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Like our faculty, our leadership team brings a wealth of experience from both academia and industry. 

Leadership team


Dr. Chris Ahlberg

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

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.

Should you require to speak with Dr. Hodges, please email stephen.hodges@hult.edu or call our admissions team in Boston at +1 617 746 1990.

Chief Academic Officer

Kai Peters

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).

Board of Directors

Director Title
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.