Damien is an Anthony C. Cunningham Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Ireland. He has previously served on the faculty of the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and the Indian School of Business.
Since 2011 he has also been a faculty member on the Harvard Business School Agribusiness seminar, an annual programme attended by 200 CEOs and leaders from global food firms, that highlights the best growth opportunities and most pressing challenges facing the industry. In 2014 he was a visiting professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University. In 2015 he was a visiting professor at China’s leading business school, CEIBS in Shanghai.
Damien has published more than seventy papers and a book on strategy and marketing. He has also written more than twenty case studies, mainly related to leadership and strategy issues in the food and agribusiness sector. His cases have covered Europe, North America, Latin America, China and South Asia as well as the major sectors of the food industry such as retail, consumer food, animal feed and ingredients, beef, swine, poultry and dairy production.
He has consulted and led executive programmes in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, while working with a number of the world’s leading organisations including Alltech, Allianz, Bobst, Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board), Charoen Pokphand Group (CP), EY, Eversheds, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Independent News & Media, Microsoft, Ridley, Ryanair and Smurfit Kappa Group.
He is also an experienced board member having served a number of public and private sector organisations as a director and consultant.