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Roger L. Martin

Roger L. Martin
Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness & Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Roger Martin is Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness & Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, where he was Dean from 1998-2013. Previously, he spent 13 years as a Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as co-head of the firm for two years.

He is a columnist for the Innovation and Design Channel and a regular contributor to Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, the Financial Times’ Judgment Call column and Harvard Business Review’s The Conversation blog. He has written ten Harvard Business Review articles and published three books: The Design of Business (2009), The Opposable Mind (2007) and The Responsibility Virus (2002). He also co-wrote (with Mihnea Moldoveanu) The Future of the MBA (2008) and Diaminds (2009).

In 2010, he was named by Business Week as one of the 27 most influential designers in the world. In 2009, he was named by The Times (of London) and one of the 50 top management thinkers in the world (#32). In 2007 he was named a Business Week ‘B-School All-Star’ for being one of the 10 most influential business professors in the world. Business Week also named him one of seven ‘Innovation Gurus’ in 2005.

He serves on the Boards of Thomson Reuters Corporation, Research in Motion and the Skoll Foundation, and is Chair of Tennis Canada.

Roger received his AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics, in 1979 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.


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