McDonough School of Business

McDonough Leadership

Paul Almeida, Dean

Dean Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida is dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he champions a community of belonging and collaboration that focuses on business as a force to serve the common good. A member of the Georgetown community for more than 25 years, Almeida has served Georgetown McDonough in a number of leadership positions, including most recently as deputy dean for executive education and innovation. He also is a professor of strategy and international business.

During his tenure as dean, Almeida has focused on leveraging the school’s greatest strengths — its location in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., its ability to create interdisciplinary programs in collaboration with Georgetown’s other renowned schools, and the university’s rich Jesuit tradition and values.

He has overseen the growth of degree programs with the launch of the ambitious Dikran Izmirlian Program in Business and Global Affairs (a joint program with the School of Foreign Service and Georgetown’s first joint undergraduate degree), the M.S. in Management, an online M.S. in Business Analytics, the M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (a joint program with Georgetown’s Earth Commons and the Graduate School), the M.S. in Global Real Assets, and an Executive MBA in Dubai. The school also recently added an online option for the school’s Flex MBA program.

With the belief that business can partner across disciplines to solve the world’s most complex issues, he has created future-facing programs such as the AI, Analytics, and Future of Work Initiative, the Business of Sustainability Initiative, and the Baratta Center for Global Business, while also strengthening Georgetown Entrepreneurship and develping new programs at the intersection of business and health. Additionally, he appointed the school’s first Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and launched numerous diversity related initiatives.

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