Professor of Financial Management
Leif Sjöblom is Professor of Financial Management. His areas of special interest include the restructuring of the telecommunications industry, performance measurement and shareholder value creation, and micro-entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining IMD, Sjöblom worked in marketing, production, and the telecommunications industry. His teaching experience includes a range of courses for the telecommunications industry as well as general management courses in performance management and financial analysis. Since joining IMD he has directed the Program for Executive Development (PED) and the Building on Talent (BOT) program. He is also actively working with African entrepreneurs and universities to develop their capabilities.
Sjöblom has a PhD in business and MS in statistics from Stanford University, an MBA from Helsinki School of Economics, and a BSc in electrical engineering. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Fulbright Fellow.
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