Our Faculty

Meet our Faculty

Professors in the spotlight

Michael Grandinetti

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, and Marketing

Olaf Groth

Professor for Global Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics

The Team

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

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.
(Part Time)

Anvar Abdullaev
Professor of Finance
MA, Harvard University
Position at Hult: Full-time Professor
Hamza Abdurezak
Professor of Finance
PhD, Tufts University

Professor Hamza Abdurezak’s professional background blends academics, financial services industry and government experiences. In his academics career, he has taught graduate level corporate finance, investment management, financial management and investments courses at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Extension & Summer Schools, the Fletcher School, Brandeis University’s International Business School and University and University of Monterrey in Mexico.  

His financial services industry experience include position of founder and chief executive officer of Risknomics, Inc., a firm that specializes in portfolio and risk management consulting for institutional investors such as pension funds, endowments, foundations and hedge funds. Some of his past client lists include University of Connecticut Foundation, Utah Pension, RYSE Inc. Lasair Capital, Manhattan Family Office and Capital Market Risk Advisers in NYC. He also served as an economist in the Ethiopian government prior to joining Harvard. 

Dr. Abdurezak received a bachelor's degree in economics from Addis Ababa University, a master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD from Tufts University. He has also earned Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP). His favorite sport is basketball and he is a loyal fan of the Boston Celtics.
(Part Time)

Elliott Adams
Professor of Media
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
David Alexander
Professor of Marketing
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Nick Amdur
Global Dean of Faculty
MBA, Boston University

Name: Nicholas J. Amdur

Qualifications & Institution:

MBA, cum laude; Boston University School of Management

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

BS, Electrical Engineering; Carnegie Mellon University

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

Work experience

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

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

Awards and significant projects

As Professor and Dean:

            Applies a sound combination of academic credibility, business and interpersonal skills to   managing a diverse international faculty.

            Recruited and doubled the number of full-time faculty.

            Key advisor to faculty at multiple business schools, bringing industry and applications       perspective to primarily academically-trained theoreticians.

            Established key procedures and consistency for faculty evaluations, travel, compensation,             contract procedures, course assignment, grading policies and engagement with the   school.

            Serve as mentor for numerous faculty, colleagues and staff.

As Manager, Director and Corporate Officer:

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

As Consultant:

            Over twenty-five years of continuous service to clients ranging from startup to major

            Fortune 500 (Gillette Company, Allied Signal).  Recognized as key influence on projects,             people and organization.  Key engagements to major clients for five to thirteen years.

As Engineer:

  • David Sarnoff Outstanding Achievement Award - Team Award in Engineering

(Highest professional recognition from Radio Corporation of America (RCA), since acquired by General Electric Co.)

  • Patents Received:

               "… for high speed, automatic measurement system of low currents in an extremely                        

                    noisy electrical environment…"

Teaching experience

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


  • From Engineering to Management to Consulting

                University of New Hampshire Joint Program (Engineering and Business)

                 Durham, New Hampshire; February 1996

  • Distribution Strategies and Operations Impact

                1992 World’s Best Practices Manufacturing Tour

                Morash University (Australia), David Smythe School of Business

                Bentley College; January 1992

  • Should You Become a B-School Professor?

                Interviewed for feature article in Wall Street Journal National Business Employment                     Weekly, April 7, 1991

  • New Technologies Automation

                Whitemore School, University of New Hampshire

                Durham, New Hampshire; September 1990

  • Implementing MRP - Are We Having Fun Yet?

                American Production and Inventory Control Society

                Boston Chapter; June 1990

  • Fourteen Steps to More Effective Buying; Inventory Control and MRP

        (certification program)

                Purchasing Management Association of Boston

                Babson College, 1976-1987

  • Line Management Challenges; Large Company or Small, What’s Right   

               for You?

               Off-the-Cuff Series

               Boston University School of Management; October 1983

  • The Manufacturing Interfaces

                General Electric Co.

                Croton-On-Hudson, New York; 1982-83

  • Inventory Control:  The Fundamentals

               American Production and Inventory Control Society

               New England Region Seminar 1

               Boston, MA; 1980

  • Production Plan:  Your Hidden Strategic Tool

               Smaller Business Association of New England

               Business Conference; World Trade Center

               Boston, MA; May 1980

  • Organizing for Manufacturing Control Systems

                (with William T. Costello)

                American Production and Inventory Control Society

                Albany Chapter; January 1978

  • Foxboro’s Master Schedule

               American Production and Inventory Control Society

               Bucks-Mont Chapter Spring Seminar

                Philadelphia, PA; March 1974

  • Getting Started in MRP

                American Production and Inventory Control Society;

                16th International Conference

                Atlantic City, New Jersey; 1973

Brent Andrew
Professor of PR and Corporate Communications
Ph.D (c), University of Pennsylvania; MS, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Duke University

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 speechwriting - 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, reinvigoration 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.

Specialties: High-impact, high-volume writer. Developed wireless strategies during boom stages of industry. Created new financing methodologies for emerging renewable energy technologies. Negotiated siting of hazardous facilities. Counseled CEOs in communications for over twenty years. Branding strategist. Crisis communicator. Corporate strategist in energy, telecommunications, technology. Public policy professional. Respected teacher and mentor.

Margaret Andrews
Vice Provost
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management

Margaret Andrews is Associate Provost at Hult International Business School.   In this role, Margaret will manage the global academic team across campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai and provide leadership for academic activities in the graduate programs. 
Prior to working at Hult, Margaret was Associate Dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education.  As academic and administrative dean for management programs, she set and executed program strategy, recruited and developed faculty, and designed and developed courses and programs.  During her tenure, she launched new management and certificate programs, increased the number and variety of course offerings, grew enrollments, and launched a series of short professional development programs and grew them not a successful business of open enrollment programs.  She also designed, developed and taught a number of on-campus, online and hybrid courses, as well as two-day professional development programs.
Preceding Harvard, Andrews was Executive Director at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she managed the MBA Program, Admissions, Student Affairs, and Career Development for the MBA Program, and Marketing, Alumni Relations, and the MIT Sloan Management Review for the entire MIT Sloan School.

Position at Hult: Vice Provost (Full-time)

Katherine Angell
Ph.D, University of London

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 enjo...ying 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 Pandaemonium 1660-1886: The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers by Humphrey Jennings for The Folio Society.

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

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)

Susan Scheller-Arsht
Professor of Global Management
PhD, University of New Mexico; MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Name: Dr. Susan Scheller Arsht

Qualifications & Institution: PhD, Intercultural Communication focusing on Positive Organizational Climate, University of New Mexico; MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management

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

Work experience:

Susan Scheller Arsht is a Professor of Global Management at Hult International Business School. Susan has taught Management and International Management courses and seminars at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry at the Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University. At the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University she also served as Marketing Manager of a new professional education initiative. She became a director in the international department of Silberline Manufacturing Company, Inc., with responsibility for sales and marketing of aluminum pigments to coatings, plastics, inks and explosives manufacturers in Canada, Mexico, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Awards and significant projects:

Nominated by Westminster College students for Professor of the Year, 2004 and 2006
DuPont Mexico Supplier of the Year Award, 1992

Teaching experience:

Susan Scheller Arsht has taught Management and International Management courses at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been a guest lecturer and facilitator for various organizations including the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry at the Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Global Entrepreneurship, the University of New Mexico, and the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, providing presentations on Giving to your Network and Intercultural Orientations.


Co-authored chapter in the book Bullying in the Workplace: Symptoms, Causes and Remedies.
Presenting article Egyptian businessmen speak: Linking dialogue and the Egyptian Arab Spring at the 2014 National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
Current research focuses on positive organizational climate and the dimensions that are key to quality connections and positive relationships at work.

Les Ball
Professor of Information Technology for Business Managers
PhD, University of Massachusetts

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).
(Part Time)

Aneesh Banerjee
Professor of Global Strategy and IT Management
MRes, City University London
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Carlos Baradello
Professor of Social Innovation & Global Entrepreneurship
PhD, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

Name: Dr Carlos S. Baradello

Qualifications & Institution: PhD 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)

Work 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
Ph.D, Australian National University's Centre for Asian Societies and Histories

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

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

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

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

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 Digital 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.
(Part Time)

Mike Berry
Professor of Digital Marketing
MSc Mathematics and Industrial Sociology, Imperial College

Name: Mike Berry

Qualifications & Institution: MSc Industrial Economics and Sociology, Imperial College London; BSc (Hons) Mathematics (specialty in statistics), Imperial College London

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

Work experience:

Mike Berry is Adjunct 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

See interviews here:
YouTube interviews

Website & social media links

Twitter   YouTube    Website/Blog    LinkedIn

Peter Boland
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Ashley Boots
Professor of Qualitative Analysis
MBA, Hult International Business School

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
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Martin Brook
Professor of Finance
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business; BSc (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Name: Martin Brook

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

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

Work 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
PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Name: W. Christian Buss, Ph.D.

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

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

Work 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
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Shannon Campbell
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Bill Carlie
Professor of Finance
MBA, University of California (Berkeley)

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

Bill Carney
Professor of International Marketing
MBA CEI, Geneva

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.
(Full time)

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

Business and Executive Coach

Your business progress and your personal performance are inseparable. I provide business consultancy for small-to-midsized enterprises in need of an outside observer's perspective. And I deliver individual coaching for executives who feel their progress has stalled. Sometimes both services are called for within the same client. As a former CEO, I apply the experience gained from having managed every function in a commercial enterprise. And as a coach, I focus on building the capability of the entity or the executive, or both, to better deal with the next set of challenges.
- My role in educating tomorrow's leaders also serves my coaching clientele by drawing upon the most up-to-date thinking in management theory and practice.
- While coaching and teaching, I am authoring methods for more integrated workflow processes within organizations, and for better internal communications -- flowing vertically and horizontally.

Frederic Chartier
Professor of Finance
PhD, University of Texas at Austin; MBA, University of Texas at Austin

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.
(Part Time)

Gonzalo Chavez
Professor of Finance
PhD University of Houston

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. 
(Full Time)

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

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.

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

Paul Cleary
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
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)

Linda Cyr
Professor of Management Skills
PhD and MS Cornell University

Name: Linda A Cyr

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

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

Work experience:

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

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

Teaching experience:

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


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

Viktoria Dalko
Professor of Finance
Ph.D. and 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)

Azza Darwish
Professor of Arabic
M.Ed, Brunel University
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Jim Davis
Professor of Quantitative Analysis
MSM, Arthur D. Little School of Management; MS, Georgia Institute of Technology

Name: James Frost Davis

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

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

Work experience:

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

Awards and significant projects:

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

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

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

Teaching experience:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website & social media links:

LinkedIn: Jim Davis

William de Lucy
MSc, University of Leeds

I 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 I started Amplify Trading with long term desk colleague Piers Curran.

I studied Economics at the University of Leeds in 2009 completed a MSc in Environmental Finance. I have a deep interest in trading psychology and behavioural finance on which we are building more client interest as financial institutions look for better ways to manage their risk.

Specialties: Financial Market, Trading, Education.

Seb Demirkan
Ph.D, University of Texas at Dallas

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

Daniel Deneffe
Professor of Strategy and Managerial Economics
PhD (Industrial Organization / Strategy) Cornell University; MA (Economics) Cornell University

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.
(Full Time)

Bala Dharan
Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; CPA; MBA, Indian Institute of Management

Name: Dr. Bala Dharan

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

Position at Hult: Professor of Mathematics (Part-time)

Work experience:

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

Awards and significant projects:

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

Teaching experience:

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


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

Website/ social media links:

Twitter    Website

Martin Doettling
Professor of Digital Marketing
ABD, University of Michigan; MA Michigan State University

Name: Martin Doettling

Qualifications & Institution:
ABD (PhD 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)

Work 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
PhD, University of Birmingham; MA University of Southern Mississippi

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.

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

John Durham
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Laurie Dwyer
Professor of Marketing
MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Name: Mrs. Laurie Dwyer

Qualifications & Institution: MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Finance

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

Work experience:

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

Awards and significant projects:

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

Teaching experience:

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

Website & social media links:

Twitter   LinkedIn

Giana Eckhardt
Professor of International Marketing
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)

John Edmunds
Professor of Finance
PhD, Business Administration, Harvard University Graduate

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.
(Part Time)

Mike Edwards
Professor of Global Crisis
PhD, Macquarie University (Sydney)

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. 
(Part Time)

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

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
PhD, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid

Name: Dr. Jose Carlos Erustes Calvo

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

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

Work experience:

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

Awards and significant projects:

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

Teaching experience:

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


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

Website & social media links:

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

Prof. Escamilla has extensive work experience with Procter & Gamble in the Finance and Accounting department. He 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”. He also 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 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.

He has taught Integral and Differential Calculus in the largest private university in Mexico and currently teaches Quantitative Analysis for Hult International Business School.

James Eteen
Hult Impact Challenge Coach
MS, Mansfield College, Oxford University

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.

Position at Hult: Part-time Professor 

Melanie Eusebe
Professor of Management Skills
MA, University of London

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
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)

John Fargis
Professor of Managerial Skills
MALD, Fletcher School Of Law and Diplomacy; MA, Hunter College
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
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)

Work 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
PhD (c) Nyenrode Business University; MBA, Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management

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.

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

Omar Fisher
Ph.D, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
David Flood
Professor of Global Management, and; Sustainability
MA, University of Pittsburgh

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
Ph.D, King's College London
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Patrick Furu
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Philippa Gamse
Professor of Digital Marketing and Social Media
MA: University College London

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.
(Part time)

Sebastian Garcia-Dastugue
Professor of Global Context of Business
PhD, Fisher College of Business Ohio State University; MBA, IAE Business School Buenos Aires

Name: Sebastián García-Dastugue

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

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

Work 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
Ph.D, University of Essex
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Georgio Georgiades
Professor of Management
PhD, University off Reading - Henley Business School

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

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

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

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

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

Anuradha Ghemawat
PhD, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

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)

Work 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
MA, Universita' degli Studi di Milano

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)

Work 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
MS, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

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.
(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

David Green
Professor of Global Economics
PhD, Columbia University; MA, Columbia University

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
MS, University of Leeds

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, RBS, Lloyds of London, Danone, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Entrepreneurs. 

Hannah is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Visionary Leadership and Leadership Teams at HULT International Business School. She is also an Associate on Leadership Development programmes at London Business School.

Tommy Griffith
BS, University of Connecticut


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)

Aleksander Grzeszczak
Professor of Finance
MBA, MIA, MSc, Columbia Business School

Aleksander Grzeszczak has for the past 10 years been a senior advisor to Value Discovery Partners (VDP), a major private equity investment fund focused on emerging markets, particularly on South Eastern Europe. Alek has executed a number of acquisitions in the region and is currently responsible for restructuring of the operating companies, executing business plans, acquiring and divesting portfolio companies. Prior to VDP, Alek was a Vice President in the Telecom Investment Banking group of Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank), where he spent 5 years, first in the New York office and later in London. In that role, he executed a number of advisory, M&A, equity and debt financing transactions for SSB’s American and European clients. Alek is a finance faculty member at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He is a graduate of Columbia Business School, where he received a joint MBA (finance) /MIA (international business) degree. He also holds a M.Sc. degree in Telecom and Electrical Engineering.

Patrick Guerra
Professor of Entrepreneurship
MBA, Santa Clara University

Pat has served in senior management, information technology, manufacturing, distribution, product management, and business development roles with Hewlett Packard, Advance Micro Devices, PSB, Ariba, and SpinCircuit, where he was President and CEO. Pat’s experience includes early stage business planning and the rapid scaling of technology based ventures. PSB was a B2B e-commerce outsourcing start up, Ariba was a pioneer, and leader in B2B e-Commerce and SpinCircuit was a pioneer in the electronics design and manufacturing space through its use of early web services technology. SpinCircuit was selected a Laureate in the Computerworld Honors Program: A Search for New Heroes--2001. 

He has served on the Board of Advisors to the Leavey School of Business and the Center for Logistics Management at the University of Nevada Reno and numerous early stage companies. In addition, Pat has served as the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SCU.   

Pat holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a MBA in Operations Management and Information Systems from Santa Clara University, where he is an adjunct member of the faculty in Entrepreneurship.

Pat’s groundbreaking work includes conceptualizing and co-founding the Global Social Benefit Incubator, GSBI, at Santa Clara University. The GSBI provides business plan training, mentoring, and incubation to award winning Social Entrepreneurs from around the world.

His work has included equally innovative initiatives with Ashoka, the Skoll Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Acumen Fund, SCU and Civic Ventures. Most recently he  has co-developed the Encore Venture Accelerator — an entrepreneurial business and social enterprise experiential program for retirement eligible corporate employees.

He continues his entrepreneurial pursuits with three on going initiatives:  first, Angel investing and consulting with early stage technology companies (as a member of the Band of Angels); second, business plan, supply chain and technology consulting with early stage social mission ventures and corporations; and third, with the Encore Venture Accelerator. 
(Part time)

Cari E. Guittard
Professor of International Negotiations and Women's Leadership
MBA, University of Texas at Dallas

Name: Cari E. Guittard

Qualifications & Institution: Masters of Public Affairs & Public Administration, Hult International Business School San Francisco & Dubai

Position at Hult: Professor of Women’s Leadership, International Negotiations, Corporate Diplomacy (Part-time)

Work experience:

Cari Guittard is a Professor of Women’s Leadership, Corporate Diplomacy and International Negotiations at Hult International Business School and is Founding Principal of Global Engagement Partners (GEP) an on demand corporate diplomacy consultancy. Guittard’s career has spanned the globe with numerous projects and client efforts in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to launching GEP, Guittard served as Executive Director of Business for Diplomatic Action, a private sector led public diplomacy non-profit. Prior to BDA Guittard served in several senior roles at the US Department of State with portfolios that included cyber security, infrastructure protection, political military affairs, and public diplomacy. A noted speaker, writer and facilitator, Guittard began developing and delivering graduate courses in Corporate Diplomacy and Geopolitical Risk in 2010 for the University of Southern California Masters of Public Diplomacy Program and then in 2011 a Women’s Leadership course for the Hult International Business School in Dubai.

Awards and significant projects:

Throughout her career, Guittard has won numerous teaching and speaking awards and in 2012 was awarded the Women’s Leadership Hall of Heroes Award by MBA Women International. In 2007 Guittard was selected as one of 7X7 San Francisco Magazine’s Hot 20 Under 40, a profile of emerging leaders in the Bay Area. In 1998 Guittard was selected nationally as a Presidential Management Fellow which led to her work at the US Department of State. Her significant projects have included the co-founding of Business for Diplomatic Action (BDA) in 2003 which at the time was the only corporate-led private sector public diplomacy initiative. During her time serving as Executive Director of BDA, Guittard spear-headed a number of global activities to include the World Citizens Guide,Arab and American Fellowship, and the groundbreaking New Beginnings entrepreneurship partnership and exchange program led jointly by the Entrepreneurs Organizations and the US Department of State. Further, Guittard was one of the first certified by the Thunderbird School of Global Management to teach and administer their Global Mindset Inventory.

Teaching experience:

Cari Guittard serves in an adjunct faculty capacity for the Hult International Business School in San Francisco and Dubai teaching courses in Women’s Leadership, Corporate Diplomacy and International Negotiations. Prior to Hult, Guittard served as adjunct faculty for the USC Annenberg Master’s Program in Public Diplomacy and the USF School of Management developing and teaching graduate courses in Corporate Diplomacy and Global Management & Geopolitical Risk. Guittard has served as a guest lecturer to numerous graduate schools to include the Yale School of Management, Harvard Kennedy School, and Fletcher. Further, and as part of Guittard’s consulting practice, she regularly leads executive education seminars on a variety of global issues for corporate clients in the US and abroad.

Earlier in her career, Guittard developed and regularly taught courses in Cyber Security, Infrastructure Protection and Strategic Influence at the Diplomatic Security Training Center (DSTC), Marine Security Guard (MSG) School at Quantico, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and several war colleges and military academies in the US and abroad.


Contributing Author -- Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders (Beaver's Pond Press, July 18, 2013)

Regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Public Diplomacy Magazine, USC Center on Public Diplomacy Blog, Periscope Post, and The New Global Citizen Magazine.

Website/ social media links:

Twitter   Huffington Post    USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Bill Hancock
Professor of International Accounting
MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

ill Hancock is Hult Global Professor of Accounting and Finance. Previously Bill served as Acting Dean of Hult Boston. He was elected Hult “Professor of the Year” in 2012.  

Prior to joining Hult, Bill spent over twenty years as a management consultant with IBM Global Systems, Ernst & Young, and Keane. He also was a divisional marketing manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, a position that led him to build and manage the world’s first business-to-business eCommerce site. This business had online sales over $1.3 billion and was profitable from the first year of operation.  

Bill has served as an adjunct professor at Babson College and Northeastern University where he taught accounting, finance, entrepreneurial studies, information technology, eBusiness and management courses. He was elected “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” at Northeastern University.  

He was also appointed Visiting Professor, Juian University, Peoples’ Republic of China, where he led a MBA program for senior Chinese government officials.  

Bill has a MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in accounting from the University of Iowa.

His professional degrees include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Certificate in Data Processing (CDP).

Bill is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders In America, and Who’s Who in Finance & Industry. He is a frequent speaker on leadership, e-Commerce, business strategy, entrepreneurship, and the use of computer technology in business.

Bill enjoys photography and foreign travel. 
(Part time)

Chris Haroun
Professor of Finance and Management
MBA, Columbia University

Name: Chris Haroun

Qualifications & Institution: MBA (Major in Finance) from Columbia University; Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Management Information Systems and International Business) from McGill University.

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

Work experience:

Chris Haroun is a Professor of Finance and Management at Hult International Business School and he is also a Partner at San Francisco based technology venture capital firm Artis Ventures. With extensive finance, entrepreneurship and consulting experience, he has worked at Goldman Sachs, Citadel Investment Group, Accenture and founded Haroun Capital Management (HCM).

Awards and significant projects:

Chris is a McGill University Dobson Fellow (granted for contribution to the University’s students and alumni associations for venture capital / business model advice). He is also on the boards of several companies, including Bracket Computing and Stateless Networks. Chris has been actively involved in several charities, including the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and Canadian Internet Charity Consulting, which he founded in 1997.

Teaching experience:

Chris Haroun has been a frequent guest lecturer at McGill University and San Francisco State University. He also teaches several courses at Hult International Business School, including Finance in a Global Business Context and Managerial Skills. He also taught the Action Project course recently where he had students analyze 3 companies that participated in 3 lectures each from Salesforce.com, LinkedIn and Electronic Arts. In addition, he has frequent guest speakers participate in his classes from Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Capital and many other Bay Area technology and finance companies.


Author of Innovation Insights Columnist: Why the Public Cloud Will Win in the Enterprise Cloud Wars (Wired Magazine, 2014).

Author of Innovation Insight Columnist: Fighting the Big Fight: What the Cloud Wars Mean for Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb (Wired Magazine, 2014).

Other articles include:

Lessons from a Venture Capitalist (McGill University, 2013)

Former CIA CTO Gus Hunt Joins Venture Capital Firm Artis Venture’s Board of Advisors

Website/ social media links:

Twitter   Website 

Peter Harris
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Ben Hart
Professor of Marketing
M.Sc, University of Auckland

Name: Benjamin Hart

Qualifications & Institution: MSc University of Auckland

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

Work experience:

Ben Hart is a business strategist and digital thought leader with a track record growing businesses and helping brands and organizations realize the potential available to them leveraging digital opportunity.

Ben's consultancy proposition, Atmosphere, is a business futures practice. Atmosphere provoke new thinking and inspire positive change; helping its range of blue chip clients succeed in the face of growing complexity and a more digitally connected world.

Awards and significant projects:

Before Atmosphere Ben built two pioneering digital marketing agencies working with a client list including AMEX, Honda, Adidas, Procter and Gamble, NHS, Sony Playstation, and Pernod Ricard. During this time he produced the first interactive commercial to broadcast in the UK.

His agency business received a ‘One to Watch’ accolade from leading trade publication New Media Age and later went on to enjoy accreditation from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising as well as numerous awards in the NMAs and BIMAs for client campaigns.

Teaching experience:

During his time at Hult, Ben has taught modules including Digital Marketing, Customer Service, Retention and Acquisition, Digitizing Your Business and User Experience Design. He has mentored teams on Hult’s innovative Action Project on their Masters program working with clients including Tesco, Swarovski, BP, Coca-cola, Bupa, Orange, and Porsche.

Ben speaks widely on topics including brand engagement both with external customers and internal teams, innovations driving market disruption, and high performance structures.

As the founder and chair of a senior network of CEOs and entrepreneurial business leaders, Ben facilitates peer mentoring in order to progress and develop both members and their businesses against shared goals.

Ben is a visiting fellow at the New College of Humanities and a Marketing Society Business Leader.

Website/ social media links:

Twitter   Website

Mahrdad (Max) Hejazi
Position at Hult: Full-time Professor
Ramez Helou
Professor of Management Skills
BA, Villanova University

Founder, CEO, Professional Speaker, Sales Trainer & Management Consultant at The Academy for Sales Excellence

Ramez Started his career in direct sales at age 19 while studying International Business at Villanova University in Philadelphia, USA.

He continued in that industry for 15 years achieving the "Hall of Fame" status, a milestone reserved for the very best in the company. His career sales exceed $14 million in sales.

In 2004, he entered the corporate world to gain more international exposure. With a multinational company, he has taken his vast experience around more than 25 countries where he has designed and implemented a Global Sales Training Program and lead the turning around of a troubled business unit.

In 2010 he left the corporate world and founded "The Academy for Sales Excellence" as a ways to pursue his passion in speaking and training teams! He is a highly accomplished professional with a sales focus who has positively touched the lives of more than 52,000 people. He is fluent in French, Spanish and Arabic languages.

Omar Hernandez
Professor of Operations Management and Corporate Responsibility
PhD, Imperial College England; Graduate Studies, INAP

Name: Dr Omar Romero Hernandez

Qualifications & Institution: PhD Process Economics and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, England; Graduate Studies in Economic Policy and Public Administration, INAP; BSc Chemical Engineering, UNAM.

Position at Hult: Professor of Operations Management and Business and Sustainability (Full-time)

Work experience:

Omar has worked for a diverse range of public and private organizations such as Procter & Gamble, PEMEX (Oil & Gas), Accenture, and the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. In 2001, he was appointed as Professor at ITAM, UC Berkeley Fulbright Professor in Haas (2009) and Energy Biosciences Institute Researcher in 2010.

Currently, he is a National Researcher, and author of four books and several international publications on engineering, business and sustainable development. He has led various internationally awarded projects in the field of renewable energy, sustainable business strategies and business processes – sponsors include the United Nations, Ministry of the Environment, Industry consortiums, the Stock Exchange and NGOs. In 2010 he was appointed leader of Mexico’s Business Summit task force on Economic Growth and Low Carbon Emissions, which delivers recommendations to the President.

Awards and significant projects:

Individual of Exceptional Ability / Achievement, 2014. US Department of State. USA.

Franz Edelman Award 2010. First place Laureate in the World’s most prestigious award on Operations Research and Management Science applications. Team Project: INDEVAL.

Fulbright Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley. US Department of State. 2009-2010.

National Leader at Mexico Business Summit. Task Force National Head: Economic Growth and Low Carbon Emissions. I was appointed by former Mexico’s President, in 2009 to lead a national effort to devise national recommendations to foster economic developing while lowering the national carbon footprint.

Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership Award. University of California, Berkeley, School of Engineering (2012). Winning proposal to modernize or develop the proposed Masters level curriculum at the University.

National Researcher. National Research Council, CONACyT, 2007.

Royal Society (United Kingdom). Distinguished Visiting Professor, England, 2004. Selected by a UK National Research Body and the Center for Environmental Strategy.

First National Research Prize. Engineering contest in México (Merida, 2008) - technical essay. Project: Corn Ethanol in Mexico (details in further section). This national contest includes research work presented at the national industrial engineering conference. My role was as Principal Investigator (project leader)

Second International Research Prize . LCA International Conference in Costa Rica (details in further section). This is the world’s most important conference in the Life Cycle Assessment.

Second International Research Prize . International Engineering Conference in Panama, CLEIN 2004.

Excellence in Teaching Awards and distinctions from Hult, UC Berkeley, ITAM.

Teaching experience:

Hult International Business School: Operations Management & Business and Sustainability
University of California, Berkeley: Faculty and Project Scientist
• Haas School of Business:
Corporate Sustainability and Advanced Engagement Projects, Project Management – Case Studies, Business and Sustainability: Strategies and Tools
• School of Engineering: Project Management and Hix-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing, Lean Processes

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México: Operations Management, Decision Modelling, and Energy and the Environment.



  1. Romero-Hernandez, S.; Romero-Hernandez, O Wood, D. and Romero, S. (2014) Renewable Energy in Mexico. US AID, Woodrow Wilson Center, ITAM, University of California, Berkeley.
  1. Romero-Hernandez, S.; Romero-Hernandez, O.; and Wood, D. (2011). Renewable Energies: Technology and Policy Drivers for a Sustainable Mexico. US AID and ITAM.
  1. Romo Murillo, D., Romero Hernandez, O. y Samaniego Breach, R. (2005). “Industry and the Environment in Mexico -” (in Spanish) Porrúa Ed. México.
  1. Romero-Hernandez, O ., Muñoz Negrón, D. y Romero-Hernandez, S. (2005). Introduction to Engineering – An Industrial Approach (in Spanish). Cengage Ed.


1. Romero-Hernandez, O., David Hirsch, Sergio Romero, Sara Beckman (2014) Chapter 16 - Business Models and Organizational Strategies- Book: Energy Efficient Manufacturing with Applications, Editors: J. Sutherland, D. Dornfeld & B. Linke. University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis.

  1. Romero-Hernandez, O . and Masera, O. (2010). Chapter 6 – Bioenergy in México – Part II – Biofuels. Book: Renewable Energy in Mexico.
  1. Romero-Hernandez, O . and Torres, R. (2010). Chapter 2 – Economic Growth and Sustainable Development. Book: Renewable Energy in Mexico.
  1. Romero, S.; Romero-Hernandez, O. (2008) Product Design Optimization: A multidisciplinary Approach. Product Realization. A comprehensive approach. Editors: Tomovic, Mileta M.; Wang, Shaoping. Springer-Verlag, England.
  1. Azapagic, A. Kirkby, N. y Romero-Hernandez, O. (2004). Chapter 5. Municipal Solid Waste Management: Can thermodynamics Influence Peoples Opinion about Incineration. Pp 117-200. Libro: Azapagic, A., Perdan, S. y Clift, R. (2004). “Sustainable Development in Practice. Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists”. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN: 0470856092. England, U.K.


1. Romero, Sergio; Duarte, Bernardo; Romero-Hernandez, Omar, Wood, Duncan; “Solar Energy Potential in Mexico’s Northern Border States” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, Working Paper No. EEMI-00-07-0004-04, July 2012.

2. Wood, Duncan; Lozano, Samatha; Romero-Hernandez, Omar; and Sergio Romero. “Wind energy on the border — a model for maximum benefit.” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, Working Paper No. EEMI-00-07-0004-03, July 2012.

3. Romero-Hernandez, Omar; Romero, Sergio; Wood, Duncan “Bioenergy Potential in Northern Mexico An Exploration of the Potential Represented by Municipal Solid Waste” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, Working Paper No. EEMI-00-07-0004-01, July 2012.

  1. Romero-Hernandez ; Kingsbury, T.; Dornfeld, D. and Lindsay, C. (2012) Supply Chain Life Cycle Implications of Shipping Goods from Mexico – A case on PV Solar Panels. Includes a business case publication.

5. Romero-Hernández, Omar, Omar Masera, Sergio Romero, and M. Grunstein. Legal and institutional frameworks at national and subnational levels for biofuel promotion in Mexico. Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR, 2011.

  1. de Lascurain, D. F. Munoz, A. Palacios-Brun, O. Romero-Hernandez, M., L. de los Santos, F. J. Herrerıa, F. Solıs. 2011. INDEVAL develops a new operating and settlement system using operations research. INFORMS Interfaces. January/February 2011. The quality of this project / paper was awarded with the Franz Edelman Award 2010. First place in the World’s most prestigious award on Operations Research and Management Science
  1. Romero-Hernández O., A. Ponsich, S. Romero-Hernández, M. De Lascurain, J. Aquino 2010. A multi-objective mathematical programming framework for a sustainability analysis of wastewater treatment processes, Int. J. Environmental Policy and Decision Making, 1 (1), 17-39.
  1. Omar Romero-Hernandez , Dr. Miguel de Lascurain, Dr. David Muñoz, Dr. Sergio Romero et al. (2008), “Business Process Modeling for a Central Securities Depository”, Business Process Management Journal, 14-3, 419-431.
  1. Omar Romero-Hernandez , Sergio Romero, David Muñoz, Emiliano Detta, Arturo Palacios, Adriana Laguna (2009) “Environmental implications and market analysis of soft drink packaging systems in Mexico. A waste management approach”, Int J of Life Cycle Assessment, ISSN 0948-3349 (Print) 1614-7502 (Online), Vol. 14, Num 2, pp 107-113.

  1. Omar Romero-Hernandez , Sergio Romero, Antonin Ponsich, Miguel de Lascurain (2008). “Comprehensive Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Processes: Activated Carbon Adsorption as a Case Study”, International Journal of Process Wastes Treatment” - ISSN 0975-4571, Vol. 1, pp 11-21.
  1. Muñoz D. F., O. Romero-Hernández, D. G. Muñoz, J. E. Detta-Silveira 2010. Forecasting demand for educational material for adult learners in Mexico, International Transactions in Operational Research, ITOR 17 (1), 71-84.

12. Dr. Omar Romero-Hernández, Dr. Sergio Romero-Hernández, Dr. Miguel de Lascurain, Emiliano Díaz, Mariana Icaza “Panorama of the Social, Environmental, and Economic Conditions of Corn Ethanol in Mexico” Institute of Industrial Engineering.

  1. Dr. Omar Romero-Hernandez *, Dr. David Muñoz, Dra. Adiza Azapagic, Dr. Sergio Romero-Hernandez, Emiliano Detta-Silveira, Arturo Palacios-Brun. (2005). “Environmental Implications and Market Analysis of Soft Drink Packaging Systems in Mexico. A Waste Management Approach.” 2nd best research paper presented at the International LCA Conference, CILCA 2005. Int J of LCA..
  1. Romero-Hernández S., O. Romero-Hernández, K. Pullen 2008. Developing an experimental device to measure aerodinamic losses in high speed devices. Diseño de un dispositivo experimental para medición de pérdidas aerodinámicas en discos girando a Alta Velocidad, Ingeniería Mecánica Tecnología y Desarrollo, 2 (6), 185-192.
  1. Romero-Hernandez, O . (2005). Applying Life Cycle Tools and Process Engineering to Determine the Most Adequate Treatment Process Conditions. A Tool in Environmental Policy. Int J of Life Cycle Assessment. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1065/lca2004.09.180.11. Ecomed Publishers.
  1. Romero-Hernandez, O . (2004). To treat or not to treat? Applying chemical engineering tools and a life cycle approach to assessing the level of sustainability of a clean-up technology. Green Chemistry. Vol. 6 , pp. 395–400.

  1. Romero-Hernandez, O., Livingston, A. y Pistokopoulos, E. (1999). Waste Treatment and Optimal Degree of Pollution Abatement. Environmental Progress, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Vol. 17, No. 4, pp270-277.
Alan Hertz
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Cambridge; MA, University of Toronto; BA English, Yale University

Alan Hertz is American by birth, but grew up largely in India and Pakistan. He has been teaching university students since 1975 and has been working in American international education since 1978. He has been at Hult for twenty years. His chief research interests are in Victorian poetry and journalism. His teaching specialties include the history of London, the cultural history of Britain, introductory courses in history, humanities, literature, and theater. His philosophy of teaching at Hult is to make as much use as possible of our greatest assets; the wonderful diversity of our student body and the overwhelming cultural resources of London. Alan also manages Hult's Visiting Students Program.
(Full Time)

Logan Hesse
BA, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Experienced writer, editor and teacher with a passion for communication, particularly with a global perspective.

Stephen Humphrey
Professor of Advertising and The Global Context Of Business
Ph.D, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
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.

Stephen Hurley
Professor of Marketing
MSc, ADL School of Management

Steve has over 25 years of management consulting and training experience in areas such as development economics, education and training, strategic planning, and marketing. He was a Director in the Development Economics and Finance group at Arthur D. Little for 10 years, and spent the last three years with the company as the global head of its internal learning and training activities.

For the past 10 years, Steve has been one of three partners in ITSMA, an industry association that focuses on helping high technology companies with their services and solutions marketing. Steve has taught at a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts, the University of Bordeaux, the University of the West Indies, and Arizona State University.
(Full Time)

Khamid Irgashev
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Dennis Jaffe
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
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.

David James
Professor of Marketing
DBA, Henley Management College; MBA, Kingston Polytechnic

Name:  David James

Qualifications & Institutions:  DBA Henley Management College; MBA Kingston  Polytechnic

Position at Hult:  Professor of Marketing (Full time)

Executive Education/Academic

David has held a number of senior academic roles over the past fifteen years in two business schools. From developing courses at Undergraduate and pre-experience Masters level at Anglia Ruskin University to originating the first non MBA Masters at Henley Business School, David has had high level success in programme development. David has also been an active participant in senior committees and approvals teams for projects such as QAA audits, MBA programme verification and AMBA at Henley Business School.  As an Academic Leader, David was Director of the School of Growth, Innovation & Enterprise leading members of the marketing, strategy and finance faculty, Subject Area Leader for 

Marketing, Branding and MBA Electives, Academic Director for Microsoft’s EMEA

Academy and lead Academic for the innovative MSc in Strategic Marketing Leadership. In 2008 he was award their Global Top Trainer award for his work in building and developing their high-flying marketing talent.

David is known both in Europe and the United States where his appearances at Marketing 

Science events have bought him into contact with many leading and influential marketing academics and practitioners. Outside of Henley Business School, David has also taught for Rotterdam School of Management and for Wharton amongst others.

Corporate Profile

Over the past 10 years David has built up an impressive array of contacts, clients and relationships with major ‘C’ level executives across the world through his teaching, consulting and leading of Executive Education programmes. David is also very well know to HR, Marketing and OD specialists across the Executive Education market from his frequent 

appearances and writing on personal development and leadership branding. David worked for a number of large advertising agencies in senior Client Direction roles for world class brands such as Canon, Unilever, Mercedes, Shell, 3M and Audi.

Media Profile

David has developed a clear and growing public platform in executive practitioner markets in the UK and globally. His media profile has increased with his regular contributions in the Daily Telegraph plus writing and interviews in or with the BBC, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Guardian, The Independet, Le Monde, The Spectator, Borsen, South China Morning Post, CNN and many others.


David is a regular speaker on the conference / public speaking circuit and this has given him the opportunity to present alongside some very senior figures from industry and government in front of large and varied practitioner audiences. For example he has shared the stage with Baroness Amos, the Head of Belgian State TV, the Global Marketing Director of IBM and various dragons from the Dragon’s Den. David has given annual keynote lectures to practitioner audiences in the UK, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Hong Kong for businesses professional associations, newspapers and trade bodies.

David publishes for the academic community too. He has had papers accepted in peer 
reviewed journals and presented papers at academic conferences in the UK, Europe and the United States. In addition David is currently writing two books with colleagues, Myography (on personal branding) and The Dark Side of Business.

Yasar Jarrar
Professor of Business and Global Society
PhD, University of Birmingham UK

Name: Dr Yasar Jarrar

Qualifications & Institution: PhD Manufacturing Engineering and Management, University of Birmingham, UK

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

Work experience:

Yasar today is a partner at Bain & Company and heads the Middle East Public Sector and Social Impact Practice. Previously, Yasar was a Partner in PwC and led the ME Strategy Group, Global Education Group, and established the ME Public Sector Institute.

Prior to joining PwC, Yasar founded – and worked as the Executive Dean of - the Dubai School of Government and as a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He also served as the Strategy Advisor at The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai for over 3 years and a as Senior Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office (UAE Federal Government).

Prior to that, Yasar established and led the Government Performance Directorate in the Prime Ministry of Jordan, and previously was the Head of Policy and Strategy in the Executive Council of the Dubai Government. In 2009, Yasar was distinguished as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and founded the WEF’s Global Shapers Hub in Dubai. He is also a member of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government since 2009. Prior to that, Yasar worked in the UK as a Research Fellow in Cranfield School of Management and Bradford School of Management, and advised leading international organizations including DHL UK, Bank of Scotland, Shell, Emirates Airlines, Saudi Aramco, and Arla Foods.

Awards and significant projects:

• Honored as a Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
• Member, Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government, World Economic Forum
• Senior Advisor, Oxford Analytica, UK
Teaching experience
• Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management, UK
• Senior Advisor, Harvard International Negotiations Program, Harvard University, USA
• Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
• Fellow, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (previously Dubai School of Government), UAE


Sample publications


• Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and David Lazer. Cambridge, MA:MIT Press. Arabic Version Co-Editor. 2010

Chapters in Books

• Mina Al Oraibi and Yasar Jarrar, "A Paradigm Shift in Government-from Creating Jobs to Enabling Job Creation," Global Viewpoints: Unemployment – a text book. Published by Gale & Cengage. March, 2014.

• Extracting Value from data: the DHL UK case study, in “Performance Reporting for the Boards”. CIMA. UK. 2003


• Future of Government: Fast & the Curious, World Economic Forum, 2012 (Co-Author)
• F.A.S.T Government: Future of Government, World Economic Forum, 2011 (Co-Author)
• Closing the Gap 3 – Benchmarking UK industries. Department of Trade and Industry, UK, June 2002
• REACTE Report – Benchmarking the member states of the European Union – a report to EU policy makers, Department of Trade and Industry, UK, April 2002

• Delivering Value through Strategic Planning and Budgeting (co-author). Accenture research report. September 2001
• Benchmarking - A survey on global trends. European Center for TQM, Bradford School of Management. UK. November 1999

Edited Journals

• Guest Editor: Measuring Business Excellence Journal, UK. Special Issue on Performance measurement in the public sector. Forthcoming (2006)
• Guest Editor: Business Process Management Journal, Emerald, UK. Special Issue on Performance measurement in the 21st Century. Volume 10. Issue 4 (2004)
• Guest Editor: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Emerald, UK. Special Issue on Knowledge Management. Volume 11. Issue 6 (2004)

Case studies

• Madrasati: Public Private Partnership for improving Education in Jordan (publication due March, 2014)
• “The Body Shop: A case study on Ethical Values”, European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), Excellence One, June 2003
• The Performance Prism in Action. A Case Study (covering the work I did at DHL in 2000).


• ‘BPR-Learning from organizational experience’ TQM Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, May 1999.
• ‘BPR and IT - Revolutionizing the way organizations work’. Proceedings of the Sustainable Technology in Manufacturing Industry IMC 14 Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Sept. 1997
• ‘Knowledge Management Drivers: Lessons from a UK and USA based survey’ Conference Proceedings of the 7the Annual Abdul Razak Conference. Part 2. December, 1999, Malaysia
• “Future Trends in Benchmarking for Competitive Advantage: A Global Survey” proceedings of the 6th World Congress for Total Quality Management, Russia, June 2001
• “Measuring Organizational Effectiveness in the NHS – Results of a Benchmarking Study” proceedings of the 6th World Congress for Total Quality Management, Russia, June 2001
• “An Integrated Approach to ERP Implementation – a proposed methodology” Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Information Technology Management, Oriel College, Oxford, U.K., 17-18 September 2001
• “Employee Empowerment – a UK survey of trends and best practices” Managerial Auditing Journal, MCB, Vol. 17 Issue 7, 2002
• “Knowledge Management – learning from organisational experience” Managerial Auditing Journal, Volume 17, No. 4, Special Issue on Knowledge, Change, and E-commerce. 2002

Articles / Op-Eds / View Points / Policy Briefs

• “Education for Employment: Who Should Equip Learners for the Job Market?”, World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE). August 2014.
• “Made in the GCC: industrial development Policy brief”. Bain & Company Whitepaper. Published in GCC local press. October 2013.
• “Six Sigma – Friend or Foe?” published on OneSixSigma website, May 2003, UK.
• “Quality Management Techniques - Benchmarking For Competitive Advantage” Quality Quill Newsletter, August 2001, Dubai Quality Group

For a full list, please visit Yasar's website.

Website & social media links:

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Pushkar Jha
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Bevan Jones
Professor of Media
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Larry Kamer
Professor of Corporate Communications
MA, Northwestern University

Larry Kamer teaches PR and Corporate Communications at Hult.  He is a veteran communications and public affairs strategist and an expert in the management of issues and crises. Called one of “America’s Top 10 Crisis Busters” (PR Week), “Larry Kamer can stop any rumor,” according to Corporate Legal Times. His skills come from more than 30 years as a communications consultant, in senior executive roles at international marketing and communications firms, and as a political consultant. 

He works with boards of directors, senior executives, PR departments, and law firms in the management of high-profile investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, land use issues, product recalls, media exposés, and other controversies. '

In addition to Hult, Larry teaches in the graduate program at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern California, at the McCarthy School for Public Service at the University of San Francisco, and in the Corporate Information Security Officer program at Carnegie-Mellon University.

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

Ivan Kanev
Professor of Mathematics
MBA, Hult International Business School; BA, American University in Bulgaria

Ivan is a finance professional with diverse background who has worked on various projects with non-governmental organizations in the sphere of strategic business development, environmental sustainability and minority team integration He has also worked in the fields of portfolio management, private wealth management and behavioral finance. 

Dror Kenett
Professor of Quantitative Methods
PhD, Tel-Aviv University; MSc Tel-Aviv University

Name: Dr Dror Y. Kenett

Qualifications & Institution: PhD Physics, Tel-Aviv University

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

Work experience:

Dror Y. Kenett is a Professor of Quantitative Methods at Hult International Business School and is a Research Scientist at Boston University. He has worked on several European multinational research consortiums, and with different regulation agencies in Israel and the U.S.

Awards and significant projects:

As CMO and co-founder of London-based start-up Make Some Noise, Dr Doe has won awards from The Internationalist and DMA for her innovative marketing solutions. She has also won Hult's Professor of the Year award in 2012 and 2013. She was actively involved in helping to establish TechCity, Europe's start-up and innovation center in London's Silicon Roundabout, and was a consultant to the British government on their national initiative to create more small businesses, Start-Up Britain.

Teaching experience:

Dror Kenett was a guest lecturer at Boston University, Tel-Aviv University, and NYU-Poly. An engaging and energetic speaker, he is in demand as a keynote speaker on the conference circuit for his research and insights in to the application of advanced time series analysis and network theory in finance..


Dror Kenett has published over 30 papers and book chapters. Selected papers include:

Kenett, D. Y., Tumminello, M., Madi, A., Gur-Gershgoren, G., Mantegna, R. N., & Ben-Jacob, E. (2010). Dominating clasp of the financial sector revealed by partial correlation analysis of the stock market. PloS one , 5 (12), e15032.

Kenett, D. Y., Raddant, M., Lux, T., & Ben-Jacob, E. (2012). Evolvement of uniformity and volatility in the stressed global financial village. PloS one , 7 (2), e31144.

Kenett, D. Y., Shapira, Y., Madi, A., Bransburg-Zabary, S., Gur-Gershgoren, G., & Ben-Jacob, E. (2010). Dynamics of stock market correlations. AUCO Czech Economic Review , 4 (3), 330-341.

A full list can be found on his Google scholar page.

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John Kerrick
Professor of Management Skills
BA, Princeton University

Name: John Kerrick

Qualifications & Institution: B.A., Princeton University

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

Work experience:

John Kerrick is a partner in the firm of Hollander & Kerrick Associates, Inc., a training and development firm that focuses on helping leaders and managers create and maintain effective organizations characterized by high productivity, high morale, and high motivation. For thirty years he has had professional experience as a manager, educator, and executive coach in a variety of settings, most notably GE, Morgan Bank, Toyota, Citibank, Quaker Oats, Deutsche Bank, and IBM.

Awards and significant projects:

As a teacher at the Hult Dubai campus he was awarded Professor of the Year in 2010. He was the executive coach for most of the top 1200 mangers at Seagram’s.

Teaching experience:

Tuck School at Dartmouth College, Hult International Business School, Columbia University Executive Programs, WHU – the Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Boston University's award-winning Executive Challenge Program, an innovator in action learning for corporate clients.

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)


Rehan Khan
Professor of Management
MBA, Open University; MA, University of Westminster

Rehan is the Regional Consulting Director in the MENA region, for a FTSE 100 corporation, where he provides thought leadership for key clients. His two decades of expertise include:consulting, strategy, business planning, innovation, customer experience, marketing, productmanagement, and business transformation. Rehan has worked across a number of industriesincluding: telecoms, media, technology, real estate, private equity and executive education. Hisroles have been in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Between 2009-10, Rehan was a business columnist for The National newspaper in the UAE.

As a consultant, Rehan has worked on a number of significant projects for telecoms operators in the MENA region, including those related to improving customer experience, developing ICT strategies, organizational restructuring, advising on terrestrial and submarine fibre investments.Prior to this he has set-up and run an ICT division for a MENA operator and earlier in his career as a product manager in Europe worked on advanced mobility services.   

Rehan was a guest lecturer at HULT prior to taking on the role of Professor. He taught on a diverse range of subjects including customer experience, marketing, branding, and working across cultures.
(Part Time)

Hossein Khatami
Professor of Finance
Ph.D, Manchester Business School

I worked as an investment consultant and financial analyst before doing my Masters at Cass. I then went back to my home country to enjoy one of the most educational experiences of my life: establishing an asset management and investment banking division for a leading bank in the region. I was involved in everything from product design and development to trading and portfolio management, from sales and negotiations to people management and strategic planning, and the division grew fast to become a major contributor to the bank's profitability. I then left to do my PhD at MBS, and I have been working as a full time assistant professor at Hult International Business School since Sep. 2013 while I had the opportunity to wrap up my PhD and finish my CFA exams. I have also been working with a group of friends on several financing, investment and consulting projects.

Chris Kinsville Heyne
Professor of Leadership
Commissioned Officer, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Chris brings a wide variety of experiences to his academic life; as a British army officer, he led a Mobile News Team in the Former Yugoslavia in the last months of the civil war, providing images and reports seen by millions around the world, returning as the NATO Spokesman in Bosnia a short time later. As the Managing Director of C3i Strategic Solutions, he has taught several world leaders how to get their messages across to their audiences and how to create strategic messages for their country or organisation. He has been published in many professional journals for his insights on Crisis Communication & Crisis Management and is currently the EU-appointed Strategic Communications advisor to the National Transitional Council in Libya.

Stephen Kirnon
Professor of Management Skills
Ed.D, MBA, Pepperdine University; BA, Harvard University

An executive with proven leadership, team building, entrepreneurial, and teaching skills. Areas of expertise include organizational behavior and management, governance, transformational leadership and change, business development/marketing, P&L/capital planning management, strategy development/implementation, and organizational analysis/alignment/growth. Significant global operational experience in general management, for-profit and non-profit board experience, legal, people development, finance, fund-raising, marketing, sales, manufacturing/facilities, and visioning in both industry and academia.

Specialties: Organization analysis/design/growth, talent identification, acquisition, and development, competitive analysis, financing, business development, mergers and acquisition, experience with products, devices, services, and technologies.

Hap Klopp
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Piotr Konwicki
Ph.D, University of Gdansk

Dr. Konwicki received his MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Gdansk before going to London Business School, where he received his MBA. He has extensive experience of practical business and Central and Eastern European markets, as a result of his current work in strategic consulting. He also has previous experience in investment banking at Lazard and Deutsche Bank as well as in the hotel industry at the InterContinental Hotels Group.

His research areas include corporate finance; alternative investment; investment analysis; game theory; managerial economics and behavioural economics. He is also a frequent commentator to City AM.

Dr. Konwicki has published a number of working papers and has co-authored Contemporary World Economy, Gdansk University Publications, 1992 and written International Debt in the 1980s – Origins and Analysis, Jagiellonian University Press, 1992.