Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Innovation
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Professor Zemsky has been part of the INSEAD leadership team since 2010. He has had global responsibility for Faculty and Research, Degree Programmes including MBA and EMBA, IT and Digital Communications, and the development of the school’s Middle East campus. He has served as Acting and Interim Dean of the school. He led the creation of the school’s Degree Programmes department, a doubling of the school’s EMBA programme including the launch of a Singapore section, and the creation of an MBA period in Abu Dhabi. As the Deputy Dean he currently plays an important role in external relations especially in Europe and leads the Executive Education department. As Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation he is responsible for the school’s digital strategy including the development of its online education capabilities and offerings.
Daniel A. Bens
Associate Professor of Accounting and Control
Daniel Bens is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Control at INSEAD, which he joined in August 2012. He has served as Area Chair for the department since 2015. He was a member of the University of Arizona faculty from 2005 to 2012, serving as Associate Dean of MBA programs for the last three years. Daniel was on faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 1999 to 2005. His research focuses on the determinants and effects of discretionary disclosure in financial reports. That is, why do some firms just disclose the minimum of information as required by securities laws while others voluntarily exceed that benchmark considerably? Further, are there tangible financial effects from these decisions? He also examines real economic effects that firms may experience when they make seemingly cosmetic accounting choices. For example, he has studied how firms alter their share repurchase strategies to improve earnings per share (EPS) performance, while at the same time cutting long-term investments to finance the strategy.
Learning coaches, led by INSEAD alumni, are available throughout the programme to help participants achieve their learning objectives, as well as help move the discussion forward and exchange ideas with them.
Experienced and successful business professionals from diverse industries, our learning coaches are content experts who guide the participants in their learning journey, especially their Action Learning Project (ALP), to bring the learning alive in the participants’ business context. They work closely with the participants and help them design an ALP that focuses on their personal development goals, provide feedback and keep them moving in the right direction.