2019 MBA Directors Forum Speakers

Here are the confirmed speakers for the 2019 MBA Directors Forum. More will be announced soon.

Patrick Mullane

Patrick Mullane

Patrick Mullane is the Executive Director of Harvard Business School Online (HBS Online). He brings over 20 years of management experience across several industries to the position. As Executive Director, Patrick is responsible for managing HBS Online’s growth, expansion in global markets, and long-term success. HBS Online leverages Harvard Business School’s reputation for excellence and impact in business education and the broader business community, as well as the vast intellectual property, academic pedagogy, and faculty talent of the school to be the premier provider of high-quality online business education.

Prior to joining HBS Online, Patrick was the CEO of Fabrico, Inc., an industrial manufacturing company that was purchased by Technetics, Inc. in 2014. Subsequent to the sale of Fabrico, Patrick served as vice president and general manager in Technetics’ industrial turbine portfolio. Before earning his MBA, Mullane served as a captain in a U.S. Air Force intelligence organization. He has also been an early employee of a technology startup, managed Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions’ Washington DC market, and worked in a telecommunications equipment company.

Patrick holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, an M.S. in Project and Systems Management from Golden Gate University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AACSB International, the primary global accreditor and membership organization of business schools. As president and CEO, he works alongside the organization’s board and global network of staff, members, and volunteers to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

Prior to joining AACSB, Robinson spent 7 years at CFA Institute most recently as Managing Director of the Americas and Managing Director of Education globally, providing vision and leadership for a 100+ member global team—which produced and delivered educational content and programs for candidates, members, other investment professionals, and universities. Tom also served as co-executive sponsor of CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Initiative.

Robinson is a CFA charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Ohio), a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s and doctorate from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Carol Schwartz

Carol Schwartz AM

Carol Schwartz AM is one of Australia’s most dynamic business leaders with a career spanning property, the arts, finance, government and health sectors. Having been nominated an “eminent business leader” by the Australian Government, Carol has conducted significant inquiries on behalf of government, chaired major government boards as well as chairing and participating in high level private company and listed company boards. Carol is regarded as one of Australia’s leading spokespeople on the issues of governance, social enterprise and women’s leadership. Carol was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her achievements in business and commerce and her contribution to community and the arts; Carol also received the Centenary Medal in 2001 in recognition of her outstanding service as a leading business executive and board participant. In 2016 Carol became the first women to be inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame as well as being made an honorary life member of the Property Council of Australia and in 2018 Carol was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Monash University.

Carol’s current roles include, Director; Reserve Bank of Australia, Director; Stockland, Chair; Our Community, Chair; Women’s Leadership Institute Australia amongst many others.

Ephraim Patrick

Ephraim Patrick

Ephraim Patrick is a Partner at Mercer working with clients across the private, public and educational sector in the areas of People Strategy, Analytics, Organisational Performance and the New World of Work. He holds an Executive MBA from Henley Business School (UK) as well as a Degree in Business and Educational Science from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). He is a guest lecturer at UTS and Monash Business School. Mercer is a global team of over 22,000 individuals with a passion for evidence-based consulting to help organisations in the areas of health, wealth and talent.

Katy Montgomery

Katy Montgomery

Katy Montgomery was appointed Associate Dean of Degree Programmes on 1 September 2018. In this role, Katy will be responsible for the commercial leadership of the INSEAD Degree Programme portfolio. Her functional responsibilities include strategy, marketing, sales, admissions, financial aid, programme operations, student life and career services.

Katy has 14 years of experience in higher education, most recently serving as Associate Dean of Student Development at Johns Hopkins Business School and joined INSEAD in February 2017 as Global Director of the Career Development Centre (CDC). Under her leadership, the CDC team has seen a 32 percent increase in student satisfaction, the rollout of a new Careers Core and inaugural Talent Networking Forums hosted in Paris and Singapore. This is the innovative spirit Katy can bring to Degree Programmes.

Katy holds a degree in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.