Leading in turbulent times

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DateThursday, January 12, 2017
Time12:00 - 14:00
Speaker(s)Tawfik Jelassi, IMD Prof of Strategy and Technology Management

Leading in turbulent times

It is widely acknowledged that organizations operate today in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.  However, what makes it even more challenging for top management is having sometimes to lead in turbulent times characterized by upheavals, turmoil, setbacks, strikes, etc. 

Based on the incredible experience that Prof. Jelassi went through in 2014-2015: that of a regular academic suddenly plunged into limelight, high stakes, high-risk situation, this presentation discusses the leadership, governance and change management competency required in turbulent times.

Dr. Tawfik Jelassi

Dr. Tawfik Jelassi has 30 years of academic experience as Professor and Business School Dean. He is currently Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD (Lausanne) and was in the 1990s on the Faculty of INSEAD (Fontainebleau).

In 2014-2015, he served as Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies in the transition Government of Tunisia.  From 2011 to 2013, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Tunisia, the leading mobile telco in the country.

Dr. Jelassi holds a Ph.D. degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University (USA). His research focuses on digital business transformation and was published in his six books, the latest of which is entitled “Strategies for e-Business” (Pearson publishing, 2014). He also published over ninety research articles in leading conference proceedings and refereed academic journals. He was granted several teaching and research awards and two presidential decorations.


FeesGuest: CHF 90.00
IMD Alumni: CHF 90.00
Member: CHF 40.00
VenueHotel Metropole
36, Quai du Général-Guisan
1204 Genève
Registration DeadlineTuesday, January 10, 2017

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