Since its founding on 5 November 1946 in Geneva by Canadian aluminium producer Alcan (now Rio Tinto Alcan), IMD has shaped the lives of many leaders who have gone on in turn to transform organizations and society.
On 5 November 2021, IMD celebrates its 75th anniversary
It all began in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1946, as the organization that would one day become IMD took its first steps in executive education.
A lot has happened since then.
Join us on this journey as we bring to light some of the events and people who have shaped our institution, and made it into one of the world’s most influential and impactful business schools.
As you watch the story of IMD unfold, we hope it will help to understand the context, people, challenges and choices that were made and their impact, as well as the lessons and insights that were generated along the way. For IMD, the road to leadership is a lifelong journey.
To mark this special occasion, we are publishing our first ever history: IMD 75 years, challenging what is, inspiring what could be.
The book highlights the insights and ground-breaking accomplishments achieved during IMD's rise to prominence as one of the world's leading providers of executive education. It reveals the events and people that shaped the institute and, in turn, enabled it to develop and transform the success of thousands of leaders and organizations worldwide.