Gabriel Hawawini is a Professor of Finance and former dean of INSEAD (2000-2006). From 1996 to 2013, he held the Henry Grunfeld Chair in Investment Banking. His previous appointments include deanship of the INSEAD Development Campaign (1998-2000), deanship of the Doctoral Programme (1998-1999), the directorship of the Euro-Asia Centre (1988-1994), the Yamaichi Professorship in Finance (1989-1994), and coordination of the Finance Area (1985-1987 and 1996-1999).
Trained as a Chemical Engineer at the University of Toulouse in France, he received his doctorate in Economics and Finance from the New York University (1977). Before joining INSEAD, he taught at the New York University, the City University of New York, and the Columbia University (1974-1982).
In 1982 he received the Presidential Award for Distinguished Faculty Scholarship from the City University of New York. During the 1987-1988 academic year, he was a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the recipient of The Fulbright Award for Global Business Education (2004) and was awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Liège, Belgium (2005), the Art Center College of Design, California (2005), and the American University in Cairo (2010). He received the French Legion of Honour in 2005 and was presented with The Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in 2006.
He served on the board of several public companies and is currently a trustee of the University of the People, as well as a member of the advisory boards of the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He consults a number of companies on the implementation of value-based management systems and, since 1982, has organised, directed, and participated in various management Executive Education programmes around the world.