Contributor Biographies


Wolfgang Amann

Wolfgang Amann graduated from Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Learning in Higher Education. He learned his research skills at the Wharton School in Philadelphia and his executive education skills at IMD in Lausanne. After years in top management consulting, he has been marketing, designing, directing, and delivering executive education seminars as well as MBA programmes for more than a decade. He has also been a visiting professor in the field of international strategy and sustainability at Hosei University in Tokyo, Tsinghua in Beijing, the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, ISP St. Petersburg, Warwick Business School and Henley Business School in the UK. He now serves as the Executive Academic Director of Executive Education at Goethe Business School in Frankfurt.

Ronald E. Berenbeim

Ronald E. Berenbeim is an Adjunct Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business Administration, where he has taught Professional Responsibility: Markets Ethics and Law since 1995. Professor Berenbeim is also a Senior Fellow at The Conference Board. From 2001 to 2003, he was a project director for a World Bank study of private sector anti-corruption practises in East Asia and co-authored, with Jean-François Arvis, Fighting Corruption in East Asia: Solutions from the Private Sector (The World Bank 2003). He currently serves as director of The Conference Board and World Bank project on Trade Competitiveness and Integration of Poor Countries in Global Supply Chains: a Perspective of Global Suppliers and Producers. Professor Berenbeim is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Tenth Principle (anti-corruption) Working Group, Transparency International’s Steering Committee on Business Principles for Resisting Corrupt Practises, and the US Advisory Board of FTSE4Good. In 2010, he received a Fulbright grant to teach business ethics and governance at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in Cergy, France. In 2011, he was selected by Trust Across America as one of 2010’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. Professor Berenbeim is a graduate of Cornell University; Balliol College, Oxford (Keasbey Scholarship); and Harvard Law School.

Gabriel Cecchini

Gabriel Cecchini is Coordinator of the Center for Governance and Transparency at IAE Business School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has a BA in Communication from the National University of Cordoba in Argentina, an MA in Social Sciences (Sociology) from the University of Chicago and has also started a Ph.D. in Sociology at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. He has joined research projecs in the area of philosophy of the social sciences and social theory, specialising in functional differentiation theory and the work of Niklas Luhmann. Cecchini is currently coordinating research and support to companies in the field of compliance, anti-corruption, and best practises at IAE’s Center for Governance and Transparency.

Dominic DePersis

Dominic DePersis, Ph.D., is Professor of Business Law and International Business. Dominic is an instructor of business law, contract law, ethics and health policy, international law and business, and hospitality law at the undergraduate level. He studied under the guidance of the protégé of the founding father of strategic management, Professor H. I. Ansoff. Dominic has an extensive background in teaching, research, grant administration, and law practise. He holds the privilege to practise law in New York, Minnesota, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. He has lectured internationally, including in Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan. He has published numerous articles in the fields of law, philosophy of jurisprudence, and management. Dominic has co-led several international grants. He serves on several boards. Dr. DePersis holds a BS 1995, Binghamton University; JD 1998, Syracuse University; SJD 2005, Northwestern California University. His research interests include international law, anti-corruption laws, jurisprudence, not-for-profit institutions, and human rights.

Mary C. Gentile

Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D., is Director of Giving Voice to Values and Senior Research Scholar at Babson College; Senior Advisor, Aspen Institute Business & Society Program; and independent consultant. Previously Gentile was a faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School. Giving Voice To Values is a business curriculum launched by Aspen Institute and Yale SOM, now based and funded at Babson College. GVV is a pioneering approach to values-driven leadership that has been featured in Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly, BizEd, etc. and piloted in over 175 business schools and organisations globally. The book – Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right – is out from Yale University Press ( While at Harvard Business School (1985-95), Gentile was one of the principal architects of the innovative educational programme, Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Gentile co-authored Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches at Harvard Business School (with Thomas R. Piper and Sharon Parks, Harvard Business School Press, 1993, translated into Japanese and Hungarian). Other publications include Differences That Work: Organizational Excellence through Diversity; Managing Diversity: Making Differences Work; Managerial Excellence Through Diversity: Text and Cases, as well as numerous articles, cases, and book reviews in publications such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Risk Management, CFO, The Journal of Human Values, BizEd, Strategy+Business, etc. Gentile served as Content Expert for the award-winning interactive CD-ROM, Managing Across Differences (Harvard Business School Publishing 1996). Gentile holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Jonas Haertle

Jonas Haertle is Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat to the United Nations Global Compact Office. Haertle is responsible for driving the mission of the PRME initiative, to inspire responsible management education, research, and thought leadership globally. Jonas holds a Masters degree in European Studies from Hamburg University. As a Fulbright scholar, he also attained an MSc degree in Global Affairs from Rutgers University in the USA. He provides global leadership in bringing together good practise in implementing the principles of PRME and the Global Compact. He has collaboratively hosted and participated in PRME forums in Asia, Europe and other regions of the world.

Christian Hauser

Christian Hauser is a Professor of Business Economics and International Management at the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) at the University of Applied Sciences, HTW, Chur. He studied Latin American Studies at the Universities of Cologne/Germany, Lisbon/Portugal, and Fortaleza/Brazil. In 2006, he earned his Doctorate in Economics on Foreign Trade Promotion Schemes at the University of Cologne. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked at the Centre for the Portuguese Speaking World at the University of Cologne. In 2006, he joined the Institute for SME Research (IfM) Bonn as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Since July 2007, he has been working at the SIFE on topics including international entrepreneurship, SME and private sector development, and business integrity.

Polina Kalnitskaya

Polina Kalnitskaya is an independent consultant on Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. She is an external consultant for International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) for developing a business ethics course for Russian educational institutes. Polina has been teaching corporate governance and ethics in Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS. She has legal experience since 1995 and was a legal adviser of the IFC/World Bank projects “Corporate governance in Russia” and “Corporate governance in the banking sector of Russia” (2001 – 2007), and also the EU/TACIS project “Corporate governance in Russia” (2005). Additionally, Polina worked as the Consulting Director for Russian National Independent Directors Association until 2010 and is a certified organisational gestalt-consultant and  business trainer. Polina Kalnitskata is a graduate of the Southern Federal University and Institute of Management, Business, and Law (Russia).

Matthias Kleinhempel

Matthias Kleinhempel served as a full-time professor at IAE Business School from 1999 to 2002. In 2009, he rejoined IAE and currently teaches in the MBA and the Executive Education programmes. He is the Director of the Centre for Governance and Transparency at IAE and the Academic Director of the Senior Executive Programme Latin America in Miami. He holds an MBA degree from IAE and a law degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany. His research deals with corporate governance, business ethics, and regional strategies. He is a visiting professor at IESE Business School. In the past he has served in a number of positions at Siemens: he was President and CEO of Siemens Venezuela, CFO for the Andean Region, President of the Cable Division (holding responsibility for the worldwide business), and CEO and President of Siemens in Argentina and CFO of the Mercosur Region.

Hans Krause Hansen

Hans Krause Hansen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Governance and Culture Studies at Copenhagen Business School.  Originally trained in Political Science and Latin American Studies, his current research revolves around the role of private actors in global governance, anti-corruption practises in international business, and the surveillance infrastructures, organisation, and practises of transparency regimes. Hans has published in journals such as Bulletin of Latin American Studies, Gestíon y Política Pública, Critical Quarterly, Citizenship Studies, Alternatives: Local, Global Political, International Studies Review, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of International Relations and Development, International Political Sociology, and Crime, Law, and Social Change, just as he has contributed with chapters in a wide range of international anthologies published by Palgrave, Routledge, and Oxford University Press, amongst others. Hans has previously served as Academic Director of the Business, Language, and Culture Studies Program at CBS, and he is currently head of the Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies, CBS. He is also member of the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption, as well as a reviewer for several international journals.

Alfred Lewis

Alfred Lewis, Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Economics, School of Business, Hamline University. Alfred is an award-winning instructor of Finance, International Business, and Strategic Management, receiving accolades at the undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral levels. He studied under the guidance of the founding father of Strategic Management, Professor H. I. Ansoff. He has published numerous books (monographs and textbooks) and articles in the field of banking, entrepreneurship, not-for-profit management, law, international business, and strategic management. Alfred has led numerous study-abroad programmes given the increasingly global economy. He serves on several editorial boards and is Editor of the journal Business Strategy Series published by Emerald in the United Kingdom and the Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management & Economics. Dr. Lewis holds a BS from International University, England, an MBA and DBA from International University, United States, and an EJD from Concord Law School. His research interests include banking, corporate strategy, not-for-profit institutions, and political economy.

Daniel Malan

Daniel Malan is a Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Governance at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the USB. His focus areas are corporate governance, business ethics, and corporate responsibility. He is a member of the following initiatives: the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values in Decision Making, the International Corporate Governance Network’s Integrated Business Reporting Committee, and the PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group. His educational qualifications include a Masters degree in Philosophy as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), both from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He lives in Stellenbosch with his wife and two daughters, where he is the residential head of Wilgenhof, the oldest university men’s residence in Africa.

David Odrakiewicz

David Odrakiewicz, MA, is an economist, originally from Canada but with Polish roots and educated in Scotland (Univ. of Aberdeen). David is interested in the interplaying areas of economics, efficient management, integrity competences, entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility, and combines his research interests with completed internships in Santander Bank and DM BZWBK Brokerage House, as a manager of CSR in marketing in AMEX company, and management trainer and competence educational consultant for youths in GPMI Research Institute with offices in Poznan, Aberdeen, and Vancouver.

Peter Odrakiewicz

Peter Odrakiewicz, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor at Poznan PWSB and visiting professor at Romania/Partium Christian University. He is a Research Fellow and the Director of Evolute Programme (Finland, USA, Korea, and International). He is the Dean of Managerial Linguistics at Poznan PWSB/Poznan University College of Business, Vice-Rector 2007-11, and presently honorary Vice-Rector, Visiting Professor multiplex, HR Academy of Management Ambassador for Poland 2008-present, and Director of International Management Programme in Department of Economics and Management. In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Odrakiewicz was appointed on the board of AMEX PPHU, previously with DaimlerChrysler Canada, Inc. headquarters as representative, and is an innovator, leading teacher, author, co-author, and editor of more than eight scientific books. He has presented numerous academic research papers in Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University, EDINEB Vienna, and Chicago and Montreal AOM conferences, and is a reviewer at the Academy of Management, USA.

Kemi Ogunyemi

Kemi Ogunyemi teaches Business Ethics, Anthropology, and Sustainability Management at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Lekki campus, of the Pan-African University. She holds a law degree (University of Ibadan), an LLM (University of Strathclyde), and an MBA (Lagos Business School). After law school, she worked as director, team lead, and mentor in projects of the Women’s Board (Educational Cooperation Society) before she joined Lagos Business School. In these roles, Kemi has had the experience of coordinating and facilitating numerous courses on character formation and personality development. She has also contributed to international publications on respecting diversity and teaching values and has authored journal articles and teaching cases. She is a member of the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption and of the EBEN SIG on Teaching Business Ethics.

Roberta Paro

Roberta Paro has a degree in Agricultural Engineering (University of the Estate of São Paulo, Brazil, 1996) and an international Masters degree in Environmental Science with a multidisciplinary and systems analysis approach to sustainability (Lund University, Sweden, 2000). As associate professor and researcher at the Center for Corporate Sustainability at Fundação Dom Cabral since the end of 2005, Roberta Paro has coordinated research on the incorporation of sustainability into strategic planning and corporate governance and developed tools, cases, and studies on the integration of sustainability challenges into business. Roberta Paro is a member of the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption and of the Anti-Corruption Task Force for the Global Compact Brazilian Committee. Before that, Roberta Paro worked as coordinator of corporate responsibility management tools at the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility (2002-2003) and as teaching assistant in systems analysis applied to sustainability at Lund University, where she also worked as project assistant (2001, 2004-2005). Roberta Paro was an invited teacher at Malmö University (2001) and in the post-graduation course on CSR at the business school Fundação Getúlio Vargas FGV-EAESP (2002).

Ajai Prakash

Ajai Prakash works with the Department of Business Administration, University of Lucknow, India. He has been Professor at KCA University, Nairobi Kenya and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. He is a visiting researcher at ISAE, Brazil and other institutes. He teaches Strategic Management and International Business and has been recipient of Career Award for Young Teacher by All India Council of Technical Education, India. He received his education in Lucknow, India, and holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, M.B.A., and L.L.B. He started his career as an academic at University of Lucknow and is currently based there. He had a short stint with IIM Lucknow before joining KCA University. He has been the First Director of B.Com (Hons.) and Assistant Director of the Planning and Development Board, University of Lucknow. His interest is in studying issues of anti corruption, poverty, and social change in the Indian Subcontinent and East African Region. He is working with PRME Working Groups on Poverty and Anti-Corruption.

Agata Stachowicz–Stanusch

Agata Stachowicz–Stanusch, Ph.D., D.Sc., Associate Professor of Management, Silesian University of Technology, Poland, is Head of the Management and Marketing Department. Her research reflects her interest in management education and her involvement in the PRME initiative to make management education an effective vehicle for the delivery of the values and practises of integrity and social responsibility in business. This is reflected in her 2012 MED Division-sponsored Boston meeting workshop co-organised with PRME leaders. Among her 14 books are: Integrity in organizations – Building the foundations for humanistic management (Palgrave Macmillan- forthcoming), Business Integrity in Practise – Insights from international case studies (Business Expert Press -forthcoming), Education for Integrity: Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education (IGI Global, 2012), Ethically Educating Tomorrow’s Business Leaders (Emerald, 2011), and Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education (IAP, 2011). Her extensive articles and papers also reflect this interest. Pro bono, she is a World Engagement Institute and International Fellow, Chief-of-Research of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, member of the Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD), an academic project coordinated by Northeastern University and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and member of Polish Academy of Sciences, the Committee on Organisational and Management Sciences, Katowice Department. Other recent service includes Track Chair for Rome (2010) and Rotterdam (2012) EURAM conferences, PDW co-organiser and presenter for AOM Annual Meeting in San Antonio (2011). She is regularly reviewer of AOM, EURAM, the Journal of Brand Management (Palgrave MacMillan), Journal of Organizational Change Management (Emerald). She is also a co-Founder and Vice Editor-in-Chief of the Organizational and Management Journal edited by the Silesian University of Technology as well as a member of many journal Editorial Boards.

Davide Torsello

Davide Torsello, social anthropologist, is an associate professor at CEU Business School, Hungary. He is also senior researcher at the Center for Integrity in Business and Government, CEU Business School. His main interests concern the study of corruption, in both private and public sectors, from a social and cultural perspective. He is the coordinator of a work package entitled “The Ethnographic Study of Corruption,” part of a major EU FP7 cooperation grant that includes 21 institutions. He has published extensively (7 books and over 30 articles) on several issues that include corruption, trust in institutions, social networks, informal exchange, postsocialism. His latest volume, The New Environmentalism? Civil Society and Corruption in the Enlarged EU (2012), has been published by Ashgate.

Shiv K. Tripathi

Shiv K. Tripathi is a professor at Mzumbe University, Dar Es Salaam School of Business, Dar Es salaam, Tanzania. He teaches Strategy, Operations, Supply Chain, and Ethics courses. He received his Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Karnatak University (Dharwad, India) and MBA from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith (Varanasi, India). He was awarded his doctorate from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith (Varanasi, India) for his pioneering work in comparative management thoughts of the East and the West. He is also an alumnus of IESE Business School (Spain). During the last 15 years of his academic career, he has served in a number of academic institutions and universities in different capacities. Prior to joining the Mzumbe University, Tanzania in March 2009, he was Dean, Faculty of Management Studies at VBS Purvanchal University (India). His areas of special research interest include strategic management applications, ethics in management, and higher education management. He has completed different sponsored research projects in strategic higher education management and is associated with a number of international journals and professional bodies as a paper reviewer and editorial board member. Prof. Tripathi has made significant contributions towards the dissemination of human values-oriented management thought. He initiated and established a “Special Cell on Human Values and Ethical Management” at VBS Purvanchal University (India) and organised a number of conferences and workshops on the theme of human values-oriented management. He is also a member of two PRME Working Groups.

Bertrand Venard

Bertrand Venard is a Professor of Strategy at Audencia Nantes School of Management (France). He received a Doctorate in Management from the University of Paris for his research at the Management Research Centre of the Ecole Polytechnique (France). As a tenured professor, he holds a Certification of Research Direction (“Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches”) from the University of Paris (Post-Doctorate diploma for Research Director and Professor). Before starting an academic career, he worked in the financial industry and in consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has held various administrative positions in Higher Education, such as Research Director in France and Dean of a business school in Vietnam. He has been a visiting professor at Wharton Business School (Financial Institutions Center), London Business School, University of Cambridge, and University of Oxford (Extra-Legal Governance Institute, Department of Sociology). Since 2002, Professor Bertrand Venard has been listed in the Who’s Who in the World, which lists the most influential individuals in the world. He was made Knight of the Academic Palms in 2008, Order of Chivalry of France to academics, distinction given by the French Ministry of Education. He is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), EGOS (European Group for Organisational Studies), AIB (Association of International Business), AIMS (International Association for research in Strategic Management), SMS (Strategic Management Society), and TI (Transparency International). His research interests concern deviance, fraud, and corruption, especially in emerging countries. He has published more than 50 academic articles.

Ambreen Waheed

Ambreen Waheed is Founding Executive Director of the Responsible Business Initiative (RBI), Pakistan’s only citizen sector enabler dedicated to responsible business and information communication technology. She is the Chair and co-Founder of the South Asia Forum on Responsible Business (SAFoRB), the region’s representative network of citizen sector organisations addressing issues of responsible business through coherent and effective engagement with all stakeholders. Waheed has served on the Board Nominating Committee of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Governance Taskforce, and the Board of Trustees – Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption & Production (APRSCP). She is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific CSR Centers Group, the South Asia Alliance for Responsible Business (SAARB), the Asian Forum on CSR, Fair-Trade Pakistan, and the Globally Responsible Leaders Initiative of the EFMD. She has served on the juries for the Asia Forum CSR Awards, AIM-INTEL Corporate Responsibility Award, and the ACCA-WWF Environmental Reporting Awards, and has chaired the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Emerging Markets Working Group. Waheed is the author of Pakistan’s first CSR status report commissioned by the UNDP and SECP and “Responsible Business Guide” initiative by CIPE and National Chambers and co-author of AccountAbility’s State of Responsible Competitiveness 2007 (foreword by Al Gore), which was launched at the UNGC Leaders Summit in Geneva.  She has developed an innovative and cost-effective online Social Impact Assessment Process for CIDA and non-food fair-trade criteria and guidelines for FLO M&E and Certification. She has taught at ESSEC (France), University of Michigan (USA), and the Wharton Business School (USA). She has a Masters in Computer Science and MPhil in Management Science from the Judge Institute, Cambridge University (UK).