While some economists are pointing to early indicators of recovery, others are warning of a new global recession. Uncertainty in the global business environment continues to be a fact of life for most executives in 2013. How can an MBA or EMBA from IMD help you to navigate the challenges that persist? What will be the biggest challenges/opportunities ahead? And what would be the best piece of advice for business leaders and future EMBA/MBA participants?
In our EMBA/MBA infosession in Copenhagen on March 7, we will elaborate on what challenges some top leaders are facing in these uncertain times. Soren Skou, CEO of the Maersk Liner Business (IMD MBA 1997), alongside Henriette Schütze, CFO at Georg Jensen (IMD EMBA 2009), and Claus Højbjerg Andersen, Managing General Partner Nordic Venture Partners (IMD EMBA 2012) will all tell their story, give us a picture of the uncertainty in their industry and how their EMBA/MBA experience has helped in dealing with it. To get an idea of what an EMBA/MBA experience at IMD could mean for you, join us on 7 March 2013 at Moller Maersk in Copenhagen.
The speakers of the evening will be:
Since 2012, Søren Skou has been CEO of the Maersk Liner Business, encompassing Maersk Line, Safmarine, MCC and Seago Line. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group since 2007. Søren joined A.P. Moller - Maersk in 1983. Over the next decade and a half, he held various positions in Maersk Line, with roles in Copenhagen, New York and Beijing. In 1998 he joined Maersk Tankers, where he was CEO from 2001 to 2011. Søren is a graduate of business administration from Copenhagen Business School, as well as having an MBA (1997, Honours) from IMD, Switzerland.
Since 2011, Henriette is CFO at Georg Jensen. During her career she has been working for listed companies, a partner owned company (Audit firm) and the last 2 years for an equity-owned company. The last year has included a process of being sold from a Danish equity fund to an international equity fund. She has a broad experience in international companies as well as different industries and her areas of responsibilities cover Business Development, Finance, Treasury, Business Controlling, IT, HR, Legal and Supply Chain. Henriette is a Board member at Georg Jensen subsidiaries as well as at the IMD Alumni Club Denmark. Henriette holds a master from Aarhus School of Business, a CPA and has an EMBA (2009, Honours) from IMD.
Claus Højbjerg Andersen
Claus is Managing General Partner at Nordic Venture partners and has been with the company since its inception in early 2000. Nordic Venture Partners are in the last phase of selling its funds and Claus Højbjerg Andersen will pursue a new career as major shareholder and CEO in a company that provides Integrity Management Systems to international corporations and sovereign governments. He has over the years focused primarily on enterprise software and Internet-related investments and the disciplines that follow from this such as board representation, strategy planning, international roll-out, turn-around, financing etc. He is currently a member of the board in four companies, which he has helped in their journey from being in early phase development to becoming mature profitable companies. Prior to joining Nordic Ventures Partners he had an international carrier in the financial industry in asset management, research and sales in Danske Capital (Copenhagen), Nordea (Luxembourg) and Enskilda Securities (London). Claus has a B.Comm. degree in Credit and Finance from Copenhagen Business School as well as an EMBA (2012) from IMD.