Manfred Kets de Vries

Manfred Kets de Vries is a clinical professor of leadership development; he holds the Raoul de Vitry d’Avaucourt Chair of Leadership Development at INSEAD. He is the Director of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre, program director of INSEAD’s top management seminar, and the program “Consulting and Coaching for Change”, and has five times received INSEAD’s distinguished teacher award. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than twenty books and has published over 200 scientific papers.

He has also held professorships at McGill University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, and the Harvard Business School, and has lectured at management institutions around the world. He is a founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.

Manfred brings a different view to the much-studied subjects of leadership and the dynamics of individual and organizational change. Bringing to bear his knowledge and experience of economics, management and psychoanalysis he scrutinizes the interface between international management, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and dynamic psychiatry.

A charismatic and humorous speaker, Manfred’s thought-provoking presentations use extensive examples from his work with major corporations to make his speeches enjoyable, tangible and easy to learn from. He also provides tailored workshops to develop participant’s effectiveness in their leadership roles.