IMD - International Institute for Management Development

About IMD

IMD is an independent university institute, founded by business executives for business executives. For more than 75 years, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society. It has been ranked in the top three of the FT’s Executive Education Rankings (combined ranking for open & custom programs) since 2012. It has also been in the top four for 18 consecutive years.

With a 100% focus on executive education, IMD strives to deliver “Real Learning. Real Impact.” Its expert and diverse faculty collaborates with executives and companies to resolve business issues, build capabilities, and prepare for the future. Through flexible, results-focused  learning methods, it provide the executive management training that global business people need, when and in the way they need it. IMD innovates constantly in response to business challenges and world trends to ensure that you are continuously delivered world-class education programs.

Renowned Faculty

  • Sameh Abadir

    Professor of Leadership and Negotiation

    Sameh Abadir is a Professor of Leadership and Negotiation at IMD. Abadir's fields of expertise are negotiation, conflict management, crisis management, and leadership. Before his academic career, he served in the Egyptian Special Forces and was an executive at a large multinational, and his military...

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  • Shlomo Ben-Hur

    Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior

    Shlomo Ben-Hur is the Director of IMD's transformative leadership program for top executives, Cultivating Leadership Energy through Awareness and Reflection (CLEAR). He also directs the Organizational Learning in Action program (OLA) for Chief Learning Officers, the Changing Employee Behavior online...

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  • Arnaud Chevallier

    Professor of Strategy

    Arnaud Chevallier helps executives solve complex problems and make better decisions under uncertainty. His research, teaching, and consulting draw on empirical findings from diverse disciplines to provide concrete tools that prepare executives to manage the strategic challenges they face in today’...

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  • Albrecht Enders

    Professor of Strategy and Innovation

    Albrecht Enders' work focuses on strategic decision making. Through his teaching, consulting, and writing, he helps companies make important strategic choices, and provides guidance on how to ensure that decision making is effective, and pitfalls are avoided.

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  • Ökyü Isik, Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity, IMD

    Öykü Işık

    Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity

    Öykü Işık is Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity. She is an expert on digital resilience and the ways in which disruptive technologies challenge our society and organizations. Named on the Thinkers50 Radar 2022 list of up-and-coming global thought leaders, she helps businesses to tac...

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  • Amit Joshi

    Professor of AI, Analytics and Marketing Strategy

    Amit Joshi specializes in helping organizations use artificial intelligence and develop their big data, analytics, and AI capabilities. An award-winning professor and researcher, he has extensive experience of AI and analytics-driven transformations in industries such as banking, fintech, retail, au...

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  • Nik Kinley

    Director, YSL Consulting

    Nik Kinley has worked with more than half of the top 20 FTSE companies, and helped businesses across the globe develop and implement their leadership strategy, drive organizational change, and select and develop the leaders they need to succeed. He now specializes in working with Board members, CEOs...

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  • Ina Toegel

    Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change

    Named one of the top business school professors globally by Poets&Quants, which included her on its 'Best 40 under 40' list in 2021, Ina Toegel's work focuses on how to build and sustain high-performance teams. She started her career as an economist at the World Bank – an atypical background which...

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  • Michael Wade

    Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, IMD Business School

    Michael Wade is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD and holds the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation and was named one of the top 10 digital thought leaders in Switzerland.

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  • Howard Yu

    LEGO® Professor of Management and Innovation

    Howard Yu is the LEGO® Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD and author of the award-winning book "LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied."

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