Professor of Management and Innovation, IMD Business School

HOWARD YU is the author of LEAP: How Businesses Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied (PublicAffairs; June 2018), LEGO professor of management and innovation at the prestigious IMD Business School in Switzerland, and director of IMD’s signature Advanced Management Program (AMP), a three-week executive course.

He delivers customized training programs for major global companies, including Bosch, Mars, Maersk, Electrolux, Daimler, Sanofi, Novartis, and LEGO. A native of Hong Kong with a doctoral degree from Harvard Business School, he writes regularly for Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the South China Morning Post.

Yu was selected by Poets&Quants in 2015 as one of “The World’s Top 40 Business Professors Under 40,” and in 2018, he appeared on the Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.”


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    Professor of Management and Innovation, IMD Business School