Peter Zemsky

Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of
Strategy and Innovation

Professor Zemsky is the Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation at INSEAD. He served in the school’s leadership team from 2010 to 2023 including a decade as Deputy Dean and Dean of Innovation. He brings deep, multifaceted expertise in innovation strategy to his activities as an educator, researcher, and institutional leader. He is particularly passionate about business strategy in the face of disruption including how to drive business value from advances in digital and AI technologies.

Professor Zemsky directs/teaches Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption, Business Strategy and Financial Performance and the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Programme.

As Dean of Innovation from 2013 to 2023, he led the development of a wide range of EdTech innovation including immersive VR cases and the INSEAD Learning Hub app, as well as the development of large scale customized online courses for leading companies including Accenture, Microsoft and Schneider Electric. These courses have been recognized with gold medals by the Chief Learning Officer’s Learning in Practice Awards for “Excellence in Blended Technology” and “Excellence in Academic Partnerships”, by Brandon Hall for “Best Results of a Learning Program” and “Best Unique or Innovative L&D Program” and by EFMD for “Excellence in Professional Development”.