Annual International Alumni Event 2019

Annual International Alumni Event 2019

September 27-28, 2019
IMD Campus, Lausanne
Alumni and partners
Alumni services
Annual International Alumni Event 2019

Exploring the role of leadership in meeting global challenges

During our time together we will focus on possibilities to meet growing societal and planetary dilemmas, reflecting on questions like: 

  • How might the imminent threats of climate change, biodiversity loss, over and aging population, pollution, corruption, trust deficiencies, and others affect the way we live and work?
  • Can new leadership approaches, new organizational models potentially enable paradigm shifts that positively impact the future?
  • What responsibility does business have to nurture a sense of hope for humanity and the more-than-human world?

We look forward to welcoming you for these critical conversations

Join us and other Alumni from across the world to learn, strengthen existing relationships and build new connections. 

Jean-François Manzoni

IMD President and Nestlé Chaired Professor
Annika Falkengren

Managing Partner, Lombard Odier Group, Member of the IMD Foundation Board
Susan Goldsworthy OLY

Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change
Nadine Hack

CEO, beCause Global Consulting, Senior Advisor, non-profit Global Citizens Circle

Nadine Hack was named Top 100 Thought Leader Trustworthy Business Behaviour often enough to earn Lifetime Achievement Award Trust. She advises business and non-profit executives, heads of state, other international leaders and organizations on clarifying goals and tackling the obstacles to achieve them, with a particular emphasis on global citizenship, entrepreneurship, innovation and inclusion. 

Nadine Hack was Executive-in-Residence at IMD Business School, where she maintains an active affiliation, to focus on responsible leadership, diversity, sustainability, human rights and other social issues for 21st century business. She was Board Chair of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and served as a non-executive director on other for- and not-for profit boards. 

An Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) advocate, Ethical Corporation shortlisted her Responsible CEO of Year; Global CEO Magazine ranked her nine of Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leaders; SustMeme ranks her 75 of the world’s Top 500 CSR, Sustainable, Green, Ethical Business Influencers. She’s accepted numerous awards including International Outstanding Achievement, Enterprising Woman of the Year, Mentor of the Year and Inspiration award for lifetime achievement presented at Säid Business School Oxford University, among others. 

Featured on Atlantic Speaker Bureau, Hack gives keynotes at conferences, graduations and major gatherings, including delivering a TEDx, Adversaries to Allies. She makes private presentations for boards and senior executives. She’s had articles written about and/or published by her in Forbes, The Financial Times, The New York Times, ReWiring Business, The Library of Professional Coaching, Huffington Post, etc. She’s appeared extensively on television, radio, the Internet, and is on the international on-line brain trust of women experts, SheSource.  

Creating connectedness is central to Hack’s work: she aids individuals and organizations to connect to their core purpose, connect across silos within their organizations, and connect with external stakeholders, friendly and even adversarial, all based on building and sustaining trust. She’s begun writing a book, Urgency of Connectedness. Her company has 35 Senior Global Associates, each with their own networks and teams with multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary capabilities. Its sister non-profit Global Citizens Circle has helped solve critical world problems that transcend nations and sectors.   

Her clients include, among many others, in private sector Unilever, Omnicom Group, Coca-Cola, etc.; in non-profit sector, Ford Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Center, etc.; in government and public sector Presidents Nelson Mandela, Corazon Aquino; many UN specialized agencies in New York, Geneva, Nairobi; Association German Public Banking Institutions,  Shanghai Stock Exchange and etc. See fuller list on her website. She’s also held senior positions in city and federal government and at the United Nations.

Her spectrum of experience includes: develop stakeholder engagement systems within and among organizations; offer personalized coaching for top-tier executives; facilitate leadership development processes; generate multi-sector, cross-border alliances, critical in an increasingly globalized world; sustain social responsibility initiatives, integrated with core business; bolster foundations for trust, ethics, sustainability, gender equity and broader diversity; promote innovation; advance organizational change management initiatives; co-create strategic action plans for new or revitalized enterprises; institute governance structures to achieve these and other goals.

Hack still lead sessions in IMD executive education programs, including one-on-one intensives with senior executives and deep dives for business teams, often in the role of “designated challenger” to help them work through their challenges and chart their future. When Executive-in-Residence, she distilled her pioneering work on engagement leadership and its proprietary framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) into lessons on improving stakeholder engagement to increase productivity, profitability, sustainability and individual/team satisfaction.

She’s a Fellow at Salzburg Global Seminar and New Westminster College; she created and taught graduate courses at New York University, Southern New Hampshire University; and guest lectured at universities globally. She has Master’s degrees from Harvard University and The New School.

Jan van der Kaaij

Co-Founder, Finch & Beak Sustainability Consulting
Arturo Bris

Professor of Finance
Director of IMD World Competitiveness Center
Bettina Buchel

Professor of Strategy and Organization
Mark Greeven

Professor of Innovation and Strategy
Frederic Dalsace

Professor of Marketing and Strategy
Vanina Farber

elea Professor of Social Innovation



Friday September 27th from 5 pm and Saturday September 28th full day program and closing dinner at the Olympic Museum.


IMD Campus, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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* Fee: CHF 490 per person

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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Alumni Services