Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, Leading Authority on Future Business Trends, to Join CSIS as a Senior Adviser
February 24, 2009
The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, the Founding Director of the Center for Global Business Studies at Pennsylvania State University, has joined CSIS as a senior adviser.
"We are proud to have an astute authority on global business trends like Fariborz at CSIS," said CSIS President and CEO, Dr. John J. Hamre. "Fariborz’s contributions will be invaluable to CSIS's efforts in studying the global economic meltdown and its various implications for foreign policy and national security."
Dr. Ghadar serves as a consultant to a score of major corporations, governments, and government agencies and regularly conducts programs for executives of major multinational corporations here and abroad.
Earlier he served as an investment banker at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank), as well as research coordinator of the Harvard Multinational Enterprise Project.
He is the recipient of the 2004 and 2005 Weyerhaeuser Educator of the Year Award, CIO Magazine’s Global Leaders Award, and BusinessWeek named him one of the top 10 Star’s of Finance. He was also named as one of the top 10 thought leaders and practitioners of strategy coaching in, Profiles in Coaching: Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching: 50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets.
Dr. Ghadar is the author or coauthor of more than ten books on global economic topics, including the 2005 release of Global Tectonics: What Every Business Needs to Know, Financing Growth in Developing Economies and New Information Technology and Its Impact on Global Business Management, as well as numerous articles.
He received his BA and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and his MBA and Doctorate from the Harvard Business School.