ACT Consultant, facilitator, and certified coach instructor

EMSTL Role Ashley Abbott is an executive coach and one of the two facilitators providing experiential training for the 1-day “Leader as Coach” module, as well as debriefs of the Leadership Circle Profile 360 assessment. Ashley’s approachable yet rigorous teaching and coaching style invites leaders into critical self-assessment that encourages them to maximize their leadership impact. Career Ashley beganmore

Adjunct Professor of Engineering, Brown University Principal, Allio Associates

EMSTL Role Robert Allio brings a wealth of leadership experience developed over a career as a senior executive, management consultant, author, and professor and dean of a business school. Allio helps students forge a personal model of leadership based on principles and practice revealed through contemporary management theory, history, literature, politics, and psychology. His students learn how leaders more

Professor of Engineering
Professor of Computer Science

Associate Professor of Economics


Chief Technology Officer, Vonage

Pablo Calamera joined Vonage in 2014 as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for leading the company’s technology vision, architecture and design. Pablo oversees all aspects of technology development, including new products, their enabling technologies and R&D. Calamera has more than 25 years of experience in building products and services from concept to completion for leading technology commore

Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy (retired), Samsung Electronics

Youngcho Chi is an advisor at Samsung Electronics HQ in Seoul, Korea as he retired from the role of Head of Corporate Strategy at the end of 2015. He joined Samsung in 2007 as Senior Vice President of global marketing for mobile division. In 2009, Dr. Chi formulated Vision 2020 to expand into B2B, healthcare, and services in order to quadruple revenue from $90B to $400B. To achieve it, he established a more

Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University

EMSTL Role Geoffroy de Clippel introduces students to the way economists model individual decisions and strategic thinking. His students learn to use these analytical frameworks to set objectives and to assess constraints and market forces in a competitive landscape. Career de Clippel is an economic theorist who uses laboratory experiments to test the empirical validity of decision making models. His remore

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Inc.

Scott C. Donnelly is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Textron Inc. Donnelly joined Textron in July 2008 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and was promoted to president and chief operating officer in January 2009. He became CEO in December 2009 and was elected chairman of the board effective September 1, 2010. Donnelly was previously President and CEO for General Emore

Chief Marketing Officer, GE Power Services

Michael Donohue has served as the Chief Marketing Officer at GE Power Services since November 2014. In this role he is responsible for leading the marketing team to deliver growth strategies, market insights, customer insights and value propositions – go to market strategies for the Power Services business. Prior to joining GE, Donohue held various leadership positions including EVP Sales and Markmore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lyra Health

David Ebersman is founder and CEO of Lyra Health, a health care technology company focused on behavioral health. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer of Facebook, Inc. from 2009 through 2014. Prior to joining Facebook, Ebersman worked at Genentech, Inc. for 15 years in various positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Senior Vice President, Product Operations;more

Director of the C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entreprneurship and Organizations
Professor of Sociology, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice


Professor of Literary Arts, Brown University

EMSTL Role Thalia Field leads a series of workshops in which students sharpen their leadership skills by using the practice of writing for reflection, personalized learning, and dialectical perspectives on storytelling and audience. Her writing-as-thinking approach both inspires her students and motivates her own creative work. Career Thalia Field has published three highly-acclaimed collections of innomore

Alva O. Way University Professor of Medical Science
Associate Dean of Biology, Professor of Medical Science


Innovation and Technology Development Lead, Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership; Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Brown University; Associate Faculty Director, Data Privacy, Executive Master in Cybersecurity, Brown

Deborah Hurley is Principal of the consulting firm she founded in 1996, which advises companies, governments, international organizations, civil society and foundations on advanced science and technology policy. She is a Global Innovation Policy Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, and a Fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. She also is Senior ICmore

Founder of ACT

EMSTL Role Mike Hutchins is one of the trainers and coaches providing training for the 1-day “Leader As Coach” module. Mike specializes in working with the C-Suite, challenging them to see and think in new, clear ways, which lead to powerful contributions and sustainable change. With a background in consulting, he has a talent for making learning simple, quick, and lasting. Career Mike trained as CPA wimore

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Financial Institutions Group, Citigroup

Sudhir Jain is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Institutions Group, a division of Corporate and Investment Banking at Citi that serves banks, asset managers and insurers, providing M&A, capital markets, transaction services and markets solutions. He is responsible for day-to-day business management of the global franchise, helping set overall growth strategy, allocate rmore

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Engineering


Chief Talent Officer, SapientNitro

Sharon Kamra is the Chief Talent Officer at SapientNitro where she oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of SapientNitro’s global workforce. Serving as a strategic business partner to the CEO and the senior management team, Kamra provides leadership and direction for global people programs including capability planning, career and compensation frameworks, employee relations, organizational dmore

Professor of Medical Science
Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Visiting Associate Professor, Sociology, Brown University Professor of Practice, Cornell Tech, Cornell University

EMSTL Role Mukti Khaire studies the intersection of entrepreneurship, culture, and creative industries. She examines how entrepreneurs individually and collectively deal with the multiple levels of uncertainty inherent in the pursuit of new market opportunities. Her students consider the challenges even successful companies face in an increasingly competitive environment: how to drive future success thrmore

Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University

EMSTL Role Joachim Krueger applies psychology to complex situations that leaders face, focusing on interpersonal trust, intergroup perception and relations, negotiation, behavior in social dilemmas, social power, and self-perception. His students gain an understanding of the cognitive and motivational factors underlying judgement and decision making. They examine the heuristics and biases in judgement amore

Dean, SKK Graduate School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

Jae Ha Lee is Dean and Professor of Finance at SKK Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB) at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, Korea. He is a founding member of SKK GSB and was Deputy Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2004-2014. He also served as MBA Director and on the Executive and other committees at Sungkyunkwan University Business School from 1997 to 2003. Prior to joining SKKmore

Dean of the College
Professor of History and Judaic Studies


Executive Director, IE Brown Executive MBA Program & Professor of the Practice, School of Engineering, School of Professional Studies

EMSTL Role Pat McHugh brings over 25 years of industry experience building and leading technology companies. His students develop a strategic mindset essential for setting firm vision and direction, and identify ways to evaluate progress against strategic objectives and to diagnose a firm’s capacity for corporate innovation. Career McHugh has held executive roles at three venture-backed firms in the commore
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Global CIO, Unilever

Jane Moran is CIO at Unilever where she leads the global IT organization, driving strategy, implementation and support for the internal and external business technology applications, platforms, networks and data centers. Moran has over 25 years of IT experience and joined Unilever in 2014 from Thomson Reuters where she most recently held the role of Group CIO.  She joined Thomson Reuters in 2002 and sermore

Professor of Medical Science
Professor of Engineering


Founder and Chairman, JOULON, Dubaï, UAE

Deepak Munganahalli is Founder and Chairman of JOULON, an integrated asset management company established in 2016 in partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm. JOULON pursues acquisitions and investment opportunities in manufacturing, services and technology to provide asset management services to the energy industry globally. Prior to founding JOULON, Munganahalli had a 25 year career withmore

Amhowitz Faculty Fellow, Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations Lecturer, Economics, and Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs, Brown University Interim Chief Investment Officer, Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island

EMSTL Role Tim Nguyen prepares students to use financial analysis and data to forecast, operate, and measure an enterprise. His students develop skills in finance and investment decision making that are necessary in assessing firm performance and new product profitability, and evaluating future potential. Career Nguyen’s career has been in financial and investment management at for-profit and not-for-prmore

Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Classics, Brown University

EMSTL Role Joe Pucci brings a perspective on leadership steeped in the study of history and literature. To cultivate effective leaders for the future, Pucci draws on the past to gain an understanding of the forces and characteristics that make great leaders. In his course, students examine what historical and literary figures teach us about leadership, and the power of language and meaning in society anmore

Senior Vice President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research – Technology Innovation BASF SE

Jens Rieger received his PhD in Theoretical Physics in Germany in 1989. The same year he joined the Polymer Physics Department of BASF where he was involved in R&D projects in the fields of plastics, coatings and paints, foams, cosmetics, pharma formulations, detergents and other materials. At BASF he is now responsible for scouting new technologies in advanced materials and materials systems and fomore
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Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology, and Chief Scientific Officer, Edwards Lifesciences

Stanton J. Rowe has been Chief Scientific Officer since 2008 and also serves as Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology at Edwards Lifesciences. He joined the company in 2004 when Edwards acquired Percutaneous Valve Technologies, a company he helped found in 1999 and served as President and CEO. Previously, Rowe was Corporate Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning for Datascmore

Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Leonard A. Schlesinger is Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS). As an educator and business leader, he has lectured and consulted on strategy, service quality, customer satisfaction, entrepreneurship, human resources and organizational change for over 200 major corporations, non-profit organizations, governments, and international leadership organizamore

Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence
Professor of Anthropology
Chair of Anthropology

Senior Lecturer in English
Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program
Interim Director of the Writing Center


Dean’s Professor of China Studies, Professor of Political Science, Brown University Howard R. Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

EMSTL Role Ed Steinfeld is an expert on global innovation and how firms mobilize worldwide knowledge to create commercial value and promote technological leadership. By examining what firms achieve in different national settings, his students consider how contemporary technological advances such as data analytics, cognitive computing, and automation have influenced cross-border learning and innovation. more

Executive Director, Executive Master in Cybersecurity
Plastech Professor, Computer Science, Brown University

Roberto Tamassia is the Plastech Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. His cutting-edge research focuses on computer security, applied cryptography, analysis, design, and implementation of algorithms, graph drawing and computational geometry. In addition to cryptographic foundations, access control, and authentication, Professor Tamassia’s expertise in data security and privacy includes netmore

Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

EMSTL Role Barbara Tannenbaum helps to transform the lives and careers of her students who develop their skills in public speaking and persuasive communication. Her students master the art of using visual and vocal communication that is audience-centered and goal-focused. Career Tannenbaum has designed and delivered communication programs for global corporations and senior political leaders on six contimore

Chief Executive Officer, Aushon BioSystems

Susan Vogt has more than thirty years of experience in the global life science research, pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical diagnostics markets and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of venture-backed Aushon BioSystems, a life science and diagnostics tools company enabling the discovery and use of protein biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases. Prior to joining Aushon, Vomore

Ford Foundation Professor of Economics, Brown University

EMSTL Role Rajiv Vohra’s work straddles game theory and the economics of resource allocation. He introduces students to game theoretic analysis of coalitions in various contexts, such as the formation of cartels and cooperative agreements, and the efficient allocation of resources through regulation. His students develop strategic thinking skills as they apply these analytical approaches. Career Vohra imore

Chair and Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, Brown University

EMSTL Role An expert in Korean studies, Hye-Sook Wang leads the EMSTL experiential session in South Korea. She introduces students to the Korean culture and the rise of Korea as a global technology leader. Her students gain a nuanced understanding of the societal and cultural context for innovation and the growth of technology-driven organizations, and develop a comparative framework for assessing innovmore
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