Professor William Klepper joined Columbia Business School in 1996 after more than 30 years as a general manager in higher education. He is a management professor who teaches executive leadership in the EMBA program and serves as the faculty director of the partnership with the Financial Times/Outstanding Directors Exchange on corporate governance. He also serves as academic director of the Executive Education program. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of executive learning, strategic leadership and corporate governance. At Executive Education, he serves as faculty director of, and teaches in Columbia’s first ExecOnline program, Leading Strategic Growth, and teaches in the General Management Leadership 2-week residential program.
He has worked in custom programs for a number of corporations, including Aegion, AT&T, BankBoston, Bausch & Lomb, Bell Canada, BOC Gases, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Chase Manhattan Bank, Altria, Aviva, Deloitte, DuPont, Ericsson, Finmecannica, General Electric, GKN, Grand Metropolitan, Johnson & Johnson, KONE, M&T Bank, Nabisco, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, SAP, Sony, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, and White Eagle Industries (Poland).
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