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INSEAD Business School
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management

ELISABET ENGELLAU is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management at INSEAD (Fontainebleau/Singapore). As Program Director at INSEAD's Global Leadership Center, she focuses on leadership development and coaching in executive programs. In addition, she regularly serves as visiting faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Stockholm School of Economics. She has been an affiliate professor at McGill University, Faculty of Management, a teaching fellow at Harvard University, and at Concordia University, Montreal. She has also produced and directed a number of video films for management education and has recently been involved in developing two new feedback instruments. She is the co-author of "Doing an Alexander: Lessons on Leadership by a Master Conqueror" (2004).

Ms Engellau also works as an independent consultant, specializing in one-on-one executive coaching, leadership development, cross-cultural management and team building. Her professional activities are focused on the dynamics of corporate transformation and change. In her work with individuals and teams in major European and multi-national organizations she combines her long-term interest in creativity with a clinical approach to human resource management.

Her previous professional experience includes production and management in a variety of creative fields in an international context.

She has pursued academic studies at Uppsala, Harvard and McGill Universities and has undertaken psychoanalytic training in Montreal and Paris.

She is a member of the Research Group on Leadership Practices, The International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO), The American Psychological Association (APA) and Institut de Psychoanalyse & Management (IPM).

The Kets de Vries Institute

Elisabet Engellau is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management at INSEAD Business School in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi and a Founding Director of the Kets de Vries Institute (KDVI).

She specialises in one-on-one/group coaching and leadership development, for “C” level executives, as well as cross-cultural management and team building. In her work with individuals and teams in organisations worldwide, she combines her long-term interest in creativity with a clinical approach to human resource management. Her clients include Goldman Sachs, Hudson, Hypo Vereinsbank, Lundbeck, McKinsey, Nokia, National Australian Bank, Origin Energy, Standard Bank of South Africa, Troika Dialogue, SEB, and SABMiller.

As founding faculty of the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, she is one of the Centre's coaching programme directors for different open enrollment programs for executives. She has been the coaching program director for the Advanced Management Program (AMP) for 15 years, as well as the director of INSEAD’s programs for the World Economic Forum. Presently, she is co-faculty director of INSEAD’s Top Management Program, “The Challenge of Leadership.”

Elisabet"s special interests also include women in business, particularly in the Middle East. She has been an invited speaker at the WIEF Businesswomen Forum, Kuwait, the New Arab Women’s Forum in Beirut, Lebanon, the Women Leadership Forum in Dubai, UAE, and the Women in Business Conference in Muscat, Oman.

Her previous professional experience includes production and management in a variety of creative fields in an international context. She has studied at Uppsala, Harvard, and McGill universities, and has undertaken psychoanalytic training in Montreal and Paris.

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