Professor Shlomo Ben-Hur

Israeli, American
Leadership, Talent Management and Corporate Learning


Shlomo Ben-Hur is an organizational psychologist and a professor of leadership and organizational behavior with 20 years of corporate experience in senior executive positions in multinational organizations.

Professor Ben-Hur's research, teaching and consulting activities are focused on the psychological and cultural aspects of leadership and the strategic and operational elements of talent management and corporate learning.

Shlomo's work in these areas appeared in a number of articles and books including The Business of Corporate Learning: Insights from PracticeTalent Intelligence: What You Need to Know to Identify and Measure Talent and Changing Employee Behavior: a Practical Guide for Managers.  He has written a variety of business cases including a case series that won the Responsible Leadership Award of the European Foundation for Management Development case competition.

Besides having published in academic journals, Shlomo’s writing has also appeared in popular media outlets, including the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and Shanghai Daily.

Shlomo is the director of IMD’s flagship leadership course for top executives, Cultivating Leadership Energy through Awareness and Reflection (CLEAR).  He also directs the Organizational Learning in Action program (OLA) program for Chief Learning Officers, the Changing Employee Behavior Cloud program and IMD’s journeys to the Start-up Nation, Israel.

As an educator, consultant and coach, Shlomo has worked with Boards, CEOs, executive teams, and businesses across the globe to develop their people strategy, leadership capabilities, teams and their overall organizational culture and performance.

Prior to joining IMD, Professor Ben-Hur was Vice President of Leadership Development and Learning for the BP Group based in London. Previous to that, he was Chief Learning Officer of DaimlerChrysler Services in Berlin where he headed-up the corporate academy. 

Early in his career, Shlomo worked with consulting firms and the Ministry of Education in Israel, focusing on leadership, organizational development and the promotion of democracy and co-existence in the Arab and Jewish school systems.

Professor Ben-Hur received his doctoral degree in Psychology from the Humboldt University of Berlin. He holds a Master degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Political Science from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.


Kinley Nik, Ben-Hur Shlomo, (2017) “The Missing piece in employee development” MIT Sloan Management Review. Vol.58, no 4, Summer (2017), pp. 89-90.

Ben-Hur Shlomo, Jaworski Bernard and Gray David (2015) “Aligning corporate learning with strategy” MIT Sloan Management Review. Vol.57, no. 1, Fall (2015), pp.53-59.


Ben-Hur, Shlomo (2013), The business of corporate learning: Insights from practice, Cambridge University Press.

Ben-Hur, Shlomo, Kinley Nik (2013), Talent intelligence: What you need to know to identify and measure talent, Jossey-Bass.

Kinley, Nik, Ben-Hur, Shlomo (2015), Changing employee behavior: A practical guide for managers, Palgrave Macmillan.




Shlomo Ben-Hur is Professor of Leadership, Talent Management and Corporate Learning at IMD business school. He teaches in open programs, online programs and custom programs.