Professor (emeritus) Leif Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to the theory and practice of Intellectual Capital (IC), and a Senior Advisor to the UNDP project on the Global Knowledge Index. In 1991, he became the world’s first director of IC and then the world´s first professor on IC at Lund University as well as Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.
In 1996, he prototyped the Skandia Future Center as a Lab for Organisational design and in 1998, was awarded the UK’s Brain Trust "Brain of the Year". Listed in the “Who’s Who” of the world, Professor Edvinsson is also Co-founder and Founding Chairman of The New Club of Paris.
In 2013, Professor Edvinsson was awarded the “Thought Leader” Award by the European Commission, Intel and Peter Drucker Association. In 2015, he was appointed member of the Advisory Board of the Japan Innovation Network (JIN) and in 2016, was appointed member of the Advisory Board of the Norway Open Innovation Forum. In 2017, he was awarded the KM Award by www.km-a.net at the UN in Geneva.