Mr. Omar Toulan
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Professor of Strategy and International Management Dean of the MBA program


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Omar Toulan is Professor of Strategy and  International Management, and the Dean of the MBA program. Toulan’s  areas of expertise include strategic management, international business,  growth strategies, and managing the multinational. Among his areas of  research are offshoring and outsourcing, global account management,  emerging market multinationals, and the impact of the digital disruption  on the retail sector. His research has appeared in a variety of  academic and practitioner oriented journals, including Strategic  Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies,  California Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, Emerging  Markets Review, and Journal of Latin American Studies.

Before joining IMD, Toulan spent 19 years at McGill University in  Canada where he was a tenured professor, and also served as Associate  Dean Academic and Masters Programs of the business school, overseeing  all faculty and leading the introduction and redesign of various masters  programs. He has also spent time as a Visiting Professor at London  Business School, INSEAD, Imperial College, Stockholm School of  Economics, and Universidad Torcuato di Tella. He has been awarded  various research and teaching grants, including a Teaching Chair from  the Quebec Government. He has given executive seminars extensively not  only in Europe and North America but also Latin America and Japan.

Prior to entering academia, Toulan worked as a management consultant  for McKinsey and Company in its New York office, as well as at its  Global Institute in Washington, D.C. He has also worked as a researcher  at the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Toulan received his undergraduate degree in International Economics  from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and went on  to complete his PhD in Strategy at the Sloan School of Management at  MIT.