Board members

At their annual meeting in November, IMD Foundation Board members approve IMD’s overall strategic direction and the financial results, and elect board members.

Portrait of Michel Demaré
 Michel Demaré
Chairman of IMD Foundation and Supervisory Boards at Vodafone Group Plc

Michel Demaré is Chairman of the Foundation and Supervisory Boards of IMD. He is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Vodafone Group PLC, Astra Zeneca PLC, Deputy Chairman of Louis-Dreyfus Company Holdings B.V.…

Portrait of Hanne de Mora
 Hanne de Mora
Vice Chairperson of IMD Foundation and Supervisory Boards, Co-founder and Chairperson at a-connect

Hanne de Mora is the Co-Founder and Chairperson of a-connect, which she created in 2002. With eight offices and more than 2,000 certified independent professionals, a-connect helps companies execute critical projects by…

Portrait of Peter Wuffli
 Peter Wuffli
Honorary Chairman of IMD Foundation Board and Member of the Advisory Board at the elea Center

Peter Wuffli (born in 1957) is the Founder and Chairman of elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization. elea was established in 2006 with the purpose of fighting absolute poverty (i.e. less than USD 3 daily income) with…

Gilbert Achermann
Gilbert Achermann
Chairperson at Straumann Holdings AG; EMBA '00

Gilbert Achermann is the Chairperson of Straumann, the global leader in implant dentistry; board member of Julius Bär, the private bank, Ypsomed, a selfcare solutions company and Vifor, a pharma company. In addition…

Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko
Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko
President and CEO at Marimekko Corporation

Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko started as the President of Marimekko Corporation, the leading Finnish design house renowned for its bold prints and colors, in April 2015. A year later she also became the company's CEO.

Prior to her…

Hana Al Rostamani
Hana Al Rostamani
Group CEO & Head of Personal Banking at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Hana Al Rostamani has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has recently got the title of Group Head of Personal Banking in FAB and before Head of the Consumer Banking Group at FGB…

Vinita Bali
Vinita Bali
Non-Executive Director and Member of the Board at Syngene International Ltd.

Vinita Bali is a global business leader with extensive experience in leading large Companies both in India and overseas. She has worked with eminent multinationals like The Coca-Cola Company and Cadbury Schweppes PLC in…

Joan Beets
Joan Beets
Partner at Kennedy Fitch; MBA '12

Joan Beets, a Dutch national, currently based in Zürich, is a Partner at Kennedy Fitch, a boutique HR Executive Search & Consulting firm, specialized in HR Consulting and Coaching, Switzerland. She focuses on…

Thomas Buberl
Thomas Buberl
CEO at AXA GROUP

Mr. Thomas Buberl holds a Master of Economics degree from WHU Koblenz (Germany), a MBA from Lancaster University (UK) and a PhD in Economics from the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland). In 2008 he was nominated as a…

Ronan Cassidy
Ronan Cassidy
Chief Human Resources and Corporate Officer at Royal Dutch Shell plc

Ronan Cassidy has become Chief Human Resources and Corporate Officer on January 1, 2016. He has become a member of the Executive Committee. He also holds regional responsibility for Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding Nigeria)…

Boris Collardi
Boris Collardi
Managing Partner at Pictet Group

Boris F.J. Collardi has been managing partner of the Pictet Group since 1 June 2018.

He started his career as an intern at Credit Suisse in Geneva in 1993. For 12 years he held various positions including CFO of the…

Jo Deblaere
Jo Deblaere
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Executive - Europe at Accenture

Jo Deblaere is Accenture’s chief operating officer, responsible for leading the company’s business operations globally, executing Accenture’s business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide. Mr.…

Alain Dehaze
Alain Dehaze
Chief Executive Officer at Adecco Group AG

Alain Dehaze is CEO of the Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions partner. Through its international brands Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon, Adia…

Henrik Ehrnrooth
Henrik Ehrnrooth
President and CEO at KONE Corporation

Henrik Ehrnrooth has been Chief Executive Officer and President of KONE Corporation since 2014. From 2009 Mr. Ehrnrooth served as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to KONE, Mr.…

Annika Falkengren
Annika Falkengren
Managing Partner at LOMBARD ODIER GROUP

Annika Falkengren has been a Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group since August 2017.

Mrs Falkengren holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Stockholm.

She was…

Bernard Fontana
Bernard Fontana
CEO at Framatome

Former Directeur Général Délégué of Areva NP, Bernard Fontana holds a degree in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avanc&…

Harsh Goenka
Harsh Goenka
Chairman at RPG Enterprises; MBA '79

Harsh Goenka has served as Chairman of RPG Enterprises, which was founded by his father in 1979, since 1988.

Mr Goenka  graduated in economics from the St. Xavier’s College (India) and holds an MBA from IMD. He…

Michael Hengartner
Michael Hengartner
President at ETH Board; EMBA '08

Michael Hengartner, a Swiss-Canadian citizen, was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1966 and grew up in Québec City, Canada. He studied biochemistry at the Université Laval in Québec City. After…

Nouria Hernandez
Nouria Hernandez
Rector at UNIL

Nouria Hernandez performed her thesis research on mRNA splicing with Dr. Walter Keller at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and received her PhD in 1983. She did her postdoctoral studies with Dr. Alan M. Weiner at…

Karen Huebscher
Karen Huebscher
Chief Executive Officer at Solvias; EMBA '00

Karen Huebscher is a Swiss/British citizen, Chairwoman of the audit committee, Tecan Group Ltd, CEO of Solvias AG and Founder and Managing Director of FibulaMedica AG. Karen is an accomplished Board‐level executive with…

Ilham Kadri
Ilham Kadri
Chief Executive Officer at Solvay

Ilham Kadri is CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay, a materials, chemicals and solutions company which through its science, innovations and purpose contributes to protecting the climate, preserving…

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
Executive Chairman at LEGO Brand Group

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group from 2004 to 2017. In 2017 he was appointed Executive Chairman of LEGO Brand Group.

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp is a PhD in…

Jill Lee
Jill Lee
Chief Financial Officer at Sulzer

Lee is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Sulzer, a Swiss‐listed global fluid engineering company. Prior to her taking the Group CFO role in April 2018, Ms Lee served as a member of the non‐executive Board of Directors…

Axel Lehmann
Axel Lehmann
Member of the Group Executive Board at UBS Group AG / UBS AG

Axel P. Lehmann was appointed President Personal & Corporate Banking of UBS Group AG and President UBS Switzerland as of January 2018, in addition to taking over as President of the Executive Board of UBS Switzerland…

Michel Liès
Michel Liès
Chairman at Zurich Insurance

Michel Liès has 40 years’ experience in global insurance and reinsurance, life insurance, and property and casualty insurance. He has held a number of positions in the industry, including Group CEO of Swiss…

Thierry Lombard
Thierry Lombard
Chairman at Banque Landolt & Cie S.A.

After a degree in economics from the University of Geneva, Thierry Lombard, representing the 6th generation, joined Lombard Odier in 1972 for a career of 42 years. He became Managing Partner in 1982 and held the position…

Christoph Loos
Christoph Loos
CEO at Hilti Corporation

Christoph Loos assumed CEO responsibilities in January 2014. He has been a member of the Executive Board since 2007. During the first four years of this tenure he was responsible for Finance, Human Resources, IT and…

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
Chairperson of the Supervisory Board at Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V.

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus has been Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V. since March 2011 and has served on this Board since September 2007. She has also been a Member of the Supervisory Board…

Jean-François Manzoni
Jean-François Manzoni
President at IMD

Jean-François Manzoni is the President of IMD, where he also serves as the Nestlé Professor and as a member of the Audit Committe (AFRC).

His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on…

Geraldine Matchett
Geraldine Matchett
Co-Chief Executive Officer at Royal DSM N.V.

Geraldine Matchett (1972, British; French; Swiss) is Co‐Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Royal DSM. She was appointed as Co‐CEO on 15 February 2020. Geraldine…

Stefan Michel
Stefan Michel
Marketing and Service Management Dean of Executive MBA Program at IMD

Professor Michel's major research interests are in customer-focused marketing strategy, service innovation and pricing.

At IMD, he is the Dean of our Executive MBA program and the faculty representative at the IMD…

Christian Mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler
CEO at Reinsurance

Christian Mumenthaler, Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance since October 2011, and Group Chief Executive Officer since 1 July 2016. Christian Mumenthaler has successfully led the Reinsurance Business Unit…

Bernhard Nuesser
Bernhard Nuesser
President AMERA, Online and Digital at Essilor; MBA '98

Bernhard Nuesser, a German national, is a global executive at Essilor Luxottica. Based in Singapore, he serves both as President of AMERA (Asia, Middle East, and Africa) and as President Digital. Bernhard joined Essilor…

Adolfo Orive
Adolfo Orive
President and Chief Executive Officer at Tetra Pak

Adolfo Orive is president and CEO of the Tetra Pak Group, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Tetra Pak is a privately-owned company based in more than 85 countries with global…

Sami Rahal
Sami Rahal
CEO at Deloitte France & French-speaking Africa

Sami Rahal was a Key Account Audit Associate and Co-founded and developed the M&A Transaction Services line of a another Big 4 firm before joining Deloitte in 2006 where he advised industrial and service groups and…

Philipp Rickenbacher
Philipp Rickenbacher
Chief Executive Officer at Julius Bär

Philipp Rickenbacher is CEO of Julius Bär, a group that he joined in 2004 from McKinsey & Company. Julius Bär is a leading Swiss wealth management group with presence in over 60 locations worldwide. Before…

Urs Rohner
Urs Rohner
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Credit Suisse Group AG

Urs Rohner has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group AG since 2011 and was its Vice Chairman from 2009 until 2011. In 2004 he was appointed a member of the Executive Board of the Group and…

Urs Schaeppi
Urs Schaeppi
Chief Executive Officer at Swisscom AG

Urs Schaeppi, CEO of Swisscom since 2013, one of the top telecommunications companies in Switzerland. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fastweb, the number two telecommunications firm in Italy.…

Thomas Schmidheiny
Thomas Schmidheiny
Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors at LafargeHolcim Ltd; MBA '72

A Swiss national born in 1945, Thomas Schmidheiny has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Lafargeholcim Ltd until 2018. In recognition of his many years of service to LafargeHolcim, the Board of Directors has…

Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider
Chief Executive Officer at Nestlé SA

Mark Schneider has served as CEO of Nestlé since January 2017. He joined the company in September 2016.

Before joining Nestlé, Mark Schneider was CEO of the Fresenius Group, a position he held from 2003 to…

Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
Chief Executive Officer at Roche Group

Severin Schwan has served as CEO of the Roche Group since March 2008.

After obtaining a degree in economics from the University of Innsbruck (Austria), University of York (UK) and University of Oxford (UK), a degree in…

Ulrike Schwarz-Runer
Ulrike Schwarz-Runer
Managing Director and Senior Partner at BCG

Dr Ulrike Schwarz-Runer is a Managing Director and Senior Partner of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and holds the role of the Global General Counsel of the firm. She is based in London. As a member of the BCG…

Feike Sijbesma
Feike Sijbesma
Supervisory Board Member of Philips and Co-Chair of the Board of the Global Center on Adaptation at Philips and Global Center on Adaptation

Feike Sijbesma has served as CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Directors at DSM from 2007 till 2020.

Mr Sijbesma studied medical biology at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) and business administration…

Robert Uggla
Robert Uggla
Chief Executive Officer at A.P. Møller Holding

Robert has for long had a keen interest in shipping and seamanship. During his military service he eventually became a Sergeant of the Swedish Amphibious Battalion, working as an instructor in manoeuvring and navigating…

Martin Vetterli
Martin Vetterli
President at EPFL

Martin Vetterli received the EE degree from ETHZ in 1981, the MS from Stanford University in 1982, and the Doctorate from EPFL in 1986.

He was an Assistant/Associate Professor in EE at Columbia University, and then an…

Penelope Warne
Penelope Warne
Chair at CMS, UK

Penelope Warne is The Senior Partner, UK Chair of global law firm CMS and head of the firm's global energy practice.

Ms Warne graduated in law from Bristol University (UK). Qualified as both a solicitor of England, Wales…

Poul Weihrauch
Poul Weihrauch
Global President PetCare at Mars Inc.

Poul Weihrauch is Global President PetCare of Mars Inc.

He began his career with Stimorol chewing gum in Denmark before joining Nestle where he held positions in Denmark, Belgium and Switzerland. He joined Mars in…