Loredana Padurean

Prof Loredana Padurean
Associate Dean
Asia School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review

Dr. Loredana Padurean is the Associate Dean at the Asia School of Business (MIT Sloan’s Asia outpost).

As the first ASB hire, Prof. Padurean has been an energizing force behind the establishment of the school and, in particular the development of MIT Sloan devised action learning programs in Asia in collaboration with corporate partners in the region. She is the editor of the ASB magazine.

Prof. Padurean is an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan with global teaching experience in India, US, Italy and Switzerland. Prof. Padurean is interested in understanding how to orchestrate people and processes in excellence-driven business models. Her most recent research “Nail it, Scale it, Sail it” focuses on understanding how and when companies build their operations strategies and capabilities.

Prof. Padurean has an MA in Communication and Economics and a PhD in Management from USI Switzerland. The Swiss National Research Foundation awarded her twice with a grant for an action research dissertation in understanding governance models through multiple perspectives.

Prof. Padurean is a passionate teacher interested in creating innovative learning environments. She has been a very active speaker in the Asian corporate scene, with over 25 master classes, keynotes and speaking engagement in the recent past for companies such as Intel, Axiata, JobStreet, Experian and Maybank.


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