IMD Impact Stories

Showcasing the impact for participants and companies in IMD’s open, online, customized, EMBA and MBA programs.

August 2017

“TBL came to me at an extra good time, just as I was getting ready to take on a new and broader leadership role. It helped familiarize me with core leadership values and plan the transition.”

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July 2017

In 2014, MTN began working with IMD by signing up 10 high-potential executives to participate in IMD’s online-based Global Leadership in the Cloud learning programs. According to Birgitte Davy, Learni...

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June 2017

Positive action characterizes Abeer Hazboun-Sader’s every move. She has co-founded an intercultural leadership program, turned a company around, while co-organising a three stages Ted Talk – connectin...

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June 2017

Jana obtained a BSc & MSc in Management and Marketing from RWTH Aachen University and the University of Economics Bratislava in Slovakia, her home country. After graduation, she joined Puma Group as a...

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June 2017

Ashish Singh comes to IMD from a highly technical background and intends to leverage his expertise within the oil and gas sector to pursue a role in corporate business strategy.

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June 2017

IMD and Hempel developed a custom strategy program for its top teams in order to optimize their strategy and make key decisions to optimize its global business. Learn how this custom strategy program...

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June 2017

When Abhijat Chahal graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India with a BS in Marine Engineering, he was immediately employed by Maersk Group, the integrated transport...

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June 2017

Patricia first completed her MSc and BSc in Economics and Business Administration, at the Hanken School of Economics in her home city of Helsinki, Finland before working as Senior Origination Manager,...

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June 2017

Priya Mehra radiates hope. She is confident that sustainable business practices can help power the under-served and address human-created challenges, including climate change. Her dedication to social...

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June 2017

Corporate experience is not a requirement to get into the IMD MBA program, as Thibault Acolas discovered. A graduate of the French Naval Academy, he has been a naval officer for 10 years, and worked o...

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June 2017

Born in Denver, Colorado, raised in Japan, Kuniyuki Furuta comes to IMD by way of Africa where he worked as an aid worker for the Japanese government. He aims to boost entrepreneurship by promoting an...

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June 2017

Following a MSc & BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude from Delft University of Technology, Tim joined Accenture in 2011, where he has been a Management Consulting Manager since 2015. He now aims...

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June 2017

Guy Chatillon, a key figure in the luxury industry, attended IMD two years running and now explains why he will soon return. President Europe, CIS & ME of the exclusive high jewellery and watch maker...

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June 2017

It’s been a tumultuous time in the agribusiness and a busy time for Liana Logiurato, Global Head of M&A at Syngenta International AG, who has just seen through the Syngenta / ChemChina deal. Working a...

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June 2017

Finnish entrepreneur, Jan M Koivurinta and Australian Private Equity guru, Greg Minton, took a trip down memory lane together, visiting friends around the world and catching up with IMD where the...

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May 2017

Paul Krell just experienced the most bitter-sweet success of his career. He was involved in selling a company, Sequent Medical, which he helped grow from scratch and that he considered his “baby”, for...

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May 2017

Claudio D'Ettole is the School of Management and Learning Systems Manager at Pirelli. He recently participated in IMD’s Organizational Learning in Action program, which helps senior learning leaders...

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April 2017

As European Lead for Digital Health at Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology firm, Marcelo Duhalde is on the front line of digital solutions to help improve health care. He joined the company eight...

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April 2017

Despite not working in the equine field, in 2015 Megan Rock helped boost her leadership skills by interacting with a horse. The exercise was part of an IMD program on Strategies for Leadership for wom...

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April 2017

IMD interviewed Andrea Rota, eBay Marketplaces Senior Director on his relationship to IMD as an MBA alumni and a member of the IMD Alumni Community for Entrepreneurship as well as his role as a...

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March 2017

Glycemicon develops novel nutraceuticals for managing prediabetes, diabetes and obesity. It announced the first closing of its Series A round, raising CHF 3.25 million from private individuals. It als...

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March 2017

Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, today secured a two-thirds holding in Adaptricity AG. The ETH spin-off will contribute...

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March 2017

Today, Dermot O’Gorman is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF). But the IMD EMBA graduate’s environmental career started by getting his hands dirty in his home...

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March 2017

The introduction of an innovative digital marketing culture at OneLife, a Luxembourg-based wealth management specialist, has earned Christophe Regnault the first ever Luxemburg “Digital Personality of...

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March 2017

Oliver Freiland always remembers a pivotal moment in his career when, dissatisfied with his consultancy work, he sat down and had a discussion with himself. "I decided there and then to start my own...

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March 2017

IMD Professor, hostage negotiator and award-winning author, George Kohlrieser believes that it’s important to give back and create an impact for future generations. For three years, Professor Kohlries...

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March 2017

  Jean-Francois Vryens is a re gular at IMD, where he has been attending a program roughly every two years since 2006. “IMD has become my life toolbox.” He also goes on yearly two-week high mountain...

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March 2017

Qin Li is a German national originally from the Shanghai area who has made Europe her home over the past few years. She joined IMD’s MBA class recently for an intensive year of studies on business...

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February 2017

When Alexander (aka Sascha) Majarek enrolled in one of the ten IMD Global Leadership in the Cloud programs, he says that his expectations were high. “But the learning experience outperformed my...

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February 2017

Sheer determination and a taste for innovation have been the main motors of Manish Kapoor’s career. For over years, he has successfully turned markets around for American Express India, where he has...

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February 2017

Satakarni Makkapati completed IMD’s executive MBA in 2015. Armed with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Satakarni is President at Aurobindo Pharma. Respected for being a classmate whose input increases...

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February 2017

Serco is a vast corporation about which most of us know very little. Globally, the public services company operates across four regions – the UK and Europe, ASPAC, North America and the Middle East. I...

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February 2017

Johan Slotte has been deputy CEO at Teleste, a Finnish technology company that offers broadband video and data communication networks and services since 2007, and has held senior executive positions a...

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February 2017

Challenge Innovation is not the first word that comes to mind when speaking of the pharmaceutical industry, but without creative research and development, new and differentiated products would never...

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