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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 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.
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.”
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. In 2011, he was appointed Discipline Lead for the Operations/IT/Project Management arena. and previously served as Chair of the Faculty Operating Committee. In 2012, Nick was appointed Global Dean of Faculty, responsible for the direction of 170 faculty across five worldwide locations.
He has been a faculty member at Northeastern University, Bentley College, Boston University, and Simmons College, teaching graduate and executive courses in Operations Management and served as Director, Executive Programs at Boston University's School of Management.
His 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, Nick established Amdur Associates, an operations consulting firm that focuses on enterprise and supply-chain solutions in operations, logistics, materials and information systems.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Teaching experience includes position as 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: www.carlosbaradello.com. These writings are the foundation of his future book titled Soft Landing in Silicon ValleyTM. Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
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.
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.
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.
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 forMcKesson 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.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities as Hult, Martin also teaches finance at the University ofCalifornia 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. Martin received University of California, Berkeley’s “Honored Instructor” award in 2010 for dedication toe xcellence in teaching. Martin receives consistently high student evaluations and is known for his ability to explain complex ideas in easily understood terms.
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.
Dr. Buss has received sixteen teaching awards from different schools for his teachingexcellence. He received the 2004 Special Recognition Award from the Capital Region WorldTrade Center for his support of international business initiatives in the Capital Region of NewYork. His Ph.D. dissertation won first-place as the best Marketing dissertation from theAmerican Marketing Association in 1980.
Dr. Buss was a Teaching Professor of Global Strategy in the Fox School of TempleUniversity in from 2012 through June of 2014. His recent executive education clients includethe Rotterdam School of Management, Leiden University, the Lorange Institute of Businessin Zurich, Smith School at University of Maryland, the Universidad del Salvador in Argentinaand private companies.
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.
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.
Adam Carstens is Director of Research for Hult International Business School and a member of the team at Hult Labs, the newly created global research initiative based out of Hult’s San Francisco campus. In addition to teaching, Adam is also helping the Hult Labs team conduct original research on what's needed in business education, and will help design new learning approaches in the classroom based on this research.
Before coming to Hult, Adam led consulting engagements for Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter's consulting firm, Kotter International. Prior to that, he was the first non-Japanese full-time faculty member at Globis, Japan’s largest business school in Tokyo, Japan and helped design their International MBA program. He has also helped teach classes at the Annenberg School for Communications at USC and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also served as a political aide for a U.S. Senator and Congressman in Washington, DC.
He received his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and lives in Belmont, California with his wife, son and daughter.
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.
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.
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 ofRea 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. Hehas 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 twoIndia-facing industrial and distribution startups.
Alan has thirty years of experience in business planning, corporate finance, and valuation consulting with extensive experience in the preparation of valuation estimates for accounting and tax purposes. He has been a trusted adviser to numerous major clients in non-financial industries including chemicals, health care, manufacturing, and energy and information technology. He has managed client service teams valuing businesses and intangible assets for tax and financial reporting in connection with mergers and acquisitions for over twenty years. He also has been a frequent lecturer and author on topics such as improving shareholder value, exploiting intellectual property and valuation of businesses and corporate intangible assets.
He helped to establish policies and best practices within the valuation practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Standard & Poor’s and Duff & Phelps, LLC. These included quality assurance processes, training and professional development and recruiting. He acted as a judge for the first Duff & Phelps national student case study competition. Alan retired as Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, August 2010.
Alan received an AB in mathematics from Cornell University and an SM in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Karen has 20 years of experience in developing strategies, partnerships and teams to accelerate the profitable growth of technology-oriented organizations in new markets. Currently, she is the Vice President of Strategy and Impact at TechSoup Global and her team is responsible for maximizing the social and financial impact of this global nonprofit organization.
Karen has a unique blend of direct experience with start-ups, social enterprises, and high-tech multinational firms including Vital Wave Consulting, Telcordia Technologies, AT&T, and the Peace Corps. Throughout her career, she has delivered millions of dollars of incremental revenue through the creation of compelling sales and marketing strategies and by adeptly managing programs and teams across the globe including in India, China and Mexico. Karen is passionate about the power of technology to transform people’s lives and she improved the performance of 100+ technology-centric social enterprises from around the world by creating specialized training courses, identifying and connecting entrepreneurs to critical resources, and providing one-on-one advice and mentoring.
Karen earned her MA and PhD in International Business Relations at Tufts University and graduated from California State University, Chico with a joint B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish. She is fluent in Spanish and lived in Latin America nearly 10 years.
Bill Costello joined the Hult faculty in 2008. He comes to Hult from Babson College where heserved as Executive-in-Residence and member of the full-time faculty. Prior to Babson, Costellowas Director of Arthur Andersen’s New England Products Industry and Supply Chain Practices.As a consultant specializing in operations and technology, he has served clients in North America,Europe, and Asia. His clients include major corporations such as Proctor & Gamble, Gillette, Pratt& Whitney, Master Card International, General Electric, Shipley Chemical, EG&G (Perkin-Elmer)and ICI as well as many privately held companies. Mr. Costello is founder and President ofTechnology Management Company and has been Chief Operating Officer for several technologycompanies. He has also taught at Boston University’s School of Management and NortheasternUniversity’s Graduate School of Business. Costello earned his B.S.B.A. from Bryant Universityand MBA from Babson College.
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.
Linda Cyr is on the faculty at Hult International Business School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Her career spans both academic and corporate settings. As an independent consultant, she has served senior leaders at global corporations such as Novartis, AB InBev, and Ernst & Young as well as at startup firms. Linda was a Partner at Tapestry Networks where she co-created and led its healthcare practice. Prior to joining Tapestry Networks, Linda was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Early in her career at GTE, Linda managed direct marketing sales teams, designed and administered sales compensation plans, and developed a company-wide sales management curriculum.
Linda earned a PhD and MS from Cornell University and a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
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.
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 ofengineering and consulting experience in the global aerospace, defense and intelligence industries andacademia, he has led and performed R&D projects for international corporations and non-profitorganizations 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.
Mr. Davis served as a member of the Committee on the Evaluation of the Multifunction Phased ArrayRadar Planning Process for the National Academies, National Research Council, Board on AtmosphericSciences 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 XSATexperimental satellite competition.He was awarded the Whirlpool Fellowship and the Atlantic Richfield Academic Excellence award at Georgia Tech.
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.
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:
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.
Dr. Bala Dharan is a Professor at Hult International Business School. In addition to Hult, Dr. 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.
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.
Dr. Dhillon holds a PhD in Management and Technology and an MS in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University, and a BA in Psychology from Emory University.
Martin Doettling is a professor of digital marketing at Hult International Business School in San Francisco.
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 startup 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.
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.
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.
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 Strategic Insite, 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.
Laurie Dwyer is also 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.
She 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.
Giana M. Eckhardt is Professor of Marketing at Hult International Business School and at Royal Holloway, University of London. She was formerly on the faculty at Suffolk University, Boston and theAustralian Graduate School of Management, Sydney and was visiting faculty atCEIBS in Shanghai. She received her B.S. in Marketing from the University ofConnecticut and her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Minnesota. Giana haspublished widely in the field of consumer culture theory; in particular on issuesrelated to consumer behavior in Asia, branding, globalization, consumer ethics andaccess 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 TheMyth of the Ethical Consumer (Cambridge University Press). She is a past co-chair ofthe 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 Macro marketing. 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 AustralianResearch Council and the Marketing Science Institute, and has worked closely withcompanies such as McKinsey in Asia and Dunkin’ Brands in China. She has presentedher work at top institutions and conferences around the world, including at the UnitedNations CSR Global Forum. She teaches international marketing and brand management to MBA and executive MBA students, including at Hult International Business School in Shanghai.
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.
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.
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.
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 befor eleaving the firm in 2014 to become an independent consultant.
James helps clients tackle their board-level issues through strategy development,organisation 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 programmes as they undertake strategic projects for sponsor companies.
In 2007, James won 2007 ‘Strategy Consultant of the Year’, awarded by the ManagementConsultancies Association and The Times newspaper. James holds an MA in Modern Historyfrom Mansfield College, Oxford University.
James is an active mentor to social entrepreneurs and not-for-profit enterprises. He applieshis consulting and general business experience to help them develop growth plans andoperating models. James splits his time between London and Brighton. He enjoys travelling and tinkering with his motorbike.
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.
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 learnto 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 activitiesto enhance comprehension, increase retention and develop new skillsthrough 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.
As Chief Energizing Officer of the Matchbox Group, Mr. Faw haswon “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.
Ali Fenwick is a Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Hult International Business School. At Hult, Ali teaches Managerial Psychology to both MBA andExecutive MBA students and provides management education workshops tocorporate clients.
Ali Fenwick is also a successful industrial-organizational psychologist. Ali has designedand conducted research in both an academic and professional setting. His work hascontributed 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 majorbrands 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 especiallythe field of work motivation and commitment. This led him to become a PhD fellow inindustrial 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.
Andrew Field has a PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures (Columbia University, 2001). He is an expert in Modern Chinese and East Asian History and is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Andrew is the author of three books: Shanghai's Dancing World: Cabaret Culture and Urban Politics 1919-1954 (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2010), Mu Shiying: China's Lost Modernist (Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming), and Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of the City, 1912-2012 (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming), and numerous articles on the subject of modern urban culture in China. Andrew has served since 2006 as an Editor of H-ASIA, and is a longstanding member of the Association for Asian Studies.
David B. Flood, lecturer on “Sustainability.” Mr. Flood has a B.A. in History from the University of Delaware (1978) and a Master’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
At Hult, Elisabetta teaches Toolbox courses on Managerial Skills and Individual Skills, as well as Management Communications. 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill 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.
Chris teaches at Hult International Business School in San Francisco where he teaches a course in financial analysis with guest speakers from Salesforce.com, LinkedIn, Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins, Capital, Electronic Arts and other Bay Area technology and investment firms. He is also a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for venture capital / business model contribution to students and alumni). He lives in Hillsborough with his wife and 3 sons and enjoys playing baseball with his family and community service.
Chris is also a Partner at Artis Ventures. He joined Artis Ventures in January of 2012 and has 20 years of technology and investment experience. He focuses on venture capital investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. Chris led Artis Ventures’ investment in Bracket Computing and has also been actively involved in Artis Ventures’ investments in Nimble Storage, Practice Fusion, Stateless Networks, Quid Software and others. He has relationships with many Fortune 500 CTOs and has helped many prospective and current venture portfolio companies with customer introductions.
Prior to joining Artis Ventures, Chris founded Haroun Capital Management (HCM), which had several venture investments, including an investment in Facebook.
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.
Max Hejazi is a Canadian citizen of Middle Eastern descent. He has been living and working in Shanghai since 2004. After a short career as a medical scientist, Max obtained his MBA from McGill University In 2003 and moved to China shortly after. He started as a Training and Marketing Manager in a local state-owned hotel before starting his own business as a freelance corporate trainer in Shanghai. His corporate clients are Chinese executives and mid-level managers working in multinational companies. He provides one-on-one coaching and group training on effective business communication skills. As a Professor at Hult, Max teaches Global Management
Dr. Omar Hernandez is a Chemical Engineer with graduate studies in Economic Policy and Governmentand a PhD in Process Economics and Environmental Impact from Imperial College, London, UK. Beforeteaching Quantitative Methods, Operations Management, and Corporate Responsibility at Hult he hastaught at University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hernandez has worked for a diverse set oforganization, including Procter & Gamble, Oil & Gas, National Office of the Environment and NaturalResources and Accenture. He has published several books and been the project lead on a variety ofresearch engagements for S&P 500 companies that led to international awards in different countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor of Marketing specializing in all areas of marketing and strategy, entrepreneurship, personal development, mentoring and presentation and sales skills.
Yasar teaches Business and Global Society at Hult International Business School. He is also 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). 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.
Yasar has 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.
Ron is currently a senior partner at the IXL Center and at the Spinnaker Group (a venture capital firm). He is on the Faculty of the Hult International Business School, and on the Advisory board of Arthur D. Little Inc. (ADL). He was most recently a senior partner of the Monitor Group where he founded and led their Innovation practice and was founder of IMI (Innovation Management Inc.). For 20 years he was the managing director of the Technology and Innovation Management Practice for Arthur D. Little worldwide. He was also Chief Innovation Officer and served on their Technology Investment Board and Management Education Institute Board.
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.
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 multi-national research consortium, and with different regulation agencies in Israel and the U.S.
He was also 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.
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.
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.
In addition to Hult John has taught at Tuck School at Dartmouth College, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Kusterer began his career in China in 2008 as head teacher of first year undergraduate students at
Shantou University Business School. Since then, he has taken on professional roles in strategy, finance,
research, and project management, and currently manages a global media research team focused on developing tools for media measurement, data tracking, and data analysis. In his time as a professional in China, he has achieved numerous career milestones, including meeting such figures as United States President Bill Clinton, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Papua New Guinea Deputy Prime Minister Sir Puka Temu. He has also been quoted in New York Times newspaper, received numerous industry awards, and appeared as a talk show guest on the ICS program Culture Matters. His research has been published by government organizations such as U.S. Commercial Service and UK Trade and Investment, as well as private organizations such as Bloomberg Terminal.Mr. Kusterer began instructing at HULT International Business School in October 2013, and in his first term achieved a Teaching Excellence Award, an award given to the top five teaching faculty per module, for his instruction of Business Math. He holds a BS in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.
Before joining Hult in Dubai as Associate Dean and Professor of Management Communication, Dr. Kuzniarski taught at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, where she also engaged in curriculum development and research on intercultural aspects of professional communication.
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).
Jun Lai is the General Manager of Booking.com for Greater China Region since 2012. Booking.com is world’s largest provider of online accommodations. He is based in Shanghai. Prior to this role Jun worked for Hilton Worldwide, 7 years in the US managing hotels in New York metro markets and 4 years in China overseeing revenue management function.
Jun was an adjunct professor for New York University, teaching pricing and revenue management courses for both undergraduate & graduate classes. He is a contributing author for text book ‘Hospitality and Tourism: An Industry Primer’ published in 2007.
Claudia teaches International Marketing at Hult. She is a marketing executive with 16 years experience gained across Western Europe, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. I am privileged to have enjoyed a progressive career in marketing and the management of marketing with leading global businesses such as Tesco, Reuters, Deloitte and Procter and Gamble and have also worked with many other businesses, at C-suite level, as a consultant.
An expert at segmentation, targeting and positioning of brands, I have managed a portfolio of health and beauty brands as well as marketing professional and financial services.
I have developed marketing capabilities of teams and individuals, creating a “Marketing Academy” in each company where I headed up the function. I have extensive experience in coaching and developing marketers through their career progression and am passionate about developing the next generation of leaders.
My teaching experience includes running a school early on in my career, teaching in a naval academy in Italy, teaching literature and language to university students, and guest lecturing in marketing as well as representing my employers at universities and acting as the liaison between the schools and the employer.
I am a formally trained interviewer of marketing talent and an approved Procter and Gamble interviewer.
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).
Deborah Leipziger is an author, lecturer, and advisor in the field of corporate responsibility (CR). She advises companies, governments, and UN agencies on CR and sustainability issues. She has advised leading multinational companies on strategic and supply chain issues, as well as a wide range of CR initiatives, including the UN Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, the UN Environment Programme, and Social Accountability International.
She is the co-author of Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers, (Greenleaf, 2014) and The Corporate Responsibility Code Book, soon to be released as a third edition (Greenleaf, 2010) and co-author of Living Corporate Citizenship (FT, 2002) and Corporate Citizenship: Successful Strategies of Responsible Companies, (FT, 1998). She is the author of Social Accountability 8000: The Definitive Guide to the New Social Standard (FT Prentice Hall, 2001). Her books have been translated into Portuguese, French, Korean, and Chinese.
Ms. Leipziger is a Professor at Hult International Business School and a Senior Fellow at the Lewis Institute at Babson College. She serves as a Lecturer in the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program and Adjunct Faculty at the Simmons School of Management. Deborah serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
She has served on several boards including the Global Responsible Investment Advisory and Oversight Committee of Aviva plc; the Sustainable Futures Advisory Committee of Alliance Trust Investments in the UK; the International Board of Advisors of Instituto Ethos in Brazil, and the Advisory Board for the Center for Ethics at Manhattanville College, USA.
Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger has a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattanville College in Economics and International Studies. For more information, go to http://deborahleipziger.com/
Sheen Levine is a graduate of The Wharton School. Dr. Levine spends most of his time creating new knowledge, researching how people behave and how their actions impact others, organizations, and markets. His research helps managers boost personal and organizational performance, aids government officials in planning policy, and benefits scholars, who rely on his research to advance human knowledge. Dr. Levine’s research has been relied upon in business, sociology, psychology, and economics. It has also been cited in computer science, physics, and mathematics. For his impact, Dr. Levine was named Top Professor on Twitter.
Professor Litman is currently Managing Director of Equity Analysis & Strategy, Inc. headquartered in New York City, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EAS Group, which includes the Institute of Strategy & Valuation, EAS Digital, and other private holdings. He is a member of the Board of Directors of COL Financial Group, a publicly-traded financial services firm in Asia (PSE: COL). He is Chairman of the Foundation for Socioeconomic Advancement focused on philanthropic efforts to support underdeveloped communities, and also Advisory Board Member of Children International. Previously, Professor Litman held Director/Manager positions at Credit Suisse First Boston, Deloitte Consulting, and American Express. He is co-author of the book, DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions, and the Creation of Wealth and has published in Harvard Business Review. Professor Litman is on faculty at HULT International Business School and has lectured at Harvard Business School and has been involved in new business curriculum and course design at top universities around the world. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States, a member of the Global CFA Institute, received his B.S. Accountancy at DePaul University and his MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Damiao Lo, Partner, Schroeder Lo Associates, is a business solutions consultant whose holistic approach and advanced solutions to client problems stem from broad expertise in business, IT and system architecture strategy. Clients count on his systematic and thorough approach to business consulting, and his superior command of technology, to deliver consistent and additional value by not only anticipating their issues, and developing user-friendly leading-edge total solutions, which empower them to work more efficiently and effectively, but by designing and generating new business possibilities for them.
Damiao’s 17 year international track record of innovation encompasses implementing Internet web portal infrastructure, integrating legacy systems with Internet portals and providing business process solutions to internal and external clients. In SchroederLo Associates, progressive solutions include business restructure, executive coaching, facilitation, business set-up, asset management and protection and optimized business practice for China. His methodical approach, deep experience in China, Macau, Hong Kong and Canada, and creative-solutioning, helps his clients achieve seamless operations in complex markets and ensures their competitive edge.
Damiao’s exemplary IT, business consulting and executive coaching skills arm his clients with the tools and confidence they need to propel their businesses, and his trademark passion for problem solving and long term strategic approach differentiates him. Known for quickly building rapport and trust, Damiao always exceeds the project scope, proactively developing cost-effective, quality systems and processes that facilitate transparent and actionable solutions and allow his clients to explore new horizons.
Fluent in English and Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin, Damiao Lo is a champion of advanced technologies that optimize workflow and also develops software and cutting edge applications for clients in his spare time.
Peter Lou is a seasoned banking professional with 20+ years of financial service experience, with diverse set of skills in advanced financial modeling, portfolio analysis,product planning. His experience includes working at Wells Fargo Corporate Treasury &Corporate Finance (FP&A and Management Science Department), Wholesale Banking,Wealth Management Group (WBR), and Business Banking Group. Before joining Wells Fargo, he was a senior financial analysis manager at Union Bank and a senior management consultant at Ernst & Young LLP.
As the founder Alibris, Lawrence transformed it from a start-up to a highly-successful online retailer. Professor Louie went on to become a faculty advisor at the University of San Francisco's School of Business' Incubator and direct the business school's New Venture Center. He has also directed the MBA program and University of San Francisco and helped pioneer the school's Career Services. He has won many awards as an educator.
Dr. Marple has taught finance and investment banking at Hult and its predecessor organizations. Over the years he has played a major role in building the MBA program. He is a tenured professor at Northeastern University where he teaches business finance, investment banking and international finance. At Northeastern he has chaired almost every faculty committee known to humankind. He earned an AB degree from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and MBA and doctoral degrees from Harvard. The business cases he has written present financial management problems faced in atypical organizations. Currently he is a member of the Hult Curriculum Committee.
Mac McClellan teaches Consulting Methods at Hult. He has extensive experience in and with political, social, and military affairs in the Middle East. He holds the rank of Major (Retired) in the United States Marine Corps and has long advised the U.S. military, U.S. Department of State and consular officials, and foreign government and military officials on Arab and Arab Americanaffairs. He held command in the Marine Corps at home and abroad. In the private sector, hegained invaluable experience dealing with business issues in the Middle and Far East and has been intimately involved in business development in the oil and gas industry in the region. Most recently, he was General Manager for the Middle East operation of Enron and the global LNG trading operation of the company with P&L responsibility for the region covering Morocco to Pakistan. He developed energy projects in Palestine, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, and Egypt, and led telecommunications and IT projects for the region. He currently leads consulting firms dealing with energy, security, health care, organizational development, business development and business advisory services in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, located in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and is a professor at Hult International Business School. He has been featured on CNBC and in The Wall Street Journal on several occasions, and he has been an expert witness before the U.S. Congress on issues affecting Americans and American companies abroad.
Donelda is an Associate Professor of Marketing who has taught in the United Arab Emirates (AUS and UOWD), Hong Kong (HKUST), Canada (McMaster and Ryerson), England (Bradford and Leeds Business School) and she was inaugural faculty onboard the ocean-going university, The Scholar Ship. She has taught EMBA, MBA, Masters, Undergraduate and Adult Education classes across a range of marketing subjects. Her research agenda includes her interest in service encounters from her PhD studies as well as business and marketing topics relevant to emerging markets. Prior to academia, Donelda held senior positions in companies in the manufacturing, service and distribution industry sectors in Toronto, Canada area. In addition to Hult, Donelda is coaching faculty with Athabasca University (Canada) online Executive MBA. She has lived international for many years but still connects with her Canadian roots.
Mary McLain holds a Masters of Law in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Prior to coming to HULT, she was an Adjunct Professor at University of California Hastings School of Law, Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution and University of California Berkeley School of Law where she taught mediation, negotiation, and the mediation clinic to J.D. candidates and lawyers from around the world enrolled in the LL.M program. She lead awareness-based experiential learning programs in conflict transformation, adaptive leadership, collaborative processes, mediation and negotiation. She lectures throughout the United States and abroad and leads trainings in mediation for such groups as the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Before becoming a mediator and educator, Ms. McLain practiced as a litigator in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a mediator, Ms. McLain mediates a wide range of cases including commercial/business, employment, real estate, personal injury, insurance, probate, partnerships, and family law at RESOLUTION REMEDIES.
Ms. McLain provides mediation services for the Federal Courts, Superior Courts, and private organizations. She is past president of numerous professional and community nonprofit organizations. In her free time she enjoys traveling, playing tennis and spending time with her family.
Herb Meiberger was first elected to a five-year term on the Retirement Board in 1992, and has served for 20 years in that capacity. The Retirement Board oversees the $15.4 billion (6/31/2011) Defined Benefit pension fund and the voluntary $2.0 billion Defined Contribution fund. Mr. Meiberger was hired by the Retirement System in 1986 as a security analyst and has worked in several capacities, including directly managing and overseeing the fixed income portfolios, monitoring compliance of the asset managers and working on the alternative investment portfolio. He retired in 2006 after twenty years of service. He earned a B.A. in mathematics and chemistry from the University of South Dakota and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1987, and has taught CFA® review courses for the Stalla/Becker Educational program. In addition, he teaches corporate finance and investments at San Francisco State University. Mr. Meiberger serves on the advisory board of the Pacific Pension Institute, and the Institutional Real Estate Letter.
Founder of Reflections and Executive Coach, Sabine Menon (PhD) is based in Shanghai, China. Her area of expertise is personal and leadership development.
Sabine, a French citizen, has been an expatriate for over 18 years. She lived and worked in Germany, the USA, Argentina where she developed her business experience in the music industry. Her nomadic life challenged her to constantly rebuild her professional identity and she found her passion when she joined the London Business School, UK, in 2006. At LBS, she started coaching MBA and Executive MBA students intensively on their career and leadership development.
She relocated to Shanghai, China in 2009, first working with Columbia B-School, LBS and HKU in their joint EMBA global programme and founded Reflections in 2010. She coaches individuals at senior levels and C-suite, mostly expatriates but also local Chinese working for MNCs in Asia. Sabine also works with senior management teams, helping them to optimise their performance. With her varied experience, she is particularly specialised in dealing with diversity and cultural issues.
Her technique blends academic rigour with pragmatic solutions grounded in the business context.
Today she is the only China based coach working with the INSEAD Global Leadership Center, both in the EMBA (Singapore/Beijing) and Executive Education Programs.
At Hult she taught EMBA on “The Art of Questioning” and worked with the MIB on optimizing their team work. She also facilitated workshops on “Managing Emotions” and “Dealing with difficult conversations”. As part of the Toolbox, she will teach “Team skills” to EMBA and MIB
Dr Menon holds a MA in neuro-psychology (Paris, France) and a PhD in Human Development and Organizations (Santa Barbara, USA). Her doctoral research focused on Professional Women Expatriates working for MNC and she has a special interest in Women Leadership and Global Mobility.
Sabine has worked with individuals within most of the Fortune 100 companies; examples of organisations for which she has or is currently coaching include DSM, Johnson and Johnson, Carrefour, Danone, Schneider, Aramark, BNP Paribas, BCG, LVMH.
Dr. Merron has taught at Hult since 2010 where he played an instrumental role in helping start up the San Francisco Campus. He teaches TeamSkills, Leadership, Management Communications, and Change Management. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco OD program.
He is the founder and Managing Partner of Avista Consulting Group, an organizational consulting and leadership development firm dedicated to helping organizations with bold visions achieve sustainable high performance and industry leadership. As an organization effectiveness and executive development consultant, he has more than 30 years of experience assisting executives and managers in business, government, and education. In partnership with his clients, he has successfully conducted over twenty-five large-system strategic, cultural, and technical change efforts resulting in a measurable increase in organizational productivity, employee performance, and employee satisfaction. Dr. Merron has significant experience in helping companies manage the human side of mergers and acquisitions, downsizing, and challenges of sustaining periods of rapid growth. In addition, has designed and led over 100 seminars and workshops, aimed to produce a positive and enduring change in the way executives and managers lead their organizations. Industry experience includes computer and electronics, telecommunications, insurance, utilities, and health care.
Keith has conducted research on the relationships between human development, managerial effectiveness and high performance, and has published numerous professional journal articles. His research help lay the foundation for Integral Theory, a major theoretical framework for leadership and organizational behavior. In addition, he played a major role in helping revamp the MBA curriculum at Hult, shaping its direction toward people skills.
He is the author of five books on human and organizational change. They include: Riding the Wave: Designing Your Organization for Enduring Success, Consulting Mastery: How the Best Make the Biggest Difference, The Golden Flame: The Heart and Soul of Remarkable Leadership, Inner Freedom: Living Authentically the Life You Were Truly Meant to Live and Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line, co-authored with Barbara Annis.
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.
Karim Mimouni is the recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the American University in Dubai in 2009. He has been elected the “Ideal Business Professor” by the Business Student Association (BSA) as per students vote at the American University in Dubai.
Karim Mimouni is highly involved in academic research. His interests include derivatives, fixed income securities, micro-finance, risk management, asset pricing and investments. His articles have been published in leading finance journals including the Review of Financial Studies. Karim’s papershave been presented at major international finance conferences including the American Finance Association (AFA), the European Finance Association (EFA) and the Northern Finance Association(NFA).
In addition to Hult Karim is a full-time Associate Professor of Finance at the American University in Dubai since 2007. Recently, he joined Qatar university as an Associate Professor of Finance.
Atul Minocha brings a blend of large corporate and entrepreneurship experience to the classroom and brings academic and experiential expertise in marketing, finance, strategy and entrepreneurship.
In addition to teaching, he serves as a “fractional” Chief Marketing Officer to small-to-medium sized companies (www.ChiefOutsiders.com). He also co-founded a series of hedge funds based on his analytical model (www.vixek.com) and is partner at an investment firm. Besides his deep & direct interests in marketing and finance, he is also engaged in current macroeconomic issues and is authoring a book on implications of and solutions for the recent global crisis (www.CrazEconomics.com). He is a member of Sierra Angels investment group at Lake Tahoe where he co-chairs their Elite Mentoring Corps focused on providing coaching and mentoring to a select group of startups in Northern California and Nevada.
Atul started his career with Toyota and was one of the first employees at their India operation. He moved to the United States in 1987 and continued his marketing career with Cummins Engine Company and Honeywell followed by Kodak where he was Chief Marketing Officer for their health imaging division. He has also worked at Smith & Nephew as their marketing head and at Covance as General Manager for their Cardiac Safety Services business. Atul followed his large-corporate career with entrepreneurial ventures in clean energy, hospitality & alternative-investments. He was Associate Professor at Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nevada where he was also Marketing Program Chair and taught courses in marketing, finance, investments, business strategy, business planning and entrepreneurship.
Shahruz Mohtadi holds a B.S. in International Business and a Ph.D. in Economics with a minor in International Relations. He is currently an Associate Professor at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He also has faculty appointments at Babson College, and Hult International Business School. He is a member of the Global Faculty of the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education in Iran. He is the author of papers in academic journals and Baha’i publications.
Matthias Mokros is internationally facilitating and coaching executives, teams and groups of Corporate Business, Business Schools, Universities and Not-for-profit organizations on different topics of Team and Organizational Development. After holding the position of Managing Director of an Outward Bound center in the north of Germany he kept his affiliation with the Organization as Program Manager and Senior Facilitator, working e.g. at INSEAD.
He is the co founder of Transnations, Paris, France. A multinational consortium for bridging cultural gaps for business success.
In addition to teaching at Hult, Matthias teaches Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Extension School.
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.
John received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and his MBA, with a concentration in finance, from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. John became a CFA charterholder in 1990. In 2010 he earned the CIPM (Certificate in Performance Measurement) designation, also administered by the CFA Institute. From 1999 until 2006, John participated as a grader and senior grader at the CFA Institute. He also has been a member of the working body of the CFA Institute’s candidate core curriculum review committee. John began his career as an accountant and financial analyst for Levi Strauss. He later served as manager of treasury and risk, and pension officer, for Placer Dome US, Inc. Since 1998, John has been a consultant, with engagements at such firms as Chiron (Novartis) and Wells Fargo Bank. John also teaches preparatory classes for the CFA exam.
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.
Dr. Amanda Nimon Peters is a business psychologist. Dr. Amanda graduated at 19 from the University of Adelaide with a first class Honours Degree in Psychology and the Australian Psychological Society Prize. After taking a position as a lecturer in Psychology at the Flinders University of South Australia, she moved to the University of Cambridge where she gained a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Behavioural Science, and completed post-doctoral research. She moved from Cambridge to spend ten years in Procter & Gamble, working throughout Europe and the Middle East to train brand teams in applying psychological research findings to build sales and improve consumer communications. A new assignment in 2004 brought her to Dubai, where she has lived ever since. Following P&G, Dr. Amanda ran a training consultancy company, and taught as adjunct faculty at Hult. In early 2013 she was appointed Dean of Dubai campus.
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.
Professor O' Donnell is an engineer-turned-industry analyst for the telecommunication and media industries. His research focuses on the intersection of technology, policy, and economics in the development of new markets. He has studied consumer and market reactions to new communications technologies for the MIT Media Laboratory and corporate and NGO clients. He also teaches international communications courses at Tufts University's Fletcher School.
As a professor at Hult International Business School, Sara lectures on impact accounting internationally including recently at the World Knowledge Forum (Seoul), the MAKE Awards (Tehran), Frontier Market Scouts program (Monterey Institute), ECSEL (a Shanghai-based social venture incubator), and via SVT’s online video workshop series called the Cornerstone Series. Sara is also the co-founder of the Global Social Venture Competition and of the USA SROI Network and she is Methodology Committee co-chair of the International SROI Network.
Sara is the founder of SVT Group (@svtgroup), an impact accounting firm. Analogous to a financial accounting firm, SVT designs and delivers systems that enable measurement, management, reporting, and verification of social and environmental value. Unlike a conventional accounting firm, SVT goes beyond the numbers to include important qualitative, narrative, and occasionally sensory information about social value. SVT Group is a Benefit Corporation and certified B Corp.
Theocharis’ doctoral research focuses on Corporate Governance and part of it has been conducted at London School of Economics. Part of his work has been published in international journals and presented in academic conferences.
He has taught numerous postgraduate and undergraduate courses in British Institutions at Greece (Anglia Ruskin University, University of Huddersfield, University of Wales) and in 2011-12 served as an executive associate for the Greek Prime Minister. In 2012 he moved to UK and worked for University of Cambridge, Glyndwr University and London School of Business and Finance. He currently teaches in the BBA program at Hult International Business School.
Jim Park is currently Professor of Project Management for Hult International Business School and Founder of PM Training Pros, a traditional and agile project management training and consulting services firm. He has provided publicand corporate training courses since 1998 for severalacademic institutions (Stanford University, University ofCalifornia, California State University). He has trained thousands of professionals in Project and Portfolio Management, Agile Project Management with Scrum, PMP Certification, Microsoft Project, Earned Value and Decision Making. Clients include Oracle, Google, Cisco, NorthrupGrumman, The US Coast Guard, Visa, Eli Lilly, and KaiserPermanente. He has over 20 years of experience in software, IT, and pharmaceuticaldevelopment.
Certifications: PMI (PMP, ACP), Scrum Alliance (CSP, CSPO, CSM, CST – in progress)
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'
An experienced business professional with over 25 years in the high tech and software industry, Marty Patton is a project manager in the non-profit arena, and is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of San Francisco and Hult International School of Business. Her professional experience ranges from selling & supporting customers on timesharing in the 1970's, to marketing IBM hardware & software solutions as a key business partner in the 80's & 90's, to leading & managing at staff and executive levels for Fortune 500 and small startup companies, covering all aspects of the Information Systems knowledge base in the 90’s up to today. She has taught technical courses to adults in a corporate education environment and communications, leadership, and group dynamics courses in the non-profit world. Her special interests in graduate technology and business topics include Project Management, Effective Decision Making/IT Investment Decisions, Team Dynamics & Leadership, and Marketing in the Ecommerce world. Responsible for a 5 month project management contract each year with The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Marty works with many local non-profits, serving on boards, providing business consulting services, and tutoring math in Sonoma County Schools. She is currently on the Curriculum Design Committee for the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, a startup focusing on leadership training programs for women and Treasurer for the Board of Trustees at First United Methodist Church. One of her small business activities is designing and guiding custom escorted tours for visitors to the wine county.
Dr. Timothy Payne earned his Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco. Prior to joining Hult, Tim worked as a Community Support Coordinator for Kiva Microfunds, the world's first personal microlending marketplace with a mission of alleviating global poverty by connecting people through microlending. Tim also spent five years working as an Assistant Vice President manager for Wells Fargo Bank. His research includes financial anthropology, social entrepreneurship, and innovation focusing on critical hermeneutic theory ideas such as identity, narrative and language. Tim also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Masters in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. He has presented his research at several international conferences and his fieldwork displays his commitment to socioeconomic development in South East Asia, particularly in the country of Myanmar.
Karen Phillips is a professional higher education administrator and has worked with both undergraduate and graduate student populations. Karen has a Masters of Science Degree in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University. Karen has worked in a variety of Student Affairs functions including Alumni programming, Residence Life, Greek Life, Orientation, Student Activities, and Leadership Programs. At Suffolk University, Karen helped develop SU 101, a first year transition course for new students, and also created a leadership based extended orientation institute for students. She has experience working with both domestic and international students and has worked at Suffolk University, Regis College, MIT, Semester At Sea Study Abroad program and Northeastern University prior to starting work at Hult in April, 2013.
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.
Jim currently teaches at Hult International Business School, the University of San Francisco and U.C. Berkeley Extension where he has been honored twice as “Instructor of the Year”. He has also taught at the Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley, the Graham School of Business at the University of Chicago, and Stanford University. His courses include Strategic Marketing, Introduction to Marketing, Marketing Management, Sales Management, Retail Management, Management Communication, and Presentation Skills. Jim has co-authored with David Aaker Ph.D. the Instructor’s Manual for David Aaker’s Strategic Market Management (6-9 Editions) published by John Wiley & Sons. Jim was Director of Marketing and Sales for the Technology Products Group at Dataquest (a high-technology marketing research company) and Vice President of Sales for Power Up Software Corporation (a consumer software products manufacturer). He held management positions with several high-tech companies. Jim is former president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association and is a former Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Marketing Association. He served on the committee for the AMA International Business-to-Business Marketing Conference held in San Francisco.
27 year proven management track record building brand equity-driven businesses within Fortune 500 including First National Bank of Boston, RJR Nabisco, Bristol Meyers Squibb. For private clients, he has advised on the building and managing of brands as well as the solving of complex marketing challenges across multiple sectors including high tech, health care, eCommerce and luxury goods. Entrepreneurially, Marco also co-conceived, co-launched, grew and later sold two ventures in eCommerce and FMCG.
PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR 2012, 2011 & 2007. 25 years experience training and developing executives, MBAs as well as undergraduate students on five continents. Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Hult International, Cambridge, USA; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; AALTO, Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden; EHTP Casablanca, Morocco and ENPC Paris, France. Consistently achieved high student and peer reviews.
Graduated with BS in Business Administration (1985) from Northeastern University Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies. Also, graduated with MBA (1994) from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Received the Dean’s & Faculty Award for academic excellence as well as the Sheppard Award for Outstanding Service to the Community.
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.
Lewis Rambo is an independent consultant in Organization Development, Human Resource Management, the Management of Diversity, and the Development of Strategic Focus and Organizational Alignment for clients in business, government and education.
Dr. Rawashdeh has taught International Accounting and Corporate Finance on the Hult Dubai campus since 2008. Mufeed has served on the Academic Standards Committee and is an active member of the Dubai campus.
Mufeed has extensive academic experience. For over twenty year, he has taught many courses of finance & accounting for both undergraduate & graduate classes. He has taught in North America, North Africa, China & the Middle East. He has published articles in the Financial Review, Journal of American Academy of Business, Applied Financial Economic Letter, Management Accounting quarterly, and many others.
Dr. Rawashdeh served as a dean of the faculty of finance & accounting at University of Wollongong in Dubai for different periods and as a director of finance & then a general manager of an UAE project company in eastern cost of India.
Mufeed has been involved in management consulting work & many in-house & public training courses in accounting & finance for different management levels in GCC & MENA countries.
Mufeed earned his PhD in Business Administration-Accounting, and MBA from St. Louis University, Missouri. He is a certified management accountant and a certified financial manager form the Institute of management accountants, USA.
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.
A.C. has worked in Silicon Valley for 32 years in corporate strategy, technology marketing, and business development. He teaches entrepreneurship and quantitative analysis courses at Hult. He co-founded and is a principal at Indigo Partners, a marketing strategy consulting partnership based in the Bay Area. He also founded or was a key early employee at three high-tech start-ups, worked as vice president of marketing at two other venture-backed start-ups, and occasionally works for clients as an interim marketing executive. He was a business unit manager "entrepreneur" and director of marketing at Sun Microsystems, a venture capital associate at U.S. Venture Partners, and a management consultant at Bain & Company. He teaches and coaches foreign executives and MBA students on business planning and pitching skills as a member of the University of San Francisco's International Executive Programs. He will publish his book Perfect Pitch: How to Present Your Business to Venture Capitalists and start a related blog in 2014. A.C. earned an SM in Management from MIT's Sloan School and an SM in Chemical Engineering and an SB in Chemistry from MIT. He served four years as an Armor officer in the U.S. Army.
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.
Susan Scheller Arsht is a Professor of Global Management at Hult International Business School. Susanhas taught Management and International Management courses and seminars at Westminster College inSalt Lake City, Utah and the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry at the IacoccaInstitute, Lehigh University. At the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University she also served as MarketingManager 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.
Susan 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.
Jeff Schiebe is founder of J & F Associates, a management advisory & consulting company, providing international business development to emerging companies. A seasoned global entrepreneur and executive, with more than 30 years of international sales & marketing experience, his focus is on developing global partners, channel development and strategic selling—primarily in telecom, software and Internet markets. Traveling to more than 50 countries, Jeff has worked in all established markets as well as emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. Prior to launching J & F Associates, Jeff was a founding executive at OnePIN, a mobile applications company. His entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial experience ranges from start-ups (CxO Management, PixelVision, Acunet) to emerging companies (PictureTel) to established companies (Compaq).
Jeff earned an MBA from Babson College and a BS Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has been a frequent speaker at international industry conferences and seminars. Currently he teaches at Clark University (Entrepreneur-in-Residence), the Hult International School of Business (Adjunct Professor) and Babson College (Executive Mentor, Summer Venture Program).
He brings a unique combination of entrepreneurial experience, technical knowledge, global marketing expertise and cross-cultural perspectives to his role as an international advisor, consultant, educator and author.
Professor Audrey Schroeder teaches the presentation skills in the Hult Toolbox curriculum. When she is not teaching our courses, she works with multinational corporations in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region to deliver courses in leadership and communication skills. She is also an executive coach.
Originally from the US, Audrey has lived in Hong Kong and mainland China most of her adult life, including in Shanghai since 2002. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and frequently delivers her work to her clients in Mandarin.
Audrey has a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Chinese. She has also studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, she enjoys training for and competing in triathlons.
A native of Spring Valley, Minnesota, Brian Schwarz has spent most of the past twenty years traveling around Japan and China. Since moving to China in 2000, he has lived in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai. He specializes in international marketing and cross-cultural management with a focus on Asia. He earned an MBA from Napier University, which is based in Scotland, while living in Beijing in 2001. He earned a DBA from California Coast University in 2006. He has taught at a number of top universities in China including the ESSCA School of Management, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was a consultant at Kraft Foods in Shanghai for two years. He has also authored a number of articles published in the Shanghai Business Review, China Economic Review, and China International Business since 2006. His current research project is titled Consumer Values Model of Status Consumption: A Cross-Cultural Empirical Analysis of Chinese, French and American Generation Y Consumers.
A native San Franciscan and avid chess player, Dan Sevall teaches the MIB accounting and finance toolboxes, as well as the MIB Accounting class. After earning his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy (West Point), Dan served as an Army officer in Europe in the early 1990's, and also earned a master's degrees from Troy University (International Relations) in its European campus. Following his service commitment, Dan received a fellowship to Duke University, completing his MBA in 1999. His post-MBA professional career includes tours of duty at IBM, Agilent Technologies and Google. His current full-time position is as the Division CFO for Military.com, Fastweb, Education.Org and Monster Communities. Truth be told, Dan very much enjoys teaching in the classroom and is thrilled to be a part of Hult's growing stature.
Charlie Sheppard is Founder and President of Sheppard Partners, LLC., a company on the forefront of next-generation behavioral assessment technologies. Sheppard Partners is an organizational development consulting company that focuses its efforts on helping organizations create high performance cultures. He brings experience in organizational development specializing in the assessment, design, and delivery of development programs with an emphasis strategic alignment, leadership development, team development, and negotiation skills. By developing innovative technologies and delivering creative solutions, Sheppard Partners is an active partner in the selection process, the creation of effective teams, and in ongoing organizational development. Charlie coordinates the activities of Sheppard Partners consultants and serves the firm in as the lead developer of assessment technologies and courseware.
Charlie Sheppard is also the founder and CEO of The KnoNow™ system is a specific technological solution to deliver a blended learning environment for any program. We have developed breakthroughs in technologies and electronic performance support systems to change not only how people engage in learning but also to integrate the most effective practices from both formal and informal learning. KnoNow™ creates a post-seminar learning community to pull through the key insights and behaviors of any program. a software as a service that pioneering a new method to catalyze online learning. Charlie started from scratch and built a system to create an online learning community that effectively transfers knowledge from one person to another.
Charlie has created another company on the forefront of mobile learning. MyAha is a software platform that creates enterprise mobile applications as easily as creating an electric document. Having the right training solution in your mobile phone builds efficacy for any training. MyAha allows you to create a combination of images, video, audio, text, and questions to optimize your educational offerings.
As an Organizational Development consultant, Charlie has created and implemented a number of unique programs. Charlie specializes in facilitating long-term organizational development for corporate executives. His background in corporate sales, management, and start-up ventures gives him a profound depth of understanding and application in his consulting and speaking. Charlie has been integrating leadership and negotiation skills within corporations at the senior level for the past 28 years. His specialized work in negotiations with unions and management has produced breakthrough results for both parties. He has focused on designing innovative methods of accelerated learning and the use of transformational technologies. His clients include companies such as Restoration Hardware, Seattle Genetics, Adobe, Yahoo, Allergan Merrill Lynch, Genentech, PPDI, Morgan Keegan, JP Financial, GSK, Logitech, Goldcorp, Roche and Novartis.
Throughout his career he has been consistently exploring patterns of excellence in human behavior. Charlie makes his home in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Renee and their two children Ethan and Nicole.
Jim has been serving as an adjunct faculty member at Hult for the last three years teaching the “IT for Managers” course. He has also taught several courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at Northeastern University and Boston University. Jim’s business background includes independent consulting as well as senior management consulting at Ernst & Young and office director of IT consulting for a division of Deloitte. His experience also includes Chief Information Officer of four companies across pharmaceutical, manufacturing and services industries. As a Vice President of IT at Houghton Mifflin, Jim had responsibility for the Program Management Office and led the IT Infrastructure support function of that company. As Vice president and CIO of the Shipley Company he led global IT initiatives in the U.S., Europe and Asia. With this breadth of experience, Jim brings to Hult a business focused and pragmatic application of IT best practices which he thoroughly enjoys sharing through the framework of Hult’s education platform.
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.
Stephan Sorger is a Professor of New Product Development at Hult International Business School. He is a serial marketing executive with leadership experience at startups and multinational companies such as Oracle, SAP, and 3Com (now HP). Mr. Sorger is also the author of multiple university-level marketing textbooks, a popular speaker, and a member of several academic advisory boards.
Mr. Sorger has demonstrated his expertise and commitment to teaching the next generation of leaders by earning the prestigious award of Honored Instructor, given to him for his exemplary work at UC Berkeley Extension.
Stephan Sorger has been an instructor and adjunct faculty member teaching marketing courses at the university level since 2003, at institutions such as the University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley Extension, in addition to his work at Hult. An engaging and energetic speaker, he is in demand as a keynote speaker on the conference circuit, speaking for the Northern California Business Marketing Association, the Association of International Product Management and Marketing, the Canadian Marketing Association, the Integrated Media SF Conference, and others.
Selma Steenhuisen has been working in the social sector in different leadership roles, as founder, board member, initiator and strategist since 2006. Her work has taken her from Tanzania to Israel andPalestine, and from Amsterdam to Shanghai, where she is currently working as manager at Be Better, anon profit empowering children to become financially independant.Selma is an experienced mentor, coach and teacher of topics related to social entrepreneurship and thekind of leadership that is needed if we want to be creators of our own future. She is a adjunct professor ofsocial entrepreneurship and authentic leadership at Hult International Business School.Education has been one of the red threats in her career, believing that creativity, personal leadership andengagement are at the heart of a better future.She has graduated her BA in Arts at the University of Amsterdam, and continued to become a KaosPilot,an international business and design school.
Dr. Merwyn Strate is currently a professor of Operations Management with Hult International School of Business in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prior to his appointment to the Hult faculty he was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Management Department in the School of Business at the American University in Dubai. Previous academic experience includes being appointed Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Purdue University in Indiana and time spent at the University of Nebraska as both a graduate teaching/research assistant. Professor Strate earned his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development at the University of Nebraska. He also holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska and a Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College in business administration and economics. While studying for his doctorate, Professor Strate participated in research activities focusing on Leadership and Organization Development. Previous experience includes over 20 years working with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in a variety of leadership and management capacities in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, sales, customer service, and operations management. Dr. Strate has also served as President and CEO of a successful franchise development company in addition to being involved with several family owned businesses. His personal interests include golf, fly fishing, hiking, diving and reading.
Paul R. Sullivan teaches Implementing Strategies Globally at Hult and is a senior fellow at the University of Michigan’s William Davidson Institute. Recent projects include leadership workshops for USAID in Pakistan, a TEDx talk in Tunisia on entrepreneurship and a presentation at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana. Paul was Founder and Managing Director of Global Partners, Inc., an international consulting firm dedicated to helping companies expand their global businesses. He led teams in planning and pursuit of major aerospace, energy, and high technology contracts resulting in multi-million dollar wins around the world. He has worked in 50 countries and presented seminars for thousands of managers from over 100 nations. Earlier, Paul was Senior Vice President of Harbridge House, Inc. a management consulting firm. Paul has worked with many Fortune “Global 500” companies as well as government organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Departments of Defense, Energy and Health & Human Services. He received his B.S. in Engineering and MBA from the University of Michigan and completed the Program for Health Systems Management presented by Harvard University’s Schools of Business, Public Health, and Medicine.
Donatella is a Faculty member at the Hult International Business School in San Francisco and is also a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Haas School of Business at the University of California. Before joining the Haas Business School she was a Visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business at New York University. At Haas and Hult, she teaches primarily in the area of finance and behavioral finance in the MBA and in Executive Education. Prior to arriving at the Hult International School of Business in 2014, Donatella taught undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of business.
Awards and Significant Projects Donatella has been awarded multiple research grants from the University of Bologna. In 2008 she was awarded the “Best Research Dissertation” by Banca di Credito Cooperativo in Italy. In 2007 she was awarded a “Thesis Abroad Grant” from the Department of Economics, University of Bologna.
Donatella’s research interests are in the fields of Behavioral Finance, Asset Pricing, Psychology and Economics, and Household Finance. Donatella’s research focuses on the role of precious metals in financial markets and attempts to identify fundamental drivers of precious metal returns beyond those previously documented in the academic literature. She is currently compiling a comprehensive and up-to-date dataset of global gold demand by different investor classes.
Dr Henrik Tötterman has worked several years at Hanken School of Economics in Finland, as researcher, assistant professor, and MBA Director. His courses and executives programs are commonly highly appreciated among participants. He has also lectured on various research and corporate seminars, courses and conferences especially in Europe. He has published articles in entrepreneurship and his dissertation focuses on Industrial design entrepreneurs and associated entrepreneurial processes. During the years Henrik has had several commissions of trust both in academia and corporate life. In addition, he has experience from being an entrepreneur, chairman and member of the board in a number of smaller enterprises.
Christopher (Rusty) Tunnard teaches Management and Organization at Hult. He is also a member of the International Business faculty at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he has recently been appointed the Hitachi Fellow for Technology and International Affairs. For many years, he was a Principal at Arthur D. Little (ADL) in their Travel and Technology practice in Brussels and London. He is a recognized expert on technology-led change in the international communications, travel, and financial service industries. Prior to joining ADL, he directed world-wide strategy and technology partnerships for the Travel Division of American Express TRS Co. He has also run his own consulting firm and has owned and operated a hotel barge company in southern France.
His doctoral dissertation focused on the use of technology in the formation of resistance networks that eventually led to peaceful regime change in Serbia in the 1990s. His current research examines the roles that social networks and social media can play in building up institutions and civil society in post-revolutionary countries, and he is developing analytical methods to examine public and private social networks and their impact on organizations.
Don Uy-Barreta has been teaching economics and finance related courses since 1999. He has also helped revise certificate programs and course offerings in various institutions. In addition, he has over a decade long experience in investment management, most recently as a Portfolio Analyst, where he assisted in managing nearly $4.5 billion in tax-exempt securities. He has taught at De Anza College, Palo Alto University, Notre Dame de Namur University, U.C. Berkeley Extension, and U.C. Santa Cruz Extension. His main interest lies in macroeconomics, developmental economics, labor economics and investment management. He has a B.A. and an M.S. in Economics and is currently pursuing his second masters in finance.
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.
Since completing her MBA Bettina von Stamm has had an on going love affair with teaching, involving engagements in the UK (London Business School, University of Westminster, Liverpool University),Germany (Handelshochschule Leipzig, University of Leipzig), France(ICN, Nancy; IAE, Marseille) and beyond. In addition to occasional guest lectures she is Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, and teaches regularly the MBI (Master of Business Innovation) programs at CEDIM in Mexico and DEUSTO Business School in Bilbao, Spain; the MBA Innovation & Business Creation at the Technical University Munich, LAICS (Leadership and Innovationin Complex Systems), a collaboration between Copenhagen Business School and Aalborg University, as well as the D-School in Potsdam.
Bettina has been an independent player in the field of innovation since 1992. The focus of her work has been to understand and enable innovation, with particular emphasis on large organisations. Through her company, the Innovation Leadership Forum she combines a number of different activities such as running a networking group for large organisation with an interest in learning and exchanging knowledge about innovation, workshops, seminars and master classes, teaching and writing as well as research.
In her attempt to understand what enables or hinders innovation her interest has moved from looking at processes, such as stagegate and idea management, to a deep interest in human nature and neuro-science.
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.
Dr. Elizabeth Ward teaches Leadership & Team Building at Hult International School of Business. In her work as a coach and consultant, she helps people function at their peak performance level.
Dan is a digital strategy consultant with over 15 years experience building successful Web presences, digital and social marketing strategies. He has established and led digital departments and has hands-on expertise with SEO and PPC, Analytics, online Media,Mobile, Social and Web development processes. Dan’s latest focus is consulting with brands and businesses to build participation and driving innovation and creativity throughthe use of Lean and Agile methodologies. Dan has a wide range of experience withbrands across multiple verticals including: The Hartford, Prudential Securities, Mass Mutual, M&M Mars, Humana, United Health Care and Aetna.
He is a Leadership Junkie, spending his days helping CEOs and otherleaders become the best they can. Holding a Doctorate in StrategicLeadership, Dr. Tommy is the author of several books including 10 Tipsfor Leading in the Middle East, The Cheeseburger Theory and otherleadership observations, The CEO Shift and Going Global. Weekly he isfeatured on Dubai TV’s “Money Map” answering, “What the CEOasked?” and leadership columnist for The National and Gulf Businessalong with his writings being featured in other prominent publications.
Dr. Tommy spent a decade up close and personally researchingleadership in the Emerging Markets. This started with understandingsociological trends to frame the context, demographic implications,organizational behavior and leadership approaches.
Dr. Weir is the Founder of the Emerging Markets Leadership Center(EMLC) and Professor at Hult International Business School.
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.
Mario Yanez, Jr. has been a full-time member of the Faculty at the Computer Information Systems Department of the School of Business Administration, University of Miami since 1998. His areas of expertise include Management Information Systems, Project Management of Information Technology, and Management of Technology. He teaches Management Information Systems and Project Management in the regular and Executive MBA programs, in the Master of Science in Professional Management program offered in Spanish to Latin American executives, and at the undergraduate level. He also teaches Management of Technology in the Industrial Engineering Department.
Prior to his academic career, he was an information systems/technology senior manager and consultant in the private sector. A former Director of Telecommunications and Networks at the University of Miami, and the University’s NGJ Information Systems Institute, his extensive industry experience also includes assignments in corporate MIS and Project Management with Ryder System, Inc., Bell South, GTE, General Electric and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mario holds a PhD Degree in Business Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of Miami, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Miami. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Secretary of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Education Committee of the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT); he is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a member of the PMI’s Global Accreditation Center Academic Network. He has been recently selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar in Strategic Project Management.
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.
Julie Yao Cooper is on the faculty of Hult International Business School, where she has taught courses in marketing, business case methodology, consulting, and quantitative methods since 2004.
Professor Cooper has over two decades of consulting experience in business strategy, corporate education and market research. Her current work focuses on ways to accelerate development of critical thinking and communications skills needed by future business leaders working in multicultural environments. In market research, Professor Cooper’s engagements integrate state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research techniques to transform abstract data into actionable insights. Past organizations that have benefited from Ms. Cooper’s expertise include American Express, BBDO, Merck and Planned Parenthood.
Professor Cooper has lead consulting engagements with the Monitor Group, a global strategy-consulting firm. She was a founding principal with Mavens & Moguls, LLC, a marketing consultancy. Her corporate background includes in-house positions with Goldman Sachs, IBM, and Procter & Gamble. As a researcher and doctoral candidate in marketing at Harvard Business School, Professor Cooper published papers on customer loyalty, consumer behavior and marketing strategy.
Professor Cooper holds an A.B. in Economics with honors from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has studied piano at the Juilliard School of Music, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. Professor Cooper currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two young children.
Professor Zif holds engineering degrees from Technion, Israel, and an MBA and PhD from New York University. He was a member of the faculty at Tel-Aviv University and lectured for many years in executive programs at Harvard, Wharton and Northwestern, and in many programs around the world. He was elected "Professor of the Year" at Hult in December 2005. Professor Zif has extensive consulting experience in many industries and was previously the president of a start-up U.S. firm funded by venture capital.
Professor Yael Zif has been teaching in management and in the Executive MBA program of Tel-Aviv University since 1982 and at the School of Management of Boston University from 1987 to 2006. For three years, Dr. Zif was a visiting professor in a joint program of Northwestern University (Kellogg) and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, teaching Organizational Behaviour. She lectured at Wharton Executive Education programs, at Harvard Institute of International Development, at Catholica Univeristy in Chile and at Central European University in Budapest. Dr. Zif has extensive experience in leading training and development programs for managers in organizations. She has an outstanding record in student evaluations.
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.