Paul Ingram is the Kravis Professor Business at the Columbia Business School, and Faculty Director of the Columbia Senior Executive Program. His PhD is from Cornell University, and he was on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University before coming to Columbia. He has held visiting professorships at Tel Aviv University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Toronto. The courses he teaches on management and strategy benefit from his research on organizations in the United States, Canada, Israel, Scotland, China and Australia. His research has been published in more than forty articles, book chapters and books. Ingram's current research projects examine the influence of intergovernmental organizations on foreign direct investment and democratization; the structure and efficacy of managers' professional networks in China and the United States; and the effects of networks and institutions on the evolution of the Glasgow shipbuilding industry. He has served as a consulting editor for the American Journal of Sociology, a senior editor for Organization Science, an Associate Editor for Management Science and on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Organization. He has served as President of the College of Organization Science of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and he is a member of the Program Advisory Board of WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. Paul's undergraduate degree is from Brock University where received the Governor General's Award as the top graduating student. In 2004 he received the Distinguished Graduate Award from Brock's Faculty of Business. In 2007 he won the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at the Columbia Business School, in 2011 he received the Award for Commitment to Excellence twice, once from the graduating EMBA Global-Asia class and second time from the graduating New York-based classes. He has thrice been chosen by graduating EMBA students to deliver the keynote speech at their commencement ceremony. He has consulted on issues of organizational design and strategy to leading companies in the finance, health care and consumer products industries. Paul was born in Canada to immigrant parents. He is an alumnus of the proletariat, and the first in his family to attend college.