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Henning Piezunka

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise


Henning Piezunka is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. He obtained a Diplom Kaufmann from the University of Mannheim (Germany), a Master of Science from the London School of Economics (UK), and a PhD from Stanford University (US). Henning is an accomplished researcher in the areas of social networks and innovation and publishing his work in top academic journals (e.g., the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Academy of Management Journal).

Before entering academia, he co-founded a company in 1998 and was the founder-CEO before selling it in January 2016. By 2016 Henning’s company employed more than 30 people and served customers in more than 80 countries. He sold his shares in his company in 2016.

Henning’s teaching focus is on the class “New Business Ventures”. He teaches the class for MBAs as well as for Executive MBAs. Henning has received outstanding teaching ratings, has been on the INSEAD Dean’s list for excellence in MBA teaching, and has won the INSEAD best teacher award in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.