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Lisbon week: May 9th > 13th 2022
Chicago week: May 30th > June 3rd 2022


Céline Abecassis-Moedas

Program Director

David Patient

PhD and MBA from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Senior Associate Dean for Research, Director of CUBE - Católica Lisbon Research Unit in Business and Economics, Academic Director of the Master in Psychology in Business and Economics, and Academic Director of the Executive Master in Management with a specialization in Leadership Development. His research focuses on effective managerial communication and employee motivation and has been published in books and top academic journals. Coordinates executive programs on communicating, persuading, and negotiating more effectively.

Dipak Jain

The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Marketing, where he has served as Dean. Dean of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University of Bangkok. PhD in Marketing, University of Texas, MS and BS in Mathematical Statistics, Gauhati University (India). Professor Dipak Jain was Dean of the Kellogg School from 2001-2009. He has published more than 60 articles in leading academic journals and has received many awards for his excellence in teaching and research. Board member and consultant of several international companies.

Filipe Santos

Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON, where he is Full Professor and Chair of Social Entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He is also Visiting Professor at INSEAD, where he was previously Academic Director of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative and of the INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship. His work lies at the intersection of strategy, organization theory and entrepreneurship, with a focus on the rise of social entrepreneurship as a field of research and practice.

Luis Solís

PhD in Manufacturing Management and Engineering from University of Toledo (USA), MBA from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM (Mexico), CPCL from Harvard Business School (USA), and degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM (Mexico). Professor of Operations in IE Business School (Madrid). Luis Solis has more than 35 years of academic experience and is welcomed as a visiting professor at universities in several countries around the world.

Miguel Godinho de Matos

PhD in Telecommunications Policy and Management and MSc in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Professor of Information Systems and Management at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. He is also a visiting scholar at the Heinz College from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests focus on the analysis of social networks and peer influence on consumer behavior and the impact of digitization on consumer search and choice. Miguel’s work has been accepted for publication in top journals such as Management Science and Management Information Systems Quarterly.

Nuno Moreira da Cruz

MBA from IE Business School (Madrid), Master Degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and a Law Degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon. He was Board member of BP Portugal and BP Spain. He returned to Portugal to join GALP (Oil & Gas market leader) as a Board Member. He was CEO of GALP Spain (2012 to 2017), Vice President of AOP (Spanish Oil Association) and Board Member of CLH (Compañia Logistica de Hidrocarburos) and of CORES (Compañia de Reservas Estrategicas). Nuno teaches “International Business” and “Corporate Social Responsibility” in Master’s Programs at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon.

Tawfik Jelassi

Full Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD. Previously he was Professor of e-Business & Information Technology and Dean of the School of International Management at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris). Jelassi was also Associate Professor and Head of the Technology Management Department at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He holds a PhD from New York University (USA) and graduate degrees from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France). Prof. Jelassi’s research focuses on ICT-based business innovation, the strategic use of information technology and e-business.

Carter Cast

Clinical Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Kellogg School of Management, where he has received the Impact Award from his students in 2012 and 2014. He graduated from Stanford University in 1985 and the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1992. Professor Carter has served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Marketing Communications at Electronic Arts, launching products like SimCity 3000 and The Sims. He was also at Walmart.com CEO. He is now venture partner at the Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

Graig Wortmann

Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI) and Founder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Sales Institute. He was Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. MBA in Marketing and Finance from Kellogg. He has been a sales person and entrepreneur for more than 20 years. He is a Senior Advisor to Pritzker Group Venture Capital and the Driehaus Private Equity Group.

Gregory Carpenter

James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy and Director of the Center for Market Leadership at Kellogg School of Management. He is also Faculty Director of the Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI). Recognized by Business Week as one of a small group of outstanding faculty in its Guide to the Best Business School, he was voted Outstanding Professor of the Year Award by the Kellogg Managers’ Program, and received the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award.

Harry Kraemer

Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management. He is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn, a private equity firm based in Chicago and also a former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a $9 billion global healthcare company. Before joining Baxter, Professor Kraemer worked for Bank of America in corporate banking and for Northwest Industries in planning and business development. He serves on the board of directors of Science Applications International Corporation and Sirona Dental Systems GmbH, and on the Board of Trustees of Lawrence University, Northwestern University.

Leigh Thompson

J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations at Kellogg School of Management. She is the Director of the Kellogg Team and Group Research Center, and the Kellogg Leading High Impact Teams Executive program. She has published more than 95 research articles and chapters in edited books, and has authored 6 books. She was named a fellow of the American Psychological Society, and is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Judgment and Decision Making Society and Society for Experimental Social Psychologists.

Andrew Razeghi

Lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he teaches coursework on innovation, new products, and new venture formation and is the founder of StrategyLab, Inc. Razeghi is also a best-selling author and adviser to the executive teams of Fortune 500, family-owned, and venture-back companies. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Wright Centers of Innovation at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC and has provided testimony to the Congress of the United States House of Representatives on the role of innovation in leading economic recovery and growth.

Sanjay Khosla

Senior Fellow at Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI), Northwestern University, and Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group. Professor Khosla was President, Developing Markets of Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International) from Jan 2007 to March 2013. Before joining Kraft Foods he was Chairman of the Global Category Board for Unilever Beverages. Professor Khosla is also on the board of Zoetis Inc. (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) and NIIT Ltd. Previously he was on the board of Hindustan Unilever, Best Buy Inc., Big Heart Pet Brands (formerly Del Monte) and Lipton/Pepsi joint venture.

Sérgio Rebelo

Program Director

Timothy Feddersen

Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. He is Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics. Professor Feddersen’s research centers on the manner in which elections aggregate dispersed information, the linkage between information and participation in elections, modeling ethically motivated agents in games, bargaining in legislatures, and the informal role of activists in the economy. He also teaches Leadership and Strategic Crisis Management, Values-Based Leadership and Strategy in the Nonmarket Environment.