Adriaan Bekman, PhD (1947), is the founding father and director of IMO – Instituut voor Mens en Organisatieontwikkeling (Institute for Human and Organizational Development ). He initiated Centres for Horizontal Leadership in the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Finland, Italy, Russia and Switzerland. He is working as a horizontal leader in family and impulse companies. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Bernard Lievegoed University. Adriaan Bekman is professor at the Hanze University Groningen in Leadership. He lectures at SIOO.