INSEAD Names New Dean of Executive Education

INSEAD announced last week that Sameer Hasija, Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD and the Shell Fellow in Business and the Environment, will be its new Dean of Executive Education for a period of three years, beginning January 1, 2021.

Professor Hasija began at INSEAD as Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management (TOM) in 2008, was granted tenure in 2015, and was promoted to full professor in 2020. He has published more than 15 articles in top journals while at INSEAD. Professor Hasija will take over the role from Ben Bensaou, who served from 2018 through December 2020. Hasija has directed programs and received numerous recognitions of his contributions. His new book, The Phoenix Encounter Method, with co-authors Professors Paddy Padmanabhan and Ian Woodward, was published in October 2020. The Phoenix Encounter Method has been used successfully by 1,500 executives globally in INSEAD’s Advanced Management and other senior executive programs since 2016.

INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov said, “I want to thank Ben Bensaou for his dedication and contribution to the school. I am looking forward to using his wisdom and precious advice as we continue to bring innovation to our executive education offering. At the same time, I want to welcome Sameer Hasija to the Executive Committee, who brings unique expertise as we transform and evolve our offerings to a rapidly changing marketplace. I am confident that he will steer the department to new heights.”

Professor Hasija commented, “Our world is currently facing extraordinary circumstances due to COVID-19, with fundamental shifts in how society functions and business operates. We look forward to working closely with business leaders and executives as they embark on the journey of reinvigorating their businesses, their teams, and themselves. As one of the world’s leading business schools, I believe we have an active role to play in helping leaders make sense of and shape the post-COVID world.”

For more information on Sameer Hasija, visit the INSEAD Web site.

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