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Quy Huy
Professor of Strategy


Dr. Quy Huy is a professor of strategy at INSEAD since 1998. He is known as a leading world scholar in linking emotional intelligence and strategic performance. Originally trained as an electrical engineer then in corporate finance, he worked for 16 years in various managerial functions with several large information technology firms in North America. His managerial career covered three main areas: (1) systems and software engineering; (2) sales and marketing (3) corporate finance, where he dealt with institutional investors and credit rating agencies and worked on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and turnarounds of firms with turnover up to 10 billion dollars.

Huy is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He specialized in the determination of cost of capital, analysis of very large capital projects, capital structure and debt financing, and valuation of business ventures and risks.

Dr. Huy’s research on middle managers was published in and selected by Harvard Business Review as “Breakthrough Ideas for Today's Business Agenda." Huy is currently working on a book on Emotional Capital as Strategy to be published by Harvard Business School Press next year.

Dr. Huy has done executive development, teaching, consulting or coaching for a wide range of profit and non-profit organizations worldwide, including Aerospatiale Matra, Alcan, the Aga Khan Foundation, Alcan, Alstom, Arcelor Mittal, Astra Zeneca, Bell Canada Enterprises, Bombardier, British Telecom, Electricité et Gaz de France, Fiat, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, IBM, HIV Aids Alliance, Intesalat, the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent, LG Electronics, Lufthansa, Marconi, Matsushita, Motorola, Petrobras, the Royal Bank of Canada, Sasken, Standard Chartered Bank, Siemens, United Arab Emirates Civil Service, and Via Rail Canada.

Dr. Huy’s research on strategy execution and change in strategy has won numerous international awards and was published in prestigious journals such as Harvard Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and MIT Sloan Management Review. As an academic, Huy is known for his pioneering research work linking social-emotional factors to business strategic processes.