Meet your Faculty

Our Faculty members are recognized world authorities in their fields. Dividing their time between teaching, research and working with international companies, they remain on top of the latest management trends. You can expect timely, innovative learning activities, materials, and content in all IMD programs.

Program Co-director

Michael Wade


Michael Wade


Programs: Leading Digital Business Transformation, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation for Boards, Digital Transformation in Practice, Digital Transformation Foundations, Digital Transformation Sprint, Digital Execution

Topics: Strategy, Digital, Innovation

Michael R. Wade is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD and holds the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation. He is the Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco initiative. Professor Wade has published works on a variety of topics, including digitization, innovation, information systems strategy, international business, and SME performance. His latest book is Orchestrating Transformation: How to deliver winning performance with a connected approach. He is a regular contributor to print media on matters related to the challenges of digitization and managing within a turbulent environment.

Program Co-Director

Programs: Reinventing Luxury Lab, Digital Execution, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Agility, Strategy

Stéphane J.G. Girod is Professor of Strategy and Organizational Design at IMD. His research, teaching and consulting interests focus on agility transformation, at the strategy, organizational and leadership levels in response to digital, globalization and other forms of disruption.

He is Program Director of  "Reinventing Luxury: Strategic Conversations" and the IMD EMBA Discovery Expeditions in China. His sectoral expertise is in luxury goods and services, retail, banking, automobile and consumer goods. His research regularly appears in leading journals.


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