Mehdi Majidi, Ph.D.
He is the founder and president of
Also, Dr. Majidi is a founding member of a working group on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) in higher education, the U.N.’s Principles for Management Education (U.N. PRME).
He holds an Executive MBA and a Ph.D. in International Business and Cross-Cultural Management from the George Washington University.
He’s won the French Entrepreneurs’ National Award.
He speaks French, English and Farsi.
To aim to better understand the theoretical and practical aspects of international business and socioeconomic development. With this goal in mind Mehdi Majidi has followed two parallel career paths, academic and professional consulting.
He has served as the Chair of the International Business Administration Department (IBA) and Director of a dual degree (MA/MBA) graduate program he created on global cross-cultural management.
While in those positions he fostered the integration of a business management curriculum with a liberal arts education to create an approach that balances technical skills with a holistic sensibility.
As university professor, Dr. Majidi has developed and implemented innovative and interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate curricula. He also blueprints and provides executive workshops and presentations, academic learning assessment and academic progress evaluation services.
The courses that Dr. Majidi has designed and implemented at academic institutions are geared toward inspiring young generations and preparing them for planetary sustainable development. He builds on his students’ awareness of a global world by well-designed extra-curricular activities that familiarize students with different cultures and environments. This broadens their network and helps them establish contacts with academics, industry and thought leaders, providing in a single initiative a theoretical, practical, experiential and interdisciplinary learning environment.
As full-time or Visiting Professor he has worked at the Em Normandie business school, the American University of Paris (AUP), International Business Department (IBA) where he also served as the international business department chair and developed and managed a cross-cultural sustainable business management dual MA/MBA program; Baruch College (Zicklin School of Business), Paris France; George Washington University (GWU), International Business Department (IB), Washington D.C.; and the Institut Supérieur Européen de Gestion (ISEG), Paris, France, for the International School of Management (ISM) where he was also a member of ISM’s Academic Assessment Team and served on the Learning Outcome Assessment Committee of the MBA Program.
As an international consultant on socioeconomic development, Dr. Majidi’s experience includes a World Bank-funded consulting project in Central Asia, where he has pushed for adding inclusiveness, social entrepreneurship and environmental initiatives to implement UNSDG through commercial innovation.
His recent professional interest and academic research focus on cultural values, including secular spirituality applicable to sustainable development. He advocates socially-inclusive socioeconomic progress through innovations and entrepreneurship and by creating conditions to increase inclusion and fair access to resources. His consulting experience includes assessment of inclusiveness projects and innovations for socioeconomic development, educational curriculum development, professional training programs, industrial development, workforce development, and the design of a solution to measure, monitor, and evaluate the dynamics of the socioeconomic progress of a country based on international standards indexes.
He has worked at, and consulted for, Coopers and Lybrand (C&L), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Consulting and IBM Global Business Services, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Education, the World Bank and the Technology Commercialization Center of Kazakhstan (World Bank grant initiatives).