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Donald R. Lessard is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests are on project management and global strategic management, with an emphasis on managing in the face of uncertainty and risk. He currently teaches courses on global strategy and organization and strategy in the energy sector. Lessard also is the faculty director for the BP-MIT Projects Academy, a major executive education program for major project leaders that spans management and engineering.

A leader in international management education, Lessard has been President of the Academy of International Business and Dean of the Fellows of the Academy. Lessard has been at MIT since 1973, and from 1998 to 2004 served as Deputy Dean with responsibilities for research, international programs, and executive education.  During the 1992-1993 academic year, he was a visiting professor at IESE. Lessard earned his B.A. in Latin American Studies and his MBA and Ph.D. in business administration from Stanford University.

Last Updated: October 2007

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