Dr. Nick van Dam is an internationally recognized thought leader, adviser, researcher, author, and speaker on learning innovations and leadership development. Nick has over 30 years of business experience as a former partner, Chief Learning Officer, HR Executive, and Client Advisor at McKinsey & Company, Deloitte as well as Siemens. As an advisor he has served more than 100 clients around the world.
Nick is Chief of the IE University Center for Corporate Learning Innovation, serves on the University Advisory Board and is professor in Learning, Talent and Leadership Development. Additionally, he is a full professor at Nyenrode Business Universiteit (The Netherlands), as well as an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he works with candidates in the Executive Doctoral Program for Chief Learning Officers. He is affiliated with McKinsey as a Senior Advisor.
Nick has written articles for various publications and has been quoted by Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, India Times, Information Week, Management Consulting, CLO Magazine and TD Magazine.
He has authored and coauthored more than 25 books and numerous articles on innovations in learning and leadership development. Under the patronage of the European Parliament Federal Ministry of Education & Research, he received the 2013 Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award for ‘shaping the future of organizational learning and leadership development’.
He is the founder of the e-Learning for Kids Foundation, which has provided digital lessons for more than 20 million underprivileged elementary school children.