Roger Martin is the Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management and the Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness. From 1998 to 2013, he served as Dean. In 2013, he was named global Dean of the Year by the leading business school website, Poets & Quants.
He has published 10 books, the most recent of which are Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works, written with Sally Osberg (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015) and Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, written with A.G. Lafley (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), which won the Thinkers 50 Best Book Award for 2013. He has written 21 Harvard Business Review articles.
In 2013, Martin placed third on the Thinkers50 list, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers. In 2010, he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world by Business Week. In 2005, Business Week also named him one of seven global ‘Innovation Gurus.’
Martin is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of companies worldwide including Procter & Gamble, Lego, IDEO and Verizon.
A Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, Martin received his AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics, in 1979 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.