Gabriel Hawawini

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Gabriel Hawawini
Gabriel Hawawini Portrait.jpg
Born (1947-08-29) August 29, 1947 (age 69)
Alexandria, Egypt
Nationality French

Gabriel Hawawini (born August 29, 1947) is a Professor of Finance at INSEAD business school where he held the Henry Grunfeld Chair in Investment Banking from 1996 to 2013 and served as dean from 2000 to 2006, spearheading the institution’s global expansion from its original campus in France into Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi).[1]

Early life and career[edit]

After graduating from the University of Toulouse (France) in 1972 with a master's degree in chemical engineering, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study economics and finance at New York University where he was awarded a PhD in 1977 and appointed to the faculty of NYU Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance. In 1980 he moved to Baruch College of the City University of New York as an Associate Professor before joining INSEAD in 1982 as a Full Professor. At INSEAD he first chaired and built up the Finance Area (1985-1987) then directed the institution’s Euro-Asia Center (1988-1994) where he developed the school’s executive education activities in Asia. In 1998 he led INSEAD’s development campaign, launched in 1995, that raised over €100 million by early 2000. In August of that year he was appointed dean of INSEAD. During his tenure (2000-2006) he led the institute’s global expansion with the opening of campuses in Singapore and Abu Dhabi, launched the INSEAD Executive MBA Program, and led INSEAD’s second development campaign that raised €120 million. His publications are in the areas of risk estimation and valuation in financial markets, the theory of the firm under uncertainty, the process of business value creation, and the internationalization of higher education institutions.

Selected publications[edit]

‘The Internationalization of Higher Education and Business Schools: A Critical Review’, Springer (2016)[2]
‘Finance for Executives: Managing for Value Creation’, fifth edition, Cengage (2015)[3]
‘The Future of Business Schools’, Journal of Management Development (November 2005) [4]
‘The Home Country in the Age of Globalization: How Much Does it Matter for Firm Performance?’, Journal of World Business (May 2004)[5]
‘Is Performance Driven by Industry- or Firm-Specific Factors? A New Look at the Evidence’, Strategic Management Journal (January 2003)[6]
‘Seasonality in the Risk-Return Relationship: Some International Evidence’, Journal of Finance (March 1987)[7]
‘Friction in the Trading Process and the Estimation of Systematic Risk’, Journal of Financial Economics (August 1983)[8]
‘A Mean-Standard Deviation Exposition of the Theory of the Firm Under Uncertainty’, American Economic Review (March 1978)[9]

Academic board and advisory positions[edit]

The University of the People (Member of Board of Trustees), 2013–present[10]
Unnivers (Expert-Advisor), 2013-Present[11]
Member of the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the Sloan School of Management, 2010–present[12]
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (Joint Advisory Board), 2010–present
The American University in Cairo (Advisory Board – School of Business), 2006–present
Sasin Graduate Institute at Chulalongkorn University (Advisory Board), 2010–2015
The American University of Beirut (Board of Overseers – School of Business), 2006–2014
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (International Advisory Group), 2006–2012
Chairman of the EQUIS Accreditation Awarding Body (EFMD), 2004–2011
The European Foundation for Management Development (Board Member), 2004–2006
The Indian School of Business (Board Member), 2002–2006
The Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (Advisory Board), 2001–2006

Corporate board and advisory positions[edit]

AlphaOne Partners LLP (Advisor), 2014–present
S&B Industrial Minerals, S.A. (Non-Executive Director), 2011–2013
Rémy Cointreau (Non-Executive Director; Member of the Strategy Committee), 2006–2015
Vivendi (Non-Executive Director; Member of the Audit Committee), 2003–2010
Accenture (Member of the Energy Advisory Board), 2002–2006
Cerestar (Non-Executive Director), 2001–2003
Mastrad (Non-Executive Director), 1998–2003

Honors and awards[edit]

‘The French Legion of Honor[13]
Doctorate Honoris Causa awarded by The University of Liège (Belgium)
Doctorate Honoris Causa awarded by The Art Center College of Design (California)
Doctorate Honoris Causa awarded by The American University in Cairo (Egypt)
‘The Chief Executive Leadership Award’ presented by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education
‘The Fulbright Award for Global Business Education’
‘Honorary Lifetime Member’ of the European Foundation for Management Development
Baruch College Presidential Award for Distinguished Faculty Scholarship’
‘Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award for Excellence in Teaching’ awarded to the best teacher of the year at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


  1. ^ "Gabriel Hawawini". INSEAD. 
  2. ^ Hawawini, Gabriel. The Internationalization of Higher Education and Business Schools. Springer. ISBN 978-981-10-1757-5. 
  3. ^ Hawawini, Gabriel; Viallet, Claude (2015). Managing for Value Creation. Cengage Learning. p. 736. 
  4. ^ Hawawini, Gabriel (2005). "The Future of Business Schools". Journal of Management Development. 24 (9): 770–782. doi:10.1108/02621710510621286. 
  5. ^ Hawawini, Gabriel; Subramanian, Venkat; Verdin, Paul (2004). "The home country in the age of globalization: how much does it matter for firm performance?". Journal of World Business. 39 (2): 121–135. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2003.08.012. 
  6. ^ Hawawini, Gabriel; Subramanian, Venkat; Paul, Verdin (2003). "Is Performance Driven by Industry- or Firm-Specific Factors? A New Look at the Evidence". Strategic Management Journal. 24 (1): 1–16. doi:10.1002/smj.278. 
  7. ^ Corhay, Albert; Hawawini, Gabriel; Michel, Pierre (1987). "Seasonality in the Risk-Return Relationship: Some International Evidence". The Journal of Finance. 42 (1): 49–68. doi:10.2307/2328418. JSTOR 2328418. 
  8. ^ Cohen, Kalman; Hawawini, Gabriel; Maier, Steven; Schwartz, Robert; Whitcomb, David (August 1983). "Friction in the trading process and the estimation of systematic risk". Journal of Financial Economics. 12 (2): 263–278. doi:10.1016/0304-405x(83)90038-7. 
  9. ^ Hawawini, Gabriel (March 1978). "A Mean-Standard Deviation Exposition of the Theory of the Firm under Uncertainty: A Pedagogical Note". The American Economic Review. 68 (1): 194–202. JSTOR 1809699. 
  10. ^ "Dr. Gabriel Hawawini". University of the People. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Gabriel Hawawini". Unnivers. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "VISITING COMMITTEES Sloan School of Management". MIT. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Legifrance. "Décret du 13 juillet 2005 portant promotion et nomination". Retrieved 20 October 2016. 

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