Professors and Experts

Management programme in cooperation with INSEAD – be inspired and challenged by skilled professors

Jesper Lok

Lecturer in strategy 

Jesper Lok is a recognized lecturer, inspirator and teacher of business strategy and board-related topics. He is chairman of the board in Dagrofa, Vestergaard Company and Unicef Denmark as well as a board member in many other companies. In addition, he has an extensive earlier management career including positions as former CEO at DSB, Falck Emergency and Dagrofa, as well as country manager in A.P. Moller-Maersk.
In the strategy sessions of the Executive Management Programme, under the heading “Making Strategy Fly”, he will, among other things, present new tools and methods for how successful companies can shape their strategies in a changing world, how to build resilience and become able to “reinvent” themselves in an ever-changing and turbulent environment.
The new methods and theories are made tangible through concrete examples and cases, which draws upon Jesper Loks extensive experience as chairman and CEO, and which also sets the stage for the further strategy sessions at INSEAD.

Jesper Klit

Communications Advisor

Jesper Klit is one of the most popular and inspiring European communication and leadership speakers. He is CEO at Jesper Klit & Partners and previously worked at Weekendavisen, TV2 and at Nordisk Film TV, where he was CEO for six years.

He specializes in personal communication and impact development, media coaching and business storytelling and advises companies and leaders in personal and strategic communication. Among Jesper Klit’s clients are several Fortune 500 companies.

Manuel Knight

Organiztional Expert

Manuel Knight is one of Europe’s most sought after speakers in the field of performance and motivation.

This seminar is about what we should do to develop an organizational culture where all individuals feel motivated and empowered to perform at their best. Other seminar themes are how to build teamwork in a culture that creates desire and energy, communication in multinational companies as well as living values.

Manuel Knight has an exciting and different background. From a ghetto in Atlanta, Georgia, to a life as an internationally successful consultant – a life journey that has given him the unique experience and a deep understanding of human behaviour and driving forces.

Andrew Shipilov

Professor and Programme Director

Andrew Shipilov is a Professor of Strategy and the John H Loudon Chair of International Management at INSEAD. In 2014, Professor Shipilov received a prestigious Emerging Scholar Award from the Strategic Management Society. He is an expert in the areas of strategy, innovation, and networks. His current academic research examines how social networks, strategic alliances, and partnerships affect firm’s competitive advantage.

His newest book is Network Advantage: How to Unlock Value from Your Alliances and Partnerships. He has a blog on Networks and Innovation.

At INSEAD, Professor Shipilov teaches and directs Executive Education programmes on competitive strategy, collaborative strategy, and Blue Ocean Strategy. From 2010, he is an Academic Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy open programme. Andrew Shipilov is directing Building Digital Partnerships and Ecosystems

His clients include Abbott Labs, IBM, Microsoft Corp., Bayer, BNP Paribas, Royal Dutch Shell and other well-known companies.

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Nana von Bernuth

Professor and Business Coach

Nana von Bernuth is a Professor and Business Coach with a focus on Innovation, Strategy, and Leadership. Her passion lies in helping participants to transform learnings into action.

Since 2003, she combines consulting, research activity, programme design and teaching at INSEAD, which allows her to remain at the forefront of the latest insights and developments in these fields.

Nana collaborated with Morten Hansen and Jim Collins on their books Collaboration and Great by Choice, respectively as well as on Herminia Ibarra’s book Act Like a Leader, Think like a Leader  on how to successfully step up to leadership.  Her work on “The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” is published each year in Harvard Business Review.

Prior to her career in academia, Nana was a senior management consultant with KPMG Corporate Finance in Berlin and Milan. Companies she has worked for include among others: LG Electronics, Johnson & Johnson, Santander, Starwood Hotels, Renault, EdF, Lego as well as a lot of small and medium sized companies. Since 2016, she is on the board of the Artificial Intelligence company Addventa, Paris.

Derek Deasy

Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Derek Deasy is Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. His interests include leadership development, burnout and resilience and the impact of emotionally demanding tasks on work groups.

His research and practice in these areas are informed by a systems-psychodynamics approach that takes into account how group tasks, organizational structures and cultures are affected by, and affect, individuals’ experience at and of work.

Derek works regularly in leadership development programmes for high potentials and senior executives at INSEAD. He has contributed to open and in-company executive Programs, as well as to the full time MBAs, at IMD in Switzerland.

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Manuel Sosa

Management Program Professor

Manuel E. 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 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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