Anthony Arnold has a broad range of experience across the food and beverage, business and hospitality sectors. His international upbringing has taken him to 13 countries and four continents. Since becoming a sales execution and capabilities specialist at Heineken in 2013, most of his work has been project based.
Senior Vice President Customer Operations, Liaison Technologies
Liaison Technologies Mikko Soirola is not an average Sales Vice President. First of all, he is a trained physicist. Second, he is harbouring a dream of at some point taking a year off to work in development aid. Not quite yet, howeglobal lver. Soirola enjoys his job immensely and so much is happening at Liaison Technologies. The international integration and data management company is growing at record speed.
As Enterprise architects at Deutsche Telekom, we have invited the business strategy people within our organisation to our planning meetings, and they usually provided us with insights into how we could align IT transformation with the key objectives. But so far, it’s been frustrating that we haven’t been invited to their planning meetings!’ Michael Hartges
Akihito Otombe works for cosmetics giant Shiseido and after working in its global headquarters in Tokyo, he was posted to the company’s travel retail business head office in Singapore. IMD's OWP program provided him with a solid foundation for his new role
Lars Ollberg, Chief Operating Officer, Group’s businesses and distribution, Rapala VMC Corporation, has worked for Rapala VMC Corporation for over 30 years. Ollberg recently partook in Aalto EE's Strategic Pricing programme.
IMD just ran its TransformTECH program for the first time. In the programme participants learn to harness new technologies to transform their business. IMD had the pleasure of welcoming Michael Juhler, Director, Global Head of Special Cargo, Maersk Line, Denmark, as a participant in the programme.
Bertrand Conan is a Marketing Director for STMicroelectronics near Paris. An engineer by training, he has increasingly taken on business and a strategic role – and plans that his next move will be into general management. With that in mind, he recently completed the INSEAD Transition to General Management programme.
HR Director at Swiss Re describes her experience attending the executive programme in IMD.IMD recently ran its TransformTECH programme for the first time. In the programme, participants learn to harness new technologies to transform their business. IMD had the pleasure of welcoming Sylvie Arm, HR Director, as a participant in the programme. After an intense week of TransformTECH, IMD caught up with Sylvie to discuss her experience.
Business leader and role model, Lucy Quist, CEO of Airtel Ghana, is creating headlines throughout the world. We pick up her story… at INSEAD.
“To be honest, I’d never heard of INSEAD until I met my husband-to-be in 2001,” says Lucy Quist MBA’05J. “He was at business school in the UK. And one of the first things he said to me was: ‘You’re the kind of person who goes to INSEAD’.”
Rachel Arellano , Director of Marketing ,AVL , Austria shares that ‘Leading Digital Marketing Strategy ‘programme was relevant and fast paced – three days to refresh your knowledge and discover new strategic approaches to digital marketing
Dana Haidar is no stranger to new challenges. After growing up in Lebanon and working for 14 years in war-torn Beirut, she moved to Qatar in 2006 and established Almaha Insurance Brokers. Today, as the firm's general manager, she is always looking to improve herself and broaden her perspective, which led her to the Reimagining Strategy programme at Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education. She opened up about the eye-opening experience she had in the programme.
Jasmine Green, Vice President and Chief Customer Advocate, Nationwide Insurance, Jasmine Green, is a Kellogg Executive Education scholar who completed her certificate in Leadership. She shared her perspectives on Kellogg's atmosphere, taking the time to invest in yourself and core competencies Kellogg helped her fill.
“Pleased, but not satisfied.”
That’s how Frank Magwegwe (Advanced Management Programme Alumni) describes the drive that helped him to overcome homelessness as a young man in South Africa, get an education, and build a successful career in finance.
Jaime Galviz, Marketing and Operation Lead, Gulf, Microsoft, United Arab Emirates, discusses his experience on the Oxford High Performance Leadership Programme, and 12 months later, reflects on the ongoing benefits.
Johanna Kantokari, Head of Internal Audit at Kemira Oyj is an experienced professional in internal audit and controls. For the past two years, she has worked as Head of Internal Audit at Kemira Oyj, a global chemicals company headquartered in Finland. Kemira serves customers in water-intensive industries and has operations in 40 countries around the world.
‘The big thing for me – and many of my fellow participants on the programme – is the idea of ‘planning to plan’.’ Chris Jarvis, IT and Data Protection Manager, YMCA shares his experience of the Developing Management Practice programme at Henley School of business
Adrianne Thompson, Chief Human Resources and Talent-Management Officer, Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union, sharing about her experience at Olin Business School’s, Advanced Management programme says “Class content has broadened my way of thinking and leading. I’ve had several aha moments. I’m more confident and more self-aware. As a result, I’m better able to develop my organization and employees.”
Hamish Hogben , Operations Manager South Australia, TI Automotive Australia shares his experience of the Management Acceleration Programme: "The programme provided an opportunity to work and interact with a diverse multicultural group, something otherwise difficult to achieve in any other environment."
Anthony Arnold has a broad range of experience across the food and beverage, business and hospitality sectors. His international upbringing has taken him to 13 countries and four continents. Since becoming a sales execution and capabilities specialist at Heineken in 2013, most of his work has been project based.
Paul Kingswell the Operations Manager at JP Morgan shares his experience at Henley Business School’s Influence and Impact ( I&I) Executive Education Programme.
Faced with challenges that are a result of a growing economy, Diane Karusisi, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Kigali, emerged from the Senior Executive Programme—Africa (SEPA) with powerful ideas and insights—from both her fellow participants as well as Harvard Business School faculty.
Pfizer is one of the world’s largest makers of pharmaceutical and nutritional products. As senior director of outcomes research for animal health, Sabina Gasper links science with business to translate the value of products for customers.
She shares her experience with executive education as inspiring and highly effective.
The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) is a joint venture of the Madinah Knowledge Economic City (KEC), the Savola Group and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. It is a leading Corporate Social Responsibility Programme dedicated to enhancing entrepreneurial excellence and Leadership capacity in Asia, North Africa and most importantly, in the Middle East. Sponsored by Savola Group and strategically located in KEC, it is a non-profit organization and a collaborative initiative that seeks participation from top management consulting organizations, prestigious global business schools, professional associations and academicians.
Carly Becker , Corporate Development Manager, All3Media was already enjoying an exciting media career when she came to London Business School (LBS) to participate in the Financing the Entrepreneurial Business (FEB) programme. As Corporate Development Manager for the broadcast-content company All3Media, she is now involved in acquiring TV production companies and investing in TV production startups.
Steve Chamberlain, Commercial Director - North America, Colar, USA shares his experience at INSEAD as "its life-changing. The ethos of the course and the people you meet is tremendous." Steve Chamberlain, past-participant of the Transition to General Management programme.
Stephen Kiewiet Interim Co-chief Supply Chain Officer
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, BJC HealthCare shares his experience attending the Advanced Management programme at Olin Business School
Imagine you’re a film photographer whose business is being undercut by digital. What do you do? To make lemons out of lemonade, you position your film work as more special than digital, then charge a premium for it.
That’s one of the lessons Camille Beaufils, board account director at ad agency Atelier Leo Burnett, learned from a classmate during a course in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education Programme.
Leadership seems to come naturally to Maria Kim, president and CEO of the Chicago-based non-profit organization Cara (www.carachicago.org). Indeed, the Chicago Booth MBA graduate is the recipient of many leadership honours. In 2017, she came to Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education to build on those strengths by attending the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) programme. Here, she shares her experience in the programme.
IMD’s PED (Programme for Executive Development) attended in 2014, completed by TBL (Transition to Business Leadership) in 2017, has helped Kasper Roseeuw Poulsen prepare for his new position and expanded responsibilities as VP Finance, IT, Administration & Procurement at Novo Nordisk in Beijing, China.
With an eye on empowering and engaging young employees, Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Centre (ARC) has launched several development programmes over recent years targeting niche groups such as young researchers and women employees with the goal of expanding their skill sets.
In the fall of 2008, a brainstorming session was held in Dubai, UAE to conceive the vision for MILE, the purpose of which is to bridge the evident leadership deficit in the region. The senior executives and corporate leaders from Leading Concepts, Savola Group, Islamic Development Bank, Kenaxa and Mckinsey & Co. graced this momentous occasion to formulate the strategy for MILE and align its operating model with the global best practices prevailing in the world of Executive Education.
Maria Belentsova is currently the Head of Market Research; Brand Advisor & Consumer Insights Manager Beiersdorf CIS – Beiersdorf
Carl Smith Operations Director, Metalliform Holdings Ltd shares his experience on leadership programme at Henley Business School as the best thing he has ever done.
Running the corporate operations for one of the world's most multifaceted entertainers is a challenge. This is especially true in an age when advancing technology and growing consumer influence seem to be reshaping the industry almost daily. That's why Claudine Joseph, chief operating officer at LL COOL J Inc., applied to The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports at Harvard Business School (HBS). She describes her experience in the programme.
Rani Francois-Marie Saad , Vice-President, Corporate Ventures (Asia-Pacific) at Sabre Corporation, explains how the programme helped improve his ability to make judgement calls under pressure, as well as build his peer network worldwide.
Danielle Burroughs, Director of Pharmacovigilance, Avadel Pharmaceuticals says that the reason she opted for the programme at Olin Business School was to increase her business acumen and learn the business. Coming from a technical background with very good history of compliance she felt that this was the best opportunity for her to advance her management skills
Jennifer PasterDetmer recently transitioned into a role in business development and licensing at global life sciences company Sanofi Pasteur. Because this position requires advanced skills in negotiation and dealmaking, she sought to enhance her competencies in these areas—a search that led her to apply to Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education's Changing the Game: Negotiation and Competitive Decision-Making programme.
The programme really helped consolidate my real-world knowledge with practical methodologies that underpin sustainable strategic growth. I’m much more confident in my corporate communication skills. I have the language and the theory I need when reporting to the board.” Says Catherine Crowley, Head of People ,Swisse Wellness
Alan Park Operations Director, Center Parcs UK speaks on the benefits of the Advanced Personal Leadership programme at Henley Business School and how it has helped him become more aware of the impact of his interactions with people
Shreesh Tongaonkar, Marketing Communications Manager at Syndicate Group, Goa and MDP Alumni of IIM Calcutta shares his take on the absolute need of upgrading your skills, Learning and unlearning and re-learning in an exclusive interview with XEDGlobal.
“If we don’t have clean water,” says Terry A’Hearn, “we’ll all die within a week. That’s how dependent we are on the environment.” The importance of our planet’s resources is A’Hearn’s main driver in his role as CEO of the Scotland Environment Agency: “I like doing things that make a difference,” he says, “and unless I can help people get much smarter about how we use the environment, our future will suffer.”
For Celine van Till, Orchestrating winning Permanence (OWP) programme from IMD was a positive experience that gave her an opportunity to hear others’ colorful life stories. Her own extraordinary story is an inspiring tale of determination and positivity. Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) remains totally unique in a world that offers many business programmes. In one place, you are exposed to the full breadth of business topics and trends you need to know about to stay successfully ahead.
Mr Menon has been in the communication business for the last 22 years. When asked about his career he says that “I have worked in varied industries and sectors to support my thirst for knowledge and learning about different industries.
In his role as CEO of YAKS Holding, Sultan Shaker must be knowledgeable in a broad range of industries. YAKS is a family owned finance and investment firm, but Shaker was looking to expand his knowledge and skills in real estate. He applied to the Real Estate Management Programme at Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education, which opened his eyes to a world of insights and practices. He discusses some of the highlights of his experience.
William Blomme, Senior Partner, Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte , Belgium , William Blomme is a Senior Partner in Deloitte’s Belgian Audit and Enterprise Risk Services business unit. He recently completed the Transition to General Management programme on INSEAD’s Europe and Asia Campuses.
As Country Director For Taiwan, Columbia Sportswear Co , Hossam Awad Works Across Columbia’s Development, Manufacturing, And Supply Chain Functions To Commercialize And Produce Many Of The Company’s Products. Hossam Provides Insight into his experience at Michigan Ross Positive Leadership Programme
Joji George, Deputy General Manager at Shikhar Microfinance based in New Delhi, India shares his experience on Executive Education at IIM-Ahmedabad in an Interview with XEDGlobal as something that is Invaluable.
Maria Castuera Hidalgo, Chief Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation (IFC) speaks about the knowledge she acquired while on IMD’s High-Performance Boards (HPB) programme.
Daniela Clara Moraru is the CEO of Group Moraru sàrl ("Languages.lu" ), a language school offering the most customised and flexible language programmes for children and adults in Luxembourg, Germany, France, United Kingdom and different parts of North and South America.
Christine Thioux, Director ATH and Associates share her experience at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management’s Executive Programme in Management and Philosophies that helps develop the ability to question our points of view and our managerial practices to overcome them and make better decisions. The programme is created by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in partnership with the non-profit organisation Philosophies & Management, the Management School of the University of Liège - HEC and the Louvain School of Management (UCL).
Jenny Kong has been a volunteer with the Hong Kong YWCA for 13 years and has served on the organisation's board of directors since 2012. To complement her expertise in banking and finance, she wanted to enhance her knowledge of governance at Harvard Business School's (HBS) Governing for Non-profit Excellence programme. She shares her thoughts about the programme’s people, learning environment, and content.
Brain Johnson, Vice President of Supply Chain, Plumbers Supply Co felt that there was a time in his career where he felt some amount of insecurity due to some knowledge gaps, that’s when he pursed the supply chain management programme from Olin executive education school of Washington University.
The world is digitalising at warp speed and Legal Tech companies will soon be essential. It is based on this observation that Pierre Colliot (PGE 2015) launched the Fabrique Juridique.
Patrick Barbey, Director, Innovaud, a nonprofit association located in western Switzerland that has the vital mission of helping leaders of innovation projects realize their goals shares his experience after attending the Driving Economic Growth (DEG) programme at Babson Executive education. Innovaud specifically supports innovation initiatives in the region of Vaud, which has a population of more than 750,000. Barbey attended the DEG programme with Jean Philippe Lallement and Lan Zuo Gillet, who manage the EPFL Innovation Park in Vaud, home of 120+ high-tech startups.
Henrik Gliese, the CEO and Co-Founder of the ‘Work Environment Expert’- a company that sells time and knowledge in virtually all aspects of the work environment and safety established 12 years ago had lot of practical experience in environmental engineering. However he felt that as the company grew it became necessary to become acquainted with the theory to supplement his practical experience. That’s when he decided to take up the Top Governance programme from Business Institute Denmark of 2015.
LähiTapiola Managing Director of Helsinki Metropolitan Area Jukka Kinnunen’s decision to participate in the Aalto CEO Circle was easy: "Continuing self-development is important and good forums need to be sought. I think Aalto EE is one such. LähiTapiola has worked closely with other Aalto EE partners and I have a strong trust in their professional skills. I heard them assembling a new CEO Circle group and thought that participation was a good opportunity. "
Akberet Boykin Farr, Vice President, Human Resources at Nidec Motor Corporation is a seasoned HR professional with over 20 years of experience. While sharing her experience with Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis she says The Women Leadership Forum programme that she did gave her greater clarity of what kind of a leader she wanted to be
A switch to real-time charging offered big benefits for Kuwait’s VIVA telecom company but it took all of IT expert, the Head, VIVA’s business support system, Muhammad Ayub’s skills to steer it through. Here is the story of a Pakistani IT expert and his executive education journey at London Business School with the “ Making innovations happen” programme.
Ben Steele joined REI Co-op as its first chief creative officer. Headquartered in Seattle, the speciality outdoor retailer is the nation's largest consumer co-op. Today, Steele leads the company's marketing, communications, and brand teams along with creative and brand expression. During a conversation on leadership development, Steele's CEO recommended that he attend the Finance for Senior Executives (FSE) program. With no background in finance, he was understandably apprehensive, but soon realized it was the ideal opportunity.
Deere’s relationship with Tuck goes back several decades, but it deepened 15 years ago when Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan, co-faculty director of Global Leadership 2030, began working with the company to plan global strategy. “We went from focusing on yearly operational plans to developing a wider-reaching, further-thinking type of strategic intent,” says Jones. When Tuck launched its global business consortium open program in 1998, Deere was a charter member; now the company has more than 90 alumni of the programme, who attend more than a quarter of whom are non-U.S. passport holders.
‘I didn’t really know what to expect, but my stand-out memories of the programme itself were the array of activities we got involved with, ranging from theory to practice to sports psychology to team-building games - we all had a great week! ‘The confidence it instilled in me has stood me in really good stead ever since, and I’ve applied the lessons I learned relentlessly. ‘I think I expected to hear about strategies and the more theoretical side of leadership, but it was the people elements that had the most profound impact on me.’
David Resch, Vice President of Marketing, Sonova Retail (AudioNova), Switzerland attends the Leading Digital Marketing Strategy Programme in INSEAD and shares the feedback that the programme exceeded his expectations in every way and that he came away feeling a native in the domain.
Yolanda Conyers, VP of Operations and Chief Diversity Officer, Lenovo shares her experiences from the Advanced Human Resources Executive programme at Michigan Ross Business School.As Lenovo looks to stay at the forefront of the tech industry, Yolanda uses tools from the Advanced Human Resource Executive Programme (AHREP) Programme to advance strategic goals. Here, she discusses her experience in the programme:
Graciela Arce-Bordon moved to Lloyds TSB headquarters ten years ago, from the company’s branch in Paraguay. She attended the three Corporate Finance modules during 2006, following on with the Advanced Corporate Finance module in January 2007. Graciela had a series of promotions following the programmes and has been in her current role for two years.
The job of financial leaders has evolved to mean much more than strictly crunching numbers. Finance officers today have to be actively engaged in the roles of strategic leader, effective communicator, moral conscience, and risk manager.
John Henderson is the president and CEO of AEL-Span, LLC, an automotive industry-focused 3PL. He has more than 35 years of business management experience and has held senior management and board-level positions in banking, venture capital management, contract logistics and electronics manufacturing. John earned his BA in Business Administration at the University of Washington, a Master’s from the University of Delaware’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking and an MBA from the University of Washington. He is also a former United States Marine.
Dr Bobby Chhabra and Dr David Diduch from UVA Health System Orthopaedic Surgery share insights they gained from attending the Servant Leadership programme, and how it has impacted how they work with each other and interact with their teams on daily bases.
MZ Goodman, Founder of the BASE a modern, urban community living space for high-functioning young adults with learning disabilities and social challenges which provide support and innovative programming on site to enable young adults with special needs to live independently, find community and build life skills.
In his role as Director of Strategy and Innovation for a private health care insurer in the Netherlands, Erik-Jan Wilhelm is all too familiar with the industry's key challenges. He and his team are constantly seeking creative solutions for improving quality, expanding accessibility, and controlling costs. To find out how today's industry leaders tackle these issues, he attended Managing Health Care Delivery at Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education. He discusses some key takeaways from the programme.
Since commencing with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in 1984, Peter Koutsoukis has earned a reputation as a business builder and pioneer. He speaks about his experience at Melbourne Business School-Mt Eliza Executive Education.
When Jean Marc Bolinger entered executive education he was surprised by how much he thought he knew… but didn’t. The impact of London Business School’s Senior Executive Programme, he says, is as great “as the openness of your mind”
Sibongile Manganyi-Rath is an award-winning entrepreneur from South Africa who was recently named Africa’s most influential woman in business by CEO magazine. Sibongile’s life story is inspiring; She comes from a family of two illiterate parents and started working for her father’s fresh produce business in Soweto, Johannesburg at the age of 12 years old.
As Senior Director of Research & Development at Philips India, Radhakrishnan Kodakkal is always looking for ways to enrich his leadership capabilities. He saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do just that in the Senior Executive Leadership Program—India at Harvard Business School. After being accepted, he completed the program's four distinct modules from August 2016 through June 2017. He discusses how his experience has helped him reach the next level of leadership.
MBC Consulting partner Massimo Bottini is a Kellogg Executive Education scholar who's completed our leading into the Future, Negotiation Strategies programs…
Lisa Hughes, portfolio director of the Program for Leadership Development (PLD), works hard behind the scenes to assemble a diverse group…
Randy Del Valle has worked with Shell International Petroleum Co since 1998, leading marketing launches and initiatives in Shell Philippines and North Pacific.
Peter Laforest joined Colgate-Palmolive in Sydney as a senior brand manager in 2009. In 2014, he now leads Palmolive Body Cleansing’s worldwide marketing as Associate Director, Personal Care, Global Marketing—a brand that attracts almost A$1.5 billion turnover annually for the business.
Through the course, I built a stronger sense of responsibility and a much clearer strategy, for both our family and our business. Also from this cohort, I found many great teachers and friends who cherish the same ideals and follow the same path. What I learned from them was also priceless.
Christian Drobnyk, SVP Programming Strategy & Acquisitions at Lifetime Television oversees the strategic planning, program acquisitions and scheduling for Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network and Lifetime Real Women.
Gaurav Lal, Executive Director, Innovation & Alliances, Merck & Co.is a Kellogg Executive Education scholar who, having also earned his MBA at Kellogg, has demonstrated a deep commitment to life-long learning.
KundapurVaman Kamath popularly known as K. V. Kamath, is the chief of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries. He has also served as the Chairman of Infosys and as the Non-Executive Chairman of ICICI Bank, India's largest private bank.
Two years after attending Babson’s Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp, we sat down with Jonatan Lustgarten, co-founder of HNM Medical, a medical device company based out of Miami, Florida.
What were some of the challenges you were facing in your work at Cummins that led you to the Pricing: Strategy and Tactics course at Chicago Booth Executive Education?
Moyra Mackie, Leadership Coach and Consultant Campfire Conversations,Mackie Consulting shares her Leadership Experience in Masters in Executive Coaching in Ashridge.
In conversation with David Shelley – CEO at Little , Brown book group about his experience as a publishing house with executive education in Columbia, Advanced Management Program.
Caroline Aelvoet, General Council, Beneleux Sodexo, Belgium, shares her experience with Executive Education in Solvay Business School’s Accelerated Management Program.
IMD’s PED (Program for Executive Development) attended in 2014, completed by TBL (Transition to Business Leadership) in 2017, has helped Kasper Roseeuw Poulsen tremendously.
John Henderson is the president and CEO of AEL-Span, LLC, has more than 35 years of business-management experience and still strives passionately to learn and grow with time.
After growing up in Asia and attending school in Europe and the United States, Xavier de Nazelle was keenly aware of how culture influences the way that people negotiate.
Interview with Abdullah al Mutrif, Corporate Development & Governance Manager
Al Tamimi Holding Company, Saudi Arabia, holder of the global certificate in global management.
Adrian Davies, Network Area Director, Barclays shares his experience with Executive Education and his reasons while considering the program.
Michelle Mcpherson, CFO & Deputy CEO of NIB Health Funds shares her learning from the Advanced Management Executive Education Program she attended in Columbia Business School.
Dora Horjus , Executive Director of COT Institute , shares her experience on how the Strategy Execution Programme can change the way you think and help put strategies into action.
Ever wonder what it’s like to participate in an HBS Executive program, living on campus for a week, living group study sessions with other executives from around the world?
Corine Buffoni , Business Unit Manager, Matexi ,Explains that The Finance for Non-Finance Professionals enables you to take the modules of your choice.
Chiara Gasparatto, Director Policy and Partnerships, Estro, shares her experience in International Association Management at Solvay Brussels Executive center.
Padma Satish,VP, State Street Global Advisors, recently started a new job managing IT for the alternative investment business of State Street Global Advisors.
Renato Saboya, Vice President of Finance, CCC Latin Center BU, The Coca-Cola Company attended the Executive Negotiation Workshop: Bargaining for Advantage® at Wharton’s University.
To continue growing in this dynamic industry, Helanummi takes advantage of all the learning opportunities Nokia extends to its employees. The high points of her development came at the Leadership Development Program.
Transformation,Ten years after earning her MBA, Jeanne-ette Boshoff looked for learning and stimulation that would drive career growth. At the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School (HBS), she found much more. Personally and Professionally
Since 2000 Nikhil has been a director of his family firm, Hirdaramani International Group in Sri Lanka, which designs, manufactures and exports clothing to internationally renowned clients around the world. He has an MBA from Imperial College London and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University in Boston, USA. Nikhil attended the Financing the Entrepreneurial Business programme in 2012.
If Ravi Bhansali was describing his own negotiation style before taking the Negotiating and Influencing Skills for Senior Managers programme at London Business School (LBS), it would have been “effective, yet bullish”. But after putting his new toolkit to work, it’s becoming more “win-win”.
In conversation with Satrijo Tanudjojo , the CEO of Nexans China, recipient of the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance and former participant of the International Directors Programme.
Annika Jyllilä-Vertigans, Managing Director, AJAN Consulting Board Member, Serres wears two hats. She is an entrepreneur at AJAN Consulting, and a board member of Serres, a family group of businesses in the plastics industry. In the niche market of high quality suction systems for healthcare professionals, Serres is the second largest supplier in the world and the market leader in Europe.
Dr.Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien is a Nigerian social entrepreneur and corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR) expert and ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’ empowerment advocate. She is the Founder and President of the Growing Businesses Foundation, Nigeria’s largest ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’ platform which has been managing CSR Projects for multinational corporations. Her status as a social entrepreneur has been recognized by the Bertelsmann AG to whom she is affiliated as a Reinhard Mohn Fellow. A successful participant of Wharton, Advanced
Intrum Justitia’s CEO Tommi Sova says that the Aalto Financial Executive program exceeded his expectations. ”I already knew lecturers from the Aalto Financial Executive program from elsewhere. Consequently I started the program with very high hopes: after all the lecturers are among the very best in Finland. Even so, the program was a positive surprise for me,” Sova thanks.
Senior VP & Chief Engagement Officer at Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in U.S. schools
David attended Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager at Wharton university. The key features are Emphasizing the importance of financial data on the decision-making process, Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager allows non-financial business executives to become better users of financial information so they can be more strategic contributors to their organization.
Alka Upadhyay of Tata Sustainability Group wanted to take her skills and her career to the next level. She was a functional manager who hoped to become a business manager, and she knew that she needed to broaden her leadership skills across a range of organizational disciplines. With this challenge in mind, she applied to attend the Senior Executive Leadership Program—India at Harvard Business School (HBS). She shares some thoughts about her experience.
James Fitzgerald has held a crucial role in driving ServiceNow to its claim to success: no other cloud company has reached the billion-dollar revenue mark as fast as ServiceNow.
Preparing an employee for a crucial future role in a company, is one of the keys to strong organisation building and a great example of far-reaching vision.
The TaskRabbit CEO is used to being the first — and blazing a path for those who will follow.
Before he accepted the job as CEO of Ben & Jerry’s, the iconic maker of high-end ice cream, Jostein Solheim asked the company’s parent Unilever if he could “re-radicalize” the already left-leaning company. Unilever said he could — and he did. Ben & Jerry’s supports the Black Lives Matter movement, holds internal workshops on structural racism, and joined the COP21 climate conference.
Thomas Wiegelmann, Managing Director of BLUE Asset Management in Munich, recognizes that there is much to learn from the expertise and experiences of the world's leading business owners and the wide knowledge of HBS's renowned faculty. That's why he enrolled in theOwner/President Management program at Harvard Business School, an investment that he now considers one of the best he has ever made. He discusses aspects of the first unit of the program that surprised him, impressed him, and changed the way he thinks.
As European Lead for Digital Health at Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology firm, Marcelo Duhalde is on the front line of digital solutions to help improve health care. He joined the company eight years ago, following a period of six years with Novartis, where he was first introduced to IMD in 2007. He has been coming back ever since.
Gain the confidence and skills to take on new risks and see new opportunities in your professional life. Join the world's most rigorous, most challenging and most rewarding Executive MBA program to learn more about business, the world around you, and about yourself.
The value of the program is to take you out of your normal operational environment and it brings you together with like-minded and similarly positioned people from other aspects in the industry.
“With potential business deals and partnerships cropping up constantly, you need to arm yourself with proven strategies to maximize your ROI. That's exactly what drove Lisa Joseph-Metelus to attend the HBS Executive Education Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (BEMS) program. As an Executive at Creative Artists Agency and Manager for the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, she was eager to learn all she could from others in the entertainment and sports industries. Having recently completed the program, she shared her thoughts about the experience.”
Claudio D'Ettole is the School of Management Learning Systems Manager at Pirelli. He recently participated in IMD’s Organizational Learning in Action program, which helps senior learning leaders expand their impact on business performance and organizational results.
When I joined Unilever Turkey, I was the only foreigner on the board. Wharton's Advanced Management Program focused on how to manage a transnational organization in a fast-moving environment. I did things I probably wouldn't have done before, like taking the high ground and staying there as long as possible. From the program, I have a personal toolkit that I refer to quite often.”
Jamie Kern Lima and Paulo Lima can pinpoint the minute in September 2010 that their lives changed forever. Well, the 10 minutes, to be precise, in the studios of the TV shopping channel QVC, which had granted the couple a single chance to showcase their three-year-old company, IT Cosmetic.
“If we don’t have clean water,” says Terry A’Hearn, “we’ll all die within a week. That’s how dependent we are on the environment.” The importance of our planet’s resources is A’Hearn’s main driver in his role as CEO of the Scotland Environment Agency: “I like doing things that make a difference,” he says,
Rohit Nandan, secretary of ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, is tasked to push one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most critical missions – Skill India. Nandan, an IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh studied further at London School of Economics. The training changed him as a professional.
A decade ago, shortly after becoming CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi ’80 introduced Performance with Purpose, declaring the company’s intention to improve its impact on consumers’ health, on the environment, and on the communities where it operates—while remaining financially strong.
When my twin brother and I were about 13 years old, we both tried playing the cornet. After six months of practice and many painful renditions of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” on this trumpet-like instrument, our music teacher finally pulled us aside.
Columbia Business School Values the Return on Learning and Investment that Corporations and Leaders Make. Here is a First Person Account from Business Leader from Africa on how the course changed his business destiny.
Li Xin was taking in the scenery along the bank of the Yalu River in Dandong, Liaoning Province when she noticed the two brawny men standing beside her.
Charged with leading innovation for products and packaging at Procter & Gamble, Bonnie Gleaves is focused on disruption. She recognizes that innovation drives growth and is committed to leading change in her industry.
Valerie de Launay shares her experience of the Advanced Management Programme and how it helped her develop her self-awareness and deepen her vision for her career
Half of managers want to attend a face-to-face leadership development program in the near future, according to a survey conducted by CCL earlier this year.
When I came to AMP, I looked forward to taking a break from daily life at the office, gaining time to reflect and build new relationships.
A cornerstone of the growth and development of the Group across India and abroad is Alexander George Muthoot, Director, The Muthoot Group. He heads the marketing, operations and international expansion of the Group.
Wanting to strengthen her capabilities in leadership and team building, Nina Hoas thoroughly researched executive education programs around the world. In the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at Harvard Business School (HBS), she found unexpected benefits for herself, her clients, her company—and society.