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Stuart Krusell

  • Director
  • Office of International Programs

Stuart Krusell has served in cross-sector senior leadership positions across the globe, focusing on the interaction between government, business, and citizens, and the corresponding need for expertise, innovation, and accountability.  He has worked with, and trained, senior executives, policy makers, and students in economic development, governance, and institution building, encouraging them to think and lead across internal and external borders.

As the Director for the Office of International Programs (OIP), Stu is responsible for MIT Sloan partnerships with Vale ITV, Sabanci University, the Lisbon MBA Program, and Epoch, as well as the Visiting Fellows program, lead generation, and other outreach that fosters engagement with alumni, corporate sponsors, and research institutions.  In addition, he participates in the strategic planning on future programs and innovative education.

Stu first joined MIT Sloan as the head of Strategic Partnerships for the MIT Leadership Center, later moving to serve as the Associate Director for Corporate and International Relations at MIT Sloan where he managed an international portfolio focused on the Middle East, Africa, and India.

Prior to MIT, Stu worked across the Middle East and Asia, creating partnerships on economic policy and civil society development.  His experiences included living in Palestine and Morocco, as well as working in Malaysia, East Timor, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Iraq, among other countries.  Stu's early career was spent serving in state government, including a role as the youngest gubernatorial appointee to chair the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, overseeing a $2 billion plus industry.

Stu teaches International Relations and Comparative Government at Bentley University and has guest lectured on leadership and foreign policy at MIT, Brown University, the Harvard Kennedy School, and UMass Boston.

He is a graduate of Colby College and the Harvard Kennedy School.