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.
John Hanke, MBA 96
CEO and Co-Founder, Niantic, Inc.
In recognition of his creation of cultural phenomena, including Pokémon Go and Google Earth, Maps, and Street View, that have forever altered the way we interact with the world.
Vice President, Under Armour Connected Fitness
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, MyFitnessPal
Recognized for helping build MyFitnessPal into the world's largest health and fitness community, making it easy for millions to lead healthier lives.
Honored for permanently changing the financing ecosystem for the better by revolutionizing the crowdfunding industry and helping turn dreams into reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.