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Charles Fine

Founding President and Dean,
Asia School of Business

Charles Fine is the founding president and dean of the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur, a collaboration between Bank Negara Malaysia and MIT Sloan School of Management. For more than 30 years at MIT Sloan, Prof. Fine has taught MBA and Executive Education courses in Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management and Innovation. He led the collaboration between MIT Sloan and the Indian School of Business on manufacturing curriculum development (2011-2014), and was a founding co-director of MIT’s Tata Center for Technology and Design (2012) and its Communications Futures Program (2002).

Prof. Fine’s recent research focuses on the development of principles for entrepreneurial companies to build operations strategies consistent with their business objectives.

He is the author of Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage (1998) and the co-author of Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (2017).