Rita Gunther McGrath

Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Columbia Business School

Rita McGrath is a professor of strategy and innovation at Columbia Business School and one of the world’s leading experts in strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. McGrath was recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Business Thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2013 and 2015. Thinkers50 presented her with the #1 award for strategy, the Distinguished Achievement Award, in 2013. She was the speaker at the world economic forum in Davos, focusing on the topic “organizational learning in a complex world.” In 2016, McGrath received the “Theory to Practice” award at the Vienna Strategy Forum. Additionally, she is the author of the best-selling book, The End of Competitive Advantage.