Howard Yu

Professor of Management and Innovation
Leadership Acceleration Programme IMD

Participants in the Leadership Acceleration Programme can look forward to meeting Howard Yu, an award-winning and groundbreaking professor, teacher, and researcher in strategic leadership and innovation.

Howard Yu is the LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation as well as the director of IMD’s signature program, Advanced Management Program (AMP).
He is the author of the award-winning book LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied.

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

He is also a two-times (2013-2015) prize-winning case writer awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)—Europe’s largest network association in the field of management development, with more than eight hundred member organizations. In 2017, Yu was awarded for his work in the “outstanding case writer on the hot topic Big Data—Risks and Opportunities” category at the Case Centre Awards, which are called the business school Oscars by the Financial Times.

He delivers customized training programs at IMD for major global companies in Asia and Europe including China’s TravelSky, China Resources, COFCO, and Tencent; Japan’s Nitto and Recruit Holdings; Singapore’s Temasek, ASML, Daimler, Bosch, Electrolux, LEGO, Sanofi, and Novartis.

Professor Yu is a Hong Kong native with a doctoral degree in management from Harvard Business School. Prior to his doctorate, he worked in the Hong Kong banking industry.

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Morten Skou Henriksen

Senior Director, Network & Security, Atea

I have benefited tremendously from the program, and it has been extremely valuable to me to be inspired by talented professors and interact with a number of like-minded people. It has really given me a boost and a new insight and knowledge. Quite specifically I expect to be able to use the tools in my everyday life when we execute on tasks and strategies. My employees should be able to feel my new competences in the form of increased knowledge and new perspectives, which hopefully also can inspire them in their work, he concludes.