Paul Almeida

Dean and William R. Berkley Chair

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Paul Almedia

Paul Almeida is Dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. A member of the Georgetown community for more than two decades, Almeida has served Georgetown McDonough in a number of positions, including most recently as deputy dean for executive education and innovation and, prior to that, as senior associate dean for executive education. He also serves as professor of strategy and international business.

Almeida’s strategy research focuses on innovation, knowledge management, alliances, and informal collaborations across organizations and countries. He is interested in understanding how knowledge builds across people and organizations and how this affects performance. He has published in, and served on, the editorial boards of several leading journals. Almeida also previously was chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. He has received the Georgetown’s Faculty Research Award and the Dean’s Service Award.

Almeida has taught students at all levels at Georgetown McDonough in the areas of strategy, international business, technology, and knowledge management. He has won the Joseph LeMoine Award for Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Best Professor Award for Executive Programs at Georgetown University, and is a seven-time winner of the Best Professor Award for Georgetown’s Executive MBA program.

As deputy dean, Almeida oversaw the McDonough School’s new Innovation Initiative, which he will continue to manage directly as dean. The initiative’s first priorities were to more deeply integrate Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit values into the school, expand technology-enhanced learning, leverage the school’s location in Washington, D.C., and increase organizational excellence.  

As senior associate dean, Almeida led the administrative and academic components of six executive education degree programs and more than 25 executive custom programs in as many as 30 countries, with over 1,000 students per year. The Financial Times continues to rank the school’s Executive MBA and Custom Executive Education programs among the best in the world. .

Almeida has conducted executive education and corporate seminars with over 75 organizations, including Microsoft, Gucci, Rolls Royce, IBM, Bechtel, Nextel, Sprint, Samsung, ARAMARK, AREVA, ENI, the World Bank, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Public Radio, OPIC, the Department of Agriculture, FDIC, Federal Election Commission, Department of Commerce, and Social Security Administration.

Almeida received a Ph.D. in international business and strategy and an M.A. in applied economics and managerial science from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a PGDM (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, and a B.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Poona, India. He also is the parent of two Georgetown graduates.