Walter Clements is a Teaching Professor of Finance for Mendoza Business programs at the University of Notre Dame since 2012. He served as Associate Dean, Executive Education, on various curriculum committees, as President of an Industry Marketing Association, and as Board Director for BP Midstream Partners. He enjoys helping people develop to realize their aspirations, and inventors get their ideas to market.
Walt held leadership positions with BP plc prior to teaching, most recently running businesses with more than $40 billion of revenue in Europe. He served as CEO and Chairman of Aral AG in Germany, and Managing Director for firms in Germany, Spain, Luxembourg and Austria. He led BP’s global retail strategy and new brand development, and served as Board Treasurer and Chairman for two International College Prep Schools.
Walt and his family have lived in 6 countries. He grew up in South Bend, and enjoys being back home!
MBA, University of Chicago's Booth School of Business
BS, Indiana University's Kelley School of Business
Areas of Expertise
Corporate and NGO Board Member
Management and Leadership
Marketing (Brand & Offer Development, Pricing, CRM Loyalty Programs, Sales)
Value Chain Optimization
Multi-Site Retail for Fuels, Convenience & Fast Food
Energy including Renewables
Mergers & Acquisitions
Human Capability Assessment & Development
Academic Program Development & Oversight
"Outstanding Professor Award", Mendoza College of Business MBA Class 2023, 2023
"Outstanding Professor Award", Master of Science in Finance Program, 2022
"Arnie Ludwig Outstanding Professor Award", Mendoza College of Business Executive MBA South Bend Class 2020, 2020
"Outstanding Professor Award", Mendoza College of Business MBA Class 2020, 2020
"Leo Burke Outstanding Professor Award", Mendoza College of Business, Executive MBA Chicago Class 2019, 2019
"Outstanding Professor Award", Mendoza College of Business Master of Science in Management Class of 2016, 2016
"Leo Burke Outstanding Professor Award", Mendoza College of Business Executive MBA Chicago Class 2012, 2012
"Teaching Excellence Award, Most Personable", Kelley School of Business Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Class 2012, 2012
"Top 100 most important and influential business leaders in Germany's Ruhrgebiet Region", Wirtschafts magazine, 2007