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Programme Directors

Phanish Puranam

Professor of Strategy

Phanish Puranam is a Professor of Strategy, the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design at INSEAD. Phanish’s research in organizational science focuses on how organizations work, and how we can make them work better. His current interests include non-hierarchical organizations, the design of informal organization, and organizational architectures that support self-assembling teams.

Besides publishing his research extensively in peer reviewed journals (see link to Personal Website above), Phanish has also written several books. “The Microstructure of Organizations” (Oxford University Press, 2018) offers researchers a new perspective on organization design. Phanish’s books for practitioners include "Corporate Strategy: Tools for analysis and decisions" (co-authored with Bart Vanneste, Cambridge University Press, 2016) which is used as a reference in MBA programs around the world. India Inside (co-authored with Nirmalya Kumar, Harvard Business Review Press, 2012) won critical acclaim for its balanced look at the prospect of India emerging as a global hub for innovation.

Phanish obtained his PhD at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and was on the faculty of London Business School till 2012. Reflecting his commitment to doctoral training, he has served as the Academic Director for the PhD Program at both London Business School and INSEAD..

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Theodoros Evgeniou

Professor of Decision Sciences and Technology Management

Theos Evgeniou is a Professor of Decision Sciences and Technology Management at INSEAD, and was Academic Director of INSEAD eLab, a research and analytics center at INSEAD that focused on data analytics for business.

Professor Evgeniou has been working on Machine Learning and AI for more than 20 years, in areas ranging from Computer Vision, to Marketing, Healthcare, and Finance, among others. His interests focus on the broader topic of AI, business and society, working on areas ranging from AI and regulation to AI innovations for business process optimization and improving decisions as well as on new Machine Learning methods. Professor Evgeniou gives talks and consults for a number of organisations in his areas of expertise.

Professor Evgeniou has received four degrees from MIT, two BSc degrees simultaneously, one in Computer Science and one in Mathematics, as well as a Master and a PhD degrees in Computer Science. He graduated first in the MIT class of 1995 dual degrees in Mathematics, won medals in international mathematical Olympiads, and European awards for business case studies.

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Learning Coach


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.

Experts in the business aspects of AI, 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.



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