John Andrew Davis

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John Davis is an academic, author, business person, and the Dean of GlobalMBA at SP Jain Center of Management.[1][2] He received his MBA from Columbia University and his BA from Stanford University. He is a member of the boards of ESMCollege, EducationNOW! and Elite Sports Management.

Marketing career[edit]

Prior to academia Davis led global marketing organizations for Fortune 1000 companies including: Nike, Informix, and Transamerica (where he received the company’s highest honor—The Presidential Award). Davis also started two award-winning companies with private investor groups, including in his non-academic role as Chairman of Brand New View. He has taught business leaders from many of the world’s most respected companies, including: IBM, DOW Chemical, Allianz, TIAA-CREF, OCBC, SingTel, SK Telecom, Commerzbank, Schneider Electric, MSIG, SingHealth, Boeing, VSP, Intercontinental Hotels, Intertek, Synovate, Harris Corp., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EDB, SMRT, NOL and SwissRE.

Academic career[edit]

He has been Professor of Marketing and Department Chair at Emerson College in Boston. He was also Professor of Marketing Practice at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University where he received the Most Inspiring Teacher Award in 2007 and the Dean’s Teaching Honors every year from 2004-2009. Davis was also Director for SMU’s Center for Marketing Excellence. He has taught at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, the International Olympic Academy (and the University of Peloponnese), and in partner programs with faculty from University of Chicago, INSEAD, Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Munich Business School, and the European Business School. In 2010-2012, Davis was a head marketing instructor at the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon. He taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses before taking the position of Dean at SP Jain Center of Management.


Davis is the author of Competitive Success: How Branding Adds Value (John Wiley & Sons 2010), The Olympic Games Effect-How Sports Marketing Builds Strong Brands (2008 John Wiley & Sons), Magic Numbers for Sales Management (2007 John Wiley & Sons), Measuring Marketing: 103 Key Metrics Every Marketer Needs (2006 John Wiley & Sons), and Magic Numbers for Consumer Marketing (2005 John Wiley & Sons). Davis is currently completing Sports Marketing: Creating Long Term Value (Edward Elgar Publishing, expected 2011). He is also a contributing author to Fast Track to Success-Marketing (FT Prentice Hall 2009).


Davis has been interviewed by a wide range of global broadcast media, including: MSNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, ChannelNewsAsia, Bravo!, Prime Time Morning, Asia TV-Hong Kong, and HCMC HTV7-Vietnam, National Public Radio (NPR-US) and 938Live! and he has broadcast a 24 segment show about marketing. He has regularly appeared in print interviews with MSNBC, The Business Times, the Straits Times, PEAK Magazine, The Business Journal, Business to Business Magazine, The Edge, Singapore Marketer, Marketing Magazine, and TodayNews. He co-hosts the podcast series, ‘LeadershipMatters’.

His speaking engagements have taken him around the world, including Egypt, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Japan and the U.S. He has been a featured speaker at numerous events including: the World Knowledge Forum, Yonsei National Branding Conference, YPOs, Entrepreneurs Organization: EO, International Conference on Brand Strategies and Management (Hong Kong), Global Brand Forum, Asia Business Leaders Forum, iX2005, Managing and Building Brands, Global Entrepolis, The Synovate Asia Pacific Business Conference, American Marketing Association, University of Washington Business School Speakers Series, The Graduates Club/The MBA Company, and Business Perspectives in the United States.


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