Fares Boulos is Affiliated Professor of Practice in Strategy at INSEAD and Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. In 2007-2008, Fares held the Kermit O. Hanson Visiting Professor appointment at the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington (at Seattle) Business School.
Fares has taught the Core Strategy course in the MBA and Global Executive MBA programs at INSEAD and he’s the Program Director of various executive development programs, including: Abbott Sharpening Strategic Skills; PwC Understanding the Client’s Strategic Agenda; the Programa de Gestão Avançada with Fondação Dom Cabral of Brazil; Camargo Correa also of Brazil; BK Kolding’s Executive Board Program of Denmark; and, the Blue Ocean open-enrolment program at INSEAD’s Abu Dhabi campus.
Fares also teaches/has taught in various other programs, including: Denmark’s TV2; France’s Lafarge; Canada’s RBC Financial Group; Finland’s Sanoma Media Group and Sampo Bank; Russia’s TNK-BP and Gazprom; India’s Bharti Airtel; Canada’s BMO Financial Group and TELUS Senior Leadership Forum also of Canada; and Glaxo Smith Kline of the UK. In Canada, Fares was the co-academic director of the Directors’ Education Program in Vancouver for the past seven years.
In 2009, Fares received the Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching for his teaching of the Core Strategy course at INSEAD and was nominated by his MBA students for the Core Best Professor award. In 2005 he taught the 1st year MBA core Competitive Strategy course at the University of Washington, where he won the Professor of the Quarter award for best teaching, an award he won again in the spring 2008 quarter for his teaching of the Global Strategic Management course.
Fares serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Rotman and is a member of the Advisory Board of Paperny Films, a Vancouver-based non-fiction film production company.
Prior to joining INSEAD, Fares held several senior positions in the investment industry in Canada over a 15-year career, including Director of Research for Wood Gundy, one of Canada’s major investment dealers, now part of CIBC, and Portfolio Manager for Jarislowsky Fraser, Canada’s biggest independent investment counselling firm. Before entering the investment world, Fares spent five years as a senior consultant with The Canada Consulting Group, a strategy-consulting firm that has since merged with The Boston Consulting Group.
Fares holds an MBA and B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Writing for Film, Television & New Media from the Vancouver Film School.