What Is YPO?


YPO is the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world.

YPO unites 26,000 members in more than 130 countries. The organization harnesses the knowledge, influence and trust of the most innovative business leaders to inspire personal, business, family and community growth. Founded in 1950, YPO is the leading global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow.

Altogether, YPO member-run companies — highly diversified among industries and types of businesses — employ 21 million people and generate $9 trillion (USD) in annual revenues.

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Where Is YPO?

YPO members have chapter options and choices

YPO has over 450 chapters spanning 15 regions and 130+ countries worldwide. All members have a primary chapter membership, while some elect to belong to more than one local or regional chapter, such as the YPO Southern 7 Chapter. Each chapter designs its own annual calendar of social and learning events to meet the needs of its members.

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Who Is YPO?

YPO is a not-for-profit organization governed by members and for members who stand collectively in alignment around four core principles:

  • A Community of Peers

  • Lifelong Education and Idea Exchange

  • A Safe Haven of Trust, Respect and Confidentiality

  • A Uniquely Personal Experience

YPO is overseen by an international board of elected peer members who ensure that the organization stays true to its core principles and continuously pursues quality at every level of the member experience. YPO is supported by a professional management team of 250 staff, led by a chief executive officer who reports to the YPO international board.


Why YPO?

There is no single way to experience YPO. YPO is a uniquely personal experience. There are multiple channels within each platform that make it easy to engage with YPO and unlock the full value of your membership.

Connect GEOGraphically

Pursue Your InterestS

Access Learning and Educational Resources

  • Guidance from Faculty and Global Leaders

  • On-Demand Video and Audio Learning

  • Exclusive Access to Global Alliance Partners

YPO is for the Whole Family

  • Connect Your Spouse/Partner to YPO

  • YNG and YNG+ Connect Adult Children

YPO Support is Always Available

  • YPO Exchange

  • YPO M2MX (Member-to-Member Exchange)

  • Healthwise

  • iJET WorldAware

Be a leader among leaders

Extraordinary peer to peer learning

Confidential and Trusting Relationships