Marc de Swaan Arons

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Marc de Swaan Arons is a global (marketing) leadership thought-leader, coach, inspirator, author, teacher, consultant and entrepreneur. 

With over 30 years of innovation and growth leadership experience, Marc enjoys simplifying complexity and inspiring positive change to generate business results. Marc is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and co-leads the Institute for Real Growth (IRG) – a prestigious executive leadership program to help business leaders drive more humanised growth within today’s stakeholder economy. 


Marc co-led the Leading Global Brands study, Marketing2020, Insights2020, the IRG Growth Study, and is currently leading the Impact study in partnership with Oxford Saïd. These learning initiatives have led to the publication of many articles as well as the 'The Global Brand CEO' book (2010), two Harvard Business Review articles (2014 and 2017,) and the creation of the Institute for Real Growth (2019).   


Guest lecture/teaching experience: 

  • NYU (Shanghai and NYC)
  • Columbia University
  • University of Texas
  • Erasmus University
  • UCLA 

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