GLF partners

The Global Leadership Fellows Programme is co-designed and co-developed in association with some of the world’s foremost experts in leadership, management, organizational behaviour and experiential learning. Fellows are trained at CEIBS, Columbia University, INSEAD, the London Business School, THNK School of Creative Leadership and Innovation and Oxford Saïd School of Business.

Academic partners

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and transform organizations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching. INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the opening of the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000, INSEAD opened an Asia campus in Singapore. And in 2007 the school began an association in the Middle East, officially opening the Abu Dhabi campus in 2010. As an educational institution, its mission is to promote a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, changing lives and helping transform organizations through management education. Through teaching, they develop responsible, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organizations and their communities. Through research, they expand the frontiers of academic thought and influence business practice.

London Business School is ranked among the top business schools in Europe, and among the top 10 business schools in the world. In 2011, London Business School was ranked number one in the world for its MBA programme by the Financial Times for the third year in a row. The school’s admissions process is highly selective, making it one of the most competitive business schools in the world. It was established in 1964, after the Franks Report recommended the establishment of two business schools, as part of existing universities (London Business School and Manchester Business School), but with considerable autonomy.

For more than 250 years, Columbia University has been a leader in higher education in the US and around the world. At the core of its wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society. Since 1965, Columbia University’s School of the Arts has offered students an unparalleled opportunity for risk-taking, uniquely combining the intellectual rigours of an urban Ivy League institution with the limitless opportunities provided by its location in New York City, one of the great cultural capitals of the world.

The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) is mainland China’s leading business school, with three programmes globally ranked by the Financial Times. The CEIBS vision is to become the most respected international business school by linking East and West in teaching, research and business practice, and by promoting China’s social and economic development through high-impact knowledge creation and dissemination. CEIBS was established in November 1994 in Shanghai. Based on a campus in the Pudong district of Shanghai, the school is a not-for-profit joint venture established under an agreement between MOFTEC and the European Commission. Today, CEIBS also has offices and operates programmes in Beijing and Shenzhen, and offers a certificate programme in developing regions of China.

THINK School of Creative Leadership: THNK supports leaders to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest societal challenges. They design and deliver leadership and innovation programs which equip participants with the vision, mindset, and skill set to increase their impact and unlock their full creative leadership potential. Dubbed by Stanford as the future of higher education, THNK can be classified as a ‘C-School’, combining the best of both design and business schools, while also drawing from systems thinking and leadership development

Oxford Saïd School of Business: The Saïd School is Oxford center of learning for students in business, management and finance. With over 500 matriculated graduate students entering each year, it has the largest intake of all graduate business schools in the UK. The Saïd School aims to provide future business leaders with the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed to meet the world-scale challenges of the 21st century.


The Global Leadership Fellows Programme is proud to present some of the best experts in leadership, management, organizational behaviour and experiential learning.

Carol Becker

Columbia University School of the Arts
Dean of Faculty and Professor of the Arts

Specialist areas: feminist theory, American cultural history, art and social responsibility

Tammy Eriksson


Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Specialist areas: leadership, the changing workforce, collaboration and innovation, and the nature of work in intelligent organisations.

Herminia Ibarra


Charles Handy Chair in Organisational Behaviour; Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Specialist area: Career & Professional Development, Identity, Leadership

Lynda Gratton


Professor of Management Practice; Executive Education Faculty Director

Specialist area: organizational transformation

Andrea Haring

Columbia University School of the Arts

Specialist area: vocal coaching

Richard Jolly


Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Specialist areas: leadership and organizational behaviour

Kathleen O’Connor


Visiting Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Specialist areas: negotiation, teamwork and decision making.

Gianpiero Petriglieri


Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour

Specialist areas: leadership, identity, adult development and experiential learning

Dan Shapiro

Harvard International Negotiation Program

Founder and Director

Specialist areas: international conflict management, peer counseling, emotional and identity-based dimensions of regional conflict and terrorism

Marc Ventresca

Oxford Saïd School of Business

Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Specialist areas: economic sociology, innovation and marketing

Mark Vernooij

THINK School of Creative Leadership


Specialist Areas: Design Thinking, Innovation Entrepreuneurship

Ding Yuan


Vice President and Dean, Professor of Accounting

Specialist areas: international accounting and corporate governance

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