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IMD Alumni Network

The IMD Alumni Network is a widespread but close-knit global community. In a tightly interconnected and complex business environment, IMD's mission is to accompany, assist and support IMD Alumni on their lifelong learning journey and in building powerful business networks.

Three ways to engage, build your network and unlock business opportunities:

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Clubs are geographical Alumni associations that organize a variety of activities to learn, discuss leading-edge business thinking and expand business relationships.

Alumni Clubs

Program communities are groups of IMD Alumni who have attended the same program and who get together to share learning and a common experience.

MBA Alumni

HPL Alumni

Expert communities are groups of Alumni who share the same interests and who get together to share and exchange know-how. All IMD Alumni are welcome to join.

Digital Community

Entrepreneurship Community

Communities are constantly growing and evolving. Get involved!  

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Strategy

Strategy 2020: IMD and the Hempel Custom Strategy Program

23/06/2017

IMD and Hempel developed a custom strategy program for its top teams in order to optimize their strategy and make key decisions to optimize its global business. Learn how this custom strategy program ...

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Leadership

Abhijat Chahal believes in the power of education and politics to transform societies and countries

19/06/2017

When Abhijat Chahalgraduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India with a BS in Marine Engineering, he was immediately employed by Maersk Group, the integrated transport ...

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Leadership

Patricia Nyberg relishes the learning experience after some years of working

19/06/2017

Patricia first completed her MSc and BSc in Economics and Business Administration, at the Hanken School of Economics in her home city of Helsinki, Finland before working as Senior Origination Manager, ...

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Sustainability

Priya Mehra: developing business solutions for human created challenges

19/06/2017

Priya Mehra radiates hope. She is confident that sustainable business practices can help power the under-served and address human-created challenges, including climate change. Her dedication to social ...

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Leadership

Thibault Acolas: remodelling the value chain of defence spending

19/06/2017

Corporate experience is not a requirement to get into the IMD MBA program, as Thibault Acolas discovered. A graduate of the French Naval Academy, he has been a naval officer for 10 years, and worked o ...

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Sustainability

Kuniyuki Furuta dives into the business world from the public sector

19/06/2017

Born in Denver, Colorado, raised in Japan, Kuniyuki Furuta comes to IMD by way of Africa where he worked as an aid worker for the Japanese government. He aims to boost entrepreneurship by promoting an ...

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Leadership

Tim Nai: leveraging technology and corporate strategy

19/06/2017

Following a MSc & BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude from Delft University of Technology, Tim joined Accenture in 2011, where he has been a Management Consulting Manager since 2015. He now aims ...

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Innovation

IMD and Cisco unveil telepresence technology to connect campuses in Lausanne and Singapore

19/06/2017

IMD Business School and Cisco have announced the completion of the Connected Classroom — a two-year-long initiative to virtually connect classrooms and boardrooms thousands of kilometres apart with ...

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Leadership

MP and HPL “The perfect combination”

14/06/2017

Guy Chatillon, a key figure in the luxury industry, attended IMD two years running and now explains why he will soon return. President Europe, CIS & ME of the exclusive high jewellery and watch maker ...

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IMD Thought Leadership

Leadership

Does the quest for high status encourage misconduct?

By Jennifer Jordan - 19/06/2017

Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of Volkswagen, was leading his company on a course to surpass Toyota as the largest car maker in the world. And he succeeded. In July 2015, he achieved this pinnacle ...

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Sustainability

Why less bad doesn’t equal good

By Francisco Szekely - 19/06/2017

Why does a company exist?  If you’d asked executives this in the 1970s, the most common answer would have been ‘to make money’. Consumers, employees and the natural environment didn’t really figure in ...

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Supply Chain

Amazon buys Whole Foods – a grocery revolution?

By Ralf W. Seifert with Richard Markoff. - 19/06/2017

Right after we published an article on Amazon and its grocery business , Amazon announced the acquisition of the American grocery chain Whole Foods for nearly 14 billion USD. The impact of this move o ...

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Supply Chain

Amazon fresh and the disruption of the supply chain

By Ralf W. Seifert - 14/06/2017

The omni-channel supply chain is in our headlines and on our lips. Retailers are experimenting with different ways to meet growing consumer expectation to interact with products in different ways. The ...

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Leadership

Sea change: how to make a sustainable global culture shift

By Carlos Cordon with Michael Leck. - 14/06/2017

In September 2013, shipping giant Maersk Line was facing an unprecedented organizational challenge. The company was about to enter into an alliance, dubbed the P3 network, with two other container ...

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Economics

Déjà vu: Is the film industry’s sequel and remake addiction a sign of the end?

By Knut Haanaes, Michael Sorell - 12/06/2017

The US film industry has been immensely successful and has overshadowed its rivals around the world, but are we starting to see signs of its decline? Is it a victim of the success trap? 2017 has been ...

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Human Resources

How transition coaches accelerate executive onboarding

By Michael D. Watkins - 06/06/2017

In “ Onboarding Isn’t Enough ,” a recent Harvard Business Review article co-authored with Mark Byford and Lena Triantogiannis from Egon Zehnder, we showed that many companies think they are doing a go ...

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Human Resources

Does your company really do a good job of onboarding new hires?

By Michael D. Watkins - 06/06/2017

In “ Onboarding Isn’t Enough ,” a recent Harvard Business Review article I co-authored with Mark Byford and Lena Triantogiannis from Egon Zehnder, we showed that many companies think they are doing a ...

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Sustainability

What Mr. Trump didn’t say about leaving the Paris Agreement

By Francisco Szekely - 02/06/2017

The US President announced on June 1 st that his country will leave the Paris Accord and leave behind an international effort of diplomacy that took 20 years to develop, and which 195 countries have ...

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