Programme Directors


Annet Aris

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy

Annet Aris is Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. She joined INSEAD in 2003 and her focus is on digital transformation and disruption and its impact on society, industries and companies. She was nominated in 2010 and 2011 for the best teacher award by the MBA students.

Annet has also extensive experience as a non-executive board member of a variety publicly listed companies across Europe. Currently she serves at the boards of Rabobank Group, Randstad NV, a global leader in HR services, the microchip machine manufacturer ASML NV, the intralogistics and forklift truck manufacturer Jungheinrich AG and the insurance company A.S.R. Netherlands N.V. Annet ranks in the top 10 most influential corporate directors in The Netherlands.

She is the author of a large number of articles and case studies on digital transformation.

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Joerg Niessing

Affiliate Professor of Marketing

Joerg Niessing is an Affiliate Professor of Marketing at INSEAD and is passionate about bridging the academic and the business world on topics related to marketing, branding and digitisation. His credentials do not only come from his academic career, but also from over 13 years in consulting. He focuses on building leading brands and delivering profitable growth through the development of outstanding customer experiences, distinctive customer insights and data analytics.

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Massimo Massa

Professor of Finance
The Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking
Co-Director of the Hoffmann Research Fund

Professor Massa teaches international finance, corporate finance, information financial economics and behavioural finance in INSEAD's MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes. He graduated summa cum laude from the Department of Economics at the LUISS University of Rome, Italy. He obtained an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a PhD in Financial Economics from Yale University.

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Graham Ward

Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Professor Graham Ward's expertise is in leadership, high performance teams, group dynamics, team dysfunction and change. 

He is both the academic director of a number executive programmes at INSEAD. He has worked as visiting faculty at Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, Moscow Higher School of Economics and ESMT in Berlin.

Outside of INSEAD, Graham consults to C-suite executives and political leaders mainly around leadership, team dysfunctions, team development and communication. 

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