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.
Professor Saghbini specializes in Quantitative Analysis & Decision Making for Business. He is also an active academic researcher in Middle Eastern Studies and Conflict Resolution. At Hult, he teaches a range of Business courses including Accounting, Quantitative Methods and Risk Analysis. Professor Saghbini is a fellow at the Royal Statistical Society and a member of Political Studies Association PSA UK for which he publishes regular articles that reflect his interests. His most recent publication is a book entitled “Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods for Business”. Hisham is in the process of writing his Ph.D. as a quantitative analysis of the role of minorities in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Recently published a book entitled: "Essentials of Quantitative Research Methods.”
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.
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.
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.
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
Professor Dalko has received a slew of
teaching awards and accolades during her
*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.
Educated at Oxford, where he read English Literature, Roger is Director of the Ashridge Executive Masters in Management, and a Subject Leader on the Ashridge MBA and EMBA programmes. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School where he has taught on MBA and EMBA programmes since 2009. In 2012 he had the great honour to be elected Professor of the Year by his MBA students.
His particular interests are authentic leadership and organisational politics. He believes that good leadership is grounded in a clear and insightful understanding of universal principles and closely examined personal values, coupled with an understanding of what drives personal behaviour.
Roger has taught all over the world, including most of the EU countries, North and South America, The Lebanon, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, the UAE, Qatar and Oman. He is very experienced at teaching and working with multi-cultural groups. He is qualified in a range of psychometrics including MBTI, Firo-B, Profilor, SDI and Emotional Intelligence, and is an enthusiastic supporter of Transactional Analysis as a tool for improving self-awareness and interpersonal communication.
During his first career, Roger was a board director and account director with global top ten advertising agency DMB&B, working with P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, Sterling Health, Johnson Wax and others. He was for some years Client services Director of DMB&B Dublin, an office he opened on a greenfield site. Later he was for six years Principal Consultant at management development consultancy Ellis Hayward, and later still, he spent a further six years as Programme Director in Cranfield School of Management's Centre for Customised Executive Education. He was a recent guest editor of a special edition of the Journal of Public Affairs which focused on ethics in business, and he is regularly published, and has recently had a book on management commissioned by Pearson Publishing.
Nawtej (Nuff) Dosanjh has about 20 years of experience in the corporate sector, predominantly as a senior Risk and Compliance Manager for the U.K.’s largest banking group, and as a retained Consultant and Compliance Officer for companies such SAP (U.K. and Germany), Bank of Ireland, Lloyds TSB Bank, and Nationwide Building Society. His academic interests center on Risk, Sustainability, and Corporate Performance, and, in collaboration with partners in the corporate sector, the development of a Project Management methodology which is designed to deliver immediate and recurring business value. He remains actively engaged in the business sector.
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.
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.
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.
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”).
Dr. Erustes was a professor at Carlos III University in Madrid. Disciplines taught were Accounting and Auditing.
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.
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.
Additionally, she is a 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 and mentoring girls in the city’s public elementary schools.
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).
Professor Grandinetti is Global Discipline Lead for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Hult and also teaches courses on Management and Marketing. He has been named Professor of the Week by the Financial Times, has been named Professor of the Year 2012-13 and is the recipient of four Global Teaching Excellence Awards during his three years at Hult. He serves as lead Faculty Advisor to the Hult VC and Social Business Clubs and chairs the Hult SF Operations Committee. He was also named the Hult SF Professor most engaged with students outside of the classroom and won a Faculty Peer Recognition Award for his exemplary efforts. He has a special interest in disruptive business model innovation, design thinking, raising early stage capital, digital marketing, advanced technology commercialization, corporate venturing, and social entrepreneurship. Professor Grandinetti shared his passion for entrepreneurship with the Hult community in his webinar on "How to succeed as an entrepreneur" and why it has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.
He taught Entrepreneurship at MIT for over ten years and has been teaching Corporate Venturing at Denmark Technical University for seven years. He served as judge for ten years to the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and is active in mentor capital programs such as TechStars and IBM SmartCamp. He also mentored the winning team in this year’s Hult Prize SF Regional Competition. Professor Grandinetti keynotes many innovation and venture capital events and is active on the TEDx circuit.
Professor Grandinetti worked at McKinsey & Company and currently serves as Senior Adviser to businesses, universities, and governments on a broad range of strategic, innovation, marketing and commercialization issues. He is a mentor and board member to many US tech start-ups and social ventures.
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 earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, magna cum laude, from Rutgers where he was named to the National Engineering Honor Society. He serves on the school’s board and was awarded the Engineering Medal of Excellence for career achievement as well as Alumni of the Year.
He has served on the Corporate Executive Board of WGBH Public TV and Radio, the flagship operation within the US Public Broadcasting System, for over a decade and has co-chaired the business development and nominating committees.
Professor Gregoriou joined HULT in September 2012, as an Adjunct Professor of Finance. Professor Gregoriou has held senior management positions in various academic institutions throughout his career including Hull University, Brunel University and the University of East Anglia. A leading authority of finance, he has published over one hundred research papers in internationally recognized journals and generated over £5 million in research funding. He is a regular consultant for the CFA and the London Stock Exchange.
Professor Gregoriou has extensive teaching experience on undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and short course programs throughout the world. He has taught on most aspects of finance including financial management, corporate finance, carbon trading, international finance and risk management.
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.
Ronan is Associate Dean in London with responsibility for student affairs; previously having overall responsibility for the Executive MBA, Masters in International Marketing and Masters in Social Entrepreneurship programs.
Prior to this role, Ronan was Associate Professor teaching marketing and technology courses on the Masters, MBA and Executive MBA programmes, was the Discipline Lead for Marketing and was voted Professor of the Year three times in 2012.
Ronan joined Hult from Ashridge Business School where he designed, developed and delivered its digital strategy for online communications, digital marketing, social media, communities and the user-experience for online learning.
Ronan has presented at international conferences for the AACSB, EFMD, CEEMAN and ABS and the Future of Learning Conference in 2009. He has written articles and a book chapter on how new technology is changing education and was a member of the EFMD External Relations Meeting Steering Committee.
Before joining Ashridge, Ronan lived in Barcelona for twelve years, spending five years as the Director of E-Commerce and Content for the first music e-commerce website in Spain with responsibility for marketing and technology strategies, building the start-up to have the largest offering in Europe, sites for six language areas and five different brands including B2B and B2C offerings.
Prior to that, Ronan's first career was focused on music, voice and entertainment, with a variety of overlapping roles, which included managing groups for an independent record company; creating and managing websites; producing and presenting an English language programme on local radio; recording voiceovers for productions such as industrial training and children's cartoons; and also translating and teaching English.
Ronan has an honours degree in Computational Science and Economics from the University of Leeds; a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster; and an Executive MBA from Ashridge. Ronan is also fluent in Spanish.
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.
During his time at Hult Ben has taught courses including Digital Marketing, Customer Service,Retention and Acquisition, Digitising 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 business strategist and digital thought leader with a track record growing businesses and helping brands and organisations 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.
Ben is also a visiting fellow at the New College of Humanities and a Marketing Society Business Leader.
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.
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.
Professor of Marketing specializing in all areas of marketing and strategy, entrepreneurship, personal development, mentoring and presentation and sales skills.
Kosmas joined Hult in 2004 as Head of the Computing Department. He specializes in the computer networks filed but also has long experience in teaching a broad range of computing related courses from Business Information Systems to Web Development.
Kosmas has taught in a number of British institutions before Hult in both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as in adult further education courses - most notably at City University, Middlesex University and the University of Westminster. He still has a visiting lecturer relationship with some of them.
Christopher (Chris) Kummer is a Professor of Business and Director of MBA and Executive Education at Webster University in Vienna, Austria, President of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) in Zurich, Switzerland, and an Affiliate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France. He teaches strategy and finance related courses and trainings in bachelor, graduate, doctoral and executive education programs in Europe and Asia. As an Advisor, Chris Kummer supports companies on their strategy formulation and execution and the acquisition and sale of companies. He has been involved in transactions and alliances in every stage (from strategy to integration and post acquisition review) and every size (from small to large) with a total known transaction value of more than 12 bil. EUR. He supports governments as well as intergovernmental organizations explore the opportunities of M&A. He is the founder of Kummer Investment & Advisory with offices in Zurich, Lausanne, Lugano and Vienna. Before that he has led an M&A practice at the world's largest professional services firm and recruited non-executive and executive board members for listed and privately held companies in Europe and the United States. His articles have been published in several languages. He is often invited as a speaker to conferences and a frequently sought after commentator with national and international media, e.g. Bloomberg, CNN, Dow Jones, Financial Times, and Reuters.
Ted Ladd is a Professor Social and Internet Entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School. He has founded and worked for several venture-backed high-technology startups. Most recently, he was the Director of Ecosystems at WIMM Labs, which pioneered wearable consumer computing devices (i.e. a “smartwatch”) and was subsequently purchased by Google to form the foundation of its Android Wear software operating system. He serves on the boards of several public, private, and non-profit boards, primarily in the areas of energy generation and economic development in his home state of Wyoming.
Ted’s research on business models at the base of the world’s economic pyramid was awarded the best paper in social entrepreneurship at the 2014 annual conference of Academy of Management. He was named as a fellow at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He received his undergraduate degree cum laude with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University as a triple major in biology, government, and technical sociology.
Prior to Hult, Ted was a member of the core faculty at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (Seattle), a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, a visiting fellow at Presidio Graduate School (San Francisco), and an entrepreneurship mentor at Stanford University (Palo Alto).
Joanne Lawrence is a Professor of Global Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility at Hult International Business School and is an academic advisor to the UN Global Compact. With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with many multinational companies, global organizations, and smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups. In her webinar, "What Top Global Business Leaders are Focusing on", she discussed the role of business in society and how companies have the power to create both economic value and lasting, positive social change.
Prior to Hult, she was a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at INSEAD and an affiliate of INSEAD’s Business in Society Centre, where she was involved in Project RESPONSE, an extensive study of global corporate social responsibility (CSR). A strong believer in the power of business to bring about lasting, positive change, she focuses on developing leaders who can ethically and effectively leverage resources to achieve both social and economic objectives.
With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with multinational companies and global organizations such as BP, IBM and the World Bank as well as smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups, such as Tom’s of Maine and Economic Development Imports. As vice president of corporate communications and investor relations, she received numerous awards in both the U.S. and U.K. for her work in strategically-aligning and engaging stakeholders. While vice president at UK-based healthcare company SmithKline Beecham (today GSK), she headed a ground-breaking global organizational change initiative that became the subject of a book and an award-winning INSEAD case study.
Ms. Lawrence is co-author of From Promise to Performance: The Journey of Transformation at SmithKline Beecham (Harvard Business School Press, 1997). SmithKline Beecham was one of ten best cases in The Search for Strategic Credibility: Concepts and Cases in Global Strategy Communications and also the subject of an award-winning INSEAD case study: “The Making of the Simply Better Healthcare Company.” A recent essay, “The Disappearing Water Cooler” has been included in The Future of Innovation (Gower Publishing, 2009).
Her latest work is Globally Responsible Leadership: Managing According to the UN Global Compact Principles, co-edited with Paul Beamish of the Richard Ivey School of Business (Sage Publishing, 2012).
Prior to becoming Assistant Dean, Karen worked for Hult as an Associate Director of Recruitment in Dubai and London. She has an additional six years of experience working in international education, most notably for the United States Embassy in Beijing, Berlitz in Abu Dhabi, and Princeton-in-Asia in Guangzhou. Karen earned her MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and graduated cum laude with a BA in History from Bryn Mawr College. Her Master thesis was a comparative analysis of media policy in China and the United Arab Emirates.
Amit is Managing Director of Hult Labs and Professor of Management at Hult International Business School (at its London campus). Hult Labs, the School’s global research group, conducts research that will improve business education.
He has long worked at the intersection of strategy, organizational effectiveness, leadership and technology management. His book, The Spider’s Strategy (FT Press, 2009), discussed competing by forming global corporate networks; the sequel will address leadership by mid-tier managers of such firms. Articles by him, or about his research, have appeared in Management Science, Chief Learning Officer, Harvard Business Review, Leader to Leader, and Business Digest.
Through Ishan Advisors, a boutique executive education and strategy consulting company he co-founded in 2004, Amit works with executives at Global 500 companies. He was on the faculty of Babson College (2011—2013).
Earlier, he founded a consulting practice at Forrester Research. As Chief Technology & Strategy Officer of a public company, TurboChef Technologies, he led next generation product development and launch efforts. At Arthur D. Little, where he was elected Director, he co-led the Consumer Industries practice, and also helped top executives craft business strategies. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at INSEAD (1992—1994) and began his career at American Express Bank.
Professor Nairn has over 15 years of experience teaching. Her area of research expertise is the ethics of marketing to young people. She works as a consultant to a range of governments, NGOs, and corporations including UNICEF, Family and Parenting Institute, Coca-Cola GB, Unilever, and Mothercare. She has served government panels for the U.K. Department of Education and the Department of Health to conduct a major review of the impact of the commercial world on children's wellbeing. She is a frequent press, radio and TV commentator on the ethics of marketing to children, and published a book, Consumer Kids.
Professor Newman has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and small businesses. The founder of companies in the real estate, computer, and investment fields, he transitioned into academia to design and direct the entrepreneurship program at Boston University, which grew to be among the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the country, at the time.
In 1990, he was asked to join Babson College, consistently ranked the top school in entrepreneurship education globally, where he taught entrepreneurship and management for over a decade. While at Babson, Professor Newman was named Professor of the Year, worked on major curriculum reform, and co-developed Babson’s Foundation Management Experience (FME), an experiential management principles course. The course received the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh outstanding curriculum award and was voted the most “innovative entrepreneurship education course” in the U.S. by the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Professor Newman has also served as a consultant to both large and small businesses, as a board member and advisor to a number of for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and as a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship functions. Over his nearly thirty-year academic career, he has worked on projects on six continents including Africa (Egypt), Asia (China and the Middle East), Australia, Europe, and the Americas.
In 1999, Professor Newman was identified by Business Week as one of the people who had fostered the development of small business in the 1990’s, the only academic on the list.
Professor Newman joined Hult International Business School as the Associate Dean responsible for curriculum design. While at Hult, he has received numerous honors including co-recipient of the Dean’s Award for Educational Improvement, Honor Roll for Outstanding Service, and was named Hult’s Professor of the Year twice. Currently, he serves as a Global Professor of Entrepreneurship, a Discipline Lead for Hult’s Entrepreneurship program, and as the Global Chair of Hult’s Academic Standards Committee.
In additional to teaching at Hult, Leonhard Nima held guest lectures at the University of Mannheim, Germany and the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. Moreover, he organized and held workshops at universities in more than 15 countries, including renowned universities such as the National University of Singapore or Kyushu University in Japan.
As the founder of Nima Social Business Consulting, Leonhard Nima works together with international companies, organizations and universities to implement a variety of social business activities. He has been a speaker and moderator at international conferences such as the Global Social Business Summit in Malaysia, One Young World in Switzerland or TEDxSocial Business in Vienna.
Mary Jane Norton is president and founder of Management Educational Resources, a customer-focused consulting and training firm. A management development and communication specialist, Mary Jane has more than 30 years of experience consulting, designing, and delivering professional development training programs. She provides a full spectrum of management training, executive coaching, performance improvement programs, as well as communication and presentation skills seminars including DISC behavioral assessment. Her corporate experience spans high-tech, aerospace, manufacturing, financial services, and the utility industries. In addition to training and consulting, she is on the faculty at the HULT International Business School and an Adjunct Professor of Management at Babson College.
Dr. Patel chairs Hult's Innovation and Growth Action Learning Program in conjunction with the IXL Center. Prior to Hult, Dr. Patel was a senior leader and co-founder of the Monitor Group’s Innovation Practice responsible for Asia and Latin America. Dr. Patel has worked at Motorola in the portable energy space and is the owner of six patents. He is also a founder of various venture-backed companies. Dr. Patel is the co-author of 101 Innovation Breakthroughs and The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore and Greenovate! Companies Innovating to Create a More Sustainable World.
Co-author of '101 Innovation Breakthroughs' and 'The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore' and in the process of writing a third book on 'Thinking and Acting Differently to Make Innovation Real'; author 'Greenovate'
Professor Alan Pilkington is a registered professional engineer (Eur Ing and C.Eng)and has been teaching Operations Management at various Hult campuses for over five years. His industrial experience includes management positions in strategy andproduction management in the auto industry where he led projects introducing leantechniques. More recently he has been consulting for many blue chip firms includingLand Rover, BA and J.P. Morgan Chase. In addition to Hult, Alan is a professor at both Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and the University of Westminster in London.
Alan is an internationally recognized expert on lean management, the application of bibliometric techniques, and new product development.
Professor Pilkington has dozens of academic publications including articles inprestigious business journals such as Journal of Operations Management, California Management Review, and Long Range Planning, as well as highly cited technical papers in Technovation, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management. He has just published an important new textbook on Operations Management with McGraw Hill.
Serving the wider community, Alan is past Chair of the IEEE Technology Management Chapter (UKRI), serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and is on the organizing committee for many international conferences.
Dr. Thomas L. Porter brings over thirty years of professional accounting experience into the Hult classroom. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, he taught at Boston College then worked at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Most recently, he was vice president at NERA Economic Consulting where he provided expert witness services on accounting-related matters in commercial litigation.
Tazeeb Rajwani is a Visiting Professor of Strategic Management at Hult International Business School, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at Cranfield School of Management and is a subject matter advisor to Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in the UK. With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, he has worked with multinational companies and global organizations such as Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), KPMG, IBM, PwC, Henkel, EDF Energy, Central Bank of Nigeria, United Nations (UN), Royal Sun Alliance (RSA) Group, and Oracle as well as SME’s in London, Lisbon, Nairobi, Lagos, Kuwait City, Oxford, and San Francisco.
Dr. Rajwani has taught at London Business School, University of Notre Dame, University of Warwick, Kings College London, University of Nottingham and University of Edinburgh. Anengaging and energetic speaker, he is in demand as a keynote speaker at international conference around the world for his insights into ‘competitive advantage’.
His book ‘Aligning for Advantage: Competitive Strategies for the Political and Social Arenas’ was recently nominated as the management book of the year award by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). He has also won Professor of the Year award in Cranfield School of Management and winner of many teaching awards at many other leading universities. He was actively involved in helping the British government and UKTI find the next billion dollar companies, and he also sits on various boards in the UK and Africa.
Stephen Rosenbaum has 18 years of work experience in the private sector, primarily in the fields of consultancy and Private Banking. He has worked on numerous assignments throughout the world including South-, Central- and North America, Western Europe, and the former Soviet Union.
As Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Dr Rosenbaum won the annual teaching prize at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences in 2012. To date, his research projects have been set in the Western Balkans, Central Asia, and West Africa.
Stephen Rosenbaum has many years of teaching experience with MSc., MBA, and EMBA students throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He teaches primarily within the fields of international business and global economics.
After earning his Ph.D. in the areas of accounting, control, and the performance contribution of individuals, Professor Bill Ryan joined Hult to teach across a range of accounting and finance courses, with an emphasis on practical application built upon sound theoretical foundations. He has also designed courses for and led the distance learning MBA for the University of London. Before entering academic life, Professor Ryan held a number of senior management positions in accounting and strategic change management in companies such as Chrysler and the 3M Corporation, where he completed assignments in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. His research is in the general area of management control spanning accounting and business strategy and he has published papers across these areas.
Rakesh has 35 years business experience having worked in a number of different industries. He originally worked in aviation, financial services and agricultural machines in a variety of management position. For the last 25 years Rakesh has worked from his own consulting business advising companies, around the world, in strategy, change, leadership and innovation. He has worked with companies in the oil and gas sector, technology, textiles, transport and biomedicine, plus others. He has worked with large corporations with multi billion dollar turnovers as well as with SMEs. Rakesh was part of the visiting faculty at Henley Business School for 20 years.
Rakesh has helped a number of companies significantly increase their size through the implementation of well thought out strategies. Currently, Rakesh is currently working on developing a technology company in the health, wellness and performance sector incorporating an innovation based strategy.
Rakesh lectured in strategy, change management and leadership at Henley Business School for 20 years on MBA programmes. He has also taught at London Business School, Lorange Institute, Zurich and Nottingham Business School.
Dr. Maarten van der Kamp is the Founder and Managing Director of Value in Enterprise, a consultancy helping organisations innovate for a more sustainable society. His research focuses on the management of ‘sustainabilities’ in the production and consumption of certified goods, with a focus on food; previous projects include an Academy of Business in Society funded study about the integration of sustainability in mainstream leadership development programmes for the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.
Dr. van der Kamp started his career at Royal Philips Electronics as a senior engineer, team leader and environmental facilitator. In the latter capacity, he contributed to sustainability debates at corporate and business line levels, and improved development processes to stimulate a more sustainable approach to product design.
Nina van Gessel is Associate Dean for the Undergraduate program at Hult International Business School’s London campus. Her responsibilities include providing support for new and continuing faculty and chairing the Academic Standards Committee. Before joining Hult, Nina taught at universities in Canada and the Netherlands. She has taught courses in, among other fields, academic and business writing, information literacy, cultural studies, and gender and international relations. Nina obtained her Ph.D in American literature from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Professor Vannoni has more than 15 years international experience in media, corporate communications, digital marketing, and social media. He holds a MBA from Boston University and began his career at CNN International's Business-Today show. Dr. Vannoni's current clients include a USD4 billion market-cap company as well as the Italian energy regulator. In 2005, he was Elected Member of the Board at the American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia.
Daniel specializes in Marketing Communications, New Media, Film and Television Production. He is currently researching the uses of professional communication in the management and development of creativity. Before moving to the UK in 2004, he worked as a screenwriter, casting director and editor in Spain. He now lives in London, where he is the media consultant of TwelvePoint.com and the co-founder of Ace Films.
Dr. Wagemans is Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading the Public Services Advisory Practice. Prior to PwC, he was a strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He was the recipient of the Hoover Foundation Fellowship while at Brown University and has been Visiting Fellow at Oslo University.
Gloria Walker, ABC, FRSA, is a communications consultant and researcher, based in London, England. She has held positions in the US and in Europe in corporate communications, internal communications, public relations and public affairs, both in-house and in consultancies. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate programs in the US, the UK and Thailand.
Mo is the Associate Dean for the UG Program in London and prior this appointment managed his own marketing consultancy company in London and has over the years carried out consultancy assignments for several organizations including Coca cola, The British Council, Nigeria National Petroleum Company and The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Over the past six years, Mo has trained over 2000 marketing executives mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa. Prior to setting up his consultancy, he worked for four years as Group Marketing Manager (West Africa) for the French multinational firm Cement Françoise and Acting CEO for The Gambia Mineral Water Company.
Mo is a graduate of Cranfield University School of Management and holds a Chartered Marketer Status from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). His doctoral thesis centered on managing service quality in academic institutions. He was voted by the UG student body as Professor of the Year for two consecutive years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
Mo served as an Adjunct professor at the triple accredited Grenoble University Graduate School of Business (GGSB) and lectured in their campuses in France, London, Singapore and China.
Melissa Willby is the Dean for the Undergraduate program at Hult International Business School’s London campus. She came to Hult from Syracuse University’s London campus where she served as the Internship and Community Service Coordinator for this large, well-established study abroad program. During her time at SU, Melissa rationalized and expanded SU’s internship program and developed links with a wide variety of London businesses, charities, NGO’s and local schools. Prior to this, she lectured for a number of international and study abroad universities and colleges including Richmond, the American International University in London; Ithaca College London and the American School in London, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Soup Kitchen at ACL. She holds a PhD from Sussex University in American Studies. After twenty-five years of living in London, she has finally succeeded in visiting all of capital's thirty-two boroughs and two cities.
Sharon joined Hult in May, 2012 and is currently Associate Dean for post-graduate programs in London. Prior to joining Hult, she was Executive Director of Executive Education and Director of Professionally Certificated Programs at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School; at Cambridge she led the development and launch of a number of new programs including the Post-graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. Sharon brings over 20 years’ experience in higher education administration in the UK and Canada, including 8 years as Director of Continuing Studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. While at the University of Western Ontario, she identified, developed, and launched innovative new programs in a wide variety of subject areas using creative online and classroom teaching and delivery methods. Sharon serves on several boards, lives in Cambridge, and is trying valiantly to learn the game of golf.
Andrew Wright has been with Hult since 2003. He specializes in international political economy, development, and the political economy of war. He returned to academic life as a mature student, after a decade of work in local government administration. Andrew studied philosophy, then economic history and international politics (at York University) and sociology (at the London School of Economics); since then Andrew has taught at both British and American universities, including the School of African and Oriental Studies and Birkbeck College (University of London), the University of Notre Dame in London, and London Metropolitan University.
Andrew is a member of the British International Studies association, and was a founding editor of the journal, Historical Materialism. His primary research interests and current project concerns the relationship between war and the world market economy. He is also working on a critical survey of approaches to the relationship between war, politics and society. His publications include a conference paper on 'Anthony Giddens and the Historical Sociology of War and Modernity' presented at the British International Studies Association; a paper on 'Capitalism States and Accounting' published in the journal Critical Perspectives in Accounting and several contributions to the recently published Encyclopedia of International Political Economy.
Samar’s experience in design is both academic and professional. She has been teaching Design and Multimedia since 1998 at a number of universities. She is also an active practitioner, with a portfolio of printed and screen-based projects, often bilingual. Clients include the BBC and Sharjah International Biennial.Her special interests include typography and non-linear narration in multimedia.
Born in Medellin, Colombia with Italian ancestry, his careers in business and academia have developed simultaneously and internationally. Juan David's work as Information Systems Co-ordinator for the British and Colombian Chamber of Commerce in London helped strengthen the commercial and cultural bond between Europe and South America by promoting bilateral trade and investment ventures. This allowed him to work closely on projects alongside major multinationals that operate on both sides of the Atlantic, such as BHP Billiton, Control Risks Group, and The National Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers. Likewise, Juan David actively contributed to the fortification of bilateral diplomatic ties between the UK and Colombia by working together with the embassies of both countries.
As Director of Education Programmes for Gold Mercury International, a London-based governance and global vision think tank, Juan David worked alongside the CEO on advisory projects with global brands such as Coca-Cola. He also developed strategic advisory tools to diagnose the health of corporate cultures and co-created the Gold Mercury Academy for Visionary Leadership, a Think Tank education centre for business executives.
Throughout his work and involvement with companies and governments, Juan David has also been active in the academic realms by developing and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate managerial courses for an array of colleges, universities and business schools. These include the University of Richmond, BPP University and The European School of Economics, amongst several others. He has taught students from every continent and his courses have been taught in academic institutions and business schools in North America, Europe and Asia.