Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida (Ph.D., 2003, INSEAD) is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris, the Academic Director of the MBA Strategy Specialization, and the Head of the Business Analytics Initiative at HEC Paris. Prior to HEC Paris, he was a faculty member at New York University (2002-2011), a guest lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris), an instructor at the Nova School of Business and Economics, and a strategy and risk management consultant. Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida is interested in problems of business strategy and competitive strategy, business analytics, the economics of strategy, and negotiation with a focus on strategy dynamics. His research articles have been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics and the Academy of Management Journal. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal. His research received several distinctions including the 2012 Syntec Best Article Award in Finance and Strategy, an Honorable Mention at the 2010 Strategic Management Society, a Distinguished Paper Award and four Best Paper Nominations at the Academy of Management. Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida has also received the 2013 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Best Professor at HEC Paris Award.