Dr. Djordjija Petkoski

Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Djordjija Petkoski is a Lecturer and Senior Fellow at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania and the founder of Global CDL. He serves as a consultant to the World Bank, ILO, IOE, the OAS, national governments, and other institutions.

He has engaged with over 100 MNCs with consulting experience across a broader range of industries and topics, including leading and managing change, disruptive innovations, sustainability, organizational culture, accountability and responsibility, and actionable capacity development. He co-chairs the Ideas4Action and SDGs&Her, joint programs of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center, Wharton School. Petkoski held various senior positions at the World Bank, including head of the Business, Competitiveness and Development Program.

During his 20-year tenure at the World Bank, he managed over 340 global projects with focus on strategic management; corporate governance; business and development issues; competitiveness and sustainable development; and business lead collective action against corruption. He led the design and delivery of and lectured at nearly 30 executive development programs. At Wharton, he teaches courses on Responsibility in Global Management; Global Social Impact; Social Impact and Responsibility; and Corporate Responsibility and Ethics as well as several Executive Development Programs.

He is an internationally recognized speaker and has delivered nearly 300 lectures at leading universities, international conferences, and organizations around the world, including Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, and European Parliament. He is the author or co-author of 15 books and over 180 articles and reports. Petkoski was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University in the early 1990’s and a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979-80. In addition to two Ph.D. (one in Economics and one in Electrical Engineering) and MPA from Harvard, he has diplomas in Executive Development/Corporate Finance from Harvard Business School, program designed for senior management of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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