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Robert Connolly, EdD

General Director

Robert (Bob) Connolly’s credentials include a Doctorate in Leadership, an MBA in International Business and Finance, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs.

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska (USA), Dr. Connolly moved to Vietnam in 2004. As General Director of Crossroads Vietnam, he assists clients with Leadership Development and Barriers to Innovation. He has taught Leadership and Management courses in a number of MBA programs in Vietnam, and he currently serves as Secretary for the AmCham-HCMC Education Committee.

In addition to Vietnam, his work history extends through several industries and continents. Projects in his portfolio include exploring a Mortgage Banking joint venture in Mexico, a best-practices analysis for a sister Electronics Manufacturing facility in Ireland, and obtaining a business license for a manufacturer in China. At various times, he has been responsible for project management, financial modeling, business unit reviews and budgeting, consulting, international business and market development.

While completing his Doctorate in Leadership, the basis of his research was the study of the barriers to innovation. He continues to pursue research and activities to better understand how Vietnamese business leaders overcome barriers to changes required to compete internationally. He has provided Leadership Coaching and Mentoring as a consultant and through SME Mentoring 1on1.

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