Meet your Program Directors
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.
Michael Wade is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD and holds the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation. He is the Director of IMD’s Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. His areas of expertise relate to strategy, innovation, and digital transformation. He has been named one of the top ten digital thought leaders in Switzerland several times by a jury of business media, most recently in 2020. He has published ten books and more than a hundred case studies and articles on a variety of topics, including digital business transformation, innovation, strategy, and digital leadership.
Stéphane J.G. Girod is Professor of Strategy and Organizational Design at IMD. His research, teaching and consulting interests focus on agility transformation, at the strategy, organizational and leadership levels in response to digital, globalization and other forms of disruption.
He is Program Director of “Reinventing Luxury: Strategic Conversations” and the IMD EMBA Discovery Expeditions in China. His sectoral expertise is in luxury goods and services, retail, banking, automobile and consumer goods. His research regularly appears in leading journals.
Jennifer Jordan is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior. She is a social psychologist and a digital transformation and business ethics expert. Her teaching, research and consulting focus on ethics, digital leadership, influence, and power. In 2019, she was named by Poets&Quants as one of the world’s leading business school professors under 40.
See and hear a real-life Digital Orchestra in action. Here comes the Maestro Conductor: McLaren, the British Formula 1 team and manufacturer of high performance road cars.
What is power? Is it control over social or physical resources? Or is it simply the ability to do what you want when you want? IMD professor, Jennifer Jordan, says it is all those things and more. In Episode 13 of ManagementCast, she calls it the “unspoken currency” in any group or organization. It’s what makes things happen.
You could wait for digital disruption to hit you and just hope for the best, as many have done. Or you could proactively disrupt yourself and make digitization the critical opportunity it can be.
“A lot of companies are playing “not to lose”, protecting their status quo and lacking the ambition and ability to outperform others. That ambition and ability to play to win is agility.” Professor Girod shares insights from his book, “Resetting Management: Thrive with Agility in the Age of Uncertainty” during an I by IMD Book Club webinar.