Benoit Leleux

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Dr Leleux is the Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD in Lausanne (Switzerland), where he was also director of the MBA program (2006-2008) and director of Research and Development (2004-2008). He is currently the co-Director of Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL).


He was previously Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and Director of the 3i VentureLab and Associate Professor and Zubillaga Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Wellesley, MA (USA) from 1994 to 1999. He obtained his PhD at INSEAD, specializing in Corporate Finance and Venture Capital.


He is the author of "Winning Sustainability Strategies: finding purpose, driving innovation and executing change" published in 2019 by Palgrave Macmillan, “Private Equity 4.0: Reinventing Value Creation” (Wiley, 2015), “Investing Private Capital in Emerging and Frontier Market SMEs” (IFC, 2009), “Nurturing Science-Based Startups: An International Case Perspective” (Springer Verlag, 2008), “From Microfinance to Small Business Finance” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and “A European Casebook on Entrepreneurship and New Ventures” (Prentice Hall, 1996). His teaching cases have earned more than 20 European case writing awards and he has been ranked #19 in the Case Center’s top-40 best-selling case authors for 2018/19.


Prior to his academic career, he was the head of corporate venturing for a leading agribusiness conglomerate in South East Asia. Dr Leleux earned a M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering and a M.Ed. in Natural Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and an MBA from Virginia Tech (USA)

BENOIT LELEUX'S PROGRAMS
Leading the Family Business
Helps family businesses to better understand and manage their own challenges by sharing experiences and benchmarking success with other family firms.
Orchestrating Winning Performance
IMD's signature program, OWP, brings you the latest business trends, thought leadership and insights to revitalize your business, drive innovation and lead you forward. Fully customizable schedule. For executives and teams.
Strategic Finance
Refreshes and refines the skills of senior financial and business executives through a broadened understanding of the latest financial concepts and tools
Leading the Family Office
Helps families of wealth set up and sustainably govern their own Single Family Office
Master of Business Administration
Develops young and experienced international professionals into future corporate leaders through an intense one year program focused on leadership and general management.
All IMD programs
Benoit Leleux's Publications
2020
Ecoalf: Because there is no planet B
Case study
2020
Unilever International 3.0: Scaling the white spaces venturing effort
Case study
2020
Small is beautiful: how to nurture niche entrepreneurship
Article
2020
Small is Beautiful? Niche Entrepreneurship with a Swiss Touch
Article
International Business Research