Dr. Peter  Hirst

Dr. Peter Hirst

Dr. Peter Hirst is Associate Dean, Executive Education, at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He leads partnerships to develop, design, and deliver innovative executive education programs for global clients. Formerly CEO of the commercialization, consulting, and executive education business of the London School of Economics, he has over 20 years of experience in international strategy and technology consulting. He is past president of the British American Business Council of New England and is co-chair of the Education Working Group of the Internet of Things World Forum. Peter earned a PhD from the University of St Andrews, Scotland in plasma physics and microwave engineering. He was appointed Westminster Fellow and advised MPs and Peers on policy issues in the physical sciences, defense, and IT. In 2012, Peter was named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to British and American business and academia interests.