Mercedes Formula 1 Boss Toto Wolff to Teach Harvard MBA Course
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- Billionaire investor and motorsport executive Toto Wolff will teach a course at Harvard Business School in January 2024.
- Wolff will "share insights on high-performance leadership, organizational culture and personal effectiveness," according to the press release.
- Wolff has led the highly successful Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team to various championships during his tenure as team principal.
- Wolff will serve as a guest lecturer with Anita Elberse, Lincoln Filene professor of business administration, who authored a case study on the Mercedes team.
Billionaire investor and motorsport executive Toto Wolff will teach a course on leading a high-performance Formula 1 (F1) team at Harvard Business School next year.
Wolff, a former driver who serves as team principal of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team, will teach a course for both first- and second-year master of business administration (MBA) students at the business school in January, according to a press release from Mercedes.
Wolff will join Anita Elberse, Lincoln Filene professor of business administration, in teaching the course. Elberse previously authored a case study on Wolff and the Mercedes team, which she incorporated into her lessons for MBA students.
"I feel very honored and privileged to continue working with the incredibly bright young minds at Harvard," Wolff said in the release. "Whenever I step on campus, I am inspired by the students' curiosity and ambition, and I leave energized by the special learning environment they create together with the brilliant faculty."
Wolff transitioned from racing to investing in the 1990s and founded investment companies focused on tech, according to the Mercedes team website.
Mercedes is one of the preeminent teams in the highly competitive Formula 1 landscape and won a record eight consecutive World Constructors' Championships between 2014 and 2021, along with seven consecutive Drivers' Championships between 2014 and 2020.
"We very much look forward to welcoming Toto back to campus," Elberse said in the release. "I have seen first-hand how much our students benefit from learning about Toto's leadership journey and from his deep knowledge of what it takes to run a highly successful sports team. With Toto on board, I am confident that we can make a profound positive difference in the development of the leaders of tomorrow."