Gianpiero Petriglieri Speaker

Gianpiero Petriglieri

Author, INSEAD professor, speaker, ranked among the top 50 management thinkers in the world for his work on leading, learning, and living in the age of nomadic professionalism

Gianpiero Petriglieri: Biography highlights

Ranked among the Top 50 world’s most influential management and business thinkers on the 2021 Thinkers50 list, Gianpiero Petriglieri is an expert on leadership and learning in the workplace, notably leadership in the age of “nomadic preofessionalism”, and broadening and strengthening leadership communities.

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Gianpiero Petriglieri’s Background

Gianpiero is Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. His award-winning research and teaching focus on what it means, and what it takes, to become a leader. He is particularly concerned with leading well in the age of “nomadic professionalism,” in which people have deep bonds to work but loose affiliations to organisations.

Building on two decades of experience studying and working with executives and companies around the world, he has refined a unique approach to experiential leadership development that aims to deepen and accelerate the development of individual leaders, as well as to broaden and strengthen leadership communities within and across organisations.

At INSEAD, Gianpiero directs the Management Acceleration Programme, the school’s flagship executive programme for emerging leaders, and chairs the initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence. He also designs and directs customized leadership development programmes for multinationals in a variety of industries. He speaks widely on how to develop and exercise leadership in fast-changing, uncertain, and diverse workplaces.

Gianpiero has chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on new models of leadership and was recently named one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. He has held Visiting Professor positions at the Harvard Business School, and at Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining INSEAD, he contributed to executive programs and to the MBA at IMD and trained as a medical doctor and psychiatrist.

Current / Past roles and positions

  • Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at INSEAD
  • Director of INSEAD’s Management Acceleration Programme for emerging leaders
  • Academic director of INSEAD’s initiative for learning innovation & teaching excellence
  • Designs and directs experiential development initiatives for global organizations
  • Chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership
  • Held Visiting Professor posts at Harvard Business School and Copenhagen Business School
  • Consultant, coach, and psychotherapist in private practice

Achievements & honours

  • Ranked among the world’s top 50 management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2017
  • Shortlisted for ‘future thinker’ (2013), ‘leadership’ (2015), and ‘talent’ (2017) award by Thinkers50
  • Harvard Business Review essays included among the ‘ideas that shaped management’ 5 times
  • GMAC award for the most significant contribution to graduate management education (2011)
  • Winner of numerous awards for teaching excellence

Speaking and presentations

An energetic, erudite, and highly engaging speaker, Gianpiero presents provocative ideas with a gentle touch. He builds interaction into every talk, regardless of duration and audience size. His unique blend of clinical background and experience in the global business world allows him to pay equal attention to leaders’ inner lives and to their social circumstances.

Gianpiero combines cutting-edge research with attentive pre-work, to deliver deep insights and practical advice most relevant to the challenges and aspirations of each audience. Executives at every level and in every industry will be inspired and empowered by his views on how to foster trustworthy leadership, strong communities, and meaningful work.


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What is Leadership? | INSEAD
What is Leadership? | INSEAD
HBRP interview with Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD - May 2017
HBRP interview with Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD - May 2017
Great Place to Work Institute, Ireland

The audience loved Gianpiero's delivery style, which is immensely engaging. He has a wonderfully refreshing view of the type of leadership that is required for the workplace of today. Importantly his views are supported by well-researched data giving them real credibility.'

John Ryan
Prudential Plc

'Gianpiero is an outstanding, world-class speaker in the area of leadership development and organisational design/effectiveness. He teaches solid, trustworthy content in an engaging and truly interactive manner. He is a star faculty and at the same time a collaborative partner committed to delivering content that fits best with an organisational context.'

Anna Janczack
Head of diversity and inclusion
Harvard Business Review Polska

'Professor Gianpiero Petriglieri is rightly renown as an influential business thinker and inspiring speaker. I have interviewed him twice for the Polish edition of the Harvard Business Review and each time I was impressed with the profoundness of his insight about the contemporary leadership. I have also had the pleasure of attending his keynote conference which was a remarkably energetic, interactive and thought-provoking event.'

Mateusz Zurawik-Le Mercier

'Gianpiero closed the CIPD's annual conference of over 1,000 delegates in 2016. He exceeded expectations, delivering big and challenging messages with charm and a heart.'

Laura Harrison
Strategy Director
Great Place to Work

'We were delighted to have Gianpiero as a speaker at our Great Place to Work Conference in Dublin Ireland. The feedback on his session was fantastic. The audience loved Gianpiero's delivery style which is immensely engaging. He has a wonderfully refreshing view of the type of leadership that is required for the workplace of today and the future and his message is extremely consistent with the high trust mantra of the Great Place to Work Institute. Importantly his views are supported by well-researched data giving them real credibility. He gave us a glimpse of the skills and talents required of the exceptional leaders that will lead successfully in our fast-changing world. It was a joy to listen, learn, be inspired and entertained by our favourite Sicilian. Looking forward to working with Gianpiero again soon.'

John Ryan
Executive Coach and Workplace Mediator

'Gianpiero was one of the Keynote presenters in HR Forum 2017 in Athens. The passion of his speech made the experience unforgettable. He loves transferring knowledge, does it with a smile and humour and elevates the audience to another higher level. It was truly an honour to have had the opportunity to learn and hear from Gianpiero and a privilege collaborating with him because he is a truly inspirational speaker & leader.'

Martha Mylona
Strategic HRM Advisor

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