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Advisory Board

To help guide the program, Y-SIM has established an Advisory Board of experienced and esteemed leaders.

  • JOHN SEIFERT, (Chair)
  • Ogilvy Group
    Former CEO
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  • JAMES BREYER 
    Breyer Capital
    Founder and CEO
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  • KENNETH I. CHENAULT
    General Catalyst
    Chairman and Managing Director
    American Express
    Former Chairman and CEO
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  • LOUIS V. GERSTNER, JR. 
    Gerstner Philanthropies
    Chairman
    IBM Corporation
    Retired Chairman and CEO
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  • SAMUEL J. PALMISANO
    Center for Global Enterprise
    Chairman
    IBM Corporation
    Former Chairman and CEO
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  • DR. LISA SU
    Advanced Micro Devices
    Chair and CEO

Today’s employees, consumers, shareholders, and citizens expect more of companies and those who lead them. The Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management at Yale SOM will play an important role in helping leaders meet and exceed those expectations.

John Seifert

The proposition that an organization exists to create value for the stakeholders that matter to its success is hardly new. What is new is the landscape—one shaped by new levels of complexity, interdependence, speed, and transparency. That calls for new leadership practices—new kinds of learning, new management skills and systems, new approaches to innovation. Y-SIM is a promising step toward addressing those needs.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

The scope of this program is both ambitious and pragmatic. Supporting entrepreneurs to start and grow mission-driven companies is critical work. We have an opportunity to ensure that the next generation of leaders and businesses operates with responsible innovation at their core, and to demonstrate that, for companies to withstand the test of time, it is not just possible, but necessary, to create both economic and societal value.

Kenneth I. Chenault

The Yale Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management provides future leaders unique training and support focused on the important intersection of business management and stakeholder relationships. Y-SIM harnesses the collective resources of academia and industry to collaboratively develop the next generation of leaders with the skills to lead positive change.

Dr. Lisa Su

Newly appointed CEOs are often surprised to learn how much of their role is to lead their organizations at the intersection of many stakeholders. That is not the time to learn how to manage this complex dynamic with skill and responsibility. Y-SIM will help address this need for students and for leaders rising in organizations.