Dr. Donald N. Sull London Business School Professor is an expert keynote speaker and a global authority on achieving strategic agility in unpredictable markets with Fortune listing him among the “ten new management gurus to know”.
Dr. Donald Sull is a Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, and the Faculty Director of Executive Education at the London Business School.
Professor Sull is a global authority on how companies compete effectively in turbulent markets. He has been identified as a leading management thinker by The Economist, the Financial Times, and Fortune which named Dr. Sull among the “ten new management gurus to know.” The Economist listed his theory of active inertia among the ideas that have shaped business management over the past century.
As a consultant and management educator, Professor Sull has worked with senior executives from multinational clients to help them compete more effectively in unpredictable markets. Furthermore he has designed and taught executive education programs and consulting services for clients including; Telecommunications: Nokia, Ericsson, UTStarcom, Samsung Electronics, BT, TDC; Financial services: CSFB, Standard Chartered, RBC, Actis, Investcorp, UBS ; Consumer products: Procter & Gamble, Mars/Masterfoods, Danone, Coca Cola; Pharmaceuticals: Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Millenium Pharmaceuticals; Professional Services: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Accenture and Siemens.
Donald Sull received his AB, MBA and doctorate from Harvard, where he taught entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School before rejoining the London Business School faculty.
He has received teaching awards at both London Business School and Harvard. His 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. He is an active investor in several technology start-ups, and advises executives in multinational firms. He was the faculty director of the Global Business Consortium, the longest-running and most successful program of its type in the world. The Global Business Consortium brings together senior executives from six world-class companies (Oracle, Emirates Airline, BT, Mars/Masterfoods, SKF, and Standard Chartered Bank) to develop global business leaders and accelerate the firms’ ability to create and sustain radical performance improvement.
Professor Sull has published several books, including The Upside of Turbulence, and Made in China, which was named one of the “top eight business books of 2005” by the Financial Times. His book Why Good Companies Go Bad was a finalist for the Academy of Management’s “Outstanding Management Book Award.” Dr. Sull has also written over 100 book chapters, case studies, and articles, including several bestselling Harvard Business Review articles.
Don is frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN and National Public Radio among others. He regularly gives speeches and training to large audiences at annual meetings and leading management conferences, such as Microsoft’s CEO Summit and the McKinsey Strategy Summit.
“I wanted to thank you for your outstanding keynote and share the sensational scores we have received for it…Comments included ‘Superb keynote!’ and ‘One of the best presentations I’ve ever seen.’ Your contribution to the Summit was invaluable.”
Julian Jung, Director, Gartner
“Thanks again for addressing our management team this past week. You were outstanding and the ground you covered hit home with respect to where we are as a company in transition. Feedback from my colleagues, well, is over the top–you were a big hit and the input gained will definitely contribute to our progress.”
Richard Adamonis, New York Stock Exchange