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Yusaf H. Akbar

Hult-Ashridge International Business School
Professor of Global Strategy

Dr. Yusaf H. Akbar is Professor in Global Strategy at Hult/Ashridge and Professor of Management at CEU Business School. With extensive research and consulting experience in emerging markets, Yusaf’s  research interests are currently focused on the emergence of economic sharing and collaborative consumption. His current roles in the Academy and beyond included Head Partner at the BrainTrust Network – a global end-to-end consulting eco-system; Founding Editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and an advisor to governmental authorities. His consulting and training references include Citibank, Deutsche Telekom, Illy Caffè, Siemens, Telenor and Toyota. He has been voted Hult Professor of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has extensive teaching and executive education experience in more than 10 countries including Shanghai Jiaotong University, Stockholm School of Economics and University of Michigan. He publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals as well as having authored or co-authored numerous business case studies of both large and smaller entrepreneurial firms including ING Insurance, T-Systems Hungary, Datwyler, Vienna International Airport, Zwack Unicum and Hummus Bar.