MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Program Director, Operations Academy
MIT Sloan School of Management, Office of Executive Education
Rob Dietel was vice consul, trade and investment officer, with sector responsibilities for clean energy, financial services, and public infrastructure at the British Consulate General in Boston. As vice consul, Rob focused on increasing foreign direct investment and trade between New England and the UK. He consultsed with British and US companies on international business strategy, and has hosted successful trade missions, ministerial visits, and inward investment programs to develop key relationships for industry executives and policy leaders. He also worked closely with the Global Issues Group at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. to provide policy coverage of clean energy issues in the New England region.
Rob earned his Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan Executive Education, attended Tufts University College of Urban and Environmental Policy, and received his undergraduate degree in political science from Northern Arizona University. He is a member of the British American Business Council Energy and Environment Committee, and the Mass Technology Leadership Council Energy Advisory Board, and is a volunteer at the Winchester Community Music School. Rob was a featured speaker at the Global Trade Summit 2011 at Brandeis International Business School, and led an executive panel discussion at the Massachusetts 6th Annual Conference on Clean Energy. He has also been featured in the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech, and participated in the New England Clean Energy Council CEO Washington Fly-in.
“I was first drawn to MIT Sloan’s executive education programs by the Clean Energy Ventures program. My expectations were quickly exceeded as I was introduced to some of the world’s top experts on clean energy issues and entrepreneurship. My classmates were seasoned executives, representing some of the top corporations from across the globe. Working in small teams throughout the program, I was able to expand my professional network and my global knowledge in a lasting, meaningful way. The benefits of completing an executive certificate at Sloan were immediately apparent to me. I appreciated the flexibility of the program, being able to research the various programs through the website and MySloan ExecEd profile, and ultimately creating a program that would enable me to immediately apply what I learned to my work. Throughout my courses, the MIT instructors were very engaged and covered current and relevant materials. What impressed me the most, however, was their follow up after the course. Many of them provided their emails and encouraged us to follow up with them on course-related issues. This willingness to really share and exchange information was something I hadn’t expected from an executive education program. Now that I’ve earned my certificate, I hope to continue to take advantage of all that Sloan has to offer. They continue to introduce new and timely courses, and I’m sure that in the rapidly changing and evolving world of international business, MIT Sloan Executive Education will be the resource I need most.”