Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is the Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs at Yale University’s School of Management. He is also the Lester Crown Professor of Management Practice and the Founder, President & CEO of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management. He spent ten years as a professor at the Harvard Business School.
Sonnenfeld is the first management scholar to be invited to ring the opening bell of both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq exchange. Named by Business Week magazine one of the world's "ten most influential business school professors" and by Directorship as one of the "100 leading figures in corporate governance." Sonnenfeld won the 2005 Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management and the Academy of Management's Award for Best Research in social business.
Sonnenfeld was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award in 1996 from the American Society for Training and Development, the nation's professional association for corporate educators. He has published seven books and many articles in such journals as the Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review as well as Administrative Sciences Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, Social Forces, Human Relations, and The American Psychologist covering such areas as: chief executive leadership; corporate governance; CEO succession; executive careers; and the management of corporate social performance.