Donald Lessard, a Senior Fellow of the Fung Global Institute, undertakes research on the changing models for global supply chains, with special emphasis on Asian companies driving global integration from Asia. He is also the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Professor Lessard, who has been at MIT since 1973, has served in numerous positions, including as Deputy Dean with responsibility for research, international programmes and executive education. In 2010, he led the development and launch of a new executive programme for Li & Fung, offered by MIT in conjunction with The University of Hong Kong.
Professor Lessard has led major consulting assignments with firms, banks, and government agencies throughout the world, and has published extensively on risk management, global strategy, and international corporate finance.
He is a graduate of Stanford University and has a PhD from the Stanford Business School.