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. 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 is both the academic director of a number executive programs at INSEAD and a leadership development practice director at the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre. He has worked as visiting faculty at Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, Moscow Higher School of Economics and ESMT in Berlin.
Outside of INSEAD, Graham consults to C-suite executives and political leaders mainly around leadership, team dysfunctions, team development and communication. 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). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.
Formerly, Graham spent over 17 years at Goldman Sachs (GS), a US investment bank, both
as a business leader and latterly spearheading an initiative to introduce a Global Leadership
Development office that he led for three years. At GS he was head of diversity for the Equities
Division, created the Women’s Committee and instigated other minority networks. He is
currently a board member of Senrigan Capital, a hedge fund, based in Hong Kong.
Graham received his Ph.D. from the Economics Faculty of the Vrije University in Amsterdam in
2014. He holds a M.Sc. and Diploma from HEC/INSEAD 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
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 regularly writes a blog for INSEAD Knowledge.
Graham, 54, lives on the Stockholm Archipelago with his wife and four children. In the course
of his work he has travelled to over 65 countries, recently visiting North Korea and Syria
amongst other places.