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 25 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.

His work in these areas appeared in a number of articles and books including: Changing Employee Behavior: a Practical Guide for Managers , The Business of Corporate Learning: Insights from Practice and Talent Intelligence: What You Need to Know to Identify and Measure Talent. 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.

Shlomo chairs IMD's Chief Learning Officer Roundtable, is the director of IMD's Organizational Learning in Action program in Lausanne and Singapore and is the leadership faculty in IMD's flagship programs Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives and the Advanced Strategic Management program.

Prior to joining IMD, Professor Ben-Hur was Vice President of Leadership Development and Learning for the BP Group based in London and 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. He was a founding member of the steering committee for corporate learning at the European Foundation for Management Development and a member of the Awarding body of the EQUIS Accreditation System for business schools.


Kinley Nikolas, 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 Nikolas (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.