Dr. Jeff Yu-Jen Chen is a full-time faculty member of the Gordon Institute of Business Science. His research and teaching interests include corporate innovation, value creation thinking, digital disruption and human computer interaction. Apart from coaching and advising leaders across different sectors in his private capacity, Jeff serves as the lead faculty of the GIBS - Dimension Data Digital Disruption Collaboration, various customized executive training programmes and strategic dialogue sessions. Prior to joining GIBS, Jeff was employed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for 8 years and spent the prior 4 years managing his family retail stores.
Jeff completed several advanced degrees including MSc in analytical chemistry (Rhodes), PhD in computational chemistry (UCT) and MPhil in management and executive coaching (USB). As he is currently concluding his PhD (WBS) focused on enhancing the collective intelligence for corporate innovation, Jeff is always fascinated by how certain corporates manage to the harness the right balance between co-dependent / independent teams. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys chatting with random strangers and often he stumbled upon many great ideas as the result of these seemingly unrelated conversations.