Leif Edvinsson is a professor and key pioneering contributor to theory and practice of Intellectual Capital (IC).
Leif was the world’s first director of IC in 1991 and the world´s first professor on IC at Lund University as well as Polytechnic University. He has prototyped the Skandia Future Center as Lab for Organizational design in 1996. In 1998, he was awarded by Brain Trust the "Brain of the Year" award, in the United K. He was later listed in "Who’s Who" in the world. Leif formerly was an associate member of The Club of Rome and cofounder and founding chairman of "The New Club of Paris".
In 2013, Leif was awarded the "Thought Leader Award" by the European Commission, Intel and Peter Drucker Association. In 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Advisory Board to JIN - the Japan Innovation Network. He was also appointed in 2016 to the Advisory Board of Norway Open Innovation Forum and in 2017, he was awarded the "KM Award", in Geneva at UN, by www.km-a.net.