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Donald Lessard

Don Lessard is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Engineering Systems Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Lessard’s continuing research and policy interests are on global strategic management, large scale project management, transformational urban infrastructure, and the energy transition.


Areas of Interest

  • Global corporate strategy
  • Major projects
  • Energy
  • Current research: Dynamic capabilities in global strategy; Institutional and technical complexity in major projects; Risk and global strategy

Professional Associations


Founding Advisor, Promethean Energy Corporation

Senior Advisor with the Brattle Group, with a focus on international finance and network industries.

Senior Advisor to projects on corporate foreign exchange risk management, international strategy and valuation, cross-currency pricing, international contract disputes/damage assessment, and performance of complex projects.