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Peter J Stark

4.65 (1 review)
Global Leadership / Strategy Expert
Currently based in USA - travel globally

Dr. Peter Stark is recognized internationally as a passionate and engaging educator as well as a culturally sensitive, insightful and accomplished strategist/“change master” with specific expertise in cross-cultural organizational effectiveness/culture change initiatives and cross-cultural leadership. Honored as “Professor of the Year” in 2007 at the University of Minnesota, he currently teaches strategy, leadership, organization behavior and global business in Augsburg College’s MBA program as well as in the areas of cross-cultural leadership and change in Visiting Professorships at both the Helsinki School of Economics and the Berlin Institute of Management.

In addition to teaching, Peter also consults worldwide on cross-cultural change, transformational leadership, organizational effectiveness, strategy and systems thinking. He is frequently recognized for his abilities to work at all levels and across all functions of complex organizations as well as within emerging economies and across multiple cultures to deliver consistently superior results in the design and delivery of human performance improvement initiatives.

Peter’s background encompasses more than 23 years of senior executive experience in the global transportation industry and includes starting and/or leading businesses in China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He has lived and worked in countries on five continents, is functionally fluent in Mandarin and Swedish, as well as socially conversant in Japanese and Spanish. He is an avid climber, kayaker and traveler having experienced more than 125 countries thus far.

Peter holds a Doctorate in Organization Change and an MBA, both from Pepperdine University (Malibu), as well a BS in Cognitive/Neurophysiology from Northwestern University (Evanston).

Peter's skills

  • Budget Management
  • Community Fundraising
  • Corporate Fundraising
  • Change Management
  • Senior Management
  • Organisational Accountability
  • Organisational Learning
  • Partnership Management
  • Engagement
  • Fieldwork
  • Literature Review
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Research Analysis
  • Research Coordination
  • Research Modelling


  • Macro & Non-trade
  • Tax Reform
  • Distance Education & Education Technology
  • Girl's Education
  • Non-formal Education
  • Public & Private Sector Education
  • Tertiary Education
  • Business Environment
  • Private Infrastructure
  • Small Scale Enterprise
  • Civil Service Reform
  • Institutional Development
  • Railways

Cross cutting expertise

  • Conflict Afflicted
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Gender
  • Indigenous Groups
  • Social Innovation


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

1 Review

Bruce Batten
Augsburg College

Overall rating

I am the Director of the MBA Program at Augsburg College and Peter is a faculty member that teaches in our program. I have worked with Peter on a number of initiatives such as strategic planning and curriculum and course development. Peter is a very smart, deep thinking strategist. He is passionate about his work and always brings a new and unique perspective to our projects. He's full of energy and once engaged, watch out!

Describe your time working with Peter.

A great and respected colleague. I always enjoy working with him.

Is there anything Peter could do to improve?

Peter is passionate about his work and exudes energy. Sometimes, you need to slow him down to make certain that he's hearing all perspectives. He does and is very open to others perspectives but sometimes he needs to be reminded that there are other smart people in the room. With that said he's always my number one draft choice when assembling a team for a project! He gets things done.


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