Manuel Sosa

Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management
Executive Management Programme INSEAD

Participants in the Executive Management Program can look forward to meeting Manuel Sosa, who is a professor, researcher and teacher of the development of innovation culture and innovation by design.

Manuel Sosa is an Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management and the Director of the Heinrich and Esther Baumann–Steiner Fund for Creativity and Business at INSEAD. He received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, Venezuela) and an SM and a PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He directs the Innovation by Design Programme. 

Professor Sosa’s research efforts are applied to improving product development systems. He is particularly interested in studying coordination and innovation networks in complex product and software development organisations. 

Professor Sosa teaches in the MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes covering topics related to innovation and operations management. His teaching achievements include the development of a programme with the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California) to integrate business and design disciplines for successful product development. 

His professional experience includes systems engineering in the petrochemical industry and development and deployment of computer-aided engineering software applications. 

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Malene Kjær

Global Marketing Director, Uhrenholt A/S

I cannot remember before that I have experienced some professors who have been as profoundly professional, fascinating and inspiring as the ones I found on the Executive Management Program INSEAD. They have a tremendous ability to present some theories and pull them into something that can be put into practice. In this way, the theory is made tangible and directly applicable in one’s daily work, she says and continues:

A lot of participants were really good, and I’ve got a very invaluable network to draw on. The whole process has, to a very high degree, lived up to expectations, and it also suited me very well that it was a concentrated course that was affordable over time in combination with a demanding job. This is a process that I will have no hesitation in recommending to others in my situation – it has been worth all the time, Malene Kjær concludes. “