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 in 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! 

A far-reaching and influential Network

News

August 2017

“TBL came to me at an extra good time, just as I was getting ready to take on a new and broader leadership role. It helped familiarize me with core leadership values and plan the transition.”

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July 2017

By Naoshi Takatsu

IMD business school and PwC Consulting will jointly host a leadership development program in Japan to nurture the next generation of business leaders. The inaugural session is planned for October of...

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July 2017

IMD alumnae Alicia Micklethwait has co-authored a new book on the importance of corporate governance, board leadership and culture.

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July 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board wrapped up two days of meetings, ahead of the 2024 Candidate City Briefing and 130th Session, with a review of the IOC’s governance structures...

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July 2017

IMD’s Alumni Community for Entrepreneurship held its first Venture Capital Deal Camp. The daylong program was organized to bring entrepreneurs and investors together as well as to give an overview of...

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July 2017

In 2014, MTN began working with IMD by signing up 10 high-potential executives to participate in IMD’s online-based Global Leadership in the Cloud learning programs. According to Birgitte Davy, Learni...

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July 2017

Celebrated for her bullseye wit, Lucy Kellaway gives her last talk at IMD before leaving the Financial Times after 32 years to become a teacher. The final keynote speaker of IMD’s 2017 Orchestrating...

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June 2017

Home to the World Competitiveness Center, IMD shares its findings every year with Orchestrating Winning Performance, its signature program attended by executives from around the world. The yearly...

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June 2017

A wide variety of keynote speakers contributes to the excellence of IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance program and this year’s edition is no exception. Following an evening dedicated to industry...

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IMD Thought Leadership

August 2017

By Stéphane Garelli

This was the favorite piece of advice of Professor Warren Bennis, the world’s foremost expert on leadership, who encouraged leaders to create followers by entering their world. To lead a nation or a...

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August 2017

By Ralf W. Seifert with Richard Markoff.

The digitalization of supply chains is happening quickly. Much of the attention is being rightly paid to how innovations like the Cloud, software as a service or SaaS, advanced analytics and the...

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August 2017

By Howard H. Yu

No industry captain has garnered as much attention as Amazon’s chief executive Jeff Bezos. When the e-commerce giant announced the acquisition of Whole Foods, its share price shot up to a record high ...

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August 2017

By Shlomo Ben-Hur, David Ringwood

Millennials, aka Generation Y, are the fastest-growing organizational population globally. Born in the early 1980s to early 1990s, Millennials have lived through an era of phenomenal technological...

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July 2017

By Benoit F. Leleux

In 2006, three young Austrian had a brilliant idea: a tracking system for amateur runners to record runs and improve their times. They knew that more people were taking up running. They had the...

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July 2017

By Ralf W. Seifert with Richard Markoff.

Companies are increasingly investing in their sales and operation planning (S&OP) process and tools. Gartner, an American technology research and advisory firm, considers demand planning accuracy at t...

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July 2017

By Seán Meehan with Karine Avagyan, Charlie Dawson.

Customers matter. No one would argue with that. But so do finance, people, operations, innovation and lots more. What impact do all these competing priorities have on a company’s ability to remain tru...

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June 2017

By Knut Haanaes, Howard H. Yu, Jennifer Jordan, Karine Avagyan with Lindsay McTeague.
Contributors: Martin Reeves, José Lopez.

In a business environment that is changing ever more quickly and becoming increasingly uncertain and complex, it has never been more important – or more difficult – to choose the right approach to...

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June 2017

By Michael D. Watkins

Every year, thousands of managers enter new leadership positions. Their actions during the first few months on the job can determine their success or failure, yet little first-rate advice is available...

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