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Howard Stevenson

Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School

For more than 40 years, Howard Stevenson has been a towering figure at Harvard Business School: the man who literally defined entrepreneurship and taught thousands of the world’s most successful professionals.

The Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School (HBS) and chairman of Harvard Business Publishing Company, Howard Stevenson is renowned as a business strategist and entrepreneur.

At Harvard, Howard has become the most successful fundraiser in Harvard history – having generated more than $600 million in philanthropic support. When Howard retired from active teaching in 2011, the university named an academic chair in his honor -Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration Chair.

Outside of academia, Howard held executives roles in manufacturing and financial service companies, and served on numerous corporate Boards. Most notably, he co-founded and led the Baupost Group, Inc., a wealth management firm that now invests more than $22 billion for its clients.

Howard has also been deeply involved in non-profit leadership, including serving as Chairman of the Board of National Public Radio (NPR) and as a trustee for a variety of organizations.