Chengyi Lin

Chengyi Lin is Affiliate Professor of Strategy. He has created and continues to direct many of INSEAD’s executive education programmes, including residential, online and blended learning programmes.

Professor Lin’s research interest primarily focuses on the topics of digital transformation and innovation for global and multi-national organisations. His research and teaching explores the drivers of successful execution of companies’ digital strategy, the impact of corporate innovations and the effectiveness of strategic initiatives. He actively teaches in INSEAD’s MBA and EMBA programmes, directs and delivers customised executive programmes, as well as consults for companies on their business and organisational transformation.

Professor Lin has also co-led the teaching innovation and digital transformation at INSEAD with the Dean of Innovations. He has successfully formulated, executed INSEAD’s online strategy and established the school’s leading position in online executive education since 2014. Programmes he (co-)directed and developed have won over 12 prestige awards in 4 consecutive years. Professor Lin is also an expert in teaching innovations around online pedagogies, hybrid learning, action-based and peer-to-peer learning.

He serves on boards and consults for multi-internationals on digital transformation and innovation. He is the youngest standing member of the European Executive Council. He also mentors entrepreneurs and start-ups (e.g. Lafayette Plug and Play Accelerator).

His past experiences include management consulting at Bain & Company in Chicago, where he served as an expert advisor in the healthcare practice and led the development of thought leadership for corporate and R&D strategy in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

Professor. Lin holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, a certificate from Kellogg School of Management and a B.Sc. from Tsinghua University. He has published in top scientific journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Nucleic Acids Research.

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