Lauder Leadership and Governance

Martine Haas

Martine Haas

Anthony L. Davis Director of The Lauder Institute
Lauder Professor and Professor of Management

Martine R. Haas is the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies, and Lauder Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a tenured Professor of Management at the Wharton School, where she has taught since 2007. A native of South Africa and a US/UK citizen, her current research focuses on collaboration and innovation within multinational firms, knowledge sharing, and global teamwork. She has published academic and managerial articles in leading journals, served in senior editorial roles and on numerous editorial boards, and received scholarly awards from the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business, as well as awards for teaching excellence at Wharton in both the MBA and undergraduate programs. Before joining Penn, she served on the faculty at Cornell University and as a visiting faculty member at London Business School. She has also worked for McKinsey & Company in London and for the international aid agency Oxfam. She earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior (joint program between Harvard Business School and Arts & Sciences) and an MA in Sociology from Harvard University, an MA in International Relations from Yale University, and a BA with Honors in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

Julia Lynch

Julia Lynch

Lauder Co-Director
Professor of Political Science

As the Lauder Co-Director, Julia Lynch serves as the liaison between the Lauder Institute and the School of Arts & Sciences, including on matters related to SAS coursework and faculty. Julia is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Harvard University. Her research focuses on the politics of inequality, public health, and social policy in the rich democracies, particularly the countries of western Europe. She has special interests in comparative health policy and the politics of health inequalities; comparative political economy of western Europe; southern European politics; and the politics of aging. At Penn, she is co-director of the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium, on the advisory boards of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Italian Studies Program, and the Bioethics minor, and faculty director of the European Studies minor. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the faculty senate, and chairs the Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility. She edits Socio-Economic Review, a multi-disciplinary journal focusing on analytical, political and moral questions arising at the intersection of economy and society, and serves on the editorial boards of Perspectives in Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Polity, Journal of European Social Policy, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. In the wider world, Julia is an expert advisor to the World Health Organization’s European regional office, past chair of the Health Politics and Policy section of the American Political Science Association, and past treasurer of the Council for European Studies.

The Family

Board of Governors

Tom Bendheim

Tom Bendheim G90, WG90

Founder and CEO, b7 Properties

Jorge Born, Jr.

Jorge Born, Jr.

CEO, Bomagra S.A.

Janifer Burns

Janifer M. Burns G86, WG86

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

Ángel Corcóstegui

Ángel Corcóstegui, Ph.D.

Founder and General Partner, Magnum Industrial Partners

Alberto Duran Photo

Alberto Duran

Founder and CEO, Mundivox Communications

Steven J. Gilbert, Esq.

Steven J. Gilbert, Esq.

Chairman, Gilbert Global Equity Partners, LP


Danton Goei G97, WG97

Portfolio Manager, Davis Funds


Marina Kunis Jacobson G93, WG93

Managing Director, Amicle Management LLC

Nancy Kail

Nancy Kail G89, WG89

Nonprofit Leadership, Management and Governance

Rene Kern

Rene Kern G90, WG90

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

Shiv Vikram Khemka

Shiv Vikram Khemka G90, WG90

Vice Chairman, SUN Group

Robert Koenigsberger

Robert Koenigsberger G93, WG93

Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Gramercy Funds Management

Leonard A. Lauder

Leonard A. Lauder

Chairman Emeritus, Estée Lauder Companies

The Honorable Ronald S. Lauder

The Honorable Ronald S. Lauder

Chairman, Lauder Board of Governors
Chairman, Clinique Laboratories

William Lauder

William Lauder

Executive Chairman, Estée Lauder Companies

Robert M. Mangels

Robert M. Mangels

President and CEO, Mangels Industrial, S.A.

Pavel Oliva

Pavel Oliva G00, WG00

Founder & Managing Partner, RockHill Global, LLC

Ramos Velita

Rosanna Ramos-Velita G92, WG92

Chairman of the Board, Caja Rural Los Andes

Norm Savoie

Norm Savoie, CFA, CFP, G91, WG91

Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

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Chang Sun G89, WG89

Managing Partner, TPG China

David Trachtenberg

David Trachtenberg G88, WG88

Chief Marketing Officer, Workforce Logiq

Jerry Wind

Jerry Wind, Ph.D.

Founding Director of the Lauder Institute


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.

Janifer M. Burns G86, WG86

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

Norm Savoie, CFA, GFP, G91, WG91

Co-Chair, Lauder Advisory Council Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Matthew Axelrod G11, WG11

VP, Strategic Growth, Phosphorus

Kathryn Harrison G12, WG12

Founder & Executive Director, Deep Trust Alliance

Duane Hughes G88, WG88, L91

Managing Director and Chair, Americas Advisory Council at UBS

Allan Kwan G87, WG87

Venture Partner, Oak Investment Partners and Eight Roads

Jill Le Grand G96, WG96 (Ex-officio)

Founder & CEO, JBLG Consulting

Annie Wang C05, G13, WG13

President, Senvol


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.