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

Didier Cossin

Swiss, French

Professor

Didier Cossin

Swiss, French, Professor

PhD in Business Economics Harvard University

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

Topics: Finance, Governance

Faculty members

Anand Narasimhan

Indian, British

Professor

Anand Narasimhan

Indian, British, Professor

PhD Vanderbilt University

Programs: Leading the Family Business, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topic: Interpersonal Leadership

William A. Fischer

American

Professor

William A. Fischer

American, Professor

DBA George Washington University

Programs: Driving Strategic Innovation, Being Innovative, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topic: Innovation

Daniel R. Denison

American

Emeritus Professor

Daniel R. Denison

American, Emeritus Professor

PhD University of Michigan

Topic: Organizational Design

Francisco Szekely

Mexican, Hungarian

Adjunct Professor

Francisco Szekely

Mexican, Hungarian, Adjunct Professor

PhD Washington University

Programs: Building Business Sustainability, Orchestrating Winning Performance, High Performance Leadership, Building on Talent

Topic: Strategy

Howard H. Yu

Chinese (Hong Kong)

Professor

Howard H. Yu

Chinese (Hong Kong), Professor

DBA Harvard Business School

Programs: Advanced Management Program, Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives, Advanced Strategic Management , Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Innovation, Strategy

Goutam Challagalla

American, Indian

Professor

Goutam Challagalla

American, Indian, Professor

PhD in Business Administration, University of Texas at Austin

Programs: Digital Marketing Strategies, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Marketing, Strategy

Knut Haanaes

Norwegian

Professor

Knut Haanaes

Norwegian, Professor

PhD in Strategy, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Program: Mastering Digital Technologies

Topic: Strategy

Michael R. Wade

British, Canadian

Professor

Michael R. Wade

British, Canadian, Professor

PhD, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Programs: Leading Digital Business Transformation, Digital Disruption, Leading Digital Business Transformation

Topics: Innovation, Strategy

Michael D. Watkins

Canadian

Professor

Michael D. Watkins

Canadian, Professor

PhD Harvard University

Programs: Program for Executive Development, Transition to Business Leadership, The First 90 Days, Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topics: Interpersonal Leadership, Organizational Design

Michael Yaziji

American

Professor

Michael Yaziji

American, Professor

Ph.D. INSEAD
Ph.D. University of California

Programs: High Performance Boards, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topic: Strategy

Mikolaj Jan Piskorski

American, Polish

Professor

Mikolaj Jan Piskorski

American, Polish, Professor

PhD in Organizational Behavior
Harvard University

Programs: Leading Digital Business Transformation, Digital Strategy, Orchestrating Winning Performance, Building on Talent, Advanced Strategic Management , High Performance Boards, Organizational Learning in Action

Topics: Innovation, Strategy

Paul Strebel

South African, Swiss

Emeritus Professor

Paul Strebel

South African, Swiss, Emeritus Professor

PhD Princeton University

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

Topics: Governance, Strategy

Philip Rosenzweig

American

Professor

Philip Rosenzweig

American, Professor

PhD The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Programs: Program for Executive Development, Transition to Business Leadership, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topic: Strategy

Robert Hooijberg

Dutch

Professor

Robert Hooijberg

Dutch, Professor

PhD University of Michigan

Programs: Negotiating for Value Creation, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topic: Organizational Design

Salvatore Cantale

Italian

Professor

Salvatore Cantale

Italian, Professor

PhD in Finance INSEAD

Programs: Building on Talent, Orchestrating Winning Performance, Strategic Finance

Topic: Finance

Stefan Michel

Swiss

Professor

Stefan Michel

Swiss, Professor

Dr. oec. publ. University of Zurich

Programs: Executive MBA, Pricing Excellence in Tough B2B Markets, Marketing Management, Foundations for Business Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topic: Marketing

Tawfik Jelassi

French, Tunisian

Professor

Tawfik Jelassi

French, Tunisian, Professor

PhD New York University

Programs: Orchestrating Winning Performance, Digital Execution, High Performance Boards

Topic: Strategy

HPB Guest Lecturers (current and past)

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