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Gordon Hewitt

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Gordon Hewitt is Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, and formerly Distinguished Visiting Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. His interests cover the fields of global competition, corporate strategy, and the value added of executive leadership. Prof. Hewitt has been the highest rated core faculty member on Michigan's senior executive programs for many years. He is also Distinguished Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business at Duke Corporate Education.

He was given the 2007 International Distinguished Faculty Award by the Institute of Management Studies whose members comprise leading academics and consultants worldwide. His academic awards include the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he started his career.

As a consultant, he works at Board level with many international corporations. He has been involved in major strategy and executive development programs for corporations such as Pfizer, Time Warner, Zurich Financial, IBM, Honeywell, PWC, Shell, Verizon, Credit Suisse, Mars Inc., and Standard Chartered Bank. Prof. Hewitt is widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading authorities on the challenge of competing and creating advantage in dynamic, complex markets. Recently he has chaired meetings of European and American CEOs and Board Chairmen to discuss the future of corporate strategy and corporate governance. His forthcoming book,"Strategy as a Process of Discovery" will deal with the changing demands on strategy and leadership in the new global business landscape.

Born and educated in Glasgow, Prof. Hewitt travels extensively throughout the USA, Asia and Europe. His principal home in still in Scotland, and he is a member of the International Advisory Board of Scottish Enterprise. He was also Chairman of Court, the Governing Body, at the University of Abertay Dundee, from 2003 to 2009. Prof. Hewitt was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to business in the Queen's 2007 New Year's Honours List. In March 2008, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and letters.

Faculty for The Chief Executive Program, 2011


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