The IMD Luxury Alumni Community is a trusted community in which we help each other to learn and develop continuously. We are joining forces to help each other and to share experiences, learnings and views on the future of luxury in an informal environment; and to address the challenges and transformations our brands are experiencing, while providing mutual support and helping each other grow.
A group of several hundred IMD alumni working across a wide range of luxury industries, our enthusiasm is the result of many years and exposure to different programs. Our meeting through the IMD Luxury Alumni Community is often the first encounter we have had with each other. Join us today.
Why we are coming together
Although the luxury industries have promptly recovered from COVID, they are facing significant headwind going forward: growing geopolitical risks; over-dependence on a few markets; supply chain disruptions; relentless digital disruption – the latest being the metaverse; increasing pressures to transform for purpose and sustainability; start-ups transforming the field with new ambitions and inventing the next tradition; ecosystems becoming a norm for brand desirability; younger talents expecting new and more inclusive ways of working and revealing their own ideas; and younger consumers expecting different approaches and showing different buying habits… It is clear, therefore, that the shift to greater strategic, organizational and leadership agility in luxury comes with its own specifics.
What’s more, these pressures take different shapes depending on the sector. For example, in automobile the shift to mobility remains challenging.
One thing is clear: plenty is at stake.
Together, we are stronger in navigating these challenges and seizing these opportunities. We are a vibrant community with backgrounds in different cohorts and programs. We also want to give each other plenty of opportunities for networking, peer-to-peer learning, mentoring and reverse mentoring. And we seek to improve the latest thought leadership from IMD and beyond using learning as our instrument.
Our success depends on ourselves and how active we are. Do reach out and join us in growing and developing the IMD Luxury Community network. Volunteer to be part of the governing team and/or contribute to our agenda.
Our Steering Commitee
Stéphane J.G. Girod is Professor of Strategy and Organizational Innovation at IMD. His research, teaching and consulting interests focus on agility transformation, at the strategy, organizational and leadership levels in…