The Executive Education Advisory Council (EEAC)

Be invited to shape IMD’s future as a member of the Executive Education Advisory Council (EEAC), an advisory board which reviews, shapes and influences the institute’s teaching and research activities. During this exclusive yearly gathering, designated representatives from CLN member companies meet to provide qualified feedback to IMD and identify how IMD can best serve their executive education needs.

The council is led by a chairman who is approved by IMD’s Foundation Board. The current Executive Education Advisory Council chairman is Mr. Paddy Coyne, VP Talent and Development of Royal Dutch Shell.

Current Executive Education Advisory Council Members

Mrs. Guergana Andreeva,Global Talent Management & HQ HR, VP - JTI SA

Mr. Roger Bommer, Senior Vice President Group Head Learning & Development - BANQUE LOMBARD ODIER

Ms. Päivi Castrén, Executive Vice President Head, Human Resources - WÄRTSILÄ CORPORATION

Mr. Paddy Coyne, Vice President Talent & Development - ROYAL DUTCH SHELL

Mr. Jean-Christophe Font, Chief Talent Officer - NESTLE AS

Mrs. Margot Freriks, Global Talent Management - ASML

Mr. Christer Grönberg, Executive Vice President HR - ORKLA ASA

Mr. Ralph Hägg, Vice President Tetra Pak Academy - TETRA PAK

Mr. Lars Häggström, Former Executive Vice President, Global People & Organisation - STORA ENSO, Executive in Residence IMD

Mrs. Louise Howells, Global Head of Leadership Development - TUI TRAVEL PLC

Ms. Betty Lau, Global Learning Director - UNILEVER

Mr. Roy Massey, Director, Group Human Resources - CLP HOLDINGS LTD

Dr. Feena May, Head of Learning & Development Division - ICRC-INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS

Mr. Bill McClain, Vice President Global Talent Management - BUNGE

Mrs. Aida Md. Daud, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Planning & Development Department - PERMODALAN NASIONAL BERHAD

Mrs. Cristina Monteiro, Senior Vice President Talent - DSM

Mr. Nicolas Rolland, Head of Engie University - ENGIE

Mr. Peter Schneider, Global Head Leadership Development - UBS

Mrs. Susanne Skippari, Head of talent Management, Global HR - KONE CORPORATION

Mr. Eivind Slaaen, Head People & Culture Development - HILTI CORPORATION

Mr. Peter Vogt, Executive Vice President Head of Human Resources and Centre Administration - NESTLÉ SA

Mr. Vedat Sertac Yeltekin, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Learning - UNICREDIT S.P.A.


Our businesses are global in nature, and therefore leaders need to be able to understand global trends, global complexity and how they can genuinely lead global businesses in a profitable and sustainable way. IMD’s EEAC really talks to that.

Paddy Coyne

VP Talent and Development, Royal Dutch Shell/EEAC Chairman

I am leaving IMD feeling inspired, satisfied full of new ideas – and looking forward to coming back soon. The CLN team plays a paramount role in creating this feeling. The way you listen to us, take on board our feedback and move the discussion topics forward is extraordinary. It creates this respect and sense of bonding, and makes us want to be a true partner of IMD.  

Eivind Slaaen

Head of People & Culture Development, HILTI

The EEAC is an opportunity for customers to have an impact on what the school will focus on. As many of the Council members, I am very passionate about IMD, so it is also a chance to contribute to this wonderful school, and help them figure out what strategy to pursue to remain competitive.

Mads Ingholt

Head of Leadership Development, A.P. Moller-Maersk