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Kerry J. Sulkowicz, M.D.

Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD serves as a trusted advisor on people and culture to some of the world’s most well-known and respected CEOs and corporate boards. He is the founder and Managing Principal of the Boswell Group LLC, a management consultancy based in New York since 1998. Dr. Sulkowicz is President-elect of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Trained as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Sulkowicz advises on a range of issues including leadership challenges, CEO succession, management team and board dynamics, merger and acquisition integration, high-stakes hiring assessments, and corporate culture change. In addition to coaching CEOs and senior teams, he counsels boards in a wide array of industries, from startups to family-controlled enterprises to the Fortune 500. He is also a Senior Advisor to Teneo, a global CEO advisory firm focused on crisis management, and to the CEO & Board Practice of Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search firm.

Dr. Sulkowicz is often cited in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post, and was a regular columnist in Business Week and Fast Company magazines, having written more than seventy columns on the psychology of business.His landmark article, “Worse than Enemies: The CEO’s Destructive Confidant,” was published in the Harvard Business Review in 2004.

Dr. Sulkowicz is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He was a Resident and Chief Resident in Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. He is now a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, where he received the Distinguished Teacher Award. He also received the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association. A passionate advocate for human rights, Dr. Sulkowicz is the past chair of the board of Physicians for Human Rights, a global human rights organization that shared in the Nobel Peace Prize, and serves on the Advisory Council of Acumen.