Dr. Ashley Robinson

Dr. Ashley Robinson holds the position of Professor of Management. She is an active professor at both the Bachelor and Graduate levels. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in International Business From Monarch Business School Switzerland and an LLB (Hons) Law from the University of Bristol, U.K. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Robinson’s academic interest lies in the dynamic nature of corporate culture and its relationship to national culture, linguistic differences and employee motivation. Dr. Robinson has worked within property reinsurance and reinsurance operations in Switzerland and Bermuda focusing on (re)insurance underwriting and the impact of various cultural factors on employee perceptions, transactional negotiations and profitability. She also has experience as an underwriter focused on primary and excess healthcare and life science (re)insurance solutions, before transitioning into casualty treaty reinsurance underwriting. Her research explores the impact of corporate culture on transactional underwriting negotiations within global reinsurance companies, with a specific focus on the impact of global corporate culture on underwriters’ transactional negotiations.

Dr. Robinson’s main academic areas of interest include global and local office corporate culture, corporate compliance, corporate leadership and employee engagement. She is a staunch advocate for the removal of intellectual and collaborative barriers between academia and the fast paced and ever-changing ‘real’ business world that academic researchers continually endeavor to understand. Thus, Dr. Robinson is an avid proponent of corporate support of management research and related business research fields, including the organizational support of motivated, full-time, industry professionals embarking on these challenging, simultaneous journeys.

Academic Positions Held
  • Professor of Management, Bachelor & Graduate Levels, Monarch Business School Switzerland
Academic Credentials
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Distinction) International Business, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Master of Philosophy (Distinction) International Business, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • LLB (Hons) Law, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Awards And Honors
  • Graduated with Distinction – Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Winner of the Monarch Gold Medallion For Exemplary Research Effort
  • Graduated with Distinction – Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Graduated on the Honour Roll – John Abbott College, Montreal, Canada
  • Nicholl Scholar, Bermuda
Main Academic Interests
  • Corporate Culture
  • Global Corporate Culture
  • Transactional Negotiations
  • (Re)insurance Underwriting
  • Corporate Leadership
  • Employee Engagement
Professional Positions Held In The Past
  • Underwriter & Senior Underwriter, Casualty Treaty Reinsurance, Healthcare and Life Science Underwriting, Various Companies
  • English
Symposiums & Conferences Attended
  • 2018-October Doctoral Workshop, Monarch Business School, Rapperswil, Switzerland