Hal Gregersen (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine) is the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Chaired Professor of Innovation and Leadership at INSEAD, a Senior Fellow at Innosight, an innovation strategy consulting firm, and founder of the 4.24 project, which is dedicated to embedding innovation and creativity into the DNA of the world’s 1.85 billion children through the power of questioning skills.
Gregersen helps global organizations, including Adidas, Coca-Cola, Christie’s, Daimler, IBM, LG, Sanofi-Aventis, the World Economic Forum and Yahoo! master the challenges of innovation and change. Gregersen also works extensively with social innovators and entrepreneurs, including Cirque du Monde and Room 13, to use the visual and performing arts to inspire greater innovation capabilities in the next generation of leaders. He serves as a board member at Pharmascience and regularly delivers inspirational keynote speeches around the world.
Gregersen’s trilogy of leadership books, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011); “Leading Strategic Change” (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2002); and “Global Explorers” (Routledge, 1999) reflect a lifelong commitment to building leaders who think differently, act differently and ultimately, make a difference. He regularly shares his leadership and innovation wisdom within his Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes blogs.