Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board
David Lange is a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board. In this role, David supports the Human Capital Practice which includes The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts and programs in a broad spectrum of human capital areas.
David has been curious about the world and how people lead in a global environment for over 20 years. He brings this curiosity and passion to his work as a global leadership strategist, coach, and advisor at LeaderStories – dedicated to helping leaders master the art and science of their leadership narratives. In addition to the focus on leadership narrative, David also works closely with his clients on global diversity and inclusion strategy, global leadership development, and developing new initiatives around emerging markets and global project implementation.
With clients in every part of the world, David has served American Express, Novartis, Nestlé, Novo Nordisk, Microsoft, Gap Inc., Campbell Soup Co., MOL Hungarian Oil Co., Corning, Dow Chemical, Pfizer, Honeywell, MasterCard Worldwide, Air Products, Thomson Reuters, Deutsche Telekom, DPDHL, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Consulting Group, Bunge, and MetLife, among others. He has specific experience in Europe, with a concentration on Central and Eastern Europe and significant time spent in Africa in recent years. There, he focused on helping organizations prepare for the future growth of the region through by driving change management initiatives across Francophone and Anglophone countries.
Prior to founding LeaderStories, David has worked as an Associate for McKinsey and Company (Budapest, Hungary); a Principal at Egon Zehnder International (Budapest, Hungary; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA); and an Executive Director with Russell Reynolds Associates (Atlanta, GA). He also has direct organizational leadership experience, serving as the President of TMC (Princeton, NJ), where he led the sale of the company to Berlitz, Inc. in April 2008. He was also a Partner with Pivot Leadership (Princeton, NJ/Budapest, Hungary) and the Global Leadership Solutions Practice Leader for TMC/Berlitz (Princeton, NJ).
David has a degree in international relations from the University of Virginia and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is fluent in Hungarian, French, and German, in addition to his native English. When not indulging in the occasional gig with his longtime rock and roll cover band, he lives in Pennington, NJ with his wife Zsófia and their three children.