Richard K Lyons

Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer, UC Berkeley

Rich Lyons is the Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer for UC Berkeley. He served as Dean of Berkeley's Haas School of Business from 2008 to 2018 and currently holds the William and Janet Cronk Chair in Innovative Leadership. For two years prior to serving as Dean he oversaw Goldman Sachs University as Chief Learning Officer. He received his BS with highest honors from UC Berkeley (business) and PhD from MIT (economics). Before (re)joining Berkeley, Rich was for six years on the business faculty at Columbia University. His research and teaching expertise is in international economics and finance and his top applied interest is the “how and why” of setting strong institutional cultures.

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