Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan
Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar
Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan is the dean of HEC Paris in Qatar where he also teaches strategy and entrepreneurship. His research explores the different dimensions of knowledge creation in organizations and the relation between them and sustainable competitive advantage, both in established organizations and in startups. His publications explore the problems that emerge when organizations try to implement their strategic decisions and change processes and the solutions that can be implemented.
Prior to this, Dr. Martin de Holan was the founding dean at the MBSC College of Business and Entrepreneurship in KAEC, Saudi Arabia. He is also the co-editor in chief of the Journal of Management Inquiry. Previously, he was the dean of MBAs (EMLYON France) and he also managed the Global Entrepreneurship Program with Purdue and ZJU (China) and the DBA with Lingnan - Sun Yat Sen University, China, among others. Prior to that, he acted as the vice-president of International Executive Education for EMLYON. From 2006 to 2012 he was the chairman of the Entrepreneurial Management Department of the IE Business School in charge of all entrepreneurship professors and programs.
Simultaneously to his academic career, Dr. Martin de Holan has worked as a consultant to several international organizations such as the World Bank (IFC), NGOs, transnational corporations, state owned firms and several privately owned companies in Canada, France, Spain and Latin America. Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Martin de Holan has taught in over 30 countries in three different languages (French, English and Spanish).
Before his Ph.D. from McGill University, Dr. Martin de Holan earned two master’s from the Sorbonne University in Paris.