IMD Professor Robert Hooijberg and Research Associate Nancy Lane were recognized for their case Future-proofing the AIA Investment function: A partnership between AIA, ALC and IMD. It won a 2019 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Gold Award in the category Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy.

The case showcases how the AIA Group’s Investment department, its Leadership Centre (ALC) and IMD business school together developed and delivered a series of workshops over 18 months to become “future-proof”. The team needed to ensure its ability to continuously adapt to both a dynamic investment market and rapidly changing business conditions. It also needed to keep pace with growth in the underlying insurance business and new regulations while developing new skills and capabilities.

IMD Professor Tawfik Jelassi and P.C. Abraham’s case Turkcell & IMD: Turbocharging a Digital Business Transformation also won a 2019 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Gold Award in the category Best Innovative Learning and Development Program.

Turkcell transformed itself from a network operator to a digital operator to respond to challenges that threatened its leading position in mobile communications in Turkey. The Turkcell Global Leadership Program equipped the company’s leaders to pursue the journey and spread a common understanding across the company of what it would look like. As a result, Turkcell was able to successfully complete its transformation into a digital operator in late 2018.

The Brandon Hall Excellence Awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. The program attracts entrants from leading corporations around the world, as well as mid-market and smaller firms.

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