Francisco Pineda - Columbia University

Francisco is a strategy, operations, and turnaround executive with a passion for teaching and systems-level learning. His experience includes leading acquisitions, scaling teams, re-positioning assets, and handling restructuring processes. He currently serves as Faculty and Program Director for the M.S. in Construction Administration at Columbia University and as Senior Strategy Advisor to Gleeds. As a service- oriented leader he is committed to workforce development, advancing organizational effectiveness, critical capabilities, and the management of complex project-based teams and enterprises. In his twenty-year career, he has been involved in all aspects of the development and construction cycle – ranging from energy deals during his time at BNP Paribas and Hess to real estate investment banking and private equity with Merrill Lynch. He led one of the Middle East’s largest restructurings ($1.6bn) working alongside Moelis & Co and Shearman Sterling and has turned around property development companies and construction projects, as well as businesses in hospitality, building materials, and food & beverage. He holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, an MPA in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis from Columbia University and a BA in History and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He is currently pursuing his doctoral research interests in Urban Systems at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering and has had past affiliations with the University of Cambridge Laing O’Rourke Center at the Department of Engineering. Lastly, he serves as an US Navy (Reserves) supply and logistics officer and in 2018 was selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar by the Clinton-GW Bush-HW Bush-LBJ Foundations.
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