About Haas

About Haas


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.



Ralph BahnaRalph Bahna, MBA 65

Founder and Chairman, Masterworks Development
Founder, Club Quarters

Awarded posthumously for his pioneering advancements in the travel industry as well as his revolutionary vision that continues to influence the Berkeley-Haas curriculum.



Kristin Groos RichmondKirsten Saenz TobeyKristin Groos Richmond, MBA 06
Kirsten Saenz Tobey, MBA 06

Co-Founders, Revolution Foods

Honored for their success improving the lives of school children nationwide by providing healthy food that gives them the energy they need to excel as students.



Patrick AwuahPatrick Awuah, MBA 99

Founder, Ashesi University, Ghana

Recognized 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.



Bob LutzBob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62

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.



Tom KelleyTom Kelley, MBA 83

General Manager, IDEO

Author, The Art of Innovation


In recognition of his contributions to advancing the understanding and practice of innovation.

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Henry Chesbrough Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97

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.

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