IMD News

Updates on the latest developments at IMD and among its community.

July 2017

By Naoshi Takatsu

IMD business school and PwC Consulting will jointly host a leadership development program in Japan to nurture the next generation of business leaders. The inaugural session is planned for October of...

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July 2017

IMD alumnae Alicia Micklethwait has co-authored a new book on the importance of corporate governance, board leadership and culture.

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July 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board wrapped up two days of meetings, ahead of the 2024 Candidate City Briefing and 130th Session, with a review of the IOC’s governance structures...

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July 2017

IMD’s Alumni Community for Entrepreneurship held its first Venture Capital Deal Camp. The daylong program was organized to bring entrepreneurs and investors together as well as to give an overview of...

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July 2017

Celebrated for her bullseye wit, Lucy Kellaway gives her last talk at IMD before leaving the Financial Times after 32 years to become a teacher. The final keynote speaker of IMD’s 2017 Orchestrating...

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June 2017

Home to the World Competitiveness Center, IMD shares its findings every year with Orchestrating Winning Performance, its signature program attended by executives from around the world. The yearly...

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June 2017

A wide variety of keynote speakers contributes to the excellence of IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance program and this year’s edition is no exception. Following an evening dedicated to industry...

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June 2017

At a ceremony held during Orchestrating Winning Performance, (OWP), President Jean-François Manzoni and OWP Program co-Director Tawfik Jelassi recognized outstanding IMD alumni with Lifelong Learning...

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June 2017

Lise Kingo, the CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, a United Nations initiative dedicated to encouraging businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible...

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June 2017

Over the weekend, IMD held its annual All MBA Alumni event which brought together more than 200 holders of IMD’s MBA from classes starting from 1976 all the way up to the present.

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June 2017

Two IMD teams of IMD MBAs have been named among the winners of the Debiopharm Inartis Challenge, a competition organized to harness innovation to improve the lives of healthcare patients. One team’s...

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June 2017

The double billing of Bracken P. Darrell, CEO of Logitech and Gilbert Achermann, former CEO and current Chairman of Straumann, was the unlikely combination of a leader in computer peripherals and a...

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June 2017

IMD's largest open enrolment program, Orchestrating Winning Performance, kicked off for the 21st consecutive year on Sunday, drawing over 350 participants from around the globe to the IMD campus in...

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June 2017

IMD has recently launched The First 90 Days, a new program designed to help leaders in career transition get up to speed quickly and find ways to create positive momentum in their new role.

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June 2017

IMD Business School and Cisco have announced the completion of the Connected Classroom — a two-year-long initiative to virtually connect classrooms and boardrooms thousands of kilometres apart with...

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June 2017

Many recent books make the case for businesses to become more sustainable, but few explain the specifics. In a new book titled “Beyond the Triple Bottom Line Eight Steps Toward a Sustainable Business...

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June 2017

“An enthusiastic and energetic visionary that loves the journey, especially when surrounded by amazing people.”

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June 2017

A major study by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco initiative, today revealed that executives are increasingly recognizing the positive aspects of digital...

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June 2017

IMD business school and EPFL announced today a collaboration to establish TransformTECH. The new program, which is scheduled to begin in January 2018, will focus on how business leaders can use...

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June 2017

This month IMD president Jean-François Manzoni joins CEOs, global business leaders and decision and policy makers at the St. Petersburg International Forum 2017 organized under the auspices of the...

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June 2017

The world’s most competitive countries continue to jostle for the top positions in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, as the USA is pushed out of the top three.

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June 2017

On Friday, June 2 an amazing group of global leaders graduate the IMD Executive MBA program. The group of 51 participants represent 24 industries and 24 different nationalities including Canada, Brazi...

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June 2017

EFMD, a not for profit association of business schools known for publishing and awarding cases used all over the world by the most prestigious business schools, has just announced the winners of its...

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May 2017

Lausanne, Switzerland – May 31, 2017 - The world’s most competitive countries continue to jostle for the top positions in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, as the USA is pushed out of the t...

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May 2017

“Energetic and analytical engineer. Volunteer by heart, true friend and action driven. Loves to smile and ask questions.”

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May 2017

Tom Brown, an IMD MBA alumnus and engineering expert who has chaired 15 companies, has authored and successfully published a new book which explores the decline of the UK engineering industry.

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May 2017

Adrian Zwingli is a self-professed entrepreneur and as well as founder and chairman of SwissQ, a Zurich-based tech company. Adrian has done a number of programs at IMD including High Performance...

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May 2017

15 May 2017 – IMD has been recognized once again among the world’s best business schools by the Financial Times in its 2017 Executive Education Rankings. IMD came in at #1 in open programs for the six...

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May 2017

Fifty international academics and leading corporate governance practitioners have come together for an annual lecture at IMD with the IMD Global Board Center.

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May 2017

The pace of digital transformation continues to speed up dramatically. No industries have been left untouched any many business risk being left behind. That’s why IMD business school is launching a ne...

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May 2017

                                                                                                                                         IMD’s MBAs have just completed their whirlwind week of being...

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April 2017

Can innovation be taught in a classroom? According to Cyril Bouquet, who’s currently leading the innovation module for IMD’s 2017 MBA class, the answer is probably not. That’s why he’s given the class...

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April 2017

Smart City initiatives generally lack an operational framework that would guide the process undertaken by the heads of public entities. It was on this basis that IMD and Swisscom joined forces two yea...

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April 2017

A graduate of the MBA Class of 1989 at IMD, Anwar Jumabhoy, has successfully co-authored and published a new book exploring the concept of entrepreneurial management.  The book, 9 ENTREPRENEURisms:...

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April 2017

When Professor George Kohlrieser encountered his first hostage situation, he knew he had to act fast; a perpetrator had a knife held to a nurse’s throat. Fortunately, by speaking to the knifeman and...

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April 2017

IMD’s EMBA participants recently headed to Brazil to meet with both domestic and multinational companies, academics and government officials to learn about the internationalization strategies of...

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April 2017

Cognex Corporation announced today that it has acquired ViDi Systems SA, a maker of deep learning software for industrial machine vision. ViDi's deep learning software uses artificial intelligence...

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April 2017

IMD regrets to announce the passing away of Bo Olsson who graduated from the school in 1993 with an MBA and who kept close ties to IMD over the years.  Fellow classmate Alan Kallir had this to say:  “...

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April 2017

This April for the sixth consecutive year, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports Forum will be held on IMD’s campus in Lausanne. The event will include an introduction by IMD Professor an...

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March 2017

Last week IMD’s EMBA class experienced Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta in the first ever Executive MBA Discovery Expedition to Vietnam, one of the fastest-growing Asian economies. In partnership...

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March 2017

“One word: transformational ”. That’s what the IMD EMBA class had to say about their recent Discovery Expedition to India.  The group of 55 executives from diverse backgrounds, 30 nationalities, and a...

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March 2017

Digital disruption is like a vortex: It exerts a rotational force that draws everything that surrounds it, companies and entire sectors, into its center and drastically modifies processes, business...

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March 2017

IMD recently hosted the Indo-Swiss Investment and Innovation Forum which brought together over 130 business leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs, and investors from Switzerland, Europe, and...

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March 2017

OneVisage was a winner in the IMD Startup Competition, and collaborated closely with a team of the school’s 2016 fulltime MBAs, and CEO Christophe Remillet continues to be connected to the school....

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March 2017

Kizy Tracking, the fast growing low-cost, low-power tracking solution for global supply chains, announced today a Series A funding led by Jari Ovaskainen, one of Europe’s leading business angels, with...

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March 2017

photo credit: Hayley Hay photography What a can a life and death session teach you about leading under pressure? 300 executives and IMD alumni gathered at the Swiss business school to experience an...

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March 2017

CEOs of the largest African and international companies, political decision makers from more than 40 African countries, and the most active bankers and investors on the continent come together in Gene...

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March 2017

IMD interviewed Professors Bettina Buechel and Ginka Toegel to discuss to challenges facing women leaders in 2017 on the occasion of 8 March, International Women’s Day. The theme this year is “Be Bold...

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March 2017

8 March is International Women’s day and this year’s theme is “Be Bold for Change”. IMD caught up with Jennifer Jordan a social psychologist and Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at...

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March 2017

Michael Watkins recently talked with the Wall Street Journal about executive education and how managers make the shift to business leadership in a piece titled: “After promotions, managers must learn ...

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March 2017

Each IMD Executive MBA class goes on three “Discovery Expeditions” to key global business hubs. Guided by passionate faculty, local experts, and hands-on learning, we study the economy, but also the...

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March 2017

The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an initiative of IMD business school and Cisco, and HR consultancy metaBeratung, have identified four competencies and three behaviours that...

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February 2017

Innovation Professor Howard Yu, along with strategy and management Professor Thomas Malnight, and IMD Research Associate Ivy Buche were awarded for their work in the “outstanding case writer on the ho...

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February 2017

Executives and dealmakers typically understand the advantages of creating a collaborative atmosphere that favors value creation in negotiations. However, difficult negotiation processes, characterized...

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February 2017

             From left, Adam Craker, Adam Habib, IMD Prof. Phil Rosenzweig In February, the IMD Alumni Club of South Africa were pleased to host guest speaker Adam Habib, an accomplished professor of...

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February 2017

The Global Network for Advanced Management, an association of international business schools of which IMD is a member, has released a joint statement signed by the network’s Presidents, Deans and...

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February 2017

Scholarships play an important role in supporting IMD’s already diverse MBA pool. There are roughly 10 different categories of IMD scholarships ranging from completely merit based awards to those...

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January 2017

The Qatar Petroleum High Performance Boards Award Ceremony, held in Doha in January 2017, marked the culmination of a year-long transformational journey during which IMD and Qatar Petroleum laid the...

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January 2017

Two teams of IMD EMBA participants recently won awards in the 2017 John Molson MBA International Case competition. The IMD case: ''Will LinkedIn Learning Disrupt the Education Landscape?'' took 2nd...

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