Landry Signé

Professor and Managing Director, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Professor Landry Signé is a world-renowned professor and leading practitioner who has won more than sixty prestigious awards and distinctions from four continents for his academic, policy, business, and leadership accomplishments, receiving as well the fastest reported tenure and promotion to the highest rank of full professor in the history of United States universities, for a scholar who started at an entry-level position in his discipline.

He is a Professor and Senior Director at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he co-founded and is leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0 Center and co-leading the Washington DC Regional Center of Excellence. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University, Chairman of the Global Network for Africas Prosperity, and Senior Adviser to top global leaders (presidential, ministerial, and C-suite levels) in business, policy, and international affairs.

In addition, he has been on numerous boards and councils including for the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, Ampion Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Africa, and the African Union, was a Professor & Former Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on International Affairs at UAA, among others.

Professor Signé was also a visiting scholar who has taught across the world, including at the universities of Oxford, Stanford, Georgetown, Montreal, Ottawa, and Witwatersrand, as well as the Sub-Regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics in Central Africa, Mohamed VI Polytechnic University and HEC Paris School of Management.

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