Henry William Chesbrough is an American organizational theorist, adjunct professor and the executive director of the Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is known for coining the term open innovation.
Chesbrough holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at the Harvard Business School as an assistant professor and Class of 1961 Fellow from 1997 to 2003.
He acts as the chairman of the Open Innovation Center – Brazil. His first appearance in Brazil was in 2008, when he did a presentation in the Open Innovation Seminar 2008. He also acts as the chairman of board of advisors for Induct Software and appear in Oslo on the 2011 Oslo Innovation Week.