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David Saunders has over 20 years of experience as Dean, leading two business schools to the prestigious Financial Times ranking, and driving the schools’ globalization and strategic growth. David has created more than 100 strategic partnerships around the globe. David has a rich background as a researcher, and is co-author of the world's three largest selling negotiation textbooks, among numerous other books and papers. He earned a PhD in social psychology from Western University in Canada.
He has served on the board of CEIBS (China), and currently is a member of the international advisory boards of SKEMA (France) and Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (Switzerland). David has also forged exclusive strategic relationships with both private (e.g., IBM) and public sector (e.g., The Canadian Olympic Committee) organizations to provide tailored business education to their needs. He served as Chair of the EQUIS Awarding Body and Vice-Chair of the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee, as well as a board member of both EFMD and AACSB.
David is an expert in negotiation and change management, most recently working with organizations that are in the process of digitalizing. In addition to teaching on numerous executive education and professional Masters programs, he has consulted to many diverse organizations throughout his career, including the Bank of Nova Scotia, Unilever, Bantrel, Oerlikon Aerospace, Hydro-Québec, Teleglobe Canada, Lantic Sugar, Computer Imaging and Graphics, International Aviation Management Training Institute, and the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He is also Executive in Residence at Forthlane Partners, a multifamily office based in Toronto.