Serguei Netessine, PhD

Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Vice Dean, Global Initiatives, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Business model innovation, operational excellence and entrepreneurship

About Serguei:

Serguei Netessine is professor of Operations, Information and Decisions and vice dean of Global Initiatives at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on business model innovation and operational excellence and he has worked on these topics with numerous government and Fortune 500 organizations, including the Federal Aviation Administration (USA), the government of Singapore, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s, Rolls-Royce, Comcast, Expedia, ABB, and the U.S. Air Force. He serves on advisory boards of multiple startup companies and he is an active angel investor. Professor Netessine also regularly participates in industry and government-organized forums on innovation and entrepreneurship, including World Economic Forum in Davos and World Knowledge Forum in Seoul. He was a member of the “Future of the Economy” committee for the Singapore government.

Professor Netessine has been the recipient of several teaching awards for delivering classes to MBA and Executive MBA students at the Wharton School and INSEAD, and he frequently teaches and directs Executive Education programs, including teaching in an online course for Microsoft that had 10,000+ participants. A prolific academic writer, Professor Netessine holds senior editorial positions at several leading academic journals and he has co-authored dozens of publications in prominent management journals, including Management Science, Marketing Science, Operations Research, Harvard Business Review, and others. His work has received extensive media coverage in CIO Magazine, The Economist, Forbes, Huffington Post, Multichannel Merchant, New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Business Standard, strategy+business, and other press.


Executive Education Programs Taught:

Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

Academic Director

Learn how to unlock significant opportunities for adding value and growth by innovating with your existing products, customers, and markets. Implement a process for business model innovation that can be used repeatedly throughout your organization.

Venture Capital

Learn how to evaluate venture capital investment opportunities and do due diligence that will uncover pitfalls and mitigate risk.