Darden Center for Global Initiatives

Center for Global Initiatives Fellows


The Center for Global Initiatives sponsors a fellowship for thought leaders from the United States and around the world to strengthen their business case writing and teaching skills and to collaborate with Darden faculty and students. Fellows come to Darden and work with Darden faculty and case writers to:

  • collaborate on research, case writing and teaching materials development
  • write cases based on their home countries
  • observe classes to become more effective case teachers

Completed cases are made available through Darden Business Publishing. The IFC's Global Business School Network, an ongoing partner with the Center for Global Initiatives, recommends international fast-track junior faculty members to be fellows for the Center for Global Initiatives, which also provides logistical support to assist in living adjustments.

 2013 Fellow        

Heini Shi 

Dr. Heini Shi has lived in China since 2007 where she develops and teaches leadership programs at top global business schools, including the Darden School of Business, IE Business School, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In 2012 she was a Visiting Fellow at the East West Center in Honolulu. Heini was the founding director of the International Department at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing where she managed international partnerships and designed executive education programs.

Prior to working in China, Heini worked in Europe and the U.S. as Program Manager at the World Bank, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and United Nations Development Program, where she designed and managed economic policy and social development projects for over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. She was also a legal advisor at Allen & Overy, where she consulted European firms on their Chinese investments. She has also co-edited the Global Information Technology Report (2004 and 2005), a joint publication of the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and INSEAD. Heini graduated from University of Turin, Italy, and holds a Ph.D. of International Economic Law from Bocconi Business University in Milan, Italy. Heini is a fluent speaker of Chinese, English, Italian, and French.

2010 Fellow

John Hunter

Hunter is a local elementary school teacher and the developer of "the World Peace Game," which he uses to teach peace and collaboration to students of all ages. Hunter is working with Darden faculty to increase their understanding, use and promotion of high-engagement learning in a global context.

2007 Fellow

Patricio Fay

Fay is a professor of Organizational Behavior, the EMBA XV Program Curricular Director, and the International Exchange Program Director for Universidad Austral in Argentina. He published a conference paper in 2007 titled "Management style differences between U.S. and Argentine managers." Fay attended the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he obtained his BA degree in Economics. He also holds an MA degree in Business Management from IAE Business and Management School, Universidad Austral.

2005 Fellows

Chinyelu Amangbo

Amangbo, a lecturer on marketing management at Lagos Business School in Nigeria, composed a case on Nigerian health care and the conflict when the affluent take advantage of a subsidized clinic in a poor area. She has a background in pharmaceuticals and received an Executive MBA from Lagos Business School.

Robert Osei

Osei, a research fellow at University of Ghana's Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), wrote a case concerning poultry import tariffs in Ghana and the effect on the Ghanaian poultry industry. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK.

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