Like our faculty, our leadership team brings a wealth of experience from both academia and industry.
Dr. Christopher Ahlberg is the CEO of Recorded Future, Inc. and Chairman of Hult International Business School.
He also advises a series of start-up companies. Earlier, Dr. Ahlberg was the president of the Spotfire Division of TIBCO, which he founded in 1996 and in 2007 sold to TIBCO (Nasdaq: TIBX). Spotfire was founded based on his ground-breaking research on information visualization.
Dr. Ahlberg earned his doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology, worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland, and has lectured and consulted extensively for industry, academia, and defense services. He has also published and lectured on computer science, cyber security, psychology, linguistics, biology, and chemistry.
He has five granted software patents, and multiple pending. Dr. Ahlberg was named among the World's Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT's Magazine of innovation in 2002. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Dr. Stephen Hodges joined Hult International Business School as Chairman of the Board in January 2006 and was elected President in August 2006, bringing with him a strong background in international business.
Before coming to Hult, Dr. Hodges ran several large businesses and worked in a number of different countries: Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Spain, Germany, Sweden, and the United States as well as his home country, the United Kingdom. A businessman for most of his life, Dr. Hodges is a strong advocate of practical education.
Prior to joining the business school, he was the General Manager of Credit Cards for Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong. During his time with Standard Chartered, he held a number of other important positions and was heavily involved in several major acquisitions undertaken by the bank.
Dr. Hodges started his career with McKinsey & Company in London, where he was an associate principal. He served a number of financial institutions and technology companies across Europe and Asia, working closely with their senior management. While at McKinsey, Dr. Hodges specialized in establishing new businesses for his clients. He led the creation of several new Internet companies in the United Kingdom as well as a credit card company in Spain.
Dr. Hodges is a British citizen and holds an MA from Cambridge University, a Ph.D from Manchester University, and completed two years of post-doctorate research in electronic engineering in Cambridge. He is the co-author of several patents in data communication.
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Professor Johan Roos joined Hult International Business School as Chief Strategy Officer in January 2016, bringing with him a strong background in international academic leadership, scholarship and entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining Hult, he worked in six business schools and a non-profit organization, in five countries. Most recently, he was CEO and Dean of Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. His tenure culminated in the first “double” EQUIS & AACSB international quality accreditation in that country.
Following a PhD in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Prof Roos started his career as a postdoctoral researcher in multinational management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Upon returning to Europe, he became a faculty member of the Norwegian Business School (BI) in Oslo and later, a professor at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne. His research mainly focused on how to measure intellectual capital in companies. Based on his findings, he co-founded a consulting company that was eventually acquired by a multinational service firm.
Later on, Prof Roos setup and led the Imagination Lab Foundation in Switzerland, which developed strategy practices based on theories of imagination and play. During this time, he co-invented the LEGO Serious Play™ consulting tool, which was acquired by the LEGO Company. He returned to the SSE as Dean of the MBA programmes, where he led a reform of the school’s MBA strategy. Following this, he served as President of Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark, where he initiated and led the development of its “Business-in-Society” strategy that was instrumental in securing a third EQUIS re-accreditation.
A Swedish citizen, Prof Roos is an elected member of the Danish Academy of Technical Science (ATV) and serves on the steering committees of Medicon Village in Sweden, Global Peter Drucker Forum in Austria and EFMD’s EPAS committee in Brussels. He has written extensively on strategy, change and innovation, broadly defined, including scholarly books and articles as well as more popular commentaries.
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Prior to Hult’s operational merger with Ashridge Business School, Kai Peters served as Chief Executive of Ashridge, one of the world’s leading and largest providers of executive education. Before joining Ashridge, Kai was Dean, and previously director of MBA programs, of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Kai serves on supervisory and advisory boards for a number of organizations in the health care and social care sectors. He also serves in various capacities for educational associations including AACSB, AMBA, EFMD, and GMAC. He is owner and was managing director of a company in the German publishing sector and has worked with both IBM and Volkswagen in managing their business educational activities.
Kai writes and lectures on cognitive sciences, leadership, and strategy for government, business, and academic audiences. He holds degrees from York University, Toronto and University of Quebec (Canada), and Erasmus University (Netherlands).
Martin is responsible for academic quality, degree-awarding powers, and accreditation for Hult. He has worked as Dean of Academic Development at Ashridge for the past 11 years. He previously taught at Oxford, Cambridge, the Open University, and Imperial College on undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and executive programs. His research covers international business, especially China; innovation and information systems; research methodology; quality and risk management; and most recently the impact of aging on organizations. He also has 16 years business experience in general management, consulting, technology, and retailing. Martin holds an MA and PhD from Cambridge University.
Henrik is responsible for accreditation in North America, after almost 6 years as the Boston Campus Dean. Before joining Hult, Henrik worked at Hanken in Finland for several years as Assistant Professor and Program Director. Henrik is an alumnus of the EFMD International Deans Program, has served as the McKinsey-initiated Venture Cup University Coordinator, and as a member of delegation for the Aktia Savings Bank Foundation. In addition to his experience as an entrepreneur in the fields of management consulting, environmental management, and machine tool trading, he has also served as the chairman and board member for a number of smaller enterprises.
Vicki is Global Dean of Research at Hult and was previously both Dean of Faculty and Dean of Research at Ashridge. Vicki specializes in well-being, specifically memory and sleep, and how poor sleep impacts all aspects of behaviour for business populations. She has spent over 17 years researching memory, the impact of poor memory, how to improve memory, and the effects of reduced sleep with a variety of individuals. She has worked with private, public, and cultural sector clients on well-being, and has taught these topics at universities nationally and internationally including Harvard. Vicki studied Psychology at Manchester University, followed by an MPhil and PhD in Psychology from Lancaster University and an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from Leicester University.
Ian earned his PhD in International Relations from the University of Birmingham. He joined Hult in 2000 as a professor of International Relations, teaching classes in Diplomacy & Negotiation, International Security, and American Foreign Policy. He was appointed Dean of the London campus in 2008, and from this post helped guide the development of both undergraduate and masters programs at Hult. In August 2011, Ian took on the role of Global Dean of Graduate Programs, responsible for curriculum, academic policy, and the maintenance of academic quality across all Hult's campuses. In October 2013, he assumed his current post of Global Dean of Undergraduate, with academic oversight over the global expansion of the program.
Nawtej has been at Hult since 2007, initially as a faculty member, then as Dean of the London Graduate campus. He is on schedule to complete his PhD from Newcastle Business School in 2016/2017. He is currently the Global Dean of the Graduate Programs and Faculty, overseeing the day-to-day academic operations of the graduate campuses. His corporate experience is in the area of compliance and regulatory risk, working predominantly for SAP UK, Ireland, and AG, as well as with a one of the largest banking groups in Europe.
Rob is responsible for continuously upgrading and aligning the academic content of postgraduate programs as well as developing new programs. He has been with Hult since 2005 in a number of roles, including as a full-time faculty member and a campus dean. Prior to Hult, Rob was a general management consultant, leading strategic change management projects and designing and developing leadership development programs for large, international companies. Most recently, Rob led the MBA redesign, which won the AMBA award for innovation. He has an AB in Philosophy from Occidental College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Agnes recently joined Hult from EM-Lyon Business School in France. Agnes publishes award-winning research papers and is a consultant to governments, businesses, and NGOs on business ethics and ethical marketing to children. She has also held positions at the University of Bath and the University of Edinburgh. Agnes holds a PhD from the University of Bath, an MBA from Manchester Business School, and an MA from Cambridge University.
Melissa is the Dean of the Undergraduate campus in London. She joined Hult in 2010, serving as Associate Dean in London and teaching classes in Business Communications. Prior to Hult, she worked at Syracuse University’s London campus, where she rationalized and expanded the school’s internship program and developed links with a wide variety of London businesses, charities, NGOs, and local schools. Before that, she lectured at Richmond, the American International University in London, Ithaca College London, and the American School in London. She holds a PhD from Sussex University in American Studies, and while American, has lived in London for more than 25 years.
Roger is responsible for the portfolio of specialized and customized degree programs delivered at the Ashridge campus. Roger has been at Ashridge as a faculty member, and then as Director of the Masters in Management and MBA Programs since 2008. Additionally, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Hult since 2009. Previously at Cranfield School of Management, Roger also has extensive experience in advertising where he was a board director of international agency DMB&B. Roger holds an MA in English Literature from St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Shawn O'Donnell joined Hult's faculty in 2006 and has taught Project Management courses at all of Hult's main campuses. He served 5 years on Hult's Academic Standards Committee and joined the school full-time in 2012. Shawn has studied Internet and telecom technology, policy and economics, and has been a consultant to organizations across the communications industry. Shawn holds SB, SM and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mona joined Hult in August 2010. She served on the global academic team during the 2011-12 academic year where she helped implement the Canvas (myCourses) learning management system in under 6 months across all 5 Hult campuses. Prior to joining Hult, she taught both undergraduate and graduate Information Systems courses in the School of Business at The George Washington University and taught online-MBA courses for St. Thomas Aquinas College. Mona has served as a member of the International Review Board of the Journal of Information Technology Education and as an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking. Before her career in Higher Education, she worked in the healthcare operations and research field. Mona earned both a PhD in Management and Technology (concentration and Information and Decision Systems) and an MS in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University, and a BA in Psychology from Emory University.
Cornelius joined Hult in 2012 as Associate Dean, after having been Associate Director of Notre Dame’s London campus. His tenure at Notre Dame covered 10 years in its US campus and 10 years in the UK. Prior to Notre Dame, Dr. O’Boyle taught at Cambridge and at University College London. In addition to program administration and teaching, Cornelius has published extensively in history and philosophy, with 4 books and over 30 articles in leading international journals. He received his Bachelor degree from University College London, and his Masters and his PhD from Cambridge University.
Luis is a Hult alumnus who received the ‘student of the year’ award in 2010 for MBA in Dubai. Since then, he has worked for Hult as Dubai Campus Manager, Global Alumni Director, and has been a valuable member of the CS CR team as well as part-time professor. Luis has over 7 years work experience in the finance field from P&G, where he drove customer profitability and industry analytics. He also worked in the IT field where he pioneered artificial intelligence for the largest publisher house of books in Spanish. In addition to his MBA from Hult, Luis has a BEng in Cyber Systems from La Salle University.
Amanda is a business psychologist who spent 10 years at P&G, training brand teams in applying psychological research findings to build sales and improve consumer communications. She has a Bachelor of Psychology from Adelaide University and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science from Cambridge University.
|Dr. Christopher Ahlberg*||Founder & CEO, Recorded Future Inc.|
|Nicholas Barber, CBE||Retired. Former Chairman, Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum|
|Dr. Craig Burns||Clinical Psychologist|
|Michael Clarke, CBE||Retired. Former Vice-Principal, University of Birmingham|
|Thomas Paul Coen||Former Chairman of Ashridge Business School|
|Dr. David Collis||Professor, Harvard Business School|
|Dr. Stephen Hodges||President, Hult International Business School|
|Dr. Edward Hult||CEO, EF Educational Tours|
|Philip Hult*||Co-Chairman, EF Education First|
|Dr. Christopher Jedrey||Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP|
|Asa Blendow||CFO EF Education First|
|Rebecca Quintavalle||Education Consultant|
|Dr. Kristine Beata Schmid||Senior Vice President, EF International Language Schools|
|James L. Sintros||President & CEO, Sportamy Inc.|
* Dr. Christopher Ahlberg is Chair of the Hult Board of Trustees, Philip Hult is Chair of the Ashridge Representative Body.