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Leading Through Innovation Award

Established in 2009, the Leading Through Innovation Award celebrates Haas alumni who have achieved excellence as innovative leaders and who embody the principles of the school's Leading Through Innovation strategy, thus serving as exemplars to others in the Berkeley Haas community. The recipients are honored at the annual Haas Gala celebration.



John Hanke, MBA 96John Hanke, MBA 96

CEO and Co-Founder, Niantic, Inc.

In recognition of his creation of cultural phenomena, including Pokémon Go and Google Earth, Maps, and Street View, that have forever altered the way we interact with the world.



Albert LeeAlbert Lee, MBA 04

Vice President, Under Armour Connected Fitness
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, MyFitnessPal

Recognized for helping build MyFitnessPal into the world's largest health and fitness community, making it easy for millions to lead healthier lives.



 Danae Ringelmann Eric Schell Danae Ringelmann, MBA 08
Eric Schell, MBA 08

Co-Founders, Indiegogo

Honored for permanently changing the financing ecosystem for the better by revolutionizing the crowdfunding industry and helping turn dreams into reality.




Ralph BahnaRalph Bahna, MBA 65

Founder and Chairman, Masterworks Development
Founder, Club Quarters

Awarded posthumously for his pioneering advancements in the travel industry as well as his revolutionary vision that continues to influence the Berkeley Haas curriculum.



Kristin Groos RichmondKirsten Saenz TobeyKristin Groos Richmond, MBA 06
Kirsten Saenz Tobey, MBA 06

Co-Founders, Revolution Foods

Honored for their success improving the lives of school children nationwide by providing healthy food that gives them the energy they need to excel as students.



Patrick AwuahPatrick Awuah, MBA 99

Founder, Ashesi University, Ghana

Recognized for his bold, innovative leadership in the founding of Ashesi University, a private liberal arts university that is educating future ethical, entrepreneurial leaders who possess the courage to transform Africa.



Bob LutzBob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62

Retired Vice Chairman of Global Product Development, General Motors

Author, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters

Named for his efforts to foster a culture of creativity in the automotive industry and to develop processes for continuous innovation.



Tom KelleyTom Kelley, MBA 83

General Manager, IDEO

Author, The Art of Innovation


In recognition of his contributions to advancing the understanding and practice of innovation.

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Henry Chesbrough Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97

Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business

Author, Open Innovation


Selected for his pioneering scholarly efforts in open innovation, innovation in the services sector, and the processes of industrial research and development.

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