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Gordon Hewitt Speaker Profile
Guru on Corporate StrategyTopics:
– Devolopment of new frameworks for creating corporate value and competitive advantage
– Levels of competitive uncertainty
Gordon Hewitt is Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He is also Chairman of the Global Advisory Board of Six Capital, one of Asia’s fastest growth digital technology companies. His interests cover the fields of global competition, business strategy, and the value added of executive leadership. His work has been at the leading edge of thinking about corporate competitiveness and corporate strategy in the new world economy.
He has been given the International Distinguished Faculty Award for “Best Global Educator” by the Institute of Management Studies whose members comprise leading academics and consultants worldwide. His many academic honors include the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow, where he started his career. Gordon also holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Corporate Strategy at Duke Corporate Education.
As a consultant, he has extensive experience for over 25 years of working at CEO and Board level with many global corporations. He has been involved in business strategy discussions and top leadership development programmes for companies such as Intel, Pfizer, Philips, Zurich Financial, IBM, Sony, Honeywell, Verizon, Ericsson, Bosch, HSBC, Deutsche Post/DHL, Time Warner, Telstra, and Humana.
Gordon is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on the challenge facing business leaders of competing and creating value in dynamic, complex markets. Recently he chaired meetings of European and American CEOs and Board Directors to discuss the future of corporate strategy in markets subject to game-changing disruption. He has conducted many programmes for non-executive Board members on meeting new standards of both corporate compliance and corporate value creation.
Born and educated in Glasgow, Gordon now works extensively throughout the USA, Asia and Europe. His principal home in still in Scotland, and he has been a member of the International Advisory Board of Scottish Enterprise as well as a Special Adviser to Scotland’s First Minister. He was also Chairman of Court, the Governing Board, at the University of Abertay Dundee from 2003 to 2010. Abertay was the first university in the world to create a degree in computer game design, and it led to Dundee becoming a major global innovation center in game technology and development.
Gordon Hewitt was awarded the title of CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to international business in the Queen’s 2007 New Year’s Honors List. He has also been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy of science and letters. Gordon is a former Scottish international amateur golfer, and supports charities for the theater and journalism professions.
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