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BPSE: The game-changer for change-makers

Past participants describe the take-aways from IMD’s Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives

IMD’s Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives (BPSE) caters to a carefully selected group of business leaders who are looking or game-changing moves in their business through high-impact strategy and leadership.

IMD spoke with recent participants to find out what they appreciated about the program.

According to Paul Gemperle, Executive Director & Co-Founder of EVS SA, "The diversity and intensity of the learning experience, the continuous almost-individual attention we received and the program direction were simply fantastic”.

Yuko Furumoto, Group Compliance Officer, Living Essential Group at the Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan said: “We learned what the keys to success are for some business leaders and found out what made some unsuccessful. The geographical and business sector diversity of the other participants added a valuable dimension to the program”.

Derek Siu Tak Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Community Relations for the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
said: “I treasured being able to leave the day-to-day work behind to reflect on my career and challenges ahead. It was very useful to share experiences with peers from such a wide-variety of backgrounds”.

“BPSE was an excellent platform to engage with executives from all over the world and to collectively reflect on challenges and share experiences across industries. I was able to gain insights into my breakthrough from executives at other big companies who have faced similar situations. The case studies were very practical and helpful,” said Mark Snyders, IT Portfolio Manager at Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa.

Mario Duet, Business Executive Director at Nestlé Brazil said: “I really appreciated the quality of the interactions I had with other business leaders and the expert professors. It was very beneficial to have the time to reflect on a breakthrough in an intellectually stimulating and provocative environment”.

For Ramesh Manimekalanandan Managing Director (Equity Capital Markets) at Maybank, the largest financial institution in Malaysia, “The program was extremely relevant for me. It was an exceptional learning experience. The faculty was excellent”.

“BPSE is designed so senior executives can find the time and the space to focus on a critical strategic insight and help their organizations find new momentum, a new reality and succeed in the marketplace. It is about change management and is for those who are really in a position to drive change in their organizations,” said IMD Professor and Director of the Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives (BPSE) Seán Meehan.

The next edition of BPSE takes place from November 22-December 04, 2015.

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