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Programme Directors



V. (Paddy) Padmanabhan

Programme Director

Professor of Marketing
The Unilever Chaired Professor of Marketing

Academic Director, Emerging Markets Institute

V. “Paddy” Padmanabhan is the Unilever Chaired Professor of Marketing, INSEAD-Singapore. Prior to joining INSEAD, he was the John K. and Ellen A. Wallace Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Olin School of Business, Washington University (1998–2002) and Associate Professor of Marketing and Fletcher Jones Faculty Fellow at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (1990–1998).

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Balagopal Vissa

Programme Director

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Bala Vissa is Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. His research focuses on the people side of entrepreneurship—such as structuring effective venture teams, building entrepreneurial networks, and enhancing corporate governance—particularly in emerging economies.

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Programme Faculty


Vikas Agarwal

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Academic Co-Director, Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI)

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Katharina Balazs

Associate Professor at ESCP Europe
Executive Coach at the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre

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Guoli Chen

Professor of Strategy

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Pushan Dutt

Professor of Economics

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Michael Writer

Guest lecturer with a range of specialist executive education programs for INSEAD.

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Stefan Thau

Professor of Organisational Behaviour
The Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning

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Phanish Puranam

Professor of Strategy

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Ian Woodward

Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour

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Ivana Naumovska

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

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Visiting Faculty


Shantanu Bhattacharya

Lee Kong Chian Professor of Operations Management,
Deputy Dean (Programmes) and Academic Director, PhD in Business (General Management) at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Jake Cohen

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate ad Master's Programmes
Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Law at MIT Sloan School of Management

Nuno Delicado

Founding Partner at Pluris Value
Lecturer at INSEAD and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National Universty of Singapore

Peter Goodson

Distinguished Teaching Fellow at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Dominique Jacquet

Professor of Corporate Finance and Head of Economics and Finance, at the Ecole des Ponts
Visiting scholar at INSEAD Social Innovation Centre
Affiliate professor at HEC Montréal
Visiting fellow at CIRANO (Montréal)

Jason Shaw

Head, Division of Leadership, Management and Organisation
Shaw Foundation Chair in Business
Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation

Prashant Malaviya

Associate Professor of Marketing and Senior Associate Dean of MBA programs at McDonough School of Business

Clark Boyd

Digital Strategy Consultant

Jamie Anderson

Professor of Leadership and Strategy at Antwerp Management School

Christoph Zott

Professor and Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship at IESE Business School


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