DSc Nettra D. Pan


Universities & Institutions

  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Areas of Interest

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation management
  • Impact investing
  • Decision-making

Nettra Pan, DSc, is a researcher and lecturer focused on organizational decision-making, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Her current research examines the implications of technology for society, which she has studied in the context of early-stage investment and technology commercialization. She currently teaches entrepreneurship at ESSEC Business School in Cergy, France, and plans to join the faculty of Cass Business School in Fall 2020.

Before joining ESSEC, Nettra worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Sandbox (formerly: Thousand Network), the Thought for Food Challenge, and Hystra (Hybrid Strategies Consulting) on how to design and improve business initiatives which aim to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. In Paris, she led Network of Women – Paris, a curated global support network for women who are at the cornerstone of their careers. Nettra is Khmer and grew up in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has lived and worked in Boston, San Diego, South Bend, New York City, Phnom Penh and Paris. Nettra is fluent in English, Khmer (Cambodian) and French. She has completed three half-marathons in Geneva, Lausanne and Paris in support of UNICEF, The Harpswell Foundation, and the Against Malaria Foundation.

In addition to earning her doctorate in entrepreneurship and innovation management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Nettra holds an M.A. from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po) and a B.A. from Columbia University where she studied International Public Management and Political Science.

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