Graham Ward is Adjunct Professor of Leadership at INSEAD Business School in France.
His expertise is in leadership, high performance teams, group dynamics, team dysfunction and change. His
doctoral dissertation, published in 2013 is a theory of small group executive coaching using a psychodynamic
approach. Teaching modules include the psychology of leadership, the application of fair process in teams,
sustainable relationship building and developing high performance teams and culture in organizational life.
He teaches regularly at INSEAD on a number of executive programs and is the INSEAD Global Leadership
Centre Coaching Practice Director for the Transition to General Management (TGM) and LFR (Leading for
Results). Graham has also worked in the same role on many company specific programs including KPMG,
Microsoft, Pfizer, Daimler Chrysler, TNK/BP, HSBC, Ernst and Young and SAP. Moreover he has also
worked as visiting faculty on the Advance Management Program at Stockholm School of Economics in
Sweden, Moscow Higher School of Economics and ESMT in Berlin.
Outside of INSEAD, he specializes in coaching C-suite executives and consulting around team dysfunctions
Graham spent 22 years in finance, 16 of which working for Goldman Sachs, where for seven years he co-led
the European Equity business. In 2000, Graham spearheaded an initiative to introduce a Global Leadership
Development office that he led for three years. At GS he was head of diversity for the Division and led the
Women’s Committee from inception, also instigating other minority networks.
Graham was speaker at the 2007 EMCC annual conference on the subject of Group Leadership Coaching and
in 2001 on the subject of Mentoring for Change. In 2013 he spoke at The School of Management Science,
India on Spiritual Leadership. He is an affiliate member of the APA (American Psychological Association), and
a member of the ISPSO (International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations).
Graham received his Ph.D. from the Vrije University in Amsterdam in 2014. He holds an M.Sc. and Diploma
from HEC/INSEAD (2002) in Clinical Organizational Psychology. In 1994 he received a Diploma of
Investment Management from London Business School.
He is licensed to use the MBTI, The Leadership Circle, GELI, LAQ, Personality Audit and Cultural Audit.
Graham was contributing author to the books Coach and Couch, the Psychology of Making Better Leaders
published in 2007 and the Coaching Kaleidoscope published in 2010. He authored the academic paper
Towards Executive Change (2008) and The Use of Transitional Space (2009).
He is currently a board member of Hampstead Capital Global Hedge Fund, listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and Senrigan Capital based in Hong Kong.
Privately he has worked with senior executives at McKinsey, Siemens, Bristol Myers Squibb, Axa, Aviva, HSBC, Tesco, AstraZeneca, Deutsche Bank, E.On, UBS, Shell and BP among others. McKinsey &Co retains him in their European leadership coaching pool.
Graham, 50, lives on the Stockholm Archipelago with his wife and four children. He travels extensively, recently visiting North Korea and Syria amongst other places.