S. David Young is a professor at INSEAD (France and Singapore), holds a PhD from the University of Virginia, and is both a certified public accountant (United States) and a chartered financial analyst. His main research interests are value-based management, executive compensation, and corporate financial reporting. Most of his efforts focus on how businesses can align key management systems with the value creation imperative. His research has appeared in a wide range of academic and professional journals, including the Harvard Business Review. He is also a consultant, having advised many firms in Europe, North America, and Asia.