Javier Gimeno is Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, where he holds the Aon Dirk Verbeek Chair in International Risk and Strategic Management. A Spanish national, he holds a PhD degree in strategic management from Purdue University. Since 2001, he has taught strategy and industry and competitive analysis at INSEAD at all levels – MBA, Executive MBA, Ph.D., and executive programmes for leading global companies. From 2009 to 2011, he also served as Dean of Executive MBA programmes at INSEAD. He currently serves as Academic Director of the INSEAD European Competitiveness Initiative, a broad initiative by INSEAD faculty to understand and improve business competitiveness in Europe.
Javier's research focuses on understanding competitive strategy decisions, and how these decisions lead to competitive interactions and performance consequences. He has done research and developed pedagogical materials in industries like travel and transportation (airlines), mobile telecommunication services, energy, and computer equipment. His current research integrates a risk management perspective on the analysis of strategic opportunities.
Javier’s research has been published in the top academic journals in strategy and management, and has received awards from leading academic associations. For instance, his dissertation on multi-market competition in the US airline industry received the prize to the best doctoral dissertation in strategy in its year.
Javier has been a leader in several major professional associations. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management (AoM), an association of over 18,000 management academics worldwide. He was president of the Business Policy and Strategy division of AoM - the largest organisation of strategy academics and practitioners, with over 5,000 members worldwide, and the Chairman of the Strategic Management Society Conference in 2006. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society.
Javier is married and has two daughters, who have triple nationality (Spain, UK, US). He enjoys running, swimming, scuba diving, and reading.