Peter Vogel

Program Director

Peter Vogel is Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy at IMD Business School in Lausanne.

Peter Vogel

Program Director

Peter Vogel is Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy at IMD Business School in Lausanne.

Meet your Program Director

Peter Vogel is Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy at IMD Business School in Lausanne. He is also the Director of IMD Global Family Business Center.

In his research, teaching and advisory work, Peter works with family- & non-family enterprises globally on organizational regeneration through intrapreneurship, talent development & succession, strategy, governance, change management, and investment opportunities. He has extensive experience in working with owners of large family-controlled enterprises, as well as non-family leaders in family businesses.

Peter has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, has written a number of books and book chapters as well as scientific and practitioner-oriented reports. His work is frequently referenced by leading newspapers and other media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, Financial Times, Techcrunch, among others. He is a regular conference speaker, including TEDxLausanne, the Global Economic Symposium, the Family Matters Forum, the Family Business Network Global Summit, the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit, the St. Gallen Symposium, among others.

Contributing Faculty

IMD’s Leading the Family Business program is delivered to you by a world-class faculty of professors to bring you the richest of real-world applications and the latest thought leadership.

Didier Cossin
Professor of Governance and Finance and Founder and Director of the IMD Global Board Center

He is the founder and director of the IMD Global Board Center, the originator of the Four Pillars of Board Effectiveness methodology and an advocate of Stewardship. In his work with boards, he helps them enhance organizational performance through strategy involvement, best-in-class decision making, enhancing board culture and general governance (including board restructurings).

Jennifer Jordan
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Her teaching, research, and consulting focus on the areas of digital leadership, ethics, influence, and power. She has received specialized training and certifications in lie- and truthfulness-detection, as well as in conflict resolution within organizations. Her work in these areas has appeared in several scientific journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior, etc.

Faculty’s publications
In the field with Coronilla
By Professor Benoit F. Leleux and Anouk Lavoie Orlick

How a family business repositioned itself into a global health food player without losing the family culture and its values.

Preparing to be at the wheel – why family business education matters!
By Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez with Anne-Catrin Glemse

Educating the next generation can be one of the key ingredients to strengthen the bonds between the family and the business. Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez shares the results from a recent survey.

Bringing the family back into the business
By Emeritus Professor Joachim Schwass and Anne-Catrin Glemser

As a family business, you are in a unique position to differentiate yourself by building your own brand. See the results of a global study on the link between family identity and brand.

De Agostini: Transforming the business and the family
By Professor Benoit F. Leleux and Marta Widz

IMD recognized De Agostini Group, a third- to fifth-generation family enterprise, for its ability to evolve from a traditional publishing house to a global investment holding in just two decades.