Richard K. Lyons, PhD, Dean, Haas School of Business, University of California – Berkeley

Wed 10/1, 12pm – 1pm EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

Rich Lyons began as Dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 2008. Prior to joining the faculty at Berkeley in 1993, Rich was an Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School. He received his BS from Berkeley (finance) and PhD from MIT (economics). His research and teaching are mostly in international finance, though his more recent work explores how business leadership drives innovation, an area of strategic importance to Berkeley-Haas. In 1998 Rich received Berkeley’s highest teaching honor and from 2006-08 he was on leave at Goldman Sachs as their Chief Learning Officer, focusing on leadership development for managing directors.

Principal changes at Berkeley-Haas under Dean Lyons include culture, collaboration space and leadership. Long known for areas like technology, entrepreneurship, strategy and social impact, Berkeley-Haas drove its strengths more deeply into admissions and other critical processes with a set of four defining culture principles: Question the status quo, Confidence without attitude, Students always and Beyond yourself. Collaboration space is another area of heavy investment at the school, including a new courtyard, a new “active library” adjoining the courtyard, a new innovation lab, and a new education building for breakout, flexible-use, event, and gathering spaces. In a world where education is increasingly digital, some parts of education will always be best delivered face-to-face in cutting-edge spaces. On leadership, Berkeley-Haas has pulled together its advantage being in the SF/Silicon Valley area, its distinctive culture and its preeminent faculty into a curriculum designed to deliver a signature brand of more innovative and entrepreneurial leadership.

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Roger Martin, Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness and Academic Director, Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman Questrom School of Business

Wed 10/1, 10am – 11am EST
Forum: Increasing the Value of Management Education

Roger Martin is Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman Questrom School of Business.  From 1998 to 2013, he served as Dean.  In 2013, he was named global Dean of the Year by the leading business school website, Poets & Quants. Previously, he spent 13 years as a Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as co-head of the firm for two years.

His research and writing is in six related areas: Integrative Thinking, Design of Business, Strategy, Incentives & Governance, Competitiveness & Prosperity, and Social Innovation. He writes extensively and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review having written 19 articles and maintained a regular blog on HBR.org. He has published eight books the most recent of which is Playing to Win written with A.G. Lafley (Harvard Business Review Press (HBRP), 2013). It won the award for Best Book of 2012-13 by the Thinkers50.  Previous books include Fixing the Game (HBRP, 2011), The Design of Business (HBRP, 2009), and The Opposable Mind (HBRP, 2007). In addition, he co-edited Rotman on Design (with Karen Christensen, Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2013).

In 2013, Roger placed 3rd on the Thinkers50 list, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers, behind only Clay Christensen (The Innovators Dilemma) and Chan Kim (Blue Ocean Strategy). In 2010, he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world by Business Week. In 2005, Business Week also named him one of seven global ‘Innovation Gurus.’

Roger is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of companies worldwide including Procter & Gamble, Lego and Steelcase.

He serves on the public service boards of Skoll Foundation, Canadian Credit Management Foundation, Tennis Canada (past chair) and Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress (chair).

A Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, Roger received his AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics, in 1979 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.

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Ramon O’Callaghan, DBA, Dean of the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business

Thurs 10/2, 9am – 10am EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies

Ramon O’Callaghan is Dean at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business in Kazakhstan, a new business school established in strategic collaboration with Duke University. Previously, he was dean of the business school at Tilburg University, in the Netherlands. Over the years he has held numerous academic management positions: Director of Deusto Business School and Vice-Rector at Deusto University in Spain, Associate Dean at Tilburg University and Director International Executive MBA (a joint program with Purdue University), and Director International MBA at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands.  Formerly, he was on the faculty of IESE Business School, and was a researcher at the Harvard Business School. Prior to his academic career, he worked internationally at Texas Instruments for several years.

His research interests include: Management of Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Management.  His work has been published in books, journals, and conference proceedings, e.g. MIT Press, Journal of Marketing, Journal of IT, European Journal of IS, International Conference on IS, European Conference on IS. In 2006, he earned “best paper” awards at the Hawaii International Conference on Information Sciences, and at the International Conference on Information Systems in Milwaukee.  He has actively contributed to several research programs of the European Commission (IST, TEDIS, RACE) and has been the coordinator of an international project on innovation clusters.  He has also supervised and examined PhD research for the following universities: Aalborg (Denmark), Antwerp (Belgium), Cape Town (South Africa), Cork (Ireland), KU Leuven (Belgium), Hohenheim (Germany), Sussex (UK), Tilburg (Netherlands), and Turku (Finland).

His professional experience includes executive education and consulting projects for American, European and Asian organizations, e.g. Aegon, BUPA, Chubb, Danisco, Eureko, European Commission, Fortis, IBM, Independent Insurance Agents of America, ING, Kazakhmys, KPMG, Maryland Casualty, Nolan & Norton, Philips, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, Samruk-Kazyna, Shell, UBS. He has also taught in executive programs of IESE, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT Sloan, Purdue University, and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

Ramon O’Callaghan holds the following degrees:  Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School; MBA from IESE Business School; MSc and BSc in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (also known as UPC BarcelonaTech). His education also included courses at the MIT Sloan Questrom School of Business and at École Supérieure du Commerce de Paris, ESCP, in France.

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Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School and the President of IE University

Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

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Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño is the Dean of IE Business School and the President of IE University. He holds a Degree in Law and a Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy and Jurisprudence (Complutense University, Spain) and an MBA (IE Business School). He was a Recognized Student at Oxford University, UK.

Iñiguez has worked as a management consultant and has played an active role in the field of quality control and development of management education in Europe. He is the Chairman of GFME (Global Foundation for Management Education) and Chairman of the European Advisory Council of AACSB International, He serves on the boards of CENTRUM (Universidad Católica, Perú),Antai Business School (Jiao Tong University, China), Renmin University Business School (China) and Mazars University (France), FGV-EASP. Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). He was portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. Iñiguez is also President of the IE Fund in the US.

Iñiguez is Professor of Strategic Management at IE Business School. His book, “The Learning Curve: How Business Schools Are Reinventing Education” (https://thelearningcurvebook.com ), published in 2011, deals with the future challenges of management education. He is co-editor of www.deanstalk.net, a blog focused on management education issues. Iniguez is a regular speaker at international conferences and frequently contributes in different journals and media on higher education and executive development. ​

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Guy Pfeffermann, Founder & CEO, Global Business School Network

Thurs 10/2, 5pm – 6pm EST
Forum: Increasing the Value of Management Education

In 2003 Guy Pfeffermann founded the Global Business School Network on the principle that skilled management is critical to successful international development.

After 40 years as an economist at the World Bank, including 15 years as Chief Economist of the International Finance Corporation, he saw too often how lack of management talent was impeding economic and social development in communities throughout the developing world. Now as CEO of GBSN, which started at the IFC and is today an independent nonprofit, Guy oversees programs and events that harness the expertise and passion of a worldwide network of leading business schools to strengthen the institutions and educators who deliver management education for the developing world. GBSN’s unique approach pairs a robust network of experts with efficient administration to build institutional capacity, foster collaboration and disseminate knowledge, all aimed at promoting management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance.

Born in Montauban, France, Mr. Pfeffermann received his Licence en Droit et Sciences Economiques in Paris in 1962 and was awarded first prize, Concours General, a French national inter-university essay competition. He was a Besse scholar at St. Antony’s College, Oxford from 1962-65 and received a B.Litt. (Oxon.) in 1967 for his thesis: “Industrial Labour in Senegal,” which was also published as a book.

From 2000-2003 he was an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. From 2003-2007, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the GlobalGiving Foundation. He published “Paths out of Poverty – The Role of Private Enterprise in Developing Countries (IFC, 2000). He is currently on the Advisory Board of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS). Guy is also a member of the African Management Initiative’s Advisory Panel. His most recent publications include “Technology, Education and the Developing World” in nBizEd, a publication of the AACSB (July/August 2013) and “Cutting a Path to Prosperity – How Education Pioneers are Building Better Business Schools for the Developing World… and Why” (with co-authors, 2013). Guy is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management.

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James Post, PhD, John F. Smith, Jr. Professorship in Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business

Forum: Fostering Ethical Leadership

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James E. Post holds the John F. Smith, Jr. Professorship in Management. He is a member of the Business Policy & Law Department and teaches courses in strategic management, professional ethics and responsibility, and corporate governance. He is the author or co-author of many books, including “Redefining the Corporation,” with L. Preston and S. Sachs, a study of governance and accountability.

 

See other Boston University VIPs:  Ken FreemanRobert A. Brown, Michael Salinger, N. Venkatraman

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Claire Preisser, Senior Program Manager, Business and Society, The Aspen Institute

Wed 10/1, 10am – 11am EST
Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

Claire Preisser is Senior Program Manager at the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program. In this role, she focuses on dialogue-based projects with business academics and executives; she currently leads the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium, and the annual Aspen Institute Business Education Symposium. Claire was Program Manager and Associate Director of the Business and Society Program from 2001-7. In 2008-9, Claire was Development Director at the Tobin Project, which seeks to connect academic research agendas with pressing public policy issues. She has also served as freelance writer on several projects examining corporate leadership.

Claire’s early career experiences include two years at a boutique management consulting firm specializing in systems thinking and seven years in direct service roles with the elderly, women in recovery, and political refugees. Claire holds a BA from The College of William and Mary and an MBA from The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

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Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, Indian Business School

Tues 9/30, 10am – 11am EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

Ajit Rangnekar is the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB). Rangnekar leads the School’s vision to be among the globally top-ranked, research-driven management institutions. His role is to attract the best of research faculty to the School, create an

environment that promotes high quality research, strengthen its expertise on emerging markets issues, and to ensure the transformational development of the school’s students and alumni. Rangnekar has been associated with the ISB for close to a decade and has been instrumental in strengthening the School’s relationships with the external stakeholders – industry, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and experts. Rangnekar believes that education institutions have the responsibility to meet the needs of

government, business and society and envisions ISB playing its part in this transformation, not just in India, but all over the world. In line with this mission, he works closely with several international organisations and business school experts on improving the way management education is imparted across the world. He serves as a Director in the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). He is also a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools

of Business (AACSB). He is also involved in an advisory capacity with several educational, student and regulatory bodies in India. Rangnekar has a background spanning over thirty years in Consulting and Industry across different countries in Asia. Before joining the ISB, he was the Country Head, first for Price Waterhouse Consulting and then for PwC Consulting, in Hong Kong and the Philippines. He was head of the

Telecom and Entertainment Industry Consulting practice for PwC in East Asia (China to Indonesia). He worked with Associated Cements Companies, India prior to moving to Hong Kong. Rangnekar holds an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and completed his post graduation in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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Ananth Rao, PhD, Chief Academic Officer, Professor, University of Dubai

Wed 10/1, 5pm – 6pm EST
Forum: Producing Research with Impact

Dr. Ananth Rao is a Professor of Finance & Banking and Chief Academic Officer (CAO) at University of Dubai (UD). Dr. Rao obtained his PhD in Applied Economics-Banking from University of Minnesota (USA) in 1991, and MS in the same subject from Purdue University (USA) in 1985.

Prior to joining academics in 1997, Dr. Rao served State Bank of India – a premiere commercial bank in India in various Managerial roles for 15 + years. He passed the coveted Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Level 1 examination in June 2000 conducted by the CFA Institute (formerly Association of Investment & Management Research – AIMR) USA. He is an active professional member of Financial Management Association (FMA) International – USA and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) – USA.

As CAO, he is involved in monitoring and controlling performance of all academic units at UD. Dr. Rao is an active researcher in the areas of Enterprise Risk Management, Investments, Bank Management, ALM, Corporate Finance, Stability of Emerging Financial Markets, Derivatives, and Efficiency of Financial Services Firms. He has more than twenty research publications in refereed international financial journals. Dr. Rao is currently teaching Risk Management, Investments & Portfolio Management, and Strategic Management to MBA students. He was instrumental in earning and maintaining AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) international accreditation to UD business school.

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Johan Roos, PhD, Dean, CEO and Managing Director, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS)

Thurs 10/2, 11am – 12pm EST
Forum: Producing Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Johan Roos is Dean and Managing Director of Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden since January 2012.

He holds a PhD in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics, from 1989. He has held faculty positions at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, at the Norwegian Questrom School of Business (BI) in Oslo, and for more than five years at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne.

He was the co-founder and Managing Director of Imagination Lab Foundation in Switzerland before returning to the business school world. After holding the Bo Rydin and SCA Professorship of Strategy and serving as Dean of MBA Programs at Stockholm School of Economics, he served as President of Copenhagen Business School 2009-2011.

Over the last 25 years his research have focused on strategic and leadership processes in alliance formation, knowledge management and strategy. He is the author or co-author of some 80 articles, book chapters and books as well as of some 65 case studies, papers and articles for practitioners. He has published in many prestigious journals, is a regular contributor to international academic conferences and he serves as a peer-reviewer for premier scholarly journals.

Johan Roos is Professor of Business Administration with a special focus on Strategy at JIBS.

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