Faculty

Top-ranked, handpicked for their deep expertise in their respective fields, COTRUGLI professors will equip you with the best tools available in order to unleash your full potential.

They are reputable experts who come from distinguished business schools and consultancy companies. In addition to superior teaching and mentoring, these accomplished professionals simultaneously work as consultants for companies all over the world, giving them experience and valuable insight into the world of business today.

Anthony J. Evans

AFFILIATIONS:
ESCP Europe (London); Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
EXPERTISE:
Market-based management; Monetary theory and business cycles; Transition economies.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
His research interests are in corporate entrepreneurship, monetary theory, and transitional markets. He has published in journals such as Eastern European Economics,Constitutional Political Economy and The Review of Austrian Economics, and his co-authored book The Neoliberal Revolution in Eastern Europe: Economic Ideas in the Transition from Communism was published in 2009 by Edward Elgar. He has authored policy papers for the Conservative Party, European Investment Fund, Financial Reporting Council and the Competition Commission on a range of market-process issues, and has conducted applied research projects with a number of corporate sponsors. Anthony received his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, USA, and a BA (Hons) from the University of Liverpool, UK.
Chris Dalton

AFFILIATIONS:
Henley; Central European University Business School in Budapest, Hungary; Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA.
EXPERTISE:
Leadership; Personal Development; Business Communication; Marketing Communications; Management Training.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Chris has over 20 years of experience in management education and training. Chris has taught numerous development and communications skills courses to MBA students, as well as other workshops and seminars related to management learning. He has experience teaching and working on projects in Romania, Macedonia, Czech Republic, South Africa, Switzerland, Dubai and Austria. He has recently completed a PhD in Management Learning and Leadership at Lancaster University Management School. His research is focused on the use of Reflection in Personal Development in post-experience Management Education. He graduated with a Henley MBA in 2000 and also holds Henley certificates in Coaching and Virtual Tutoring.
Papers: SPINKS, N., SILBURN, N. L. & BIRCHALL, D. W. (2007) Making It All Work: The Engineering Graduate of the Future, a UK Perspective. European Journal of Engineering Education, 32 (325-335).
Books: Dalton, C. (2011) Self-coaching and learning. In: Kruckeberg, K., Amann, W. and Green, M. (eds.) Leadership and Personal Development: A toolbox for the 21st Century Manager. Information Age Publishing . ISBN 9781617355547
Edgar Meyer

AFFILIATIONS:
Southampton Management School
EXPERTISE:
Inter-professional learning; Organizational behavior and transformation; Human Resources Management; Organizational culture.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Edgar Meyer held position of MBA Director at the University of Southampton since 2000, first whilst undertaking PhD and since 2003 in a number of different roles across the University of Southampton. Originally from Germany, his academic development has brought him from Health Studies and Management (Bsc) to Knowledge Management in Teams (PhD). After working as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the School of Management, he moved within the University in 2005 to take on the academic leadership of a HEFCE-funded Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Interprofessional Learning across the Public Sector.
Gavin Wallbridge

AFFILIATIONS:
COTRUGLI Business School
EXPERTISE:
Leadership development; Innovation and organizational change; Executive development and coaching; Senior team development; Change management; Human Resources; performance management; Talent management; Competencies development; Organizational development.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
As part of an increasing focus on the application and relevance of learning in corporate environments Dr. Wallbridge works with companies on specific key business challenges such as growth, new product development, cost reduction, organizational redesign – all with bottom line improvements as a key measure of success. Independent consultant for his clients: Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, Novartis, British Telecom, Danone, Dell, DUKAT, Heineken, Zagrebačka banka, PLIVA, ALSTOM, INA.
Joseph C. Santora

AFFILIATIONS:
Ecole des Ponts Business School ; Aalto Business School; Porto Business School; Boston Business School; Danube Business School.
EXPERTISE:
Leadership; Change Management; Case Study Method; Decision Making; Coaching; Family Business; Founders; Nonprofits; Succession; Teams; Change Management.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Experience as a Dean and Director of doctoral research, Director of graduate research, Business school Dean, visiting fellow, visiting professor in several leading universities and business schools having taught in 13 countries in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. Served as member of institutional accreditation teams and led committees. Principal in two startup companies. Founder and Editor International Leadership Journal, editorial board member to eight international academic journals, PhD and DBA dissertation supervisor and external dissertation reviewer, has written more than 150 academic and professional articles, book chapters and cases, presented conference papers in 18 countries, member of EuroMed Research Business Institute (Leadership Chair), member of European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, awarded multiple best paper and highly commended paper awards in journals and at international conferences, and independent consultant to various organizations.
Jyoti Gupta

AFFILIATIONS:
ESCP Europe (London, Paris); University of Manchester; School of Management at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; China European Business School; Shanghai Indian Institutes of Management; Management Development Institute, India.
EXPERTISE:
Corporate finance; Financial strategy; Financial theory; Financial engineering; Energy finance; Emerging markets finance; Corporate restructuring and control; Behavioral finance.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission, Senior research scientist for English Electric and Morgan Group, Editor of the Euro-Asia Journal of Management and of a special issue of the European journal of Operations Research, Independent consultant for various companies in the private sector.
Keith Heron

AFFILIATIONS:
Henley; Greenlands
EXPERTISE:
Entrepreneurship
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Mr. Keith Heron (56) joined the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship in 2009. He is currently the Deputy Director for MSc Entrepreneurship programs, having previously been Program Director for the Executive and Full-time MBA at the Greenlands executive education campus. Keith grew up in a family business which inspired him to widen his commercial experience, firstly by joining Kimberly-Clark, the Kleenex company, followed by a role as Export Sales Manager for an industrial goods B2B company, before co-starting his own business at the end of the 1980’s. Whilst commercially very successful over 10 years, the commercial interiors business taught Keith many things, but also left many questions unanswered. The completion of his MBA at Henley, in 1999, provided some of these missing answers but also took Keith into a new direction; management education and a role at Henley. Five years in Queensland, Australia, from 2003 widened his experience in Government small business programs and University entrepreneurship programs. He redesigned the ‘Innovation + Creativity + Entrepreneurship’ module and developed a new Entrepreneurship ‘minor’ degree program, between 2005 and 2008. Upon return to the UK, he resumed his connection with Henley as a personal tutor and became the first Enterprise Tutor for the Peter Jones (UK Dragons’ Den) National Enterprise Academy pilot. In October 2012 Keith commenced his current role. The University of Reading has a long academic entrepreneurship history (Professors Mark Casson and Andrew Godley) and Keith’s role is to operationalise the accumulated research and learning into dynamic experiential programs for international MSc students seeking to develop their own family businesses or become entrepreneurial employees in multinational companies. He also teaches the MBA entrepreneurship elective at Henley. Keith maintains and develops his understanding of entrepreneurship in practice through his relationships with small firms for the purpose of collaborative consultancy projects involving teams of MSc students as well as through his personal consultancies with family businesses.
Mike George

AFFILIATIONS:
Oxford Leadership Academy; Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University; UNESCO Centre for International Education.
EXPERTISE:
Spiritual/emotional intelligence; Management/leadership development; Personal Development; Continuous learning.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Best-selling author with nine publications published in fifteen languages. Coach and guide for personal and executive development for Mitsubishi, Siemens, Johnson and Johnson, Dupont, American Express, British Telecom, Tetra Laval, United Bank of Switzerland, KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, The Allianz Group, Barclays Bank, Royal Mail, Royal Bank of Scotland, NHS, Sheraton Hotels, The BBC, Pliva, Heineken, Agrokor, CCHBC, Dukat, Carlsberg, Zagrebačka banka, Alstom.
Nicolas Kfuri

AFFILIATIONS:
PURDUE University – GISMA Business School (Germany); University of Barcelona IESDE (Mexico); TiasNimbas Business School (the Netherlands); Reims Management School; IAE Business School (Argentina).
EXPERTISE:
Marketing, Business & corporate strategy, Strategy & innovation, International business, Human resources.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Director and founder of Kfuri & partners consulting company. Independent consultant for Nestlé, Audi of Mexico, Volkswagen of Mexico, Mary Kay, Phillip Morris, KPMG, T-Systems, Mexicana Airlines, Government of Canada, BNP Paribas, Cadbury Schweppes, Holiday Inn, Kempinski hotels, Government of Mexico, TV Azteca. Academic Member of Marketing Science Institute, Academy of Marketing Science and Decision Sciences Institute. Member of the Editorial Review Board of the Business Management Journal
Nigel Spinks

AFFILIATIONS:
Henley School of Management; Royal Academy of Engineering.
EXPERTISE:
Process and operations management; Qualitative research; Process governance innovation and the sociology of skill; Managing projects systems and processes.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Variety of technical and export sales and marketing management roles in a start-up division within a multinational company based in Germany. Army Officer in both command and staff roles, including tours in Germany, Gibraltar, Belize and the Gulf. Research projects for the Engineering Employers Federation.
Peter Race

AFFILIATIONS:
Brunel University; Henley School of Management.
EXPERTISE:
Systems thinking applied to problem definition and project planning; Program/project management (Prince II); Performance management of projects and operations; Knowledge management in project based organizations.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Operations Manager for Duracell Batteries (after different roles in supervisory management and engineering/technology development). Involved with professional project management associations (APM in UK & the MPA).
Primož Hvala

AFFILIATIONS:
COTRUGLI Business School
EXPERTISE:
Evaluation and development of individual’s management or sales potential; Organizational climate; Sales management audit; KAM; Consultative selling; Sales planning; Managing and motivating sales force; Brand definition.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Founder and partner of Human & Sales Consulting, Developer of innovative sales management solutions in Adria Consulting.
Teerooven Soobaroyen

AFFILIATIONS:
School of Management; University of Southampton.
EXPERTISE:
Financial Accounting and Reporting; Management Accounting and Control.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
He has published several papers in internationally recognized peer-refereed journals such as Accounting Forum, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance: International Review, and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. His work, presented in a number of international conferences, is related to the area of corporate governance implementation, corporate social and environmental accounting and accounting in non-profit organizations. Dr. Soobaroyen has over 15 years’ experience in accounting, consulting, teaching and research activities. He has taught financial and management accounting at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level and currently administers the Accounting Masters program at Southampton. He is also an external examiner at the University of Bradford (UK) and the University of Technology, Mauritius.
Terence Tse

AFFILIATIONS:
ESCP Europe Business School Judge Business School; University of Cambridge Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.
EXPERTISE:
Corporate Finance; Competitiveness.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Before joining academia, Terence worked in mergers and acquisitions at Schroders, Citibank and Lazard Brothers in Montréal and New York. He also worked in London as a consultant at Ernst & Young focusing on UK financial services. Additionally, as an independent consultant, he advised Shell International, F&C Asset Management, Alliance Boots, Alitalia as well as a Cambridge University-based biotech start-up. In addition to frequent appearance in academic publications, Terence is featured on the Harvard Business Review Italia discussing competitiveness, the Greek edition of The Economist covering the debt crisis and The Guardian on the subject of youth unemployment. He has also been on, Chinese, French and Greek televisions. Terence is currently Head of Competitiveness Studies at i7 Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness by ESCP Europe, an academic think-tank based in Paris and London. Terence was also featured in May 2013 as “Professor of the week” by the Financial Times for the FT Lexicon.
Davide Sola
AFFILIATIONS:
ESCP EUROPE London, Paris and Madrid
EXPERTISE:
Corporate transformation; Entrepreneurship; Applied enterprise economics with a particular focus on healthcare.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Davide is Italian, graduated from ESCP Europe (formerly ESCP-EAP) and the University of Turin. He has earned a Phd in enterprise economics from the University of Turin. He is author of numerous articles, policy papers, book chapters, case studies and presents regularly at international research conferences. His latest book “How to think Strategically. Your roadmap to Innovation and results” (co-authored with J. Couturier) published by the Financial Times is nominated for the prestigious Management book of the Year award by the CMI and British Library. Aside of the academic commitments, Professor Sola is principal and President at 3H Partners, a leading Entrepreneurial Solution Provider firm, very active in supporting top management of leading enterprises on issues such as new business models, Innovation and strategy at large. Professor Sola covers a wide range of industries ranging from Healthcare to Energy to Technology to Financial Services. Professor Davide Sola speaks fluently four languages (French, English, German and Italian). He lives in London with his wife Stella and his three children Lorenzo Alexander, Edoardo Maximilian and Allegra Grace
Ken Wong
AFFILIATIONS:
University of Toronto; Ryerson University; Seneca College.
EXPERTISE:
Marketing; Retail Management; Customer Experience Management.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Prior to entering the academic field, Dr. Wong was the Vice President of Marketing at TeraGo Networks and had previously served as the Director of Product Marketing at PSINet. He had also carried progressive marketing roles at Sprint Canada and TELUS Mobility. Since 2003, Dr. Wong has been lecturing marketing subjects at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. He is currently a full-time Marketing Professor and Program Coordinator at Seneca College. Dr. Wong served previously as an Assistant Professor of Retail Management at Ryerson University where he received the 2014 “A Prof Who Made a Mark” award. He also worked as a U21Global Marketing Professor and Subject Area Coordinator from 2006 to 2012, and received the Outstanding Professor, Most Innovative Professor and Excellence in Online Education awards. His research interests include marketing for luxury brands, customer experience management and online education. He has published 12 peer-reviewed publications and 7 trade books.
Michael Hathorn

AFFILIATIONS:
Louisiana State University with a BA in Political Science and an MA in Marketing
EXPERTISE:
Consulting practice areas of HR Strategy, Leadership and Organizational Development
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Michael Hathorn is a partner of OPTIMIS Sarl and a member of the Peak Value Group where he focuses on the consulting practice areas of HR Strategy, Leadership and Organizational Development. Apart from that he is visiting lecturer at COTRUGLI Business School.
Michael has significant experience in leadership positions in industry and public sector enterprises. At Capital International in Geneva, a privately held investment management company, he founded and headed the Training and Development function for the European businesses. In his role as Group Director of Leadership at TNT in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Michael served on the HR Strategy Council and drove key strategic initiatives in the area of HR Transformation, established a Change Management center of Expertise and developed the Leadership and Learning Framework for the top 500 executives. In the public sector, he is a contributor to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and donates his time to a variety of professional organizations. His most recent conference and professional presentations were on “HR Strategy”, “HR Functional Excellence”, “Mastering the Art of Innovation and Change”, “Strategic Recruiting”, the “High Performance Organization” and “Accelerating the Development of Leaders.”
Michael previously served on the faculties of Louisiana State University, Northwestern University and Webster University where taught in the undergraduate, graduate and executive programs. At IMD in Lausanne he has facilitated teamwork elements of the Professional Executive Development (PED) program
Michael is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BA in Political Science and an MA in Marketing. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Marketing Association (AMA), the Silicon Valley Association (SVA) and the Society for Organisational Learning (SOL).
Stephen Simister

AFFILIATIONS:
• BSc (Hons) Building Surveying • Ph.D. Project Management • Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM) • Registered Project Professional (RPP - APM) • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) – Chartered Project Management Surveyor • Professional in Value Management (PVM) Institute of Value Management
EXPERTISE:
Steve is a consultant and lecturer in project, program and portfolio management.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
He has a portfolio career as a Director of his own consultancy organisation (Oxford Management & Research Ltd) and also heads up the Project & Program management unit at Henley Business School (UK). His specialism is in assisting clients such as BP, Network Rail and Pfizer to deliver project requirements to meet their business needs. More specifically Stephen facilitates organisations endeavors to align and integrate project activities into business operations. He has experience of most business sectors and has been involved in all stages of project life-cycles. Steve is Gateway reviewer with Local Partnerships and has led over 100 Gateway reviews, many on PFI projects. At Henley, Steve has provided a series of workshops enabling clients to design and implement their change program in a more effective manner. Prior to establishing his own consultancy Steve worked for Bovis Program Management in their London based European headquarters. Here he provided consultancy project management services to clients such as Pfizer, BP, P&O, MOD, Heritage Lottery Fund, Railtrack and Dublin Light Rail. In addition, he provided support to project managers working on Bovis projects on an International basis. As a fellow of the Association for Project Management, Steve is past chairman of the Contracts & Procurement Specific Interest Group. He is also an assessor for APM’s Registered Project Professional (RPP) standard. Steve is also a Chartered Project Management Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and sits on the construction procurement panel. In this capacity he provides advice to surveyors on all matters relating to procurement, especially during the initial phases of a construction project. Steve lectures at a number of European universities and has written extensively on the subject of project and risk management. He was on the authoring committee for APM’s refresh of their Body of Knowledge 6th ed. (2012) and Project Risk Analysis and Management guide 3rd ed (2012). He is also a contributor to Gower’s Handbook of project management 5th ed (2014). Steve sits on both BSI and ISO committees for project and program management (TC258) and was part of the team that created ISO 215000: Guide to Project Management issued in 2012.
Manuel Alonso Coto

AFFILIATIONS:

• PhD in Economics (Thesis about digital business in Spain), King Juan Carlos University.
• Top Management Program (AMP), Chicago Graduate School of Busines &IE Business School.
• Executive MBA, IE Business School
• Master in Foreign Trade, EOI Business School
• Postgrade in Business Administration (with a focus on Finance), UNED University
• Postgrade in Psychology (with a focus on Advertising), UNED University
• Bachelor in Industry Engineering (with a focus on Operations) by the University of Oviedo (ETSII Gijón).
• Graduate in e-Commerce, AECE
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
EXPERTISE:
Digital transformation; digital marketing; digital advertising & communication
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Corporate Experience

Current

• Director of Innovation – Digital Transformation & Marketing. Executive Education, IE Business School
• Partner, Ideas in a Jar, Digital Business Consultancy Boutique.
• Academic Counselor- Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Spain
• Board’s External Advisor – Greater Than One, Europe (fifth digital advertising agency in US)
• Board’s External Advisor – Diana Media Group (fifth digital advertising agency in US)

Past
• Director of Marketing, Executive Education, IE Business School
• Director of Digital Marketing, Executive Education, IE Business School
• Director of Customer Oriented Services, IE Business School
• Director of Operations, ielearning.net
• Director of IT/IS, US Department of Spain, Spain & Portugal
• Director of Manufacturing, Agrapisa


Academic Experience

• Professor of Marketing, Innovation, Operations & Technology, IE Business School
• Professor of Architecture, Psychology & Communication, IE University, Segovia.
• Academic Director, Executive Program in Lean Management, IE Business School
• Academic Director, Executive Program in Mobile Business, IE Business School
• Academic Director, Executive Program in Digital Marketing, IE Business School
• Academic Advisor, Master in Digital Marketing, IE Business School
• Co-Academic Director, Master in Digital Advertising & Communication, IE Business School
• Academic Advisor, Master in Digital Business, IE Business School
• Academic Advisor, Executive Master in Marketing & Sales, IE Business School
• Academic Advisor, Executive Master in Operations & Technology, IE Business School
• Associate Academic Director, Master in Marketing Management, UNED.
• Visiting Professor of Marketing at UNED University, Madrid.
• Visiting Professor of Marketing at EOI Business School, Madrid.
• Visiting Professor of Marketing at EAE Business School, Barcelona.
• Visiting Professor of Operations, Oviedo University, Asturias
• Visiting Professor of Operations, Isabel I University, Burgos & Valladolid
• Visiting Professor of Digital Business, Sergio Arboleda University, Bogota (Colombia)
• Visiting Professor of Innovation at UPC University, Lima (Peru)
• Visiting Professor of Marketing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore - Maryland (USA).
• Visiting Professor of Technology at ITAB University, Buenos Aires (Argentina).
• Visiting Professor of Innovation at UDLA University, Quito (Peru)
• Visiting Professor of Operations at Lasalle University, Cuernavaca (Mexico)
• Visiting Professor of Marketing at Porto Business School (Portugal).

Author of the Books:

• “Digital Operations”
• “Conversational Capital” (Spanish version)
• “s-Internacionalization”
• “Digital Recruitment & Self Branding”
• “Political Marketing”
• “Direct Marketing 2.0”
• “Blended Marketing. The Digital Marketing Plan as an integrator of on and offline actions”
• “From Second Life to Metaverses Marketing: Business in 3D”
• “I have 30,000 fans; so now what?”
• “Social Media Maketing Plan”
• “Marketing for Lawyers”
• “Exponential Companies: Making the Most of Digital Transformation”