Donald Sull keynote speaker

Former Professor at London Business School
Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Best Management Practices in Volatile Markets
  • Emerging Markets (China, India and Brazil)
  • Made in China
  • Why Good Companies Go Bad and How Great Managers Remake Them
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Dr. Donald Sull is a global expert on strategy and execution in turbulent markets. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches courses on Competitive Strategy and Strategy Execution in Volatile Markets. He was formerly a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Harvard and the London Business School, winning teaching awards at both universities.

He earned his bachelors, masters, and doctorate at Harvard University.

Sull has published five books and over 100 case studies and articles. 10 Harvard Business Review articles have been bestsellers. His book, Made in China: What Western managers can learn from trail-blazing Chinese entrepreneurs, (2005) was named one of the top eight business books of 2005 by the Financial Times. His book, Why Good Companies go Bad (2005) was a finalist for the Academy of Management’s Outstanding Management Book Award and translated into eight languages.

Sull has been named an”up and coming business thinker” by The Financial Times and identified as one of the next generation of management gurus.

Sull’s academic research awards include the Dively Award for outstanding dissertation and the Newcomen Prize for the best business history article.

Prior to academia, Prof Sull worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and as a management-investor with the leveraged buyout firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

As a consultant and management educator, Sull has worked with companies including Mars, Oracle, PIMCO, Royal Bank of Canada, Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates Airline, Baker & McKenzie, Burberry, and Schneider Electric.  He speaks regularly at leading management conferences, such as Microsoft’s CEO Summit and the McKinsey Strategy Summit.

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