Ehud Houminer serves on Columbia Business School's Board of Overseers and has taught courses in corporate strategy, international strategy, general management and business policy in both the MBA and EMBA Programs at Columbia Business School. He received his BA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his MBA from the Wharton School. Prior to joining the Executives in Residence Program in 1991, Professor Houminer held numerous high-level appointments in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America during his long career with Philip Morris Companies, Inc., including senior corporate vice president for corporate planning and president and CEO of Philip Morris USA. He is a director of Avnet, Inc. (a global distributor of electronics components) and numerous Dreyfus mutual funds. Professor Houminer is chairman of the Business School Board and a trustee of Ben Gurion University. Areas of interest: general management, domestic and international business strategy, and consumer products and manufacturing industries with a global scope.