A Highly Acclaimed Speaker

Howard is passionate about helping organizations to become future ready. He’ll tell you why and how some companies can sustain new growth while others cannot.

About Howard

Howard Yu is the LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation as well as the director of IMD’s signature program, Advanced Management Program (AMP).

He is the author of the award-winning book LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied.

His work has been featured by CNBC, BBC, Fast Company Magazine, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Quartz at Work, MarketWatch, and numerous international outlets.

In 2015, 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 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.”

He has delivered customized training programs to leading organizations, including LEGO, Mars, Maersk, Bosch, and Electrolux. Yu received his doctoral degree from Harvard Business School.

Prior to his beginning his doctorate, he worked in the banking industry in Hong Kong. He lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Keynote speaking and workshops

Are you looking for a fun, information-packed keynote speech or workshop? No problem. Howard speaks at events, conferences and corporations around the globe. 

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Howard's Speaking And Workshop Topics

Howard speaks about innovation, strategy, and future trends. He customizes his speeches to match what you are looking for.

Does your audience want to learn new ways where organizations remain resilient and generate new growth? If so, Howard covers this topic in Thriving After Crisis: Diverting Danger and Creating Future-proof Organizations

Or is your audience interested in learning about new trends and technologies in business? No problem, Howard has that topic covered in a speech called Beyond Disruptive Technologies: How to Prepare for What’s Coming Next.

Or perhaps your audience wants to focus on behaviors where successful leaders persist in pursuing a seemingly unrealistic dream. If so, Howard covers that topic in his speech called Spirited Defiance of Those Who Leap. 

No matter what subject you need addressed, Howard can craft a speech that matches what you’re looking for. Have a question for Howard? Just click here to open up a dialogue right now.

Here are just a few of the additional services Howard provides during his engagements:

  • Availability before, during and after event
  • Small group workshops and training
  • Follow-up webinars


  • Promotion of event to tens of thousands of social followers
  • Extended engagements upon request
  • In-person book signings

Check Howard's availability

Howard’s speaking engagements are handled by his agency, Speakers Associates.

To check his availability, contact Cosimo Turroturro at their UK office.

Contact Howard

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