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Katharina joined IMD as Professor of Leadership in September 2019. She has taught executives globally, specializing in self-leadership and cross-cultural team leadership in times of Change.
Before joining IMD, Katharina led the Office of Executive Development at Singapore Management University (SMU). Being at SMU since 2013, she directed Open Programs such as ALPINE (Asia Leaders Program in Infrastructure) or the J&J Hospital Management Program. For Custom Programs, she designed, directed and taught for clients such as Maersk, UTC Carrier, Otis, Sumitomo, Mondelez, Barclays, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Bayer, Infineon, Shangri-La, IBM, Pernod Ricard and the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (UAE).
Prior to her experience in Asia, Katharina was Program Director and Head Life Science Industries at the European School of Management and Technology (esmt), Berlin, where she directed and taught in executive and degree programs.
Before her career in business education, Katharina worked 9 years with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte Consulting. Her PhD in pharmacology adds the empirical lens of a natural scientist to her profile.
Katharina has published numerous case studies for business education on Harvard Business Publishing http://hbsp.harvard.edu/ e.g. B&C in Russia, Medneo, Pina Bausch – Leadership as collective genius, as well as the SMU Case Center https://cmp.smu.edu.sg/ e.g. Sarulla Geothermal Power Project, Building the Singapore Sports Hub, Stakeholder Issues at the Singapore Sports Hub, Singhealth -Winning the war against diabetes.
Her book chapters include Pina Bausch – “Leading Collective Genius” in “Servant Leadership”, ESV, 2014; Building Singapore Sportshub in “Living in Smart Cities”, World Scientific, 2018.
In 2018 she was appointed as member of the Board of UNICON, the global consortium for university based executive education. From 2017 - 2019 Katharina served as Board member on the Board of Governors of the German European School Singapore.