AAG Business Advisory Board – Karl Moore


Dr. Karl Moore, PhD, Director (non-executive)

Karl Moore has been called one of the leading management thinkers by the Journal of Business Strategy. He is an advisor to CEOs and does executive teaching on leadership, and change.

An experienced senior corporate manager prior to joining academia, Dr. Moore worked 12 years in sales and marketing management positions in the high tech industry with IBM, Bull and Hitachi. He has been a consultant to leading global firms including: Nokia, Air Canada, Lufthansa, British Airways, IBM, HP, Shell, Volvo, Accenture, Lilly, Pfizer and Regis McKenna.

Dr. Karl Moore joined McGill’s Faculty of Management in autumn 2000, where he teaches graduate courses in globalization and leadership. ¬†He¬†has taught on EMBA & Executive programs at Oxford, Cambridge, LBS, INSEAD, Duke, IIM Bangalore, Keio (Tokyo), Renmin (Bejing), Darden, SKOLKOVO (Moscow), ENPC (Paris), and McGill. He is appointed at McGill as an Associate Professor in Management and an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery. At the medical school he teaches leadership and strategy. He is also an Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford University, where he taught for 5 years.

Since 2007, Karl has been doing a weekly videocast for the Globe and Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper,¬†where he interviews CEOs one week and leading business professors from the top universities in the world. In March 2011 he started a weekly blog, Rethinking Leadership, for Forbes.¬† In spring 2014 he started a radio show, The CEO Series on CJAD where he interviews a CEO for an hour.

He is a regular guest in the media and appears on CNN, BBC, CBC, CTV and Global Television. The winter 2006 issue of Business Strategy Review, published by the London Business School, identified Karl among a group of world’s greatest business thinkers.

Articles on his research and op ed pieces written by him have appeared in the Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Independent, the Guardian, Les Echoes, the Australian Financial Review, Het Financielle Dagblad, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, La Presse, the Montreal Gazette, and other leading papers.

Dr. Moore is a cycle director for the Advanced Leadership Program, a program chaired by Henry Mintzberg. He also works with Henry as a module director on the International Masters for Health Leadership and the IMPM. In 2002 he won the Faculty teaching award at the MBA level.

His current research is on postmodern leadership and globalization. He is writing a book on Postmodern Management with a former Accenture¬†consultant now in strategy at the National Bank, it will be¬†out in 2015. On the history side of globalization and international business, he and co-author historian David Lewis have published articles in Business History and the Management International Review on international business in the ancient world. Their latest book, “Origins of Globalization” was published by Routledge in April 2009. It has received worldwide press attention.


PhD, Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
MBA, Managerial Decision Systems, University of Southern California, LA, USA
BSc, Business, Ambassador University, USA