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Our dedicated team of faculty are widely recognised as skilled educators, ground-breaking researchers and accomplished authors. Through publishing, consulting and teaching they leverage their business expertise and field-based research to deliver programmes, encourage participants to develop new ways of thinking, widen their perspectives and to understand their own challenges and capabilities. The faculty present topics in a range of engaging methods such as ‘action learning’ projects, case studies, role plays, individual assessment and one-on- one coaching, to deliver a unique and lasting learning experience.

Prof. Damien McLoughlin

Prof. Damien McLoughlin

Strategy and Governance Expertise

Aligning sustainability and strategy in the organisation

Damien is Anthony C. Cunningham Professor of Marketing, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Damien is Academic Director of the Bord Bia Executive Development programmes. Damien is one of a small number of academics in the world considering strategy in the food and agribusiness sector.

Professor N. Craig Smith

Professor N. Craig Smith

Strategy and Governance Expertise

Aligning sustainability and strategy in the organisation

Craig is INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility. His research is at the intersection of business and society, encompassing business/marketing ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability strategies.

Professor Karan Sonpar

Professor Karan Sonpar

Strategy and Governance Expertise

Aligning sustainability and strategy in the organisation

Karan earned his PhD at University of Alberta, Canada in 2008. His research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of leadership, stakeholder theory, behavioural strategy, institutional theory, and emerging markets. Karan has worked with a number of Ireland’s leading organisations including CIE, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia and An Garda Síochána.

Helen Brophy

Helen Brophy

Corporate Leadership

Leading and financing the sustainable organisation

Helen is Director of UCD Smurfit Executive Development. Helen is a member of the Smurfit School’s Irish Advisory Board and the school’s Senior Management Team and Executive Committee. Prior to joining UCD Helen spent 20 years working in international business roles within the private and public sector including CEO, National Dairy Council, Head of Market and Business Development, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Director, Nolan Seafoods.

Professor Patrick T. Gibbons

Professor Patrick T. Gibbons

Corporate Leadership

Leading and financing the sustainable organisation

Patrick is Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Strategic Management at UCD College of Business. His research, teaching and consulting interests include strategy development and execution, managing change, organisation development, organisational change and leadership development.

Professor Goutam Challagalla

Professor Goutam Challagalla

Corporate Leadership

Leading and financing the sustainable organisation

Goutam is Professor of Strategy and Marketing at IMD, Switzerland. His teaching, consulting, and research focuses on strategy with a focus on digital transformation, business-to-business commercial management, value-based pricing, sales management, distribution channels, and customer and service excellence.

Dr. Alexis Bateman

Dr. Alexis Bateman

Supply Chain Champions

Supply chain, society and the environment

Alexis is a a visiting lecturer at MIT with over fifteen years experience in sustainability in the public sector, industry, and academic settings. Her work focuses on deep tier supply chain social and environmental challenges.

Professor Mark Pagell

Professor Mark Pagell

Supply Chain Champions

Supply chain, society and the environment

Mark holds a Chair in Global Leadership and is a Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Management. He is presently the Co-Editor-in Chief for The Journal of Supply Chain Management. He is also an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto, Canada.

Mary Shelman

Mary Shelman

Supply Chain Champions

Supply chain, society and the environment

Mary is an internationally recognised thought leader, author, and speaker on global agribusiness and the author of more than 70 case studies dealing with the issues facing leaders of global food and agribusiness. She is a former Director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Programme.

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