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Faculty & Research


Daniel Simonovich

Affiliate Professor of Strategy


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Research Areas
  • Strategy Execution
  • Strategy Practice
Teaching Areas
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategy Execution
  • Strategic Innovation


Daniel Simonovich is Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, who focuses on strategy development, strategy execution, and strategic innovation. He also taught and gave lectures at HEC Paris, Harvard Business School, ESB Business School (where he was dean and university vice president), the Technical University of Munich, the University of Armed Forces in Munich, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to academia, he pursued a strategy consulting career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton and CSC Index.

He is a recipient of the Dominique Héau award for inspiring educational excellence. He also received INSEAD’s outstanding teaching and programme direction awards in Executive Education, as well as the Dean’s commendation for excellence in MBA teaching. He also received the Steinbeis and Euro-FH best teaching awards. Crossing business discipline boundaries, he developed distance-learning study material in the areas of strategy, leadership, organisation, quantitative methods and information systems. He published books in the area of organisation.

Daniel has consulted and/or provided executive education training for organisations from a range of industries including: Airbus, Allen & Overy, Avolon, Atos, AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Bank Gutmann, Bata, CITC Saudi Arabia, Daimler, Danone, Deutsche Telekom, Innovation Fund Denmark, Deutsche Bahn, EADS, Fein, Ferrero, Heidelberg, HDFC Life, Jardine Matheson, Johnson & Johnson, Keppel, LBBW Bank, Limagrain, Mann+Hummel, MLP, Moscow Stock Exchange, MTR Hong Kong, Novartis, PPT Thailand, Qatar Petroleum, Roche Diagnostics, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, RWE, Vesuvius, Walter AG, Witzenmann and Zurich Insurance.

Daniel earned his MBA from INSEAD and graduate degrees in computer science and business from the University of Cambridge, the Ecole Centrale Paris and the University of Hamburg. Daniel holds a doctorate from EBS University in Germany. He won scholarships from the German National Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation.

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