Alfredo Behrens, an economist by training, migrated to management. He holds a Ph.D. by University of Cambridge and leads the management consulting company Winvest, in São Paulo. He is also Professor of Cross-Cultural Leadership at FIA Business School, São Paulo.
Dr. Behrens is a renowned keynote speaker. This talent was built over years of lecturing for some of the world’s top academic institutions, at which he has been frequently distinguished as the most accomplished lecturer.
An irrepressible communicator, Dr. Behrens writes frequently for HBR’s blog where most of his writings can be found by googling for ´hbr Behrens´, and also writes for the Financial Times, Clarin of Buenos Aires, AmericaEconomia of Santiago, among others.
Dr. Behrens has advised board top members of Brazilian leading banks like Itaú and Bradesco, world leading pharma companies like GSK, Bayer and Sanofi, manufacturing companies like Volkswagen, entertainment companies like TimeWarner, and world leading maritime companies like Gearbulk. Dr. Behrens has also addressed Central Banks, governments, the military, journalists, academics, parliamentarians and unions in countries in transitions like South Africa, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine, and others of the former Soviet Union.
Alfredo Behrens has lectured at or consulted for Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School; University of California at Berkeley; and for business schools such as London Business School, Katz, Thunderbird, London School of Economics, Imperial College, ESCP Europe and Insper, São Paulo.
Dr. Behrens has written three books on Cross-Cultural Management issues, published also by Stanford University Press. He has contributed with many chapters in several books and written over thirty scientific papers.
Alfredo Behrens was also awarded (2012) a prize by the Brazilian Meteorological Society, signaling that Professor Behrens’ work begins to transcend the boundaries of business studies. He also received awards from the McNamara Fellowship by the World Bank, the Hewlett fellowship by Princeton University, The Boa Vista Bank award, and the Jean Monet Fellowship by the European University, Fiesole, Italy, as well as several teaching awards by students.