Manfred Kets de Vries – Keynote Speaker

Founder of INSEAD's Global Leadership Centre and Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Rational of Irrationality
  • Leadership’s Shadow
  • Seeking the Essence of Effective Leadership
  • Obtain a Better Understanding of Organisational Culture and Change


  • French


Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries brings a different view to the much-studied subjects of leadership and the dynamics of individual and organisational change.

His specific areas of interest are leadership, career dynamics, executive stress, entrepreneurship, family business, succession planning, cross-cultural management, team building, coaching, and the dynamics of corporate transformation and change.

He is a Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change at INSEAD, Kets de Vries has been the Founding-Director of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre, one of the largest leadership development centres in the world.

Manfred Kets de Vries is the author, co-author, or editor of 49 books. In addition, he has published over 400 academic papers as chapters in books and as articles. He has also written approximately 100 case studies, including seven that received the Best Case of the Year award. He is a regular writer for a number of magazines. He has written more than 100 mini-articles for the Harvard Business Review and INSEAD Knowledge.

His work has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, BusinessWeek, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Harvard Business Review and The International Herald Tribune.

Manfred Kets de Vries is a consultant on organisational design/transformation and strategic human resource management. In his role as a consultant, he is also the chairman of the Kets de Vries Institute (KDVI), a boutique leadership development consulting firm.

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