bio-picMario Moussa, Ph.D., MBA

Dr. Moussa advises senior leaders about strategy and competitiveness. His clients include many of the top companies and organizations in the world. A specialist in large-scale change initiatives, collaboration, and negotiation, he has led consulting projects at major insurance companies, top pharmaceutical corporations and banks, leading universities, and financial services firms.

Dr. Moussa is Co-Director of the Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop. He has also led the design of customized Wharton leadership development programs for organizations around the world. In addition, he is a Senior Consultant at Penn’s Fels Institute of Government.

He regularly delivers keynote presentations and workshops for global clients. He has spoken to thousands of executives in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Istanbul, Sao Paolo, Delhi, Mumbai and Paris, as well as cities across the U.S. He has been a featured speaker at national conferences held by Cigna, Disney, and Morgan Stanley and at a global conference of McKinsey partners. In 2003 he was a visiting scholar of negotiation at the Medical University of South Carolina.

A widely published author and public speaker, Dr. Moussa co-wrote (with G. Richard Shell) The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas (Portfolio/Penguin, 2007). A recent Soundview publication indentified Dr. Moussa as one of the world’s leading “Success Gurus.” His work has been featured on National Public Radio and in print publications around the world, including Time Magazine, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, HR Magazine, The Harvard Management Update, and The Financial Times.

Dr. Moussa graduated from the Wharton MBA program and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought. He lives in Center City Philadelphia with his wife and their three children.