Mauro Guillén

Mauro Guillén

Anthony L. Davis Director of The Lauder Institute

Mauro F. Guillén is the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Penn. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and a Doctorate in political economy from the University of Oviedo in his native Spain. His current research deals with emerging-market multinationals, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations. His most recent books are Global Turning Points (Cambridge University Press), The New Multinationals (Cambridge University Press), and The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical (Princeton University Press). He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals, and as a trustee of the Fundación Princesa de Asturias. He is an elected fellow of the Sociological Research Association, and a winner of the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award. He was a member of the University of Oviedo’s team that won the National University Basketball Championship of Spain in 1987.

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Frederick Dickinson

Frederick Dickinson


Frederick R. Dickinson is Professor of Japanese History and co-director of the Lauder Institute. Born in Tokyo and raised in Kanazawa and Kyoto, Japan, he teaches courses on modern Japan and empire and nation in modern East Asia. He holds an M.A. in International Politics from Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan, 1986) and an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in History from Yale University. He has received grants from the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Fulbright Commission and the Japan Foundation and was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University, 2000–01) and Visiting Research Scholar at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto, 2011–12). He has held visiting professorships at Swarthmore College, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Kyoto University and Kwansei Gakuin University and has served as Acting Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Penn (2008–09). He is the author of War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914–1919 (Harvard, 1999), Taisho Tenno (Taisho Emperor, Minerva, 2009 [in Japanese]) and World War I and the Triumph of the New Japan, 1919–1930 (Cambridge, 2013).

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The Family

Joseph H. Lauder

Namesake, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies

From the time he and his wife, Estée, co-founded the Estée Lauder Cosmetics Co. in 1946, Joseph H. Lauder oversaw operations and finances, while Estée was in charge of marketing. The pair frequently traveled abroad for business, building relationships with the world’s retailers and political and cultural leaders. When Joseph passed away in 1983, his sons, Leonard and Ronald, honored his passion for business and world cultures by founding the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies.

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Board of Governors

  • Ernest Bachrach

    Retired Senior Partner, Advent International Global Private Equity

  • Tom Bendheim G90, WG90

    Founder and CEO, b7 Properties

  • Scott L. Bok

    CEO, Greenhill & Co., LLC

  • Jorge Born, Jr.

    CEO, Bomagra S.A.

  • Janifer M. Burns G86, WG86

    Co-Chair, Lauder Advisory Council
    Founder and Principal, HWB Daughter, Inc.

  • Chang Sun G89, WG89

    Managing Partner, TPG China

  • Ángel Corcóstegui, Ph.D.

    Founder and General Partner, Magnum Industrial Partners

  • Tony Davis G97, WG97

    Co-Founder and President, Anchorage Capital Group LLC

  • Fred Dickinson, Ph.D.

    Co-Director, The Lauder Institute

  • Steven J. Gilbert, Esq.

    Chairman, Gilbert Global Equity Partners, LP

  • Mauro F. Guillén, Ph.D.

    Director, The Lauder Institute

  • Dr. Carl H. Hahn

    Retired President and CEO, Volkswagen AG

  • Marina Kunis Jacobson G93, WG93

    Managing Director, Amicle Management LLC

  • Nancy Kail G89, WG89

    Recent Past President, Saving the Next Generation Foundation

  • Rene Kern G90, WG90

    Vice Chairman, Lauder Board of Governors
    Managing Director, General Atlantic

  • Shiv Vikram Khemka G90, WG90

    Vice Chairman, SUN Group

  • James J. Kim

    Executive Chairman, Amkor Technology, Inc.

  • Robert Koenigsberger G93, WG93

    Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Gramercy Funds Management

  • Alejandro Garza Lagüera


  • Leonard A. Lauder

    Chairman Emeritus, Estée Lauder Companies

  • The Honorable Ronald S. Lauder

    Chairman, Lauder Board of Governors
    Chairman, Clinique Laboratories

  • William Lauder

    Executive Chairman, Estée Lauder Companies

  • Robert M. Mangels

    President and CEO, Mangels Industrial, S.A.

  • Rosanna Ramos-Velita G92, WG92

    Chairman of the Board, Caja Rural Los Andes

  • Norm Savoie, CFA, CFP, G91, WG91

    Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

  • Lady Barbara Thomas Judge

    Chairman Emeritus, UK Atomic Energy Authority
    Chairman, Pension Protection Fund

  • David Trachtenberg G88, WG88

    Co-Chair, Lauder Advisory Council
    Chief Solutions Officer, vRad

  • Jerry Wind, Ph.D.

    Director, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at Wharton
    Founding Director of the Lauder Institute

Lauder Advisory Council

Co-chaired by two long serving members of the Lauder Institute Board of Governors, the Lauder Advisory Council (LAC) supplements the work of the Board with the insight of members of the Lauder alumni community. It is comprised exclusively of Lauder alumni who have transformed their unique business education into successful international careers.

  • Matthew Axelrod G11, WG11

    VP, Strategy and Operations,
    Cota Healthcare

  • Janifer M. Burns G86, WG86

    Co-Chair, Lauder Advisory Council
    Founder and Principal, HWB Daughter, Inc.

  • Rosalind Copisarow G88, WG88

    Partner, Copisarow MacCaig

  • Bruno Ducharme G86, WG86

    President, TIW Capital Partners

  • Kathryn Harrison G12, WG12

    Enterprise Blockchain Innovator, IBM

  • Duane Hughes G88, WG88, L91

    Managing Director and Senior Business Manager for the Latin America Private Bank at J.P. Morgan

  • Nancy Kail G89, WG89

    Nonprofit Leadership, Management and Governance

  • Allan Kwan G87, WG87

    Venture Partner, Oak Investment Partners

  • Steve Minsky G91, WG91

    Lauder Institute Alumni President
    CEO, LogicManager, Inc.

  • Pavel Oliva G00, WG00

    Managing Partner, Rockhill Global LLC

  • David C. Trachtenberg G88, WG88

    Co-Chair, Lauder Advisory Council
    Chief Solutions Officer, vRad

  • Rene Kern G90, WG90

    Managing Director, General Atlantic

  • Tony Davis G97, WG97

    Co-Founder and President, Anchorage Capital Group LLC

Lauder Institute Alumni Association (LIAA)

One way that Lauder Institute alumni can become more active members of the Lauder community and strengthen their ties to the Institute is through LIAA, an alumni-run, global alumni association.

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