Professor of Marketing and Strategy, and Associate Dean for Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School in London, George Yip is an expert in global strategy and business communication, specialising in international marketing strategies. A highly acclaimed business author and innovative researcher, George is well placed to deliver a keynote speech to a business audience on global affairs.
George Yip is the Professor of Marketing and Strategy, and Associate Dean for Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School in London. Previous academic positions include Professor of Strategy and Co-Director of the Centre on China Innovation at China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.
Based in London, Shanghai, and Maine, he is a leading international authority on managing global customers, marketing strategies across continents, and internationalisation.
George's books include Strategic Transformation, Managing Global Customers, and Total Global Strategy, selected as one of the 30 best business books of 1992 and published in ten languages.
Before his current post, George was Dean of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, which was ranked number 6 in Europe in an academic poll, and he was Vice President and Director of Research & Innovation at Capgemini Consulting, an 8 billion euro global company, where he managed the research and innovation process to develop thought leadership for the company.
He also gained real-world business experience when he worked in product management at Unilever; account management with advertising agency Lintas, and strategic management consulting for Price Waterhouse.
As a world leading authority in his field, George’s current research is centred on innovation in China. Winner of many ‘best teaching’ and ‘best research’ awards, George’s unique combination of an Asian background, combined with British eloquence, and American expertise, makes him one of the most lauded and highly respected business speakers in the world.
George was one of Michael Porter’s first doctoral students at Harvard Business School, and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Cambridge University.