Behnam Tabrizi

Director and Teaching Faculty of Executive Program, Stanford University

Behnam Tabrizi is a world-renowned expert in Transformation, best-selling author, and an award-winning teacher, scholar and global advisor. He has served on the teaching faculty of Organizational Transformation at Stanford University and its executive programs for the past 25 years. He is the author of ten books on leading innovation and transformation, and served as an advisor to many large global companies, the U.S. President, and governmental agencies. Dr. Tabrizi has helped thousands of CEOs and leaders in high-tech (Including Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft), banking and finance, retail, healthcare, etc. plan, mobilize, and implement transformational initiatives that have elevated organizational performance and created unprecedented results. His latest book, "The Inside-Out Effect: A Practical Guide to Transformational Leadership", is an international bestseller and was featured in 2014 on The Washington Post website as Leadership Book of the Week, reaching 10.4 million readers. His “Rapid Transformation” book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, was picked by Business Insider, and getAbstract, which covers over 25,000 business books, as the #1 book on leadership and its Chinese translation has sold over a million copies worldwide.

Tabrizi’s research with McKinsey & Co. on more than 100 global companies on “Accelerating Agile Innovation & Transformation” was featured in Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and the San Jose Mercury News as a “pioneering work.” He also has also been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, Financial Times, and C-SPAN regarding his work on transformation. Dr. Tabrizi has served on the boards of Clever Sense (recently sold to Google), WebMBO (merged with Realm Corp.), Catapult Ventures, and has held positions at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dr. Tabrizi received a B.S. in computer science, summa cum laude, and then earned a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Illinois-Urbana. He earned M.S. degree in engineering management and a doctorate in strategy, organizations and digital transformation from Stanford University.

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