Foremost authorities on alliances, partnering, and coalitions
Dr. Jordan D. Lewis is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost authorities on alliances, partnering, and coalitions. His three books on the topic — Trusted Partners, The Connected Corporation, and Partnerships for Profit — have been published in 12 languages. He has taught at the Columbia, Dartmouth, London, Northwestern, and Wharton business schools.
Lewis is active throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East. Firms he has advised include American Express, Du Pont, GE, H-P, Hitachi, IBM, Marriott, Merck, P & G, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens, and Tesco. Non-profits he has advised include the American Cancer Society, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Passion for Learning, and the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development.
Lewis is most at home in the trenches. His work defines the cutting edge in building and improving every kind of collaboration between organizations and their customers, suppliers, rivals, and other partners as well as among internal groups. His scope includes every dimension of cooperation — from judging the potential of a relationship and guiding its implementation to installing conflict resolution methods and gaining high performance. When necessary, he repairs troubled relationships.
A popular speaker, Lewis has keynoted major forums in the United States as well as in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Monaco, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay. He has spoken at six Euromoney/Institutional Investor events in Europe, the mid-East and the U.S.; five Business Week events in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.; four annual meetings of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland; three Economist programs in Asia-Pacific and Europe; and two major Fortune conferences in Europe and the U.S.
Lewis's biography appears in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Finance and Business. He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. He has served on the boards or advisory boards of businesses ranging from advanced computer graphics and wireless communications to hotel development and environmental protection. Lewis is a member of the editorial advisory board of Gestion, the largest circulation management publication in Latin America. He chaired the Institutional Investor panel on corporate governance, and has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Among his non-profit activities, Lewis has been on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Global Impact, Greater DC Cares, and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (and its executive committee). Other activities have included head of the Industrial Science section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive director of an NGO focused on health and poverty in developing nations.
Lewis received a Ph.D. in thermonuclear physics and four engineering degrees from the University of Michigan. While there, he taught courses in physics and in computer science