Associate Professor of Management
Faculty Member, Executive Education
Robert N. Bontempo is a leading advisor to senior executives worldwide. He advises on the leadership of organizational change and the implementation of business strategy to such companies as Goldman Sachs, Citibank, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Sony, Boeing, Glaxo-Welcome, NASA, and Deloitte & Touche, as well as government and ministry officials from The World Bank and The United Nations. He has served on the board of directors of the Michael Baker Corporation, an energy services and engineering firm with operations worldwide, since 1997.
Bontempo’s research on the role leadership plays in the effectiveness of global organizations has been published in journals in Europe, Asia, and the US. His perspectives on management have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist, as well as network news broadcasts. He is also a consulting editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Bontempo’s recent research on international comparative management involves cultural factors in international negotiations and international differences in risk perception.
The winner of the 1994 Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, Bontempo teaches executives and students at Columbia Business School.
Giseli A. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Everything about this class was top-notch, but it could have incorporated more practice. There were 2-3 practice scenarios/day and they were each unique and challenging which was great. The concepts and principles take a while to sink-in in practice though and more practice would have been a nice addition. Even extending it one more day to do so.