Professor Manfred Kets De Vries was the Founding Director of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre and has held professorships at McGill University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, and the Harvard Business School. The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, and The Economist have named Manfred as one of world’s leading thinkers on leadership.
As a global consultant in executive leadership development his clients have included ABB, ABN-AMRO, Aegon, Air Liquide, Alcatel, Accenture, Bain Consulting, Bang & Olufsen, BP, Cairn, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, Heineken, Hudson, HypoVereinsbank, Investec, KPMG, Lego, Lufthansa, Lundbeck, McKinsey, ATIC, National Australian Bank, Novartis, Nokia, NovoNordisk, Origin, Shell, SABMiller, Standard Bank of South Africa, Unilever and Volvo Car Corporation. Professor De Vries is the author, co-author, or editor of more of numerous books with titles as: Mindful Leadership and coaching, Reflections on Character and Leadership, The Leader on the Couch, and The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performance Teams. He is a regular writer for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Business Week, The Economist, Financial Times, and International Herald Tribune.