Chief People Officer, PwC US
Mike Fenlon leads the people strategy and organization for PwC US, part of a network with over 200,000 people in 158 countries. He is an experienced global leader in strategy, leadership development, learning, innovation, culture, and performance.
Fast Company magazine recognized Mike as one of the 100 most creative business leaders in the world in 2016.
Mike is passionate about diversity and creating an inclusive workplace, and believes this is a key to innovation and competiveness in the 21st century. Mike founded “Aspire to Lead: PwC’s Series on Leadership and Gender Equality,” a global, university based forum (www.pwc.com/aspire), and co-sponsors PwC’s global impact partnership with United Nations - HeForShe.
Mike was a faculty member of the Columbia Business School executive education team ranked #1 in the world by The Financial Times.
As Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, he led EMBA programs and partnerships with London Business School and UC-Berkeley, and taught a popular course on Executive Leadership.
He directed The Fundamentals of Management: Highlights of the MBA, and the Columbia Senior Executive Program. He consulted in the non-profit and government sectors and served in Executive Programs at the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
Publications include articles on leadership, people strategy and innovation. He has been featured in The Financial Times, HR Magazine, Wharton Business Radio, Fox Television Business News, Big Think, and many other outlets.
Mike resides in New York, where he and his wife Dana are raising four children and a yellow lab. He is a runner and is active in his community. He was educated at Columbia University where he received three master’s degrees and a Ph.D.