The premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world.

YPO is the global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Today, YPO empowers more than 25,000 members in more than 130 countries, diversified among industries and types of businesses. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ 16¬†million people and generate USD6 trillion in annual revenues.

Leadership. Learning. Lifelong.

Breadth and Depth: YPO Networks by the Numbers

In the fall of 1950, YPO founder Ray Hickok laid the groundwork to create a unique organization for chief executive peers. His invitation to other young presidents in New York City brought together 20 leaders as the first members of Young Presidents’ Organization. Sixty-six years later, YPO has more than 24,000 members who come together in cities around the world, from Dubai to Dallas, Los Angeles to London, Sao Paolo to Singapore. From our humble beginnings, YPO has achieved many milestones to become the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world.

Following six decades of educational, innovative and global expansion, the value of connection with peer leaders continues to drive our organization’s diverse membership. At our core is one simple, extraordinary idea and mission: Better Leaders through Lifelong Learning and Idea Exchange™. Our entire organization is built around this promise. Our members embrace it and our lives are enriched and transformed through it.

The core and distinguishing principles of YPO are clear:

We are a community of peer leaders; committed to lifelong learning and idea exchange; while fostering a safe haven of trust, respect and confidentiality for our community.

YPO is first, last, and always a unique personal experience

“YPO is first, last and always a unique personal experience.”