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Peter

Zemsky

Deputy Dean / Dean of Innovation INSEAD
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Professor Zemsky has been a faculty member at INSEAD since 1994 and a member of the school’sleadership team since 2010. As Deputy Dean, he is responsible for external relations includingfundraising, alumni relations and communications. As Dean of Innovation he is responsible for theschool’s digital strategy including the development of its award winning online courses.He has lead all major departments at the school. As Dean of Degree Programmes he dramaticallygrew the Executive MBA programme, especially in Asia and the Middle East, and launched an MBAperiod in Abu Dhabi. As Dean of Executive Education, he spurred the expansion of the school’sofferings in digital transformation and innovation, growing revenues to over €100M for the first time.As Dean of Faculty he successfully introduced an evaluation and promotion system for the school’scadre of Affiliate faculty.He was recognized as the outstanding graduating economics major at the University of Pennsylvaniaand then pursued his doctoral studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, supported by aprestigious National Science Foundation fellowship. Today, Professor Zemsky is a leading scholar inthe economics of strategy, where he develops rigorous analysis of topics such as disruptivetechnologies, the trade-offs between value creation and value capture, and the choice of generalistversus specialist strategies. His doctoral students have been recognized three times for having thebest dissertation in strategy by the Academy of Management and have been hired by leading businessschools including Wharton, NYU and HEC.Professor Zemsky is a passionate educator. He teaches about strategy in the face of technologychange and industry dynamics. He has taught across the school’s educational programmes, withseveral nominations for best MBA core teacher including when he was a visiting Professor at Wharton.He currently offers the popular online executive education course Strategy in an Age of DigitalDisruption. He led the development of large scale customized online courses for leading companiesincluding Accenture, Microsoft and Schneider Electric. These courses have been recognized withgold medals by the Chief Learning Officer’s Learning in Practice Awards for “Excellence in BlendedTechnology” and “Excellence in Academic Partnerships”, by Brandon Hall for “Best Results of aLearning Program” and “Best Unique or Innovative L&D Program” and by EFMD for “Excellence inProfessional Development”.

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