Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries (born 1942 in The Netherlands) is a clinical professor of leadership development at INSEAD, where he holds the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chair of Leadership Development. He is the founder of INSEAD's Global Leadership Centre, program director of INSEAD's top management seminar, "The Challenge of Leadership: Creating Reflective Leaders" and the program "Consulting and Coaching for Change; Creating Reflective Change Agents", and has received five times, INSEAD's distinguished teacher award. With ESMT, Berlin he is a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Director of their Center for Leadership Development Research. He is best known for bringing a different view to the much-studied subjects of leadership and the dynamics of individual and organizational change. Prof. Kets de Vries is also the founder of the Kets de Vries Institute, a partnership that counsels individual CEOs and top executive teams, using a clinical orientation to leadership coaching and organizational transformation.