Leadership development program

Context

UniCredit is a trusted European commercial bank. It is currently focused on addressing a substantial turnaround in the market. The company arrived at IMD with the desire to strive for excellence, aligning their leaders, both current and future with their new strategy.

Challenge

UniCredit already had a well-developed strategic plan but needed a boost on the next step of its journey - the optimal way to execute this new strategy and enhance the alignment of its leaders.

Custom approach

The Business Leaders for Transform 2019 program was created following several trips by IMD faculty to company headquarters in Milan, Italy to determine the company’s specific needs. Through close collaboration with UniCredit, and after extensive interviews with its business leaders, IMD then designed a customized program matched to the strategic objectives of the company to address their needs.

Impact

The program enabled company executives to return to their various business units with specific actions to execute their new strategy and with concrete ideas on how to create a more high-performance, collaborative business culture going forward. Providing leaders with both a heightened awareness of themselves as well as that of their colleagues, the program helped them to work more effectively as one team, empowering them to extract maximum value from their client base.