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Malgorzata Kurak

Malgorzata Kurak is a Research Fellow at the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy at IMD Business School.

She earned her Ph.D. in Economics, Management and Organization from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Spain. She has an extensive research, business and teaching experience gained as Global Shaper of the WEF Geneva Hub, Visiting Fellow at Bruegel, Visiting Fellow at the University of Groningen, Co-Director at the Global Leadership Initiative (partnered with Rotary International and the United Nations), Secretary General at the Barcelona Debating Society, and Teaching Assistant at ESADE Business School.

Within her research, she focuses on family firms’ governance and management practices that allow them to translate their larger visions into workable strategies and explore their relation to philanthropy, innovation and performance. She is experienced in using data to examine the range of plausible explanations for discrepant findings and surprising patterns of relations.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)