People and Organisations PhD, International Management
Specialization domain(s):

- Global Leadership, Strategy and Innovation Management, Creativity, cross-cultural team collaboration


Karina JENSEN is a Practice Director of NEOMA BS Centre for Leadership and Effective Organisations, and a Clinical Professor of Global Innovation and Leadership at NEOMA Business School in France. She is an educator, change facilitator, and international management consultant with 20 years of experience in launching and managing international business and education initiatives. During her corporate career, Karina introduced and managed global products, programmes, and services across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas for multinational organisations such as Adobe, Hyperion (now Oracle), NEC, and Symantec. Karina is also the Founder and Managing Director of Global Minds Network, a firm that provides management consulting and training services for facilitating organisational innovation and collaboration. Through strategic planning, communication, and execution solutions, she has helped clients facilitate organisational change in order to succeed in international markets. In addition to writing and publishing, Karina conducts research and consults multinational firms on International Innovation Strategies, Cross-cultural Team Collaboration, and Global Leadership Development. She has taught courses in International Management, Innovation, Change, Cross-cultural Collaboration and Global Leadership at NEOMA Business School as well as business schools and executive education programmes in the Americas, Asia, and Europe including UC Berkeley’s International Diploma Program (US), Universidad de San Andres (Argentina), Centre Franco-Vietnamien de Gestion (Vietnam), ESCP Europe Business School, and Ecole des Ponts Paristech (France). Presentations and workshops have been delivered to managers and executives across industries, including professional and academic associations such as Silicon Valley Product Management Association, Association of International Product Marketing and Management, International Association of Business Communicators, Association Francophone de Management International, International Society for Professional Innovation Management, and Academy of International Business. With a PhD in International Management from ESCP Europe Business School, Karina also holds a MBA in International Business from Ecole des Ponts Paristech, a Research Master in Dynamic Organisations, and a BA in Public Relations from California State University-San Jose. She has enjoyed volunteering her time to improve education programmes for children and women in impoverished communities in Asia, North Africa, and the US. Karina has studied and worked in Europe and the US with business trips and travel adventures to 45+ countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. She speaks English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, German and basic Spanish, while hoping to learn Chinese one day.