Sameh Abadir

Program Director

Sameh Abadir is a Professor of Leadership and Negotiation.

Sameh Abadir

Program Director

Sameh Abadir is a Professor of Leadership and Negotiation.

Meet your Program Director

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

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 1 University (France) and an MBA from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, France). Sameh teaches in French, English and Arabic.

Sameh Abadir’s publications
Lessons on crisis management from our signature program in Dubai
By Professor Sameh Abadir

What happens in a crisis, how should you react, and how do you even know you are in one in the first place?

IMD Covid Webinar
Taking control in a crisis starts with looking within
By Professor Sameh Abadir and Marta Widz

Professor Abadir uses multiple anecdotes to suggest that firms can turn crisis into innovation and presents his best practices to do so.

Clarabec vs. Big Mall: Confidential instructions for Maurice Charles (A)
By Professor Sameh Abadir and Karine Avagyan

A case study on a team-to-team interaction negotiation between a national account manager in Clarabec France and the national buyer at Big Mall.