Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, YPO is the premier global leadership organization for more than 28,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them 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 member-run companies, diversified among industries and types of businesses, employ more than 22 million people globally and generate $9 trillion in annual revenues.
Two years after YPO’s founding in New York, YPO Los Angeles (YPOLA) became the organization’s third chapter worldwide and has maintained its leadership role ever since. YPOLA aims to serve as a model for other YPO chapters and has consistently delivered top-tier learning programs. Among many other accolades, YPOLA has won the International Best-of-the-Best Overall Learning Program Award in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2015.