Leading Through Innovation Award
Established in 2009, the Leading Through Innovation Award celebrates Haas alumni who have achieved excellence as innovative leaders and who embody the principles of the school's Leading Through Innovation strategy, thus serving as exemplars to others in the Berkeley-Haas community. The recipients are honored at the annual Haas Gala celebration.
Founder, Ashesi University, Ghana
Awuah will be recognized by Haas for his bold, innovative leadership in the founding of Ashesi University, a private liberal arts university that is educating future ethical, entrepreneurial leaders who possess the courage to transform Africa.
Retired Vice Chairman of Global Product Development, General Motors
Author, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters
Named for his efforts to foster a culture of creativity in the automotive industry and to develop processes for continuous innovation.
General Manager, IDEO
Author, The Art of Innovation
In recognition of his contributions to advancing the understanding and practice of innovation.
Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business
Author, Open Innovation
Selected for his pioneering scholarly efforts in open innovation, innovation in the services sector, and the processes of industrial research and development.