Jeffrey Gandz, Western University

Profile Photo of Jeffrey Gandz

Business Professor London, Ontario jgandz@ivey.uwo.ca Office: (519) 675-5505

Bio/Research

Jeffrey Gandz is Professor of Strategic Leadership and Managing Director, Program Design for the Executive Development division of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

After his early education in the UK he worked in sales and marketing for Riker Labo...


Click to Expand >>

Bio/Research

Jeffrey Gandz is Professor of Strategic Leadership and Managing Director, Program Design for the Executive Development division of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

After his early education in the UK he worked in sales and marketing for Riker Laboratories, Dresser Industries and Abbott Laboratories in the UK before immigrating to Canada in 1969. Prior to joining Ivey Business School, he worked for Warner-Lambert, Cheesebrough-Pond's and Grey Advertising in Toronto. He earned an MBA and PhD at York University and has taught in Ivey's MBA, Executive MBA and HBA programs, has been a visiting professor at the Darden School, University of Virginia as well as at Queen's, York, Penn State and L'Institute Superieur des Affaires in France and Xinghua University, Beijing. He is a former director of the MBA program and associate dean of programs at Ivey and also held the Taylor-Mingay Chair in the Global Environment of Business.

He currently focuses on developing custom programs for companies in North America and Asia including, most recently, programs for Toronto Dominion Bank Financial Group, Aecon Engineering, The Globe and Mail, Rogers Communications, KPMG LLP, Petro-Canada, The Civil Service Bureau (Hong Kong), Manulife Financial, John Hancock, Magellan Aerospace, J.D. Irving Limited, HSBC (Asia), Arclin, Hutchison Ports Holdings, and Mattel Asia-Pacific.

His research interests focus on the development of leaders in organizations as well as the impact of economic, political, societal and technological change on the strategic and operational challenges facing business leaders today. He is the author of six books, many articles in both practitioner and academic magazines and journals, and over 100 case studies used in management development programs around the world. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on topics including leadership, talent development, changing organizational culture and global trends affecting business. He is also in demand as a facilitator and leader for strategic retreats and as a senior executive coach.

In addition to his teaching and research work, he has consulted on organizational design, strategy and talent development issues with many private and public sector organizations and governments. Dr Gandz is also a member of the boards of directors of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Canadian Medical Association Holdings.



Click to Shrink <<

Links