Prof. Willy Linssen, MSc. MBA

Will has held several positions in General Management and International Industrial Marketing & Sales in various multinational companies in Europe and Asia. He also serves at the board of several joint ventures in Korea.

Will has earned various widely recognized professional accreditations for training, coaching and assessments in the field of:

  1. Behavioral coaching from Marshall Goldsmith (USA)
  2. Organizational & management assessments from Human Synergistics (USA)
  3. Emotional intelligence leadership from Daniel Goleman / Hay Group (UK)
  4. Team collaboration & managing diversity from Belbin (UK)
  5. Stress and performance management from HeartMath (USA)

Will is also member of the Alexcel leadership group, the International Coach Federation and the International Mentoring Association.

Will is professor at the Hanyang University specializing in Leadership and Career Development. At the Seoul National University he is co-director of the Professional Acceleration Program for student career development.

He has been living and working in Korea since 1994. He was born in 1966 and initially educated in the Netherlands, where he got a Masters of Science degree in Technology Management from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Later in his career he got a Masters degree in Business Administration from the International Institute for Management Development, IMD, in Switzerland, which has been consistently ranked among the world’s top 3 leading executive educators by a.o. the Financial Times and the Economist.


Will and several CEOs of major organizations in Korea have co-authored a book with the Seoul National University on the legendary soccer coach Mr. Guus Hiddink, who managed the Korean World Cup soccer team to the top 4 in the world. 'CEOs views on CEO Hiddink' has been a business best seller in Korea and was published by 'BaekNyun Gul Sarang', July 2002 ISBN 8989580552

"The knowledge and techniques of the Heartware programs should have been known to me 15 years ago. My life would have been very different."

- Prof. Dr. Michael Hobday, Director Science Policy Research Unit, Univ. of Sussex, UK -