Sergey Netesin — Deputy Dean of the Whorton School of Business
Serguei Netessine is Vice Dean for Global Initiatives and Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He lived, taught and worked with companies in the USA, Russia, France and Singapore.
Prof. Netessine received BS/MS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology and, after working for Motorola and Lucent Technologies, he also received MS/Ph.D. degrees in Operations Management from the University of Rochester. His current research focuses on business model innovation and operational excellence and he worked on these topics with numerous organizations around the world including Federal Aviation Administration (USA), Lockheed Martin, Safeway, Kohl’s, Dillard’s, Jo-Ann, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s, Rolls Royce, Comcast, Expedia, Sberbank, Temasek, Keppel, ABB, US Air Force, Amazon and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is an active angel-investor in technology startups and he serves on advisory boards of multiple ventures around the world. Professor Netessine is a frequent speaker on innovation at global events including World Knowledge Forum (Seoul) and World Economic Forum (Davos). He recently served on The Future of the Economy Committee of Singapore government and he is a Founding Member of Responsible Research in Business & Management Network.