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Aarti Ramaswami is Professor in the Department of Management at ESSEC Business School, and 
Director of the Global MBA Program France-Singapore.                                                                                                                                      Her work focuses on systems used to identify, select, and develop managerial and executive talent. She has a particular interest in diversity/inclusion, expatriation, cross-cultural management, and career success strategies. Her research has appeared in several international peer-reviewed journals. She teaches courses on Leadership, People Management, Cross-Cultural Management, International Human Resource Management, Coaching and Mentoring, to name a few, in Masters, MBA, and Executive Education programs.                                                                                                                              She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington. Aarti has a highly international profile, having lived and worked in India, USA, France, UAE, and now in Singapore.