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Nick van Dam


Nick van Dam


Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Academic Director, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, IE School of Human, Science & Technology


Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

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Professional Experience
Nick is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, keynote speaker, researcher, facilitator and best-selling (co) author of more than 25 books on Corporate Learning, Human Resources Management and Leadership Development. Dr. van Dam has over 30 years of business experience as a former Partner, Global Chief Learning Officer, HR-Executive, and Client Advisor at McKinsey as well as at Deloitte. As an advisor he has served more than 100 clients around the world.

Dr. van Dam serves on the IE University Board of Directors and is Chief Learning Officer. He is the Chief of the IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation and a member of the IE Center for Health, Wellbeing and Happiness. Nick is Professor at IE University, Nyenrode University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Academic Director of a number of programs including the Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, Masterclass for L&D Leadership; Masterclass HR Leadership; and the Young Talent Journey Program. He is affiliated with McKinsey & Company as an External Senior Advisor and Faculty member.

Nick has written numerous 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.

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.”

Nick is the founder of the e-Learning for Kids Foundation, which has provided free digital lessons for more than 20 million underprivileged elementary school children.