level of presentation and
communication skills. He helps executives understand how to be more concise, engaging
and influential in their business communications.

Warwick was an executive committee member for The British Chamber of Commerce
Shanghai 2008-2011. For services to the public speaking industry, Warwick is the first
person from China to be invited into the International Hall of Fame in August 2007 for
pioneering leadership as chairman for Toastmasters in China.
Public Speaking Pioneer / Professional Speaker
Warwick has twice delivered talks at TEDx events organized by HULT. As a professional
international speaker, his clear and humorous approach has been rated highly by
participants in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India and UAE working
primarily with world leading multinationals. Warwick is a Certified Professional
Facilitator (CPF) qualified to design and deliver organizational change processes.

19 years business and training experience. Co-founded marketing communications
agency as Marketing Director leading successful campaigns with large MNCs, including
Coca Cola, HSBC, Unilever, IBM, Philips. Since moving to Asia from London in 1994,
Warwick has demonstrated deep cultural intelligence, while collaborating with teams
across China, Asia, India and the Middle East. As an insightful coach, Warwick's unique
ability is to precisely assess development gaps and to provide a step-by-step, practical
and supportive program that boosts skills in a systematic way.
(Part Time)

Michael Grandinetti
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, and Marketing
MBA, Yale School of Management

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)

Work 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.

Keynote Speeches/ Workshops/ panel Sessions/ Publications/Research/Articles/Blogs/Media Interviews/ Webinars/ TweetUps

The Entrepreneurial Renaissance

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


TweetUp: Global Entrepreneurship

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



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 “Ready to Invest”


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 and Media Interview: In Search for Big ideas, Big Companies Mimic StartUps


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


Media Interview: “Looking for new ideas? Get yourself to the developing world”


Blog Post: Disruption in the Education Sector


Kick Off Presentation: Best Practices in Global Innovation


Media Interview: Will Obama and Romney save wind power from foreign threats?


Keynote: New Brunswick innovation Forum-

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

Cloud Computing

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


Panel: Social Media Summit at MIT Graduation Alumni Event

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

Media Interview: Hearst Digital Media and Social Commerce



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 Offerings



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 


Media Interview: Social Commerce for a Worthy Cause


Careers and Employment

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


Video: International Career Advice


Website/ Social Media Links

Twitter: @mikegrand

Linked In:  linkedin.com/in/mikegrandinetti

Blog:  http://thoughtleaders.ca/our-thought-leaders/mike-grandinetti/

Angel List Profile:  angel.co/mike-grandinetti

Website: www.miketheprofessor.com

Olaf Groth
Professor for Global Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics
PhD, MALD, Fletcher School at Tufts University; MAIPS, BA, Monterey Institute of Int'l Studies of Middlebury College

Olaf Groth is a Global Professor of Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics and the Discipline Lead of Organization & Economy at Hult International Business School. In his webinar, "How innovative business models can reshape an industry", Professor Groth explored how new business models are emerging which are redefining roles and activating new players.

Professor Groth is also the founder and CEO of Emergent Frontiers Group LLC, which advises senior executives internationally on global innovation trends, strategy and commercial diplomacy. He has 20 years of experience in executive and advisory roles with Monitor Group, Qualcomm, Boeing, Vodafone, AirTouch, and a transportation start-up. Additionally, he is a Sr. Fellow for Innovation at the Center for Emerging Markets Enterprise at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, a judge for GE Ecomagination, adviser at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative, and co-chair of the Pacific Council Energy & Environment Committee. He is a member of the Bay Area Economics Institute Research Council, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Prof. Groth holds Ph.D., M.A.L.D., M.A.I.P.S. and B.A. degrees in International Affairs with concentrations in business, economics, technology and negotiation from the Fletcher School and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He also studied negotiation at Harvard, trade economics at Georgetown University and finance at UC Berkeley.
(Full Time)

Andrew Hupert
Professor of International Negotiations
MBA, New York University Stern School of Management

Andrew Hupert is founder and Managing Director of Best Practices China LLC, a consulting firm specializing in training Western professionals to negotiate effectively with Chinese counterparties.  Andrew lived in Shanghai for over 10 years, advising and training senior decision-makers at multinationals and start-up companies.   His corporate clients include Purspective/NEVI, Philips, Schneider/Clipsal and Keuhne + Nagel.  He has lectured at New York University’s Stern School of Business (Shanghai campus) and Strathclyde University’s EMBA program (Shanghai).  

Andrew first came to Asia in 1990 after receiving his MBA in International Finance from New York University Stern School of Management. He gained extensive senior sales and management experience with leading financial institutions in Taipei, Hong Kong, Kyoto and New York.   He is the author of Guanxi for the Busy American, The Fragile Bridge - Managing Conflict in Chinese Negotiation and the soon to be published 10 Common China Negotiating Mistakes.  

Companies around the world follow his discussions about negotiating strategies, tactics, and counter-tactics in China on www.ChinaSolved.com.

Vinod Jain
Professor of Global Economics and Strategy
PhD, University of Maryland
Vinod Jain is Professor of Global Economics and Strategy at Hult International Business School, Shanghai, China, where he teaches in the fall each year. He served as Chair of the Department of International Business and Management at Nottingham University Business School China during 2012-2013, and on the faculty of the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, during 2005-2012. A Fulbright Scholar and true cosmopolitan, Vinod has lived and worked in India, United States, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, and the Middle East.

An award-winning professor, Vinod also taught on Smith School’s Executive MBA program in China and Switzerland, as well as on the EMBA program at IIM Bangalore and University of Lodz, Poland. Prior to returning to academia in 1989, Vinod worked in industry for fifteen years and held executive positions with MNEs, including Macmillan Publishers (Vice President), Molins PLC (Manager Coordination), and Coca-Cola (Marketing Research Executive). He continues an active involvement with business and industry through Board positions, research, consulting, seminars, and conferences. He has served on the Maryland/Washington D.C. District Export Council since 2008 and on the Board of India-US World Affairs Institute since 2006.
Vinod has a Ph.D. in Strategy and International Business from University of Maryland, M.S. in Management from UCLA, and M.S. and B.S. (Hons) in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute. He is a member of Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Asia Society, Mensa, and a charter member of TiE-DC.

Farzad Rafi Khan
Professor of Consulting Methodology
PhD McGill University Montreal Canada; MS University of Cambridge

Dr. Farzad Rafi Khan graduated with a PhD in Strategy and Organization from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 2005. Dr. Khan’s PhD dissertation was co-supervised by Professor Henry Mintzberg rated by the Financial Times of London as one of the top ten most important management thinkers alive today. He also has a Masters in Economics of Developing Countries from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor with Great Distinction from McGill University in Accounting and Finance. Dr. Khan has 15 years of international teaching experience at universities in Canada, China, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates. While at McGill University, Dr. Khan received the “Teacher of the Year Award” in 2000. He has also been involved in executive development programs with organizations such as Nestle, Siemens, Telenor, and Teradata. In terms of research, Dr. Khan has published in academic journals in the business and management field (e.g., Human Relations, Organization, Organization Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics). His research interests center on business ethics, corporate social responsibility, critical approaches in management, and organization theory. Dr. Khan is a consultant to the Karachi School for Business and Leadership (KSBL) and will be joining it as an Associate Professor in January 2013.
(Part time)


Christopher Kummer
Professor of Finance
PhD, Technical University Berlin; lic. oec. University of St. Gallen

Christopher (Chris) Kummer is a Professor of Business and Director of MBA and Executive Education at Webster University in Vienna, Austria, President of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) in Zurich, Switzerland, and an Affiliate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France. He teaches strategy and finance related courses and trainings in bachelor, graduate, doctoral and executive education programs in Europe and Asia. As an Advisor, Chris Kummer supports companies on their strategy formulation and execution and the acquisition and sale of companies. He has been involved in transactions and alliances in every stage (from strategy to integration and post acquisition review) and every size (from small to large) with a total known transaction value of more than 12 bil. EUR. He supports governments as well as intergovernmental organizations explore the opportunities of M&A. He is the founder of Kummer Investment & Advisory with offices in Zurich, Lausanne, Lugano and Vienna. Before that he has led an M&A practice at the world's largest professional services firm and recruited non-executive and executive board members for listed and privately held companies in Europe and the United States. His articles have been published in several languages. He is often invited as a speaker to conferences and a frequently sought after commentator with national and international media, e.g. Bloomberg, CNN, Dow Jones, Financial Times, and Reuters.

Joanne Lawrence
Professor of Global Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility
M.B.A., New York University; M.A. in Corporate and Political Communication, Fairfield University

Joanne Lawrence is a Professor of Global Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility at Hult International Business School and is an academic advisor to the UN Global Compact. With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with many multinational companies, global organizations, and smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups. In her webinar, "What Top Global Business Leaders are Focusing on", she discussed the role of business in society and how companies have the power to create both economic value and lasting, positive social change.

Prior to Hult, she was a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at INSEAD and an affiliate of INSEAD’s Business in Society Centre, where she was involved in Project RESPONSE, an extensive study of global corporate social responsibility (CSR). A strong believer in the power of business to bring about lasting, positive change, she focuses on developing leaders who can ethically and effectively leverage resources to achieve both social and economic objectives. 

With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with multinational companies and global organizations such as BP, IBM and the World Bank as well as smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups, such as Tom’s of Maine and Economic Development Imports. As vice president of corporate communications and investor relations, she received numerous awards in both the U.S. and U.K. for her work in strategically-aligning and engaging stakeholders. While vice president at UK-based healthcare company SmithKline Beecham (today GSK), she headed a ground-breaking global organizational change initiative that became the subject of a book and an award-winning INSEAD case study.  

Ms. Lawrence is co-author of From Promise to Performance: The Journey of Transformation at SmithKline Beecham (Harvard Business School Press, 1997). SmithKline Beecham was one of ten best cases in The Search for Strategic Credibility: Concepts and Cases in Global Strategy Communications and also the subject of an award-winning INSEAD case study: “The Making of the Simply Better Healthcare Company.” A recent essay, The Disappearing Water Cooler” has been included in The Future of Innovation (Gower Publishing, 2009).  

Her latest work is  Globally Responsible Leadership: Managing According to the UN Global Compact Principles,  co-edited with Paul Beamish of the Richard Ivey School of Business (Sage Publishing, 2012).
(Full Time)

Damiao Lo
Professor of Information Technology
BS, University of Regina

Damiao Lo, Partner, Schroeder Lo Associates, is a business solutions consultant whose holistic approach and advanced solutions to client problems stem from broad expertise in business, IT and system architecture strategy. Clients count on his systematic and thorough approach to business consulting, and his superior command of technology, to deliver consistent and additional value by not only anticipating their issues, and developing user-friendly leading-edge total solutions, which empower them to work more efficiently and effectively, but by designing and generating new business possibilities for them.

Damiao’s 17 year international track record of innovation encompasses implementing Internet web portal infrastructure, integrating legacy systems with Internet portals and providing business process solutions to internal and external clients. In SchroederLo Associates, progressive solutions include business restructure, executive coaching, facilitation, business set-up, asset management and protection and optimized business practice for China. His methodical approach, deep experience in China, Macau, Hong Kong and Canada, and creative-solutioning, helps his clients achieve seamless operations in complex markets and ensures their competitive edge. 

Damiao’s exemplary IT, business consulting and executive coaching skills arm his clients with the tools and confidence they need to propel their businesses, and his trademark passion for problem solving and long term strategic approach differentiates him. Known for quickly building rapport and trust, Damiao always exceeds the project scope, proactively developing cost-effective, quality systems and processes that facilitate transparent and actionable solutions and allow his clients to explore new horizons.

Fluent in English and Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin, Damiao Lo is a champion of advanced technologies that optimize workflow and also develops software and cutting edge applications for clients in his spare time.

John Newman
Professor of Entrepreneurship
MBA, Harvard University; B.A., UC Santa Barbara

Professor Newman has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and small businesses. The founder of companies in the real estate, computer, and investment fields, he transitioned into academia to design and direct the entrepreneurship program at Boston University, which grew to be among the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the country, at the time.

In 1990, he was asked to join Babson College, consistently ranked the top school in entrepreneurship education globally, where he taught entrepreneurship and management for over a decade. While at Babson, Professor Newman was named Professor of the Year, worked on major curriculum reform, and co-developed Babson’s Foundation Management Experience (FME), an experiential management principles course. The course received the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh outstanding curriculum award and was voted the most “innovative entrepreneurship education course” in the U.S. by the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Professor Newman has also served as a consultant to both large and small businesses, as a board member and advisor to a number of for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and as a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship functions. Over his nearly thirty-year academic career, he has worked on projects on six continents including Africa (Egypt), Asia (China and the Middle East), Australia, Europe, and the Americas. 

In 1999, Professor Newman was identified by Business Week as one of the people who had fostered the development of small business in the 1990’s, the only academic on the list.

Professor Newman joined Hult International Business School as the Associate Dean responsible for curriculum design. While at Hult, he has received numerous honors including co-recipient of the Dean’s Award for Educational Improvement, Honor Roll for Outstanding Service, and was named Hult’s Professor of the Year twice. Currently, he serves as a Global Professor of Entrepreneurship, a Discipline Lead for Hult’s Entrepreneurship program, and as the Global Chair of Hult’s Academic Standards Committee.

Position at Hult: Global Professor of Entrepreneurship (Full-time)

Hitendra Patel
Professor of Innovation
PhD, Iowa State University; MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Dr. Patel chairs Hult's Innovation and Growth Action Learning Program in conjunction with the IXL Center. Prior to Hult, Dr. Patel was a senior leader and co-founder of the Monitor Group’s Innovation Practice responsible for Asia and Latin America. Dr. Patel has worked at Motorola in the portable energy space and is the owner of six patents. He is also a founder of various venture-backed companies. Dr. Patel is the co-author of 101 Innovation Breakthroughs and The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore and Greenovate! Companies Innovating to Create a More Sustainable World.


Co-author of '101 Innovation Breakthroughs' and 'The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore' and in the process of writing a third book on 'Thinking and Acting Differently to Make Innovation Real'; author 'Greenovate'
(Full Time)

Marco Protano
Professor of Marketing & Strategy
MBA, University of Virginia

27 year proven management track record building brand equity-driven businesses within Fortune 500 including First National Bank of Boston, RJR Nabisco, Bristol Meyers Squibb.  For private clients, he has advised on the building and managing of brands as well as the solving of complex marketing challenges across multiple sectors including high tech, health care, eCommerce and luxury goods.  Entrepreneurially, Marco also co-conceived, co-launched, grew and later sold two ventures in eCommerce and FMCG.

PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR 2012, 2011 & 2007.  25 years experience training and developing executives, MBAs as well as undergraduate students on five continents.  Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Hult International, Cambridge, USA; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; AALTO, Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden; EHTP Casablanca, Morocco and ENPC Paris, France.  Consistently achieved high student and peer reviews.

Graduated with BS in Business Administration (1985) from Northeastern University Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies.  Also, graduated with MBA (1994) from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.  Received the Dean’s & Faculty Award for academic excellence as well as the Sheppard Award for Outstanding Service to the Community.

Audrey Schroeder
Professor of Management and Leadership
MS, Gonzago University

Professor Audrey Schroeder teaches the presentation skills in the Hult Toolbox curriculum. When she is not teaching our courses, she works with multinational corporations in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region to deliver courses in leadership and communication skills. She is also an executive coach.

Originally from the US, Audrey has lived in Hong Kong and mainland China most of her adult life, including in Shanghai since 2002. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and frequently delivers her work to her clients in Mandarin.

Audrey has a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Chinese. She has also studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, she enjoys training for and competing in triathlons.

Brian Schwarz
Professor of Strategic Brand Management
DBA, California Coast University

A native of Spring Valley, Minnesota, Brian Schwarz has spent most of the past twenty years traveling around Japan and China. Since moving to China in 2000, he has lived in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai. He specializes in international marketing and cross-cultural management with a focus on Asia. He earned an MBA from Napier University, which is based in Scotland, while living in Beijing in 2001. He earned a DBA from California Coast University in 2006. He has taught at a number of top universities in China including the ESSCA School of Management, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was a consultant at Kraft Foods in Shanghai for two years. He has also authored a number of articles published in the Shanghai Business Review, China Economic Review, and China International Business since 2006. His current research project is titled Consumer Values Model of Status Consumption: A Cross-Cultural Empirical Analysis of Chinese, French and American Generation Y Consumers.

Paul Sullivan
Professor of Strategy
MBA; University of Michigan

Paul R. Sullivan teaches Implementing Strategies Globally at Hult and is a senior fellow at the University of Michigan’s William Davidson Institute. Recent projects include leadership workshops for USAID in Pakistan, a TEDx talk in Tunisia on entrepreneurship and a presentation at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana.  Paul was Founder and Managing Director of Global Partners, Inc., an international consulting firm dedicated to helping companies expand their global businesses. He led teams in planning and pursuit of major aerospace, energy, and high technology contracts resulting in multi-million dollar wins around the world. He has worked in 50 countries and presented seminars for thousands of managers from over 100 nations. Earlier, Paul was Senior Vice President of Harbridge House, Inc. a management consulting firm.   Paul has worked with many Fortune “Global 500” companies as well as government organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Departments of Defense, Energy and Health & Human Services.  He received his B.S. in Engineering and MBA from the University of Michigan and completed the Program for Health Systems Management presented by Harvard University’s Schools of Business, Public Health, and Medicine.

Mario Yanez
Professor of Project Management
PhD,PMP University of Miami

Mario Yanez, Jr. has been a full-time member of the Faculty at the Computer Information Systems Department of the School of Business Administration, University of Miami since 1998. His areas of expertise include Management Information Systems, Project Management of Information Technology, and Management of Technology. He teaches Management Information Systems and Project Management in the regular and Executive MBA programs, in the Master of Science in Professional Management program offered in Spanish to Latin American executives, and at the undergraduate level. He also teaches Management of Technology in the Industrial Engineering Department.

Prior to his academic career, he was an information systems/technology senior manager and consultant in the private sector. A former Director of Telecommunications and Networks at the University of Miami, and the University’s NGJ Information Systems Institute, his extensive industry experience also includes assignments in corporate MIS and Project Management with Ryder System, Inc., Bell South, GTE, General Electric and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mario holds a PhD Degree in Business Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of Miami, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Miami. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Secretary of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Education Committee of the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT); he is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a member of the PMI’s Global Accreditation Center Academic Network. He has been recently selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar in Strategic Project Management.
(Full Time)

Julie Yao-Cooper
Professor of Marketing
M.B.A., A.B.D., D.B.A. Program, Harvard University Graduate; A.B., Harvard University

Julie Yao Cooper is on the faculty of Hult International Business School, where she has taught courses in marketing, business case methodology, consulting, and quantitative methods since 2004. 

Professor Cooper has over two decades of consulting experience in business strategy, corporate education and market research.  Her current work focuses on ways to accelerate development of critical thinking and communications skills needed by future business leaders working in multicultural environments.  In market research, Professor Cooper’s engagements integrate state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research techniques to transform abstract data into actionable insights.  Past organizations that have benefited from Ms. Cooper’s expertise include American Express, BBDO, Merck and Planned Parenthood.

Professor Cooper has lead consulting engagements with the Monitor Group, a global strategy-consulting firm.  She was a founding principal with Mavens & Moguls, LLC, a marketing consultancy.  Her corporate background includes in-house positions with Goldman Sachs, IBM, and Procter & Gamble.  As a researcher and doctoral candidate in marketing at Harvard Business School, Professor Cooper published papers on customer loyalty, consumer behavior and marketing strategy.

Professor Cooper holds an A.B. in Economics with honors from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  She has studied piano at the Juilliard School of Music, and speaks Mandarin Chinese.  Professor Cooper currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two young children.


Jehiel Zif
Professor of Marketing
PhD, New York University

Professor Zif holds engineering degrees from Technion, Israel, and an MBA and PhD from New York University. He was a member of the faculty at Tel-Aviv University and lectured for many years in executive programs at Harvard, Wharton and Northwestern, and in many programs around the world. He was elected "Professor of the Year" at Hult in December 2005. Professor Zif has extensive consulting experience in many industries and was previously the president of a start-up U.S. firm funded by venture capital.

Yael Zif
Professor of Leadership
PhD, Boston University

Professor Yael Zif has been teaching in management and in the Executive MBA program of Tel-Aviv University since 1982 and at the School of Management of Boston University from 1987 to 2006. For three years, Dr. Zif was a visiting professor in a joint program of Northwestern University (Kellogg) and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, teaching Organizational Behaviour. She lectured at Wharton Executive Education programs, at Harvard Institute of International Development, at Catholica Univeristy in Chile and at Central European University in Budapest. Dr. Zif has extensive experience in leading training and development programs for managers in organizations. She has an outstanding record in student evaluations.