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IMD Alumni Network

The IMD Alumni Network is a widespread but close-knit global community. In a tightly interconnected and complex business environment, IMD's mission is to accompany, assist and support IMD Alumni on their lifelong learning journey and in building powerful business networks.

Three ways to engage, build your network and unlock business opportunities:

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Clubs are geographical Alumni associations that organize a variety of activities to learn, discuss leading-edge business thinking and expand business relationships.

Alumni Clubs

Program communities are groups of IMD Alumni who have attended the same program and who get together to share learning and a common experience.

MBA Alumni

HPL Alumni

Expert communities are groups of Alumni who share the same interests and who get together to share and exchange know-how. All IMD Alumni are welcome to join.

Digital Community

Entrepreneurship Community

Communities are constantly growing and evolving. Get involved!  

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Leadership

All MBA event brings Alumni across generations back to school

27/06/2017

Over the weekend, IMD held its annual All MBA Alumni event which brought together more than 200 holders of IMD’s MBA from classes starting from 1976 all the way up to the present. The high energy of t ...

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Innovation

Two IMD MBA teams rewarded for innovation in the Debiopharm Inartis Challenge

27/06/2017

Two IMD teams of IMD MBAs have been named among the winners of the Debiopharm Inartis Challenge, a competition organized to harness innovation to improve the lives of healthcare patients. One team’s ...

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Innovation

Beware of success

27/06/2017

The double billing of Bracken P. Darrell, CEO of Logitech and Gilbert Achermann, former CEO and current Chairman of Straumann, was the unlikely combination of a leader in computer peripherals and a ...

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Economics

Orchestrating Winning Performance 2017 kicks off

26/06/2017

IMD's largest open enrolment program,  Orchestrating Winning Performance , kicked off for the 23rd consecutive year on Sunday, drawing over 350 participants from around the globe to the IMD campus in ...

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Organizational Design

IMD Launches The First 90 Days, a new program to help leaders in career transition

26/06/2017

IMD has recently launched The First 90 Days, a new program designed to help leaders in career transition get up to speed quickly and find ways to create positive momentum in their new role.  The first ...

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Economics

Abeer Hazboun-Sader: from technology and Ted Talks to impact investment

26/06/2017

Positive action characterizes Abeer Hazboun-Sader’s every move. She has co-founded an intercultural leadership program, turned a company around, while co-organising a three stages Ted Talk – connectin ...

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Innovation

Jana Valkovicova aims to lead change and transformation in consumer-focused innovation solutions

26/06/2017

Jana obtained a BSc & MSc in Management and Marketing from RWTH Aachen University and the University of Economics Bratislava in Slovakia, her home country. After graduation, she joined Puma Group as a ...

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Leadership

Ashish Singh hones his skills for future leadership roles

26/06/2017

Ashish Singh comes to IMD from a highly technical background and intends to leverage his expertise within the oil and gas sector to pursue a role in corporate business strategy. Originally from ...

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Strategy

Strategy 2020: IMD and the Hempel Custom Strategy Program

23/06/2017

IMD and Hempel developed a custom strategy program for its top teams in order to optimize their strategy and make key decisions to optimize its global business. Learn how this custom strategy program ...

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IMD Thought Leadership

Organizational Design

Transition traps

By Michael D. Watkins - 27/06/2017

Every year, thousands of managers enter new leadership positions. Their actions during the first few months on the job can determine their success or failure, yet little first-rate advice is available ...

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Family Business, Ethics, Sustainability, Leadership, Governance

SECRETS OF SUCCESS IN LONG-LASTING FAMILY FIRMS

By Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez - 26/06/2017

Dino Frescobaldi, a poet of the late 13th/early 14th century, played an important role in the development of Italian literature by salvaging the first seven cantos of Dante’s Divine Comedy when the mo ...

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Leadership

Does the quest for high status encourage misconduct?

By Jennifer Jordan - 19/06/2017

Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of Volkswagen, was leading his company on a course to surpass Toyota as the largest car maker in the world. And he succeeded. In July 2015, he achieved this pinnacle ...

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Sustainability

Why less bad doesn’t equal good

By Francisco Szekely - 19/06/2017

Why does a company exist?  If you’d asked executives this in the 1970s, the most common answer would have been ‘to make money’. Consumers, employees and the natural environment didn’t really figure in ...

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Supply Chain

Amazon buys Whole Foods – a grocery revolution?

By Ralf W. Seifert with Richard Markoff. - 19/06/2017

Right after we published an article on Amazon and its grocery business , Amazon announced the acquisition of the American grocery chain Whole Foods for nearly 14 billion USD. The impact of this move o ...

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Supply Chain

Amazon fresh and the disruption of the supply chain

By Ralf W. Seifert with Richard Markoff. - 14/06/2017

The omni-channel supply chain is in our headlines and on our lips. Retailers are experimenting with different ways to meet growing consumer expectation to interact with products in different ways. The ...

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Leadership

Sea change: how to make a sustainable global culture shift

By Carlos Cordon with Michael Leck. - 14/06/2017

In September 2013, shipping giant Maersk Line was facing an unprecedented organizational challenge. The company was about to enter into an alliance, dubbed the P3 network, with two other container ...

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Economics

Déjà vu: Is the film industry’s sequel and remake addiction a sign of the end?

By Knut Haanaes, Michael Sorell - 12/06/2017

The US film industry has been immensely successful and has overshadowed its rivals around the world, but are we starting to see signs of its decline? Is it a victim of the success trap? 2017 has been ...

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Human Resources

How transition coaches accelerate executive onboarding

By Michael D. Watkins - 06/06/2017

In “ Onboarding Isn’t Enough ,” a recent Harvard Business Review article co-authored with Mark Byford and Lena Triantogiannis from Egon Zehnder, we showed that many companies think they are doing a go ...

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