A LEADING management expert in the USA has been appointed visiting professor by the Business School at Huddersfield University.
Daniel Feiman (pictured) heads the Build it Backwards consultancy in California and has worked with leading companies including Hilton Hotels, Mattel and Credit Suisse as well as delivering lectures and conducting seminars on management and financial issues around the world.
Mr Feiman, who has also held an academic post at the University of California in Los Angeles, will be involved in both teaching and research at Huddersfield.
He will deliver lectures to business students and hold seminars on financial matters and global business issues.
He will also help to develop the expertise of staff and will take part in business research at the university – with books and articles in prestige journals the likely outcome.
Mr Feiman was educated at universities in California and has 30 years experience in management consultancy and training.
His appointment at Huddersfield was on the recommendation of Prof Andrew Ball, pro-vice chancellor with responsibility for research and enterprise.
Said Mr Feiman: “This is a great opportunity to work with a world-class university to blend academic theory with practical aspects of the business world.”
Chris Cowton, dean of the Business School, said Mr Feiman brought a wealth of international experience and a strong reputation as an effective communicator. He said: “We are about to move into a state-of-the-art £17m building, but a business school is not just about bricks and mortar; it is about people and Daniel is a very welcome addition to our team as we continue to develop the reach and scope of our activities.”