Sameh Abadir

Sameh Abadir

Sameh Abadir is a Professor of Leadership and Negotiation at IMD.

He is the co-director of IMD’s Negotiating for Value Creation program (NVC) and teaches in IMD’s signature program Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP).

Professor Abadir’s major research, teaching and consulting field of expertise is organizational behavior, particularly in the areas of stress management, leadership strategy, negotiation skills and business agility. He is the co-author of the book e-Negotiations.

Prior to joining IMD, Professor Abadir was an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD where he taught international negotiations and crisis management as well as directed a variety of executive programs.

In addition to his academic experience, Sameh Abadir was an executive at SODEXO from 1988 to 2003, one of the world's largest multinational corporations. He also served in the Egyptian Special Forces between 1985 and 1988.

His corporate and military experience has given him a unique perspective in the classroom and has informed his leadership of behavioral change and ability to acquire results under stress. He also specializes in building team agility and MENA geopolitics.

Sameh Abadir holds a PhD in Economics from Paris I University (France) and an MBA from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, France). Sameh teaches in French, English and Arabic.

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.
Negotiating for Value Creation
Helps executives master the negotiation frameworks and processes required to manage successful value-driven win-win partnerships.
All IMD programs
Sameh Abadir's Publications
J.M. Huber Corporation: Leadership succession in the face of two economic crises
Case study
The Innovative Business School
Complex deal-making