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IMD announces the appointment of two new faculty members

IMD is pleased to announce the appointment of two distinguished professors to its world-renowned faculty.
September 2023

Global economic policy and theory expert Richard Baldwin has joined as Professor of International Economics and will be based at the institute’s campus in Lausanne, while expert on emerging market family businesses Marleen Dieleman has joined as Peter Lorange Family Business Professor at the institute’s campus in Singapore.   

Baldwin is a recognized authority on the economic drivers and risks of globalization and acts as an advisor to governments and international organizations. He was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Trade and was twice an elected member on the Council of the European Economic Association.  

He joins IMD from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, where he was Professor of International Economics teaching graduate courses on globalization, European integration, and international trade theory, and Co-Director of the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI). He was also a visiting professor at Oxford and MIT, having started his academic career as a professor at the Columbia School of Business in New York.  

“I am delighted to join IMD Business School, the world’s leading institution for executive education and applied research,” said Baldwin. “Motivated by a desire to ensure that my work is relevant to society, I look forward to sharing my insights on the world economy, the grand challenges facing business in the 21st century, the threats and opportunities that lie in future globalization, and the impact of digital technology on global economic interactions with the IMD community and learning from the rich experiences of the business leaders who come to IMD.  

“I believe that IMD offers a unique platform for bridging the gap between academic knowledge and real-world challenges, and I hope to contribute to its mission of developing global leaders who can transform the world for the better.”   

Dieleman joins IMD from NUS Business School in Singapore, where she served as an associate professor and taught various family business courses to students and executives. She was previously an assistant professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She has won numerous teaching awards for her innovative teaching, including the NUS Outstanding Educator Award, the university’s highest teaching award.  

Her research focuses on the governance, strategy, internationalization, innovation, and transformation of business families in emerging markets, as well as on emerging market state-owned enterprises and the interaction between these companies and their governments.  

Dieleman, who has deep expertise in the challenges emerging market enterprises face in their strategic trajectories, is also interested in the topic of gender diversity in listed company boards in Asia and has contributed to greater awareness among corporates and governments of the importance of gender diversity in Asian boards, particularly in Singapore.   

“I am excited to join IMD as it is the leading institution globally in providing outstanding learning journeys for executives,” she said.

“My inspiration lies in working with executives to help them transform their enterprises, in particular family business owners. 

“I have worked extensively with Asian business families, assisting them in their transformation journeys as they establish their legacy, improve their governance, and prepare for a transition to the next generation.”  

Seán Meehan, Professor of Marketing and Management and Dean of Faculty at IMD said, “We are delighted to welcome both Richard Baldwin and Marleen Dieleman to IMD’s faculty at a truly interesting and challenging moment for the global economy. Richard’s expertise and insights will be tremendously valuable to our participants, and as a well-established expert in family business and governance, Marleen will further strengthen our world-leading family business capability.” 

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