IMD business school’s Supervisory Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Jean-François Manzoni as the next President of IMD, starting January 1st, 2017, for a five-year term. Professor Manzoni currently holds the Shell Chair for Human Resources and Organizational Development at INSEAD in Singapore. Manzoni, a French and Canadian citizen, received his doctorate from Harvard Business School and was Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development at IMD from 2004 to 2011.
This appointment follows a succession process that started in summer 2015 with a view to identifying future leadership that will support IMD’s long term success in an ever more challenging and competitive global market for executive education. A President search committee composed of three Supervisory Board members, two faculty members and a senior staff representative identified and evaluated numerous internal, as well as over 60 external, candidates. It concluded that Jean-François Manzoni is the best suited candidate to lead IMD for the next five years and beyond. Read more