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Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University


After Master’s Degrees in Law and in Economics, both summa cum laude from KULeuven (B), he obtained the M.A.and Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University, where he was a Teaching Fellow with Nobel Laureate Tom Schelling and former Labor Secretary Bob Reich at the JF Kennedy School. He combined this with work at McKinsey, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, the I.M.F. & the World Bank.

Paul Verdin is the Chair in Strategy & Organization at Solvay Business School (ULB, Brussels) and Professor of  Strategy & International Management at K.U.Leuven (B). Previously at IESE Business School (E), and “Distinguished Visiting Professor” at  INSEAD (F) where he has been on the faculty for almost 20 years, he was  Associate Dean at TiasNimbas (Tilburg Univ., NL) and has been with the Berlin School of Creative Leadership (D) since its launch. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School (USA) exploring new ways for value creation in business and government for long-term sustainable growth.

He directs executive seminars and strategy workshops, and consults on strategy processes for a wide range of local and global companies, established multinationals as well as small and medium sized companies, across a variety of industries and particularly in the financial sector. A regular keynote speaker on top management conferences, he also serves as a non-executive board member of companies and non-profit institutions.

Updated on May 2, 2019