Yale School of Management

Preparing Leaders for a Flatter World

Friday, January 10, 4 p.m.

We are more connected, but our flatter world is characterized by growing complexity. Leaders in business and society face increasingly diverse political, legal, economic, and cultural environments.  Margaret Warner, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will lead a conversation among deans and others from schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management. Among the areas of discussion:

  • What skills are critical to leaders in today’s world, and how can they be developed?
  • What mega issues provide the greatest challenges, and opportunities, for global collaboration across sectors?

Additional Resources:

To learn more about the Global Network, read a white paper discussing its strategic objectives.

Support for this session was provided by the R. Peter Straus ’44 Distinguished Visitors Program.

Margaret Warner YC '71
Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Michael Barzelay '82, PhD '85
Professor of Public Management & Head of the Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science

Nida Bektaş
Executive Director, Koç University Graduate School of Business

María de Lourdes Dieck Assad
Dean, EGADE Business School

Kwame A. Domfeh
Dean, University of Ghana Business School

Miriam Erez
Vice Dean, MBA Program/Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Santiago Iñiguez
Dean, IE Business School

Jiye Mao
Professor and Executive Dean, School of Business, Renmin University of China

Edward A. Snyder
Dean, Yale School of Management

Devanath Tirupati
Dean (Academic) and EADS-SMI Chair Professor of Sourcing and Supply Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore


Margaret WarnerMargaret Warner YC '71

Senior Correspondent
PBS NewsHour

Margaret Warner is a senior correspondent and on-air anchor of public television’s PBS NewsHour, interviewing newsmakers and experts in every field from politics and foreign affairs, to the economy and the courts. She is also chief correspondent for the NewsHour’s Overseas Reporting Unit, reporting from hot spots around the world. She’s covered the revolution in Egypt and the growth of terrorism in Yemen; the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria; the spillover from the Syria conflict in Turkey, Israel and Lebanon; and economic and political developments in Iran, the Middle East, China, Russia, the major countries of Europe, South Korea, Mexico and Brazil. Her coverage of turmoil in Pakistan won her an Emmy Award in 2008, and the Edward Weintal Prize for International Reporting from Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. She joined what was then The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour in 1993 after a decade at Newsweek magazine as political correspondent, White House reporter and chief diplomatic correspondent. She previously reported for The Wall Street Journal, The San Diego Union, and The Concord [N.H.] Monitor. A 1971 Yale graduate, she is a former Fellow of the Yale Corporation. She now serves on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Yale Jackson Institute Council.


Michael Barzelay '82Michael Barzelay '82, PhD '85

Professor of Public Management & Head of the Department of Management
London School of Economics and Political Science

Michael Barzelay is Professor of Public Management and the Head of the Department of Management. He normally teaches core courses on the MPA Public Policy and Management, the MSc Public Management and Governance, and the MSc Health Economics, Policy, and Management programmes. He is also affiliated with the Department of Government and the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, within the Department of Accounting.

Professor Barzelay is widely known for his 1992 book, Breaking Through Bureaucracy: A New Vision for Managing in Government. He has served as Co-Editor of Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions and as an Associate Editor of the International Public Management Journal. He has also taught on executive programmes for civil service colleges and universities in the USA, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Italy, and Thailand. Professor Barzelay has consulted widely, including, recently, for the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, U.S. Department of Defense, Brazil's Ministry of Planning, Budgeting and Management, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Before joining LSE in 1995, he was Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received both his PhD in Political Science and his Master's in Public and Private Management from Yale University and his A.B from Stanford University.


Nida BektaşNida Bektaş

Executive Director
Koç University Graduate School of Business

Nida Bektaş joined Koc University in January 2013, after working in finance industry for 20 years. She  is the Executive Director of the Graduate School of Business at Koc University. She is responsible from the management of the academic graduate programs—namely Executive MBA, MBA, MSc in Finance and MSc in International Management—as well as Executive Education certificate programs. Her areas of interest are corporate governance, leadership, and sustainability.
Mrs. Bektaş began her banking career at Kocbank—a medium sized private bank in Turkey—in 1994, worked in corporate and commercial branches and became branch manager in 2001. She played a strategic role in the process of Koç-Unicredit merger and Koç-Yapı Kredi merger. Yapı Kredi Bank is owned by Koc Financial Services-KFS (50% Koc Holding, 50%UniCredit) and it is among the five largest commercial banks in Turkey. From 2009 to 2013, Nida Bektaş acted as the CEO of Yapı Kredi Factoring, a subsidiary of Yapi Kredi Bank and market leader in the sector. Nida Bektaş also served as a an active board member in Turkish Factoring Association, playing a role in passing the factoring legislation.

Mrs. Bektaş holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, USA and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Bogazici University and Marmara University, İstanbul.


María de Lourdes Dieck AssadMaría de Lourdes Dieck Assad

EGADE Business School

María de Lourdes Dieck Assad has been Dean at EGADE Business School since January 2011. She has also served as Dean of EGAP School of Government and Public Policy and Director General of Campus Santa Fe (2009-2011). Prior to assuming her role as Dean of the school, she had a long career within Tecnológico de Monterrey, serving as Director in various departments and programs. Dr. Dieck attended and received a degree in Economics, cum laude in 1975 from Tecnológico de Monterrey, a Masters in Economic Development at Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

In 2004, Dr. Dieck was appointed Ambassador of Mexico to Belgium and Luxembourg by President Vicente Fox Quesada, where she was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Belgium, awarded by Royal Decree. From 2004-2007 she also served as Chief of the Mexican Mission to the European Union and as Permanent Representative to the European Council. She has also held the position of Under-Secretary of Economic Affairs and International Cooperation at the State Department (2003-04), Chief of Advisors to the Secretary of the State Department (2003) and Chief of Advisors to the Secretary of the Economy (2002-2003). She has been an economic consultant to several international institutions including the World Bank in Washington D.C. (1985-87).

Dr. Dieck has been a sought after keynote speaker in conferences for CEOs, business leaders and academics throughout America and Europe. She lectures in a diverse range of areas including macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, globalization, strategic competitiveness, economic policy in Mexico and Latin America, trade liberalization, the NAFTA Agreement and Mexico-European Union relationship. She has been the recipient of many distinctions including the Sally Butler International Scholarship, the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and the International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women.


Kwame A. DomfehKwame A. Domfeh

University of Ghana Business School

Kwame Ameyaw Domfeh joined the faculty of the then School of Administration, University of Ghana in 1993. For five (5) years (2004-2009), he served as the Head of the Department of Public Administration & Health Services Management of the University of Ghana Business School.

He had his education in Ghana and the United States of America and holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Ghana. He has published in both local and international journals and has about forty publications to his credit. In 2005, he received recognition from the University of Ghana with the Researcher of the Year Award (Humanities).

Before his appointment as a faculty member at the University of Ghana, he had served as a teacher and circuit officer in the Ghana Education Service (GES) for almost twenty years. He also worked for over three as Senior Programme Officer for PAB Development Consult.

He has on several occasions served as a Visiting Professor to the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

His research and teaching interests include Ethics in Management, Environmental Politics and Policies, Sustainable Development, and Public Policy Analysis.

He is currently leading a team of researchers on a project, “Localising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Ghana: An Assessment of the Achievements, Challenges and Prospects at the District Level.”

He has been the Dean of the University of Ghana Business School since August 1, 2011.


Miriam ErezMiriam Erez

Vice Dean, MBA Program/Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management
Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Miriam Erez is a professor in Management and Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel. Erez is currently the Vice Dean of the Technion MBA program; the Chair of the Knowledge Center for Innovation; the Chair of the National Council for the Promotion of Women in Science and Technology and the advisor of the Technion president on the status of women. She is also Director of Hi Center (the incubator of Haifa municipality) and of Haifa Economic Society. She served as faculty dean between 1996-1999.

Prof. Erez’s research has evolved around three major topics: innovation, cross-cultural organizational behavior and work motivation.

Prof. Erez has co-authored and co-edited five books, more than 90 journal papers and book chapters. Erez appears among the most cited authors in the field of management, 1983-2004 (Podsakoff, N.P., et al., J. of Management, 34, 2008, 641-720, Table 9)

In 2002, she received the Distinguished Scientific Award of the International Association of Applied Psychology. In 2005, she won the Israel Prize for management science. Erez is Fellow of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology and International Association of Applied Psychology. She served as Editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review and she served on numerous editorial boards, including: The academy of management, J. of Applied Psychology, Organizational Science, J. of Management and more. She has advised about 100 master and doctoral students.


Santiago IñiguezSantiago Iñiguez

Instituto de Empresa Business School

Santiago Iniguez is the Dean of IE Business School and the President of IE University. He holds a Degree in Law, a Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy and Jurisprudence (Complutense University, Spain) and an MBA from IE Business School. He was a Recognized Student at Oxford University, UK.

Iniguez has worked as a management consultant and has played an active role in the field of quality control and development of management education in Europe. He is the Chairman of GFME (Global Foundation for Management Education) and member of the Board of Directors of AACSB and the Awarding Body of EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). He also serves on the boards of Renmin University Business School (China), CENTRUM (Universidad Católica, Perú), Antai Business School (Jiao Tong University, China), Mazars University (France) the Russian Presidential Academy-RANEPA (Russia) and FGV-EASP Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). He was portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. Iniguez is also President of the IE Fund in the US.

Iniguez is Professor of Strategic Management at IE Business School. His most recent book, “The Learning Curve: How Business Schools Are Reinventing Education” (http://bit.ly/dXriHU) was published by Palgrave McMillan in November 2011. He is co-editor of www.deanstalk.net, a blog focused on management education issues. Iniguez is a regular speaker at international conferences and frequently contributes in different journals and media on higher education and executive development.


Jiye MaoJiye Mao

Professor and Executive Dean
School of Business, Renmin University of China

Professor Mao holds a Ph.D in MIS from the University of British Columbia (1995), MBA from McGill University (1987) in Canada, and B.Eng from Renmin University of China (1985).

He is a Professor and Executive Dean in the School of Business, Renmin University of China. He has been in this position since 2004. Prior to his current appointment, he was a tenured faculty at the University of Waterloo in Canada (1995-2002), visiting fellow at City University of Hong Kong (2002-2004). He was also a Visiting Scientist at the IBM Toronto Lab (User-Centred Design Lab, 2000-2001).

He is an expert in management information systems (MIS), one of the most influential scholars in the field in China, and also one of the most active ones in community services in China, e.g., participation in organizing important international conferences, editorial work and publications in leading journals. He is also widely recognized as the leading advocate and leader in advancing case-based research in China, having served as the program chair in the past seven years’ annual Forum (conference) on Case-Based and Qualitative Research on Business Administration in China.

He is a “Yangtze River Scholar” Distinguished Professor designated in 2011 by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China, and a recipient of the prestigious National Outstanding Young Scientist Award of Science Foundation in 2008.


Edward A. SnyderEdward A. Snyder

Dean & William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management
Yale School of Management

Edward A. Snyder is Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management. As Dean, he has overall responsibility for the school’s academic programs, for enhancing its reputation, and for strengthening its finances. The school’s objectives are to be: (i) the business school that best leverages its home university—eminent and purposeful Yale University; (ii) the most global U.S. business school; and (iii) the best source of elevated leaders for escalating complexity in all sectors.

During his tenure at Yale, the school has (i) developed the first global network of top business schools, (ii) introduced its Master of Advanced Management degree for graduates of the Global Network for Advanced Management, (iii) implemented a new, required Leadership Development Program for all Master’s students, and (iv) forged yet stronger programmatic relationships with other Yale professional schools.

Mr. Snyder began his professional career as an economist with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. He earned a PhD in Economics and an MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He began his academic career at the University of Michigan where he developed programs in Central Europe, China, India, and Russia. His research and teaching is focused on industrial organization, antitrust economics, law and economics, and financial institutions.

Previously, Mr. Snyder was the Dean and George Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Devanath Tirupati Devanath Tirupati

Dean (Academic) and EADS-SMI Chair Professor of Sourcing and Supply Management
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Devanath Tirupati is Dean (Academic) and EADS-SMI Chair Professor of Sourcing and Supply Management at IIM Bangalore. His primary research and teaching interests are in operations management and operations research that span a range of topics that include capacity planning, innovation & technology management, supply chain management, healthcare management, production planning and inventory control, scheduling, queuing network models of manufacturing, off-line and on-line quality control.

Dr. Tirupati received B.Tech from IIT, Madras, PGDM from IIM, Calcutta and PhD from Sloan School of Management, MIT. He was named IBM Pre-doctoral Fellow (1985), (US) Presidential Young Investigator (1989) and received Award for Research Excellence from the University of Texas at Austin (1990). He is currently Chief Editor of Technology, Operations and Management. In the past he has served as Associate Editor of Management Science , Associate Editor of Operations Research and as Area Editor ofProduction and Operations Management.

He has had several years of full time work experience in the Indian industry. He has consulted with several firms both in India and USA. Prior to moving to IIMB, Professor Tirupati has taught at IIM, Ahmedabad, the University of Texas at Austin, and Melbourne Business School.