David Yoffie

Professor David B. Yoffie is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School. A member of the HBS faculty since 1981, Professor Yoffie received his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University and his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Over the last two decades, Professor Yoffie has chaired the HBS Strategy department (1997-2002), the Advanced Management Program (1999-2002), Harvard's Young Presidents' Organization program (2005-2012), and currently chairs Harvard’s YPO Gold program (2013-present) and Competing in the Age of Digital Platforms (2020-). From 2006-2012, he served as Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the HBS executive education programs. During his tenure, executive education revenues grew almost 75%, classrooms were opened in Shanghai and Mumbai, a new executive education building complex was launched, and HBS became the highest rated and largest business school in executive education in the world. Professor Yoffie currently teaches a popular elective MBA course, Strategy & Technology.