Testimonials

What participants say about us
Michel Demare
The board program addresses the all-important question of a board's 'sense of purpose' by exploring in detail the chairman-CEO and the board-executive committee relationships. Key takeaways for me include how to optimize the composition of a board, how to engage with non-governmental organizations and how to leverage social media as a new and powerful channel of communication.
Michel Demare
Chairman
Syngenta
Switzerland
Verena Briner
This Board program was a fantastic program, very stimulating lectures. The speakers did not focus on general aspects they always showed examples of real life. Good speakers catching the attention of the people, and stimulating broad discussion. Excellent learning environment.
Verena Briner
Director
NOVARTIS
Switzerland
Mark Birrell
This Board program is a lively and highly relevant cause - it successfully fosters a practical dialogue about the strategic and immediate issues that Board members face.
Mark Birrell
Chairman
PORT OF MELBOURNE CORPORATION
Australia
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Ulrich Lehner
It was a great opportunity to step back and reflect on Board responsibility. I kept the Board program with a lot of ideas for immediate actions.
Ulrich Lehner
Chairman
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM
Germany
Luc Baehni
Excellent program. If I had to summarize my key learning from HPB in one sentence, it would be: 'Strategy is a focused response to a key challenge and a good strategy is there to win a battle'.
Luc Baehni
Chief Executive Officer
CGN SA
Switzerland
Mohammed Hussein
Thought-provocative, thanks to the great input from Faculty and the experience sharing amongst participants from diverse industries and geographics areas.
Mohammed Hussein
Director
DANAJAMIN NASIONAL BERHAD
Malaysia
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Harshbeena Zaveri
The HPB program was both thoroughly enjoyable and an invaluable learning experience. I especially appreciated the quality of the participants and their candid insights. I am most excited to share the learnings with my board members and key executives and to apply all that I have learnt at my company.
Harshbeena Zaveri
Managing Director and President
NRB BEARINGS LTD
India
Søren Bjerre-Nielsen
Certainly exceeded my expectations as what looked like compliance issues turned out to be discussions about real cases with insightful presentations and not least fruitful discussions.
Søren Bjerre-Nielsen
Chairman
DANMARKS NATIONALBANK
Denmark
Hugo Bethlem
HPB is a very practical and illustrative training program, that helps participants to become either a better board member or a better CEO. The program is also of great help in increasing your overall view of different businesses all over the world and a great opportunity to enlarge your personal network.
Hugo Bethlem
CEO and Member of the Executive Board
LAPHA
Brasil
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Hans-Peter Rohner
The HPB program did not only provide relevant information in a effective way. It allowed invaluable discussions amongst peers from all over the world around key topics of board work. Excellent!
Hans-Peter Rohner
Chairman
PUBLIGROUPS SA
Switzerland
Timothy Campbell
HPB creates a space within which board members can both reflect upon their own challenges and abilities, and gain a greater understanding of the array of strategies and techniques they can employ to maximize the value their board adds to their organizations.
Timothy Campbell
Director
C&J CLARK INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
Mohammad Zainal Shaari
It is refreshing to be able to hear from experienced practitioners and to benefit from IMD's deep wealth of knowledge. I used the program to validate or otherwise challenge the motion of what I practise in my job. It is an enriching time spent at a great location.
Mohammad Zainal Shaari
Executive Director and CEO
KHAZANAH NASIONAL BERHAD
Malaysia
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Bogdan Mihail
HPB is an excellent program for current board members and for those who will be appointed as board members in the near future.
Bogdan Mihail
President
SMITHFIELD ROMANIA
Romania
Dominique Freymond
High Performance Boards is a unique opportunity to broaden your perspectives on corporate governance and reflect on the priorities which matter most to directors. It really shows you how to achieve high performance.
Dominique Freymond
Vice-Chairman of the Board Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee
The SWISS POST
Switzerland
Jeffrey Jump
High Performance Boards was a great way to benchmark how our board is functioning, and we will certainly implement some of the new strategic initiatives boards are taking to create value.
Jeffrey Jump
President
BIOSENSORS INT. PTE LTD
Republic of Singapore
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Geert Versnick
This three-days program was inspiring and very useful! The teaching and coaching was not theoretical but very concrete and dealt only with real cases.
Geert Versnick
Chairman
EANDIS CVBA
Belgium
Flemming Besenbacher
In the past, many boards have served a check and balance function - but usually after the event. The focus needs to shift to the future. Boards should be supporting management to bring value to the business, through engaging in constructive dialogue on strategy and risk management. High Performance Boards gave me many new ideas for this.
Flemming Besenbacher
Chairman
CARLSBERG A/S & THE CARLSBERG FOUNDATION
Denmark
Nico K.G Pijl
High Performance Boards is at the cutting-edge of corporate thinking!
Nico K.G Pijl
Chief Risk & Finance Officer
FMO
The Netherlands
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Manne Koerfer
The learning experience and authenticity from real world knowledge brought to the course is likely to be unbeatable.
Manne Koerfer
Chef Executive Officer
AQERI AB
Sweden
Hashem Al-Rifai
A 'must attend' program for every board member, irrespective of position, industry or tenure.
Hashem Al-Rifai
Chairman
KOGC
President
PMI-ARABIAN GULF CHAPTER
Kuwait
Nanno Kleiterp
HPB made it even clearer to me what a challenging role it is to be a board member, and how important board composition and dynamics are for a high performing board.
Nanno Kleiterp
CEO
Chairman of the Management Board
FMO
The Netherlands
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Sanjiv Rai
HPB gives an excellent perspective of the current business environment. Every board member needs to attend every so often; no matter how many years he or she has been a director.
Sanjiv Rai
Managing Director & CEO
ITNL ENSO RAIL SYSTEMS
India
H.E. Nasser bin Khamis Al Jashmi
HPB has helped me to better manage board issues. It broadened and refreshed my perspective of the relationship between the board and management, and provided useful and practical insights from live case studies.
H.E. Nasser bin Khamis Al Jashmi
Chairman
OMAN OIL COMPANY
Oman
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