Meet your Program Director

Program Director Howard Yu guides participants through their Advanced Management Program learning journey. Insightful and highly-energetic, Professor Yu's research focuses on innovation, disruptive innovation and why and how companies go about producing it.

Shortlisted by Thinkers50 for the Innovation Distinguished Achievement Award and named by Poets and Quants one of the “Best 40 under 40” professors, Howard is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and The New York Times.

Howard is the author of the multi-award winning book LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied.

Among the many industries that Professor Yu has investigated – ranging from healthcare, automobile and heavy machinery to fast-moving consumer goods – he has also traced the evolution of the global PC industry, including the top three motherboard makers and laptop manufacturers worldwide. The resultant paper, titled "Leopards sometimes change their spots: How established firms can transform themselves," won the prestigious best paper award at the Israel Strategy Conference.

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Contributing Faculty

The Advanced Management Program is delivered to you by a world-class faculty of professors, to bring you the richest of real-world application and latest thought leadership.

Shlomo Ben-Hur

Shlomo Ben-Hur is an organizational psychologist and a professor of leadership and organizational behavior with 20 years of corporate experience in senior executive positions in multinational organizations.

Arturo Bris

Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. His research and consulting activities focus on the international aspects of financial regulation, and in particular on the effects of bankruptcy, short sales, insider trading, and merger laws.

Goutam Challagalla

Goutam's teaching, consulting, and research centers on strategy with a focus on digital transformation, business-to-business commercial management, value-based pricing, sales management, distribution channels, and customer and service excellence.

Albrecht Enders

Albrecht Enders is Dean of Programs and Innovation at IMD. His major research, teaching and consulting interest is the reaction of companies to radical changes in their environment.

Mikolaj Jan Piskorski

Mikołaj, who often goes by the name Misiek, is an expert on digital strategy, platform strategy, and the process of digital business transformation, he specializes in transformations that span the entire organization.

James Henderson

James helps companies achieve and sustain their competitive advantage either at a business unit, corporate or global level through directing custom specific executive programs, facilitating strategy workshops, or teaching MBAs and executives.

Tawfik Jelassi

Tawfik's major research, teaching and consulting interests are the digital transformation of companies and governments as well as leadership in turbulent times. He was granted several excellence awards for his teaching and research in Europe and the USA.


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