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).