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 get business opportunities:

Alumni Clubs Program Communities Expert Communities

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

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

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.

Alumni Clubs

MBA Alumni

HPL Alumni

Digital Community

Entrepreneurship Community

A far-reaching and influential Network.

News

Economics

IMD’s first-ever EMBA Discovery Expedition to Vietnam

29/03/2017

Last week IMD’s EMBA class experienced Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta in the first ever Executive MBA Discovery Expedition to Vietnam, one of the fastest-growing Asian economies. In partnership ...

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Innovation

IMD Startup News: Gylcemicon going strong

29/03/2017

Glycemicon develops novel nutraceuticals for managing prediabetes, diabetes and obesity. It announced the first closing of its Series A round, raising CHF 3.25 million from private individuals. It als ...

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Economics

Transformational EMBA Discovery Expedition to India

29/03/2017

“One word: transformational ”. That’s what the IMD EMBA class had to say about their recent Discovery Expedition to India.  The group of 55 executives from diverse backgrounds, 30 nationalities, and a ...

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Innovation

IMD Startup News: Adaptricity continues its success

29/03/2017

Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, today secured a two-thirds holding in Adaptricity AG. The ETH spin-off will contribute ...

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Innovation

IMD hosts X.Days Suisse Romande with NZZ

28/03/2017

Digital disruption is like a vortex: It exerts a rotational force that draws everything that surrounds it, companies and entire sectors, into its center and drastically modifies processes, business ...

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Sustainability

Alumnus spotlight: Dermot O’Gorman

27/03/2017

Today, Dermot O’Gorman is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF). But the IMD graduate’s environmental career started by getting his hands dirty in his home ...

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Innovation

IMD hosts Indo-Swiss Investment and Innovation Forum

24/03/2017

IMD recently hosted the Indo-Swiss Investment and Innovation Forum which brought together over 130 business leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs, and investors from Switzerland, Europe, and ...

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Marketing

IMD alumnus leads in digital

23/03/2017

The introduction of an innovative digital marketing culture at OneLife, a Luxembourg-based wealth management specialist, has earned Christophe Regnault the first ever Luxemburg “Digital Personality of ...

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Information Technology

IMD Startup News: OneVisage Secures Seed Funding

23/03/2017

OneVisage was a winner in the IMD Startup Competition, and collaborated closely with a team of the school’s 2016 fulltime MBAs , and CEO Christophe Remillet continues to be connected to the school. ...

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IMD Thought Leadership

Operations

Digitalization: a fresh idea for the fruit and veg supply chain

By Ralf W. Seifert with Mervegül Kirci. - 27/03/2017

The cost of global food waste and loss is estimated to be $940 billion a year . For businesses, this represents a significant proportion of shrinkage in retail supply chains and it has a direct impact ...

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Marketing

Upstart start-ups and agile disruptors – and what to do about them

By Dominique Turpin - 27/03/2017

Now is the age of market disruptors: of Uber, Deezer, Alipay, Rakuten and many others. These innovative start-ups and nimble brands are crashing into markets traditionally dominated by multinational ...

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Innovation, Information Technology

How disruption is redefining leadership

By Michael R. Wade - 23/03/2017

Imagine that you are an executive overseeing retail banking at a large financial services company. In addition to the normal challenges you face as one of the company’s leaders, you are confronted wit ...

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Team-Leadership

Jeff Jones at Uber: What's the real story?

By Michael D. Watkins - 21/03/2017

When the going gets tough, do the not-so-tough get going? Such may be the case with Jeff Jones who, after just 6 months as President, has departed Uber . The reason, according to sources cited by Reco ...

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Governance, Economics

You can’t pay bills with likes on Facebook

By Stéphane Garelli - 17/03/2017

If the post-truth era triumphs, if alternative facts supersede evidence, if polls are so wrong, it is perhaps because the relationship people have with the real world has changed. Throughout time, ...

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Ethics

The cancer of corporate cheating will kill capitalism

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 16/03/2017

And now, it’s Renault! The French anti-fraud agency (DGCCRF) has accused the carmaker of having cheated on its emissions test data for the last twenty-five years. This brings Renault in line with ...

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Political Economy

Tawfik Jelassi on scandals, Le Pen, Frexit and the upcoming French election

By Tawfik Jelassi - 14/03/2017

Tawfik Jelassi, IMD Professor and Strategy and Technology Management, recent Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies in Tunisia, and French and ...

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Political Economy, Economics

The falling star called democracy

By Arturo Bris - 13/03/2017

Today, only 4.5% of the world’s population lives in a fully democratic country, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index. About 45% live in flawed democracies, while 33% are ...

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Organizational Design, Economics

Tough love – Why Indian execs mustn’t undersell, but must democratize, their companies

By Amit Shankar Mukherjee - 10/03/2017

America has an anti-free-trade populist in the White House. Without rethinking how its companies face the world, India will find it extraordinarily difficult to argue that it creates value, that it is ...

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