- Kenneth Bardach (EMBA, Latin America)
- Kaoriko Enjo (FTMBA, Japan/Korea)
- Mark Finn (FTMBA, China and Mongolia; EMBA, China)
- Donald Jacobs (FTMBA, Japan/Korea)
- Arlene Johnson (EMBA, China)
- Lakshman Krishnamurthi (FTMBA, India)
- Kara Palamountain (FTMBA, GHI)
- Juliet Sorensen (FTMBA, Middle East)
- Kim-Chi Trinh (FTMBA, Southeast Asia; PTMBA; Southeast Asia)
- Russell Walker (FTMBA, Latin America)
Kenneth C. Bardach has over 30-years experience in the fields of management education and development having held senior-level positions for a variety of leading academic and corporate enterprises. Currently, Ken serves as a member of the board of directors, senior consultant, and professor at Fundacao Dom Cabral (FDC), a leading Brazilian business school based in Belo Horizonte. In addition, he teaches, consultants, and advises globally for a variety of organizations including the University of Aix-en-province, the UT-Dallas, and Aden Executives (Paris).
Immediately prior to his work with FDC, Ken was the associate dean and Charles and Joanne Knight distinguished director of executive programs at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to Olin, he served as the associate dean of Executive Education Programs at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (2002-04).
Ken Bardach twice has served in leadership positions in executive education at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1973-80 and 1994-2002. He helped design, launch, teach, and direct the Executive Master’s Program in 1976 and then he oversaw all non-degree executive program and Allen Center operations at Kellogg beginning in 1994. During both periods, Ken taught extensively in degree and non-degree programs in the areas of banking and financial markets, and international finance and economics.
Between the two stints at Kellogg, Ken served as the associate dean and director of the MBA Program at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University (1993-1994) and as associate dean of masters’ and executive programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management and Technology (1987-1993). At Rensselaer, he helped design and launch both the Management and Technology MBA Program and a new Executive MBA Program. He also designed and delivered custom executive programs for a broad array of companies including IBM, General Electric, and General Motors.
Bardach received an MBA in economics and finance from NYU and holds a BA in English from Yale University. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Peru from 1967 to 1969.
Kaoriko Enjo is a visiting scholar in the Marketing Department at Kellogg with a 20+ year career in international marketing at multinational corporations in the CPG and financial industries. Her current research interests include strategies of multinational corporations under the demographic changes of the global consumer market.
After holding marketing management roles at Unilever Japan for 6 years in the 1990s, Kaoriko served as Marketing Director at Clorox, Citigroup, and Legg Mason in Japan for over 10 years. At Clorox, she oversaw a joint operation between branches in Korea and Japan. As Planning Director at Legg Mason Japan, she executed major post M&A integration in a global business setting. Having worked in the challenging realities of international businesses throughout her career, she looks forward to the opportunity to support GIM with her experience.
Kaoriko holds a MBA degree from the TRIUM Global EMBA program at the London School of Economics and Political Science, HEC School of Management, and Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, and a BA degree in Psychology from the Kwansei Gakuin University. She also completed the Advance Management Program at Templeton College at the University of Oxford.
Kaoriko is a Japanese native who has resided in Italy, India, Africa, and the US.
Mark Finn is a professor of accounting and international business and director of the GIM program. His area of specialization is international accounting, and he has a longstanding interest in financial reporting in Asia. He has been visiting professor of accounting at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, Keio University in Tokyo and Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration in Bangkok. Prof. Finn has been a faculty adviser for twelve GIM classes - four to Japan, six to China, one to India, and one to South Africa. Prior to Kellogg, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago. Professor Finn holds a PhD from Cornell and an AB from Stanford. He participated in study-abroad programs in Mexico and Japan during his student years.
Donald Jacobs has been a member of the Kellogg School faculty since 1957 and was Dean from 1975 until 2001. He was named the Gaylord Freeman Professor of Banking in 1979. From 1960 to 1975, he was Director of the School’s Banking Research Center, and Chairman of the Department of Finance from 1969 to 1975.
Dean Jacobs’ research interests include banking, capital markets, monetary policy, corporate finance, and international finance. His work has been published in many scholarly journals, and he is an author of Financial Institutions and served as editor of Regulating Business: The Search for an Optimum. He teaches corporate governance and issues of risk in business at the master’s level at the Kellogg School and also teaches corporate governance and financial topics for the School’s executive education programs at the James L. Allen Center.
He has been awarded honorary degrees from Tulane University (Doctor of Law), Roosevelt University (Doctor of Humane Letters), Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand (Doctor of Business Administration), the Koblenz School of Corporate Management, Germany (Doctor of Economics), Lake Forest College (Doctor of Laws), University of Paris-Dauphine (Doctor Honoris Causa), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Doctor of Business Administration), Tel Aviv University, Israel, Nijenrode University, Netherlands and Flanders School of Business in Belgium. In 1980, he was named Officer of the Association Des Membres De L’Ordre Des Academiques (France). In 1999 he was appointed a knight commander of Thailand's Most Admirable Order of Direk-Gu-Na-Bhorn. In 2003 he was named an Officer of the Kroon Order by the King of Belgium.
From 1990 to 1992, Dean Jacobs was Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Oversight Board of the Resolution Trust Corporation for the third region. He has served as director on many corporate boards. Currently, boards include ProLogis and Terex Corporation. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Greenwich Associates and Allstate Bank.
He was Senior Economist for the Banking and Currency Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1964, and from 1970 to 1971, he served as Co-Staff Director of the Presidential Commission on Financial Structure and Regulation (The Hunt Commission). From 1975 to 1979, he was Chairman of the Board of AMTRAK.
Arlene Johnson is the Director of Executive Education, Operations at the Kellogg School of Management. Her staff of 15 is responsible for the delivery of over 130 Executive Education programs per year with over 4,000 executives in attendance.
After coming to Kellogg in 2007 as a Program Manager, Arlene was promoted to Assistant Director in Alumni Relations. There she was responsible for working with both Kellogg faculty and alumni groups to bring programing directly to our alumni. She returned to Executive Education in her current role in 2011. Before coming to Kellogg, Arlene held management positions in operations and finance at several companies, including Quaker Oats and Agfa-Gevaert.
Lakshman Krishnamurthi is the A. Montgomery Ward Distinguished Professor of Marketing. He has been a faculty at Kellogg from 1980 -88, and from 1990 to the present. He has degrees in engineering from IIT, Madras, an MBA from LSU, and an MS in statistics as well as a Ph.D. in marketing from Stanford University. He served as the chairman of the marketing department from 1993-2004.
At Kellogg, Professor Krishnamurthi teaches Marketing Strategy & Pricing in a variety of programs. Professor Krishnamurthi serves as the Academic Director of the executive program on Pricing Strategies & Tactics, a position he has held since 1995. He was voted “teacher of the year” for core courses in the Kellogg Executive MBA Program (EMP 63), 2006, voted “teacher of the year” by the second graduating class of the joint Kellogg-HKUST Executive Master’s program in 2000, and was a finalist for the award in 2002. He received the Sidney Levy award for teaching excellence in the MBA program at Kellogg in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2011, and has been awarded several other teaching commendations.
Professor Krishnamurthi has also won many awards for his research publications including the Paul Green award and the Donald Lehmann award for best paper in the Journal of Marketing Research; the John D.C. Little award for best paper in Marketing Science; and was a finalist for the William O'Dell Award from the American Marketing Association. In addition to his teaching and research activity, Professor Krishnamurthi has consulted for Medtronic, Motion Computing, Intersil, Harcourt Publishing, Accelrys, ZS Associates, Chicago Tribune, and several others.
Professor Krishnamurthi is the co-author of a book on pricing titled Principles of Pricing: An Analytical Approach with Professor Rakesh Vohra, published by Cambridge University Press. He is working on another book titled China and India: An Asian Century (with Sugandha Khandelwal and Yuxin Chen) comparing marketing practices in key industry segments in China and India.
Kara Palamountain is a Research Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management where she serves as the Executive Director of the school’s Global Health Initiative. Kara's research focus is centered on medical diagnostics for infectious diseases in the developing world.
In 2003, she began working with Dave Kelso on an initiative to develop and produce affordable HIV diagnostics for the developing world which later obtained funding in 2006 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). In support of this BMGF grant, Kara conducted an extensive trip across nine countries and forty HIV clinics throughout Africa to identify and prioritize the HIV diagnostics that the Kelso laboratory should focus. Her team deployed and adapted several marketing research techniques, including conjoint analysis and product concept testing, to help further define the appropriate product requirements for resource limited settings.
In addition to defining high priority HIV diagnostic products and their respective specifications, Kara has also played a crucial role in identifying the more strategic aspects of introducing a new HIV diagnostic into a resource limited setting. Most recently, she taught a class at Kellogg dedicated to medical product development in resource limited settings. Following the 10 week course and a 2 week research trip to a developing country, the class develops a market entry plan for the specific HIV product for that country. This market entry plan includes a detailed assessment of how medical products are approved, purchased, operated, distributed, and serviced in that country. Her student teams have conducted market entry analysis in Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.
Prior to her work at Kellogg, Kara worked as a management consultant in Deloitte's Healthcare practice for over six years where she helped clients identify and implement initiatives to become more operationally and cost effective.
Juliet Sorensen is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law. From 2003-2010, Professor Sorensen was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, focusing on fraud and public corruption. She has prosecuted City of Chicago inspectors as part of Operation Crooked Code, a bribery investigation into Chicago’s Building and Zoning departments. Professor Sorensen also prosecuted Jean-Marie Vianney Mudahinyuka, a Hutu leader of the Rwandan genocide, as part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement No Safe Haven initiative against human rights violators. Professor Sorensen has taught trial advocacy on behalf of the Department of Justice to prosecutors in South America and West Africa.
Prior to her work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Professor Sorensen worked as a litigation associate and a federal judicial clerk in Boston. She was also a maternal and child health volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Morocco from 1995 to 1997. She received her B.A. in politics from Princeton University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Sorensen is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars and the Federal Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sorensen was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (2000-2005), and was a Chicago Council on Global Affairs “Emerging Leader” (2008-2010).
Dr. Kim-Chi Trinh is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Before entering academia, she worked for nearly a decade in the financial services industry where she last served as a Country Manager of Aetna International's Vietnam operation and a Board Member of its Southeast Asia Board of Directors.
As a professor who has taught Business Strategy to MBAs, undergraduates, and executives in the U.S. and Asia, Dr. Trinh is well-known for her dynamic, interactive teaching style. She has been awarded recognition from both students and faculty as Best MBA Lecturer of the Year and Outstanding Educator of the Year.
Dr. Trinh's research links theory and practice in the areas of organizational learning and renewal, strategic alliances, and corporate governance. Her research has appeared in the OECD's White Paper on Corporate Governance in Asia, the International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, the Handbook of 21st Century Management, and the European Management Review.
Dr. Trinh also provides strategic advisory services to corporations and non-profit organizations active in Southeast Asia. Currently, she serves on a number of Board of Advisors in Vietnam, including VietnamNet, FPT Vietnam, the Global Corporate Network, and the Hanoi School of Business. She has also been a recurring participant in Asian Corporate Governance Roundtables hosted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), engaging in dialogues on the critical corporate governance challenges facing publicly traded Asian corporations.
Dr. Trinh is a Vietnamese American. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Strategy from Duke University and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from Cornell University.
Russell Walker, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Zell Center for Risk Research at Kellogg. His expertise is in the application of analytics in business, with specific emphasis to marketing and risk management decisions. He serves as the academic director for executive education in risk management offered by Kellogg through its partnership with PRMIA. His research interests include how organizations deploy analytics, the use of information in enterprise risk management, managing strategic risk, and emergence of “data creators” in the post information age.
Russell worked for seven years as a corporate strategist at Capital One Financial, where he was responsible for enterprise-wise analytics. His work at Capital One included research on new data mining techniques, leading explorative analysis on new business ventures, market entries, and new technology acquisition.
At Kellogg, he brings his real-world experience to a host of new courses that he has developed, including Strategic Data-Driven Marketing, the Analytics Consulting Lab, and Operational Risk. He teaches in executive education at Kellogg, leading the Executive MBA Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) class. Russell also teaches in the executive education course on Managing Customer Relations for Profit and in the Kellogg-Sasin program in Thailand.
He has also advised or worked with numerous organizations in financial services, insurance, consumer packaged goods, retail, and software and data firms. He has also assisted start-ups and hedge funds pursuing the use of analytics.
Russell is a regularly invited speaker internationally, including at the IESE business school in Barcelona, Spain. Russell holds an executive MBA from Kellogg and an MS and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Russell is also a former director of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where he led a program to assist Hispanic entrepreneurs and where he advised US Senators on US Latino issues.