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