Professor Damien McLoughlin
Anthony C. Cunningham Professor of Marketing, University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Damien McLoughlin is the Anthony C. Cunningham Professor of Marketing at the University College Dublin (UCD) Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Ireland. He previously served as a visiting faculty member at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, the Indian School of Business, Purdue University and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
Between 2011 and 2014, McLoughlin was a faculty member for the Harvard Business School’s agribusiness seminar, and he continues to contribute to this program as a researcher. Some of his recent contributions include C-suite case studies of Tyson Foods (2019) and Bayer Crop Science (2020). Since 2014, he has been a visiting professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University.
McLoughlin has published two books and more than 70 papers on strategy and marketing issues. He has also written more than 25 case studies, mainly relating to leadership and strategy issues in the food and agribusiness supply chain, covering all geographies and major sectors. He has consulted and led executive programs in Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. He has also collaborated with some of the worlds’ leading organizations, including Alltech, the Agricultural Bank of China, Allianz, Bobst, Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board), Bunge, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP), Dairygold, Dawn Farm, DeLaval, Dogpatch Labs, EY, Eversheds, FAO, Google, Hewlett-Packard, ICON, Kerry Group, Microsoft, New Zealand Beef & Lamb, Normet, OSI (Europe), Rabobank, Ridley, Ryanair, Smurfit Kappa Group and Zespri.
An experienced board member, McLoughlin has served as a director and consultant for several public and private-sector organizations. In 2017, the Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine appointed McLoughlin to the board of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the body responsible for innovation in the Irish fish industry, for his second three-year term.
McLoughlin received a bachelor’s degree in business studies from Dublin City University, a master’s degree in business studies from UCD and a doctoral degree in marketing from Lancaster University.