Virginia Bodolica is The Said T. Khoury Chair of Leadership Studies and a Professor in the School of Business Administration at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. She teaches in the areas of strategic management, change and innovation, corporate governance, family business, and human resources. She received her PhD in Administration from HEC Montreal (Canada), MBA from University of Nantes (France) & ESFAM (Bulgaria), MA in European Studies from College of Europe (Poland & Belgium), and BA in International Economic Relations from the Academy of Economic Studies (Moldova).
Her research interests are related to corporate leadership dynamics, and soft and hard governance issues in for-profit settings, family-owned enterprises and healthcare institutions, including top management compensation, markets for corporate control, board of directors’ activities, ethical business conduct, and emotional and relational governance.
She has assumed consulting roles in private and public organizations and delivered executive education sessions and customized programs to companies and institutions in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
She serves on the Editorial Board of several academic journals, is a member of the international program committee for a number of conferences, and is regularly invited as a featured speaker and panelist at academic and professional workshops and events.