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L. Felipe Monteiro

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy

Academic Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Global Knowledge Management
  • Global Technology Scouting
  • Emerging Markets
Teaching Areas
  • Global Strategy
  • Managing in Emerging Markets
  • Global Open Innovation
  • Doing Business in Brazil


Professor Monteiro received nine times the INSEAD Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching. Before joining INSEAD, he was a standing faculty member at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where, during four consecutive years (2009-2012), he received the “Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” Teaching Award for his outstanding contributions and commitment to educational excellence in the MBA core curriculum. In 2011, he also received the Wharton Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award. Prior to that, Professor Monteiro was a Fellow, and an award-winning teacher, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has also worked as a Senior Researcher at the Harvard Business School’s Latin American Research and as an Adjunct Professor at IBMEC Business School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he won seven teaching awards between 1998 and 2002. Prior to joining academia, Felipe was a Senior Analyst at Banco do Brasil acting as an advisor to foreign companies investing in Brazil.

At INSEAD, Professor Monteiro is the Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI). Launched for the first time in 2013, the GTCI is an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent. Professor Monteiro is also the Director of the PGA-Programa de Gestao Avancada (an Advanced Management Program in partnership with FDC-Brazil) for Brazilian CEOs, owners and top executives. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School.

His research, which was published in top journals (Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of International Business Studies, among others), focuses on global open innovation and the role of boundary spanners Professor Monteiro received important awards from the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the Strategic Management Society . His case studies about TAG Heuer, EBX Group, Fashion Forward Dubai and ENEL were the winners of best case awards in 2018, 2019 and 2021. He is part of the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Expert Network about Future of the Digital Economy and Society; Latin America and; Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was also a member of the WEF’s Advisory Group on “The Emerging Best Practices of Brazilian Globalizers”.

Professor Monteiro consults and gives talks for companies and governments worldwide. He has worked with leading organizations including Banco do Brasil, the Brazilian Confederation of Industries (CNI), British Telecom, DSM, EBX Group, Embraer, Emirates Airline, ENEL, FC Barcelona, Gerdau, Grupo Elektra, Haier, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Related Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Samsung, Stefanini, TAG Heuer, Telefonica, WEF, and YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). He has taught, written cases and/or done research in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Professor Monteiro obtained his Ph.D. in Strategic and International Management at the London Business School. He also has a LL.B. (JD equivalent) degree, cum laude, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a M.Sc. in Business Administration from COPPEAD/UFRJ, Brazil and a MRes in Business Studies from London Business School. His personal webpage is personal webpage and his Linkedin page

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