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.
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.
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.
Leonard A. Lauder
Co-founder and Governor, The Lauder Institute Chairman Emeritus, The Estée Lauder Companies
After graduating from the Wharton School of Business, Leonard A. Lauder spent three years as an officer in the United States Navy. In 1958, he joined Estée Lauder Cosmetics, co-founded by his parents, Estée and Joseph. Over the next 45 years, he led the company’s expansion to a worldwide network of affiliates that now sell more than 30 recognized brands – including Clinique, M•A•C, Bobbi Brown, and Origins – in 150 countries and territories. During his tenure as a Penn trustee, he and his brother, Ronald, founded the Lauder Institute in honor of their father. He also created an eponymous fellowship, which awards select applicants the full sum of tuition and fees for the two-year Lauder program.
Ronald S. Lauder
Co-founder and Governor, The Lauder Institute Chairman, Clinique Laboratories
A renaissance leader, and Chairman of the Lauder Institute’s Board of Governors, Ronald S. Lauder was educated at Wharton and the University of Paris before graduating to work at Estée Lauder in Belgium. On his rise to the Chairmanship of Estée Lauder International, he served in the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense for European and NATO Affairs and as U.S. Ambassador to Austria. His experiences as a leader in the public and private sectors, at home and abroad, inform his commitment to giving Lauder students the international edge they need to further their careers in global business.
Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies
William P. Lauder is Executive Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., a global leader in prestige beauty. Since joining the Company in 1986, he has been instrumental in expanding the Company’s brand portfolio, distribution channels, and international presence. William received his B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Business in 1983 and maintains a strong connection to Penn, where he serves as a Trustee, as well as a Governor of the Institute. In 2012 he received a lecturer appointment to the faculty of Wharton, and in 2014 was awarded the Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award for his course for second-year MBA students, “Decision Making in the Leadership Chair.”
Board of Governors
Tom Bendheim G90, WG90
Founder and CEO, b7 Properties
Jorge Born, Jr.
CEO, Bomagra S.A.
Janifer M. Burns G86, WG86
Co-Chair, Lauder Advisory Council
Founder and Principal, HWB Daughter, Inc.
Ángel Corcóstegui, Ph.D.
Founder and General Partner, Magnum Industrial Partners
Founder and CEO, Mundivox Communications
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 G89, WG89
Nonprofit Leadership, Management and Governance
Rene Kern G90, WG90
Vice Chairman, Lauder Board of Governors
Managing Director, General Atlantic
Shiv Vikram Khemka G90, WG90
Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Robert Koenigsberger G93, WG93
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Gramercy Funds Management
Leonard A. Lauder
Chairman Emeritus, Estée Lauder Companies
The Honorable Ronald S. Lauder
Chairman, Lauder Board of Governors
Chairman, Clinique Laboratories
Executive Chairman, Estée Lauder Companies
Robert M. Mangels
President and CEO, Mangels Industrial, S.A.
Pavel Oliva G00, WG00
Founder & Managing Partner, RockHill Global, LLC
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
Chang Sun G89, WG89
Managing Partner, TPG China
David Trachtenberg G88, WG88
Chief Marketing Officer, Workforce Logiq
Jerry Wind, Ph.D.
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.
Janifer M. Burns G86, WG86Co-Chair, Lauder Advisory Council
Founder and Principal, HWB Daughter, Inc.
Norm Savoie, CFA, GFP, G91, WG91Co-Chair, Lauder Advisory Council Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Matthew Axelrod G11, WG11VP, Strategic Growth, Phosphorus
Kathryn Harrison G12, WG12Founder & Executive Director, Deep Trust Alliance
Duane Hughes G88, WG88, L91Managing Director and Chair, Americas Advisory Council at UBS
Allan Kwan G87, WG87Venture Partner, Oak Investment Partners and Eight Roads
Jill Le Grand G96, WG96 (Ex-officio)Founder & CEO, JBLG Consulting
Pavel Oliva G00, WG00Managing Partner, Rockhill Global LLC
Annie Wang C05, G13, WG13President, Senvol
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.