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Jay W. Lorsch

Inactive Fellow

Jay W. Lorsch is the Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at the Harvard Business School. He is an internationally recognized expert on corporate governance with a specific focus on boards of directors and the author of two path-breaking books about corporate boards: Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Boards for a Complex World (with Colin B. Carter, 2003); Pawns or Potentates: The Reality of America’s Corporate Boards (with Elizabeth MacIver, 1989) and is editor of The Future of Boards (2012). He is currently Chairman of the Harvard Business School Global Corporate Governance Initiative and Faculty Chairman of the Executive Education Corporate Governance Series. He has also served on the boards of many public companies in both the U.S. and Europe. Professor Lorsch is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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