Joël Le Bon, PhD. is a Marketing & Sales Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and the Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Science of Digital Business Development initiative and program. Before becoming a professor, he was a Strategic Account Manager for XEROX Corporation and had sales and sales management roles in the media industry where he won several all-time sales awards.
As a professor, he has earned 24 international research, teaching awards and distinctions, and is the first sales educator to have received all the teaching awards from the major academic marketing associations. He is the author of two books on key account management and technology, and competitive intelligence and the sales force. He holds a BA in Management Science, an MSc in Marketing and Strategy, and a PhD in Marketing from Paris Dauphine University was a Postdoctoral Scholar at PennState University Institute for the Study of Business Markets and is an alumnus of the Kellogg ITP program of Northwestern University. He has worked and lived in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and was born in the island of Mauritius (Indian Ocean).