Professor of Strategy and International Management and Dean of the MBA program
Omar Toulan is Professor of Strategy and International Management and Dean of the MBA program. His areas of expertise include strategic management, international business, growth strategies, and managing the multinational. His research – which includes offshoring and outsourcing, global account management, emerging market multinationals, and the impact of the digital disruption on the retail sector – has appeared in a variety of academic and practitioner oriented journals, including Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, California Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, Emerging Markets Review, and the Journal of Latin American Studies.
Before joining IMD, he spent two decades at McGill University in Canada where he was a tenured professor and served as Associate Dean of Academic and Master’s Programs of the business school, overseeing all faculty and leading the introduction and redesign of a number of programs. He also spent time as a visiting professor at London Business School, INSEAD, Imperial College, Stockholm School of Economics, and Universidad Torcuato di Tella. Toulan has been awarded various research and teaching grants, including a Teaching Chair from the Quebec Government, and has given executive seminars extensively – not only in Europe and North America, but also in Latin America and Japan.
Prior to entering academia, he worked as a management consultant for McKinsey and Company in its New York office and its Global Institute in Washington, DC. He also worked as a researcher at the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Toulan received his undergraduate degree in international economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and went on to complete his PhD in strategy at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
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