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Howard Yu is the LEGO® Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD. 

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.

HOWARD YU'S PROGRAMS
Advanced Management Program
A comprehensive strategy and leadership program that enables top-level managers to understand complex market forces and strategically reassess and capture tomorrow's opportunities for their organizations.
Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives
Find the breakthroughs you need to tackle the most critical and difficult-to-solve issues that are limiting you and your organization.
Business Growth Strategies
Adopt a new and more radical strategic approach so your products or services don’t become obsolete, or you get blindsided by new competition.
All IMD programs
Howard Yu's Publications
2021
Explore or exploit? How your organization can strike a balance between new opportunities post-COVID-19
Video
2021
Surviving a crisis – Why preparation is key to resilience
Article
2021
How can China tech giants survive regulators? Cash - From abroad
Article
2019
No one is going to win in trade war, academic says | Capital Connection
Video
2019
BBC World News: Talking Business
Video
2018
LEAP: How to thrive in a world where everything can be copied
Book