Michael Shiel is adjunct professor of strategy at INSEAD, where he teaches on the core strategy course on the MBA, and leads tailor-made executive programmes for large client companies. He is a member of the core team teaching the open-enrolment programme on Blue Ocean Strategy at INSEAD. He also serves as visiting professor at the Moscow School of Management, SIMI (Copenhagen), Cheung Kong University (Beijing) and at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He has taught extensively in the field of Strategic Leadership, where his specialized interest is in the challenges of strategy in situations of uncertainty and ambiguity; he has contributed over a number of years on this topic as a visiting faculty to the doctoral program in leadership at the University of San Diego, California. He has a particular interest in the field of Complexity Theory and how it may provide insights to assist mangers in dealing with rapidly evolving business contexts.
Recent and current clients include the global operations of Pfizer, Abbott, L’Oreal, Starwood Hotels Group, Renault, Chep and BNP-Paribas.
He received his Doctorate in Strategic Management at the University of Hertfordshire; his MBA from Fordham University (New York) and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the National University of Ireland. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Group Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Institute of Group Analysis (London), and the Tavistock Institute Qualification in Advanced Organisational Consultation. He is a recipient of the Sir Charles Harvey Award for outstanding achievement in post-Graduate Business Studies.