Dr. Michael Hathorn

Business School Professor and Doctoral Supervisor

Nationality: American

Professional Career & Mini Bio

Professor Dr. Michael Hathorn teaches in the MBA program and Diploma in Sustainable Business at BSL. He is a partner of OPTIMIS and leads the Optimis Learning business, where he focuses on sustainable executive and organizational development.

Previously working for the investment management firm, Capital International, Prof. Dr. Hathorn founded and headed the firm’s Learning and Organizational Development function for the European businesses. At TNT in Amsterdam, he served as Group Director of Learning and Organizational Development during a major strategic change initiative to create synergies across the three divisional businesses. He is a contributor to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and is a member of the Society for Organizational Learning and the American Marketing Association. In addition, he is a partner in the area of Board Development at the International Center for Corporate Governance where he focuses on talent development and board diversity.

Prof. Dr. Hathorn is a graduate of Louisiana State University with an MS in Marketing. He received his Ph.D. in International Business from the University of St. Gallen.

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