Dr. Jordan D. Lewis is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost authorities on alliances, coalitions, and partnering. His three books on the topic — Trusted Partners, The Connected Corporation, and Partnerships for Profit — have been published in 12 languages. Lewis has taught at the Columbia, Dartmouth, London, Northwestern, and Wharton business schools, and the Brookings Institution.
Lewis is active throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East. Firms he has advised include American Express, Bayer, John Deere, Du Pont, GE, H-P, Hitachi, IBM, Marriott, Nokia, P&G, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Tesco. Non-profits include the American Cancer Society; CARE International; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions; a global emergency response coalition of Save the Children, Oxfam, World Vision, and others; a Gates Foundation health initiative serving the world's poor; and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
Lewis is most at home in the trenches. His work defines the cutting edge in developing, strengthening, and repairing every kind of collaboration between organizations and their customers, suppliers, peers, rivals, and other partners as well as among internal groups. His scope covers all aspects of cooperation — from judging the potential of an opportunity, facilitating meetings, coaching leaders, building inter-group teams, achieving internal alignment, and establishing effective governance to guiding trust-building, installing a conflict resolution process and gaining high performance.
A popular speaker, Lewis has keynoted major forums in the United States as well as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Holland, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Monaco, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay. He has spoken at six Euromoney/ Institutional Investor events in Europe, the mid-East and the U.S.; five Business Week events in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.; four annual meetings of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland; three Economist programs in Asia-Pacific and Europe; and two major Fortune conferences in Europe and the U.S.
Lewis's biography appears in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Finance and Business. He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Gestion, the largest circulation management journal in Latin America. He chaired the Institutional Investor panel on corporate governance, and has written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. As a co-founder of firms in advanced computer graphics and other fields, Lewis served on their boards or advisory boards, as well as in wireless communications and environmental protection.
Earlier in his career Lewis planned and led a U.S. Presidential initiative that brought major efficiencies and advances to the entire nation.† By forming alliances with other Federal agencies, his group initiated deregulation of the nationís railroads and trucking.† That, in turn, catalyzed airline deregulation.† Further, his groupís introduction of life cycle costing in government procurement launched the national Energy Star program. Lewis served on the White House Regulatory Reform Council, and was U.S. delegate to the OECD.
Among his non-profit activities, Lewis has been on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Global Impact, Greater DC Cares, and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (and its executive committee). Other activities have included chairman of the Industrial Science section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and executive director of an NGO focused on health and poverty in developing nations.
Lewis received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and four engineering degrees from the University of Michigan. While there, he taught courses in physics and in computer applications and was elected to Sigma Xi, the national science honorary.