Michael Yaziji: Biography highlights
Professor Yaziji teaches in the areas of leadership, strategy, stakeholder management, ethics and change management, and governance.
Full biography of Michael Yaziji
Michael Yaziji’s background
He is widely recognized for his research on the relationships among corporations, NGOs and government and his book on the subject recently won an award as a seminal book in the field. Professor Yaziji publishes in top academic journals as well as managerial journals such as the Harvard Business Review. He is currently working on a book identifying a new source of competitive advantage that also helps address the massive environmental and social challenges we face.
Professor Yaziji has directed programmes for many large corporations including Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Sumitomo, PWC, Vestas, Munich Re, Pepsico, Shell, Lufthansa, Holcim, Maersk and Metso.
He also consults for Fortune 100 corporations (e.g. Microsoft, Hydro, Shell, Pepsico, Grundfos, Maersk, Bunge Alimentos and Holcim), SMEs and NGOs in the areas of strategy formulation, strategy implementation, leadership, public-private partnerships, organizational values, shared-value business models and stakeholder management.
Professor Yaziji spearheaded the creation of the partnership between WWF, the world’s leading environmental organization, and IMD. This partnership supports the design and delivery of the One Planet Leaders program. OPL focuses on creating the world’s best change agents for sustainability. (OPL is both an open-enrollment program for individuals and a bespoke in-company program. For more information see the OPL program page.)