Dr Michael Shiel is Director of the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Strategy at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university. He is also a member of the Blue Ocean Strategy network based at INSEAD, where he works closely with the originators of this approach, Professors Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne.
Dr Shiel teaches at INSEAD, and also on INSEAD executive programmes. He regularly serves as adjunct faculty at CEDEP, an executive education academy on the INSEAD campus. He has taught Blue Ocean Strategy to executives at other European business schools including IESE (Barcelona), Vlerick Business School (Ghent), the Hong Kong University for Science and Technology, and the Scandinavian International Management Instutute (Copenhagen). He has consulted and taught Blue Ocean Strategy to a range of companies including Nestle, Starwood Hotels, Fortis Bank and Pfizer. He carries out conference keynote speeches on behalf of the Blue Ocean Strategy Network.
He served as adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego, California over a period of five years, and has also served as adjunct faculty at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also teaches and consults on the general topic of competitive strategy and frequently teaches on executive programmes in the United States.
He obtained his Doctoral Degree from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) under the supervision of the renowned strategist and complexity theorist, Prof Ralph Stacey. He gained first place in his MBA degree programme at Fordham University (New York) and subsequently obtained a diploma in advanced organisational psychology from the Tavistock Institute in London.
Before beginning his teaching and consulting career he worked as a professional engineer in Europe and the Far East.