Manfred Kets de Vries

biography
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change
Founder INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC)

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EDUCATION

Canadian Psychoanalytic Institute
Psychoanalytic Training, 1977 – 1982. Membership granted 1982.
Clinical seminars at the Canadian Psychoanalytic Institute and the Allan Memorial Institute (part of the Royal Victoria Hospital of McGill University). Four years of supervised clinical work. Psychoanalyst in private practice since 1982.

Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration
Doctoral Degree in Business Administration (DBA), 1968 – 1970
Specialization: organizational behavior (focus on applied psychoanalysis and management policy).
Doctoral dissertation: The Entrepreneur as Catalyst of Economic and Cultural Change (dissertation committee members: Abraham Zaleznik, C. Roland Christensen, and Everett Hagen)

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), 1966 – 1968
International Teacher's Program (ITP Certificate), 1966 – 1967

University of Amsterdam
Doctoral Examination in Economics (Econ. Drs.), 1963 – 1966
Teaching Certificate in Accounting and Management Control, 1965
Candidate's Certificate in Economics, 1959 – 1963

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ACADEMIC POSITIONS

INSEAD
Founder INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, 2003
Holder of the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair in Leadership Development 1992 - 2013
Director of the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair in Human Resource Management, 1987 – 1992
Full Professor, Organizational Behavior and Management Policy, 1984 – 1985

Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration
Visiting Professor, responsible for the elective: Social Psychology of Management, 1983 – 1984

European Institute Of Business Administration (INSEAD)
Visiting Professor, Organizational Behavior, 1982 – 1983

Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Montreal
Visiting Professor, Organizational Behavior and Management Policy,
1980 – 1981

McGill University, Faculty of Management
Full Professor, Organizational Behavior and Management Policy, 1980 – 1985
Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior and Management Policy,
1975 – 1980. Awarded tenure: 1979
Visiting Professor, Organizational Behavior and Management Policy,
1974 – 1975

Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration
Research Fellow, Production and Operations Management, 1973 – 1974

European Institute Of Business Administration (INSEAD)
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, 1971 – 1973

Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration
Research Fellow, Social Psychology of Management, 1969 – 1971
Research Assistant, 1968 – 1969

Miscellaneous Teaching
Finnish School of Technology, Euro Forum, Netherlands School of Business, Rotterdam School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Founding Advisory Board member, Leadership Research Network, 2008
Member of the Advisory Council, Hillary Institute since 2006
Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMA) - since 2002
Fellow, The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) - since 2001
Fellow, The Academy of Management - since 2001
The Organization for the Integration of Micro and Macro (MESO) - since 1992
Member, Research Group on Leadership Practices - since 1990
International Society of Political Psychology - since 1988
Founding Member, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO) - since 1986
Corresponding Member, Paris Psychoanalytic Society - since 1986
International Psychoanalytic Association - since 1982
Canadian Psychoanalytical Society - since 1982
Canadian Psychological Association - since 1977
American Psychological Association - since 1974

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EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Journal of Family Business Strategy
Administration & Society
Indian Journal of Training & Development
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Leadership Quarterly
European Management Journal
Iconoclastic Papers
Organizational Dynamics
Socio-Analysis
Organizational and Social Analysis
International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Lectures & Education
Organizational and Social Dynamics
Journal of World Business
International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education
International Journal of Management Practice
Strategic Direction
Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal
Group & Organization Management

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REVIEWER

Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Administration & Society
Administrative Science Quarterly
American Review of Public Administration
British Journal of Management
Human Relations
Journal of Management Studies
Leadership Quarterly
Organizational Dynamics
Organization Studies


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ACADEMIC AWARDS & HONORS

In October 2012 Professor Manfred Kets de Vries received an Honorary Doctorate from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) at IBS-Moscow. During this year dedicated to the year of Holland and Dutch-Russian friendship the event was opened with short speeches by the Vice-Rector of the Academy of the Russian President, Sergey Myasoedov and the Dutch Ambassador. Previous honourable doctorate titles have been bestowed upon Stanley Fisher (the former Director of the World Bank) and to Professor Leszek Balcerowicz (world famous economist and the former Polish Prime-minister and minister of finance).

Please click here to read interviews (in Russian) about Manfred at this time.
Kets de Vries Honorary Doctorate

In October 2011 in the presence of the President of Slovenia, Mr. Danilo Türk, Manfred Kets de Vries received a Doctor Honoris Causa title from the IECD Bled School in recognition of his contributions for his ‘outstanding contribution to creation and integration of knowledge and leadership development for a better world’.

Also in October 2011, Manfred also received the Vision of Excellence Award during the Harvard McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Coaching Conference.

In September 2010 Manfred was honoured by the Dutch Psychoanalytic Institute in Holland where he was presented with the Freud Memorial Award, in acknowledgement for his exceptional work on the interface between psychoanalysis and organisations.

Manfred was unanimously voted to become a Distinguished Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO) in December 2009. This is a rare honour, so far only conferred to three other members (Harry Levinson, Harold Bridger and Gordon Lawrence).

International Leadership Association (ILA) inducted Manfred Kets de Vries, alongside Bernard Bass & Joseph Rost (posthumously), Warren Bennis, James MacGregor Burns, and Frances Hesselbein) into the Leadership Legacy Project and he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in November 2008.

International Leadership Association (ILA) Distinguished Leadership Award, presented November 2005 for his contributions in the classroom and the boardroom

Distinguished Scholar Speech, Academy of Management, Consulting Division, Denver, 2002

Elected Fellow of the Academy of Management, 2001

Harry and Miriam Levinson Award, Division 13, Consulting Psychology, 2001

Appointed officer in the order of Oranje Nassau, 1997

Distinguished Scholar Speech, Academy of Management, International Division, Atlanta, 1993

Received the annual teaching award five times (1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993) teaching core course in the MBA program at INSEAD during the period 1987 - 1993; nominated for the teaching award for core courses in 1988, 1991

Taught highest rated elective, Harvard Business School, 1983 - 1984

Consistently named among the two top-rated teachers at McGill University, Faculty of Management, 1974 - 1985

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Received the following awards for books and case studies:

Diploma category Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2006 for The New Russian Business Leaders published with Alpina Business Books.

The Critics’ Choice Award 1995 - 96 for Life and Death in theExecutive Fast Lane

The Leader on the Couch was selected by the Financial Timesas one of the best business books of 2006

European Case of the Year Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior Category Award 2005 for Alice in Wonderland: A Different Approach to Organizational Change

European Case of the Year Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior Category Award 2002 for The House that Branson Built: Virgin’s Entry into the New Millennium

European Case of the Year 2001 for Banking on Change

European Case of the Year Human Resource Management/Organizational

Behavior Category Award 2000 for British Petroleum: Transformational Leadership in a Transnational Organization

European Case of the Year Overall Winner Award 1999 for Branson's Virgin: The Coming of Age of a Counter-Cultural Enterprise

European Case of the Year Human Resource Management Category Award 1998 for Branson's Virgin: The Coming of Age of a Counter-Cultural Enterprise

European Case of the Year Runner-Up Award 1996 for Branson's Virgin: The Coming of Age of a Counter-Cultural Enterprise

European Foundation for Management & Development Award 1995 forBranson's Virgin

European Case of the Year Award 1993 for Carlo de Benedetti: The Builder

European Case of the Year Award 1991 for Richard Branson and the Virgin Group

Listed in Who's Who of the World, Marquis, Who's Who in the World, International Who's Who in Medicine, Dictionary of Business and Management Scholars and Research, Dictionary of International Biography, Who’s Who in the Management Sciences

Featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Wirtschaftswoche, Le Capital, Harper’s, and others

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HOBBIES

Fly-fishing for trout and salmon, hunting, sailing, hiking, mycology, reading, film and opera, member of the Explorers Club.

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