Harvard Business School
Sinéad O’Sullivan leads Strategy at Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness with Prof. Michael Porter. Additionally, she is a Professor and Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology. She teaches Macroeconomics, the Business and Economics of Space and the Future of Aerospace Design. Formerly a Research Fellow at MIT’s College of Computing and MIT Sloan as well as a Human Spaceflight mission designer for NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, her work focuses on the intersection of technology, innovation, geopolitics and complexity science. She sits on the board of 2RN, RTE’s infrastructure subsidiary, as well as the Advisory Board of many deep tech companies in the aviation, space and semiconductor sectors. She is a columnist for Ireland’s The Currency media outlet on innovation and disruption, as well as a frequent writer for the Financial Times on the business of space.
Sinéad grew up in Co. Armagh, and did her undergraduate studies in Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast. When not in Boston, she lives in Glaslough, Co. Monaghan.