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YPO is a global leadership community of chief executives driven by our belief that the world needs better leaders.

We grow stronger as people and leaders through peer learning, life-changing experiences and important relationships. We inspire and challenge one another based in open sharing and trust among a diverse community. With YPO behind us, we are uniquely prepared and supported to make meaningful impact on lives, businesses and the world.

YPO members have chapter options and choices

As a YPO member, you have the opportunity to design your own leadership journey, and choose the best way to connect to YPO’s global network of more than 28,000 chief executives worldwide. You have the choice to belong to one, or more than one, local or regional chapter. Whether you choose a local or regional YPO chapter, or both, you have access to powerful peer-to-peer networking, timely guidance from leaders like yourself, and relationships you’ll always treasure. You can even join both regional and local chapters for the best of both worlds. Find out more about regional and local chapters.

members at the GLC
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 to join. His invitation to other young presidents in New York City brought together 20 leaders as the first members of Young Presidents’ Organization. Sixty-seven years later, YPO has more than 28,000 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 for a global network of chief executives around the world.

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