Worldwide Enterprise Scholar Appointed to Endowed Professorship

Michael Enright, a number one skilled on worldwide competitiveness and enterprise technique, who started educating at Northeastern in 2020, was appointed as the primary Pierre Choueiri Household Professor in International Enterprise on the D’Amore-McKim College of Enterprise. Northeastern held an installment ceremony for Enright on Friday.

Pierre Choueiri, chairman and CEO of the Choueiri Group, the Center East’s largest media dealer, and his household, have endowed the function—the primary at Northeastern to be backed by a father or mother, and by a global donor. 

Choueiri and his household—together with his son, Alexandre Choueiri, who’s a part of Northeastern’s graduating Class of 2020, his spouse Maya, and his mom, Rose—had been current throughout Friday’s ceremony meant to honor Enright. 

“That is the best honor a professor can obtain,” mentioned Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern College. “The chair goes to be with us perpetually, which suggests—Rose, Maya—that the youngsters, the grandchildren, the nice grandchildren are going to be concerned with Northeastern, whether or not they studied at Northeastern or not.”

The Choueiri Group was based by Pierre’s father, Antoine Choueiri, about half a century in the past. The corporate has since grown into a number one media illustration agency, engaged in markets within the Center East/North Africa area, Europe, and Japan. The corporate was additionally the topic of a enterprise case examine, authored by Enright, the way it’s managed to maintain tempo in a quickly altering international market.

Photograph by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern College

Choueiri, who spoke alongside Enright, praised the newly put in chair’s scholarship. He mentioned the case examine on his firm has helped contextualize his personal day-to-day work, and recognize the decadeslong journey.

Choueiri added that Enright is “a lot deserving” of the endowed chair. 

“He does wonderful, wonderful work, and it’s an honor to be a part of one thing like this,” Choueiri mentioned. 

David Madigan, provost and senior vp for educational affairs at Northeastern, launched Enright throughout Friday’s ceremony. 

“Endowed chairs are very particular issues,” Madigan mentioned. “They’re crucial to us at Northeastern when it comes to attracting nice students to return and be amongst us. And Michael Enright is certainly a type of.”

Previous to arriving at Northeastern, Enright had taught on the College of Hong Kong for practically 25 years. His work has centered on the “methods and organizations of multinational firms, the influence of overseas companies on China’s economic system, regional clusters, and the competitiveness of nationwide and regional economies,” Madigan mentioned.

“He’s really an completed scholar,” Madigan mentioned. “We’re thrilled that he’s right here with us at Northeastern because of the generosity of the Choueiri household.”

Endowed chairs are completely funded positions that will probably be held by school members for so long as the college exists. Images by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern College

Endowed chairs are completely funded positions that will probably be held by school members for so long as the college exists. Upon retirement, one other school member will succeed Enright because the Pierre Choueiri Household Professor within the D’Amore-McKim College of Enterprise.

“The chair goes to be with us perpetually … so the involvement will probably be intergenerational,” Aoun mentioned. “Professor Enright would be the first holder of the chair, however he gained’t be the final.”

Earlier than his stint overseas, Enright lived in Boston, the place he obtained an MBA and a PhD in enterprise economics from Harvard College. In his speech following his installment, Enright instructed attendees that he was additionally a graduate scholar within the chemistry division at Northeastern for a short interval within the Eighties. 

“It’s a pleasure and an honor to be right here at the moment, and to be again at Northeastern,” Enright mentioned. “I’m simply beginning to scratch the floor on collaborating with a very marvelous set of schools right here on the D’Amore-McKim College.”

Enright applauded Northeastern’s experiential studying mannequin, noting that it’s “precisely the kind of studying that I wish to convey into the classroom.”

“The type that enhances the experiential studying of our co-op program in addition to extra conventional college content material,” he mentioned, “the type that explores fast change that crosses worldwide and cultural boundaries in real-world settings.”

“I’ve been lucky to have finished tasks in over 30 nations, and many of the instances that I take advantage of in my programs come straight out of my very own expertise,” he mentioned. 

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