Faculty06/07/2023 2023-11-22 13:44
The AVT faculty
AVT Business School teachers come from leading educational institutions around the world
Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. Susan Lynch has a Ph.D. in Strategic and International Management from London Business School and teaches courses in strategy and strategy implementation to MBAs and executives. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy implementation and organizational change. Prior to commencing her Ph.D., Professor Lynch spent over 7 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York and Sydney, consulting to multinational companies.
Professor at Kellogg School of Management. Kevin McTigue is Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management teaching multiple classes for the MBA Program and Executive Education. His career spans over 20 years in teaching, consulting, brand management, and advertising. Before his full-time appointment, Kevin led the Strategy & Consulting practice in the central region of the U.S. for global digital agency SapientRazorfish. From marketing strategies to digital transformation roadmaps to creation of entirely new businesses.
Professor of Strategy and Entre-preneurship at Imperial College London. From 2006 to 2017 Michelle Rogan served as faculty at INSEAD. Rogan holds a PhD in Strategy from London Business School. In 2013, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Michelle worked for several years as a management consultant at Accenture in San Francisco where she was involved in the implementation of large-scale change initiatives including corporate entrepreneurship efforts in global technology firms.
Visiting Lecturer & Speechwriter at Cambridge University. Simon Lancaster is one of the world’s top speechwriters. He first became a speechwriter in the late 1990s writing for members of Tony Blair’s Cabinet. He has since written speeches for the CEOs of many of the biggest companies in the world including Unilever, HSBC, Intercontinental Hotels, Rio Tinto, Nokia and Nestle. Lancaster is author of the best-selling books Speechwriting: The Expert Guide and Winning Minds: Secrets from the Language of Leadership. He is a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University and appears regularly on BBC News.
Professor of Organizational Behavior at UCL School of Management. Raina Brands is a Professor of Organizational Behavior UCL School of Management. She was previously part of the faculty at Cambridge University and London Business School. Professor Brands studies focus on gender bias in organizations through the lens of social networks. She examines how women's careers and reputations are helped and hindered by informal social networks of friendship and advice and her work is published in numerous publications. She holds a PhD from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Psychological Science from Queensland University.
Senior Lecturer in Operations Manage-ment at MIT Sloan School. Don Kieffer is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Faculty Program Director and Managing Partner of the Milwaukee Consulting Group, where he is implementing sustainable improvements through executive coaching. Kieffer was Vice President at Harley-Davidson for 15 years and Senior Vice President at Intermatic. He is an expert in Toyota methods and offers advice on large-scale improvement campaigns and specific projects. He also holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Prof. at London Business School Ioannou is a leading strategy scholar whose research focuses on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). His award-winning academic work evolves around two main themes: a) understanding how the broader investment community perceives, evaluates and reacts to corporate engagement with, and integration of, environmental and social issues into strategy and b) understanding the multiple and multilevel factors that may affect the corporate decision to adopt environmentally and socially responsible strategies. Prof. Ioannou graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, majoring in Economics and Mathematics and holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and the Harvard Business School.
Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Ruth is one of the foremost scholars and practitioners studying and working with teams, especially leadership teams. The core of Ruth’s research has been focused on the conditions that influence superb team performance, resulting in the 6 Team Conditions. Ruth’s current work focuses on building collaborative leadership capacity within and across organizations, studying and working with teams whose purpose is to solve complex problems and lead system transformation. Ruth has been a professor at Columbia, Dartmouth, and Harvard and has a PhD from Harvard University.
Professor at IE Business School. Moray graduated from the University of Wales with a BA in Political Science in 1988 before gaining an MA in economics from the University of London (London School of Economics). He then completed the professional exams as a lawyer with the College of Law in Guildford before gaining a diploma in dispute resolution at the London School of Economics (1999). Moray first studied negotiation as part of his legal studies, going on to train lawyers in negotiation skills at the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) in Rome.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology at the University of Virginia. Gabrielle teaches courses on leadership, power, and organizational politics; interpersonal and group dynamics. She has also taught executive education programs for top management teams in both public and private sectors. In 2014 she was honored as one of the Poets & Quants’ 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40. At UVA, she teaches the Foundations of Behavioral Science course and is the course director for Batten’s inaugural executive education program.
Professor, Head of Accounting & Finance, Kingston Business School. Giampiero Favato began his career in the pharmaceuticals industry, working his way up through the corporate finance, economics and business development divisions within Eli Lilly. In 1998 he moved to Schering-Plough as Director of their Primary Care Business Unit, and completed an MBA at the University of Chicago. When Schering-Plough entered into a joint venture with Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) in 2001, Professor Favato was given a senior leadership role. This coincided with him beginning a DBA.
Andrew C. Wicks
Professor of Business Administration at Darden School of Business. Through Professor Wicks teaching and research, he encourages us to ask questions about how we live and operate in the world - as individuals, as organizations and as a society. An ethicist with a background in religious studies, he examines both the theoretical and practical implications of ethics through thought- provoking exercises. An expert in integrating ethics across the organization and across academic disciplines, Wicks also serves as an adjunct professor in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
Professor of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern. Anat is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern. Lechner earned her Ph.D. in Organization Management from Rutgers University in 2000. Professor Lechner is also involved in Management Consulting and Senior Executive Action Learning. A former Research Fellow at McKinsey & Co. and the founder of a boutique management consulting firm, her client list includes Fortune 500 firms in the Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Energy, Food, High Tech and Retail industries.
Harvard Business Publishing Bestselling Author. Curtis Lefrandt has developed a range of innovation training offerings and tools designed to help organizations build a culture and capability of innovation in his consulting company iDNA. Lefrandt is a frequent keynote speaker, facilitator, and trainer of innovation for a range of industries and Fortune 500 organizations, including, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Danaher, and Caterpillar. Prior to iDNA, Lefrandt worked as a consultant at Innosight, in venture capital investing, and as part of the iPod team at Apple.