Our Faculty

Our Faculty members are recognized world authorities in their fields. Dividing their time between teaching, research and working with international companies, they remain on top of the latest management trends. You can expect timely, innovative learning activities, materials, and content in all IMD programs.

Your program director

Robert Hooijberg

Robert Hooijberg is Professor of Organizational Behavior at IMD. He has a PhD from the University of Michigan and teaches at IMD in Lausanne. His areas of special interest are leadership and 360-degree feedback, negotiations, team building, and organizational culture. Before joining IMD in September 2000, Professor Hooijberg taught at Rutgers University in their MBA and Executive MBA programs in New Jersey, Singapore, and Beijing. In 1997, while at the Rutgers Business School, he was named Professor of the Year by both the MBA students and the faculty.

Program Director

Robert Hooijberg

Dutch

Professor

Robert Hooijberg

Dutch, Professor

Programs: Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives, Negotiating for Value Creation, Orchestrating Winning Performance

Topic: Organizational Design

Your program co-director

Sameh Abadir

Sameh Abadir is a Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management at IMD. His major research, teaching and consulting interest is the organizational behavior, particularly in the areas of stress management, leadership strategy, negotiation skills and business ethics.

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

Program Co-Director

Sameh Abadir

Egyptian, French, Canadian

Professor

Sameh Abadir

Egyptian, French, Canadian, Professor

Programs: Orchestrating Winning Performance, Negotiating for Value Creation

Topic: Negotiation