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INSEAD Business School
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Doug Rosefsky is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and a recurring faculty member in the Transition to General Management executive program. He is Senior Advisor to Alvarez & Marsal France and an active board member and c-level advisor of companies in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

In the classroom, Doug focuses on linking academic frameworks and theory with real-world experience through innovative, experiential learning.

As a basis for his teaching, Doug brings over 20 years of leadership experience across the corporate lifecycle from successful startup to private-equity backed acquisition and multinational corporate turnaround. While Managing Director at A&M, he served in a variety of management and advisory positions including:

  • Transformation Advisor, European Forecourt Retailer (BP and Texaco stations in France/BNL)
  • Board Advisor, European Gas Limited (Franco-Australian)
  • CEO of Sport 2000, a French retailer with a network of 600 stores Advisor to the French Finance Ministry
  • CFO and Head of IT of Rossignol Ski Company
  • Restructuring Advisor to a public Swiss/German/Dubai PE Fund group
  • CEO of National Tobacco
  • CEO of DLT Solutions
  • CRO and CFO of Kleinert’s Buster Brown
  • SVP Finance and Int’l, Warnaco (Calvin Klein Underwear, Speedo, Chaps Ralph Lauren)
  • Advisor to the bank group of Communications Corporation of America

Earlier in his career, Doug was an Associate in the investment bank of JP Morgan Chase where he focused on international and middle-market balance sheet restructurings, refinancings and distressed investing. Previously, Doug was as Financial Controller of Hoffmann-La Roche in Paris.

Doug has been honoured twice by the Turnaround Management Association, with the TMA International Turnaround of the Year Award for the turnaround of Skis Rossignol (2010), and the TMA Large Company Turnaround of the Year award for the turnaround of Warnaco (2003).

He is also a recurring lecturer at Wharton and Duke, and is a member of the capstone jury of the HEC Executive MBA program.

Doug holds a BA (honours) in economics and computer science from Duke University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of Business.

RESEARCH AREAS

Leadership and governance in times of disruption, problem identification and framing, experimentation / risk taking, experiential learning

TEACHING AREAS

Your First Hundred Days, Transition to General Management, Applied Corporate Finance, Corporate Restructuring

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