Dr. Nick van Dam
Global Chief Learning Officer
McKinsey & Company
Prof. Nick van Dam, PhD is an internationally recognised advisor, author, speaker, and thought leader on Corporate Learning & Development.
He is Global Chief Learning Officer and Client Engagement advisor for McKinsey & Company. Nick is an adjunct professor and Advisory Board member at the University of Pennsylvania’s PennCLO Executive Doctoral Programme, and Full Professor Corporate Learning & Development at Nyenrode Business University. He sits on the board of ICEDR, the world’s premier network in global talent management, leadership development, and strategic change. Additionally, he is on the Corporate Advisory Board of edX. Prior to McKinsey, he was a partner, Global Chief Learning Officer, and Director Human Capital for Deloitte.
He received the 2012 ”Lifetime Learning Leadership Award” for his contributions to innovation and learning from the MASIE Centre, an internationally recognised think tank focused on workforce education and performance.
Nick is founder and chairman of e-Learning for Kids, a global non-proﬁt foundation (www.e-learningforkids.org) that provides free digital lessons for underprivileged children who are 5-12 years old. More than 17 million children have benefitted from the e-lessons since 2005.
Nick is a graduate of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. He earned his Doctorate in Human Capital Development at Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen, the Netherlands.