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Costas Markides is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at the London Business School. He is also the Faculty Director for Executive Education at the School.

A native of Cyprus, he received his BA and MA in Economics from Boston University and his MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School.

He serves on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals and is on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society. He was a fellow at the World Economic Forum in Davos during 1999-2003 and in 2012-2013.

Costas has published several books on the topics of strategy and innovation including the best-selling books: All the Right Moves: A Guide to Crafting Breakthrough Strategy; Fast Second and Game-Changing Strategies: How to Create new Market Space in Established Industries by Breaking the Rules. He is currently working on his new book entitled: From Idea to Impact: How to scale up and diffuse social innovations.