Meet Lorna Doucet & Heini Shi – Leadership Summit Speakers

With only 5 days until the IPWS Leadership Summit powered by IE Business School on Friday 2nd June, we’d love to introduce you to more of our top-calibre speakers.

The theme of this year’s Summit is: “Understanding Power & Leadership – A Roadmap to Success”. Power is ultimately about making a (positive) difference in the world and can be exercised through various meaning. The Summit is bringing together the best thinkers & leaders in our community to continue these discussions. What does Power mean in the context of personal or professional leadership?

Introducing Lorna Doucet and Heini Shi, who will join our growing list of Summit Speakers. Click here for the full line up and read on for more about our latest additions:


Lorna Doucet
Associate Professor, Business Administration, Fudan University

Dr. Doucet received her Ph.D. and M.A. degree in management from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She was most recently an Associate Professor of Management at CEIBS, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Management at Wharton School. She has over twenty years’ experience teaching MBA, Executive Education and PhD courses in USA, Europe and China.
 Dr. Doucet’s teaching and research focus on organizational behavior and leadership – with a specific focus on emotions and culture. She has published multiple case studies and scholarly articles in top tier academic journals. Dr. Doucet is also a founding member of TEDxShanghaiWomen. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Doucet worked for Labatt Brewing Company as Assistant Brewmaster, Assistant Manager for Experimental Brewery and Management Trainee. Dr. Doucet received her B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude, from University of Ottawa.


Heini Shi
Professor of Practice in Management – NYU Shanghai

Heini is a Professor of Practice in Management at NYU Shanghai. Dr. Shi has global policy and business experience in over 40 countries where she directed complex project implementation, created public-private partnerships, and advised market expansion strategies. Heini has developed leadership programs and taught at leading business schools in Europe, China, and the United States.

Prior to employment in China, Heini worked in Europe and the United States as program leader at the World Bank, United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she designed and managed economic policy and social development projects. She was also a legal advisor to the multinational law firm Allen & Overy, consulting with European firms on their Chinese investments.

Heini is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of IE Business School and is a graduate of the University of Turin, Italy. She also holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law from Bocconi University and speaks Chinese, Italian, English, and French.


We are so pleased to include Lorna Doucet and Heini Shi to our line-up of amazing speakers at this Friday’s IPWS Leadership Summit. Don’t miss your chance to learn and be inspired, so make sure to get your ticket – now also available at a special group price HERE.