Renée Mauborgne

#1 Management Thinker in the World

Renée Mauborgne is a professor of strategy at INSEAD and co-director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute in Fontainebleau, France. She is the co-author of the forthcoming book, Beyond Disruption to be published by Harvard Business Review Press, May 2023. Mauborgne is also the co-author of the over 4 million copy global bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy, which is recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, and the New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times bestseller Blue Ocean Shift. To date, Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift teaching materials have been adopted by over 2800 universities across the globe. Mauborgne is also the author of the forthcoming book Beyond Disruption to be published by Harvard Business Review Press, May 2023.

She has published numerous articles in top academic and managerial journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times, among others.

Mauborgne is the recipient of numerous academic and management awards, including the Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking, the Carl S. Sloane Award by the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the Leadership Hall of Fame by Fast Company, the Eldridge Haynes Prize for the best original paper by Academy of International Business, among others.

She along with her colleague W. Chan Kim were named the most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.  She is the first woman ever to secure the top spot as the World’s Most Influential Management Thinker. Mauborgne served on President Barack Obama’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the President’s two terms.