Our 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.

Meet your program director, Didier Cossin

Didier Cossin leads the IMD Global Board Center. He works with senior leaders, executive committees and boards to provide the latest thinking on best-in-class governance, risk and opportunity optimization, investment selection and strategy design. He favors an adaptive and interactive approach to finding distinctive solutions for organizations on a wide range of management topics. His latest research focuses on the role of the board in achieving success. His past research has dealt with risks, M&As and financial decision making. Didier is an advisor/executive teacher with the United Nations, central banks of several countries, the boards or executive committees of corporations, financial institutions and funds in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is also an acclaimed author. He holds the UBS Chair in Banking and Finance at IMD and has also received distinctions such as the Febelfin BFI Chair and the Deloitte Risk Management Chair.

Program Director

Programs: High Performance Boards, Boards and Risks, Stakeholder Management for Boards, Mastering Board Governance, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Finance, Governance

Faculty members

Programs: Team Dynamics for Boards, Leading the Family Business, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Leadership, Governance

William Fischer

Emeritus Professor

William Fischer

Emeritus Professor

Programs: Driving Strategic Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topic: Innovation

Dan Denison

Emeritus Professor

Dan Denison

Emeritus Professor

Topic: Organizational Design

Francisco Szekely

Adjunct Professor

Francisco Szekely

Adjunct Professor

Programs: Orchestrating Winning Performance, High Performance Leadership

Topic: Leadership

Howard Yu


Howard Yu


Programs: Business Growth Strategies, Strategic Resilience in a Disrupted World, Advanced Management Program, Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives

Topics: Innovation, Strategy

Programs: Digital Marketing Strategies, Advanced Management Program, Artificial Intelligence, Marketing Strategy in the Digital Age, Strategy Governance for Boards, Digital Marketing Fundamentals - on demand, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Marketing, Digital

Programs: Mastering Digital Technologies, Leading Sustainable Business Transformation, Orchestrating Winning Performance, Master of Business Administration

Topic: Strategy

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

Topics: Strategy, Digital

Programs: Program for Executive Development Diploma, Transition to Business Leadership, The First 90 Days®

Topics: Leadership, Transitions

Programs: High Performance Boards, Stakeholder Management for Boards, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Strategy, Leadership

Programs: Leading Digital Business Transformation, Digital Strategy, Digital Strategy and Analytics, Digital Transformation Foundations, Orchestrating Winning Performance, High Performance Boards, Organizational Learning in Action, Advanced Management Program

Topics: Strategy, Digital

Paul Strebel

Emeritus Professor

Paul Strebel

Emeritus Professor

Programs: High Performance Boards, Strategic Thinking , Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Governance, Strategy

Programs: Transition to Business Leadership, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Strategy, Decision-Making

Programs: Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives, Negotiating for Value Creation, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Leadership, Top Teams

Programs: Finance for Boards, Orchestrating Winning Performance, Strategic Finance

Topic: Finance

Programs: Executive MBA, Marketing Management, Foundations for Business Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Marketing, Strategy

Programs: Orchestrating Winning Performance, Digital Execution, High Performance Boards, Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives, Advanced Management Program, Master of Business Administration

Topics: Strategy, Digital

HPB Guest Lecturers (current and past)

Paul Bulcke 
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nestlé S.A.

John Cryan 
CEO, Deutsche Bank AG 
Advisory Senior Director, Temasek 
International (Europe) Ltd

Michel Demaré
Chairman, Syngenta SA
Vice Chairman, UBS SA

Ann Fudge
Board Member Novartis AG
General Electric CO

Werner Geissler
Vice Chairman of the Executive
Advisory Senior Director, Temasek
International (Europe) Ltd

Sir Christopher Hogg
Former Chairman
UK Financial Reporting Council

Eric Knight
Founder and CEO
Knight Vinke Asset Management

Hans Ulrich Maerki
Board Member, ABB Ltd, Swiss Re

Estelle Metayer
Board Member, Ubisoft, BRP

Diane de Saint Victor
Board Member, Barclays Bank PLC

Bo Risberg
CEO, Hilti AG

Jean-Pierre Roth
Board Member, Nestlé SA

Rolf Soiron
Chairman, Lonza Group Ltd

Dr Jürg Witmer
Chairman, Givaudan SA

Peter Wuffli
Chairman, Partners Group Holding AG


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