Executive Forum

Masterclasses for executives with professors from INSEAD and IMD

Exciting and educational masterclasses for executives with experts and professors from the internationally recognized business schools, IMD and INSEAD.

Executive Forum is the Scandinavian Executive Institute’s exclusive learning forum for Scandinavian leaders and board members who want to focus on and develop their managerial and strategic knowledge and competence. The forum also provides a unique opportunity to network with other leaders and board members in a dynamic and intensive learning environment.


Masterclasses for executives

Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD

June 15, 2023 – Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD

Successful transformation and development using Privat Equity and Venture Capital 

Claudia Zeisberger is a professor at INSEAD in entrepreneurship and family businesses. She is an expert in private equity, risk management, capital funds and venture capital and is also the founder and academic co-director of INSEAD’s venture capital center (GPEI). In addition, she is an award-winning author and business angel investor.

The focal point of the masterclass with Claudia Zeisberger is “corporate venturing” – a rapidly growing business discipline that enables innovation and growth for the companies that master it.

To accelerate innovation and capitalize on growth opportunities, forward-thinking companies are increasingly using corporate venturing to find, finance, then nurture and ultimately monetize new businesses through exit or integration into the parent company’s core business processes. Simply put, corporate venturing provides companies with a new and more robust mechanism to stay ahead.

Not least in relation to the sustainability agenda and technological changes that the vast majority of companies today have to deal with, this is a valuable discipline to master.

– Five or six years ago, corporate venturing was mainly a discipline used by companies in the technology area. Today, the story is markedly different, with the vast majority of larger companies either already engaged in corporate venturing or at least in the process of evaluating the opportunity. Just to give an idea of ​​how big this has become, the figures show that invested capital within corporate venturing was 2.5 times greater in the first half of 2021 than it was in 2020. And both in terms of the amount invested and the number of companies that are involved, new records are constantly being set, explains Claudia Zeisberger.

The masterclass with the INSEAD professor provides good insight into the enormous cash flows that drive the development and cooperation between established companies and start-ups, and how it functions as leverage and a joint development opportunity for both the “parent company” and the start-up(s) in question. The discipline is undoubtedly in the process of redefining the way companies develop and grow, and the day provides concrete and applicable inspiration to discover how corporate venturing can affect your company in the future and how the opportunities can be exploited in a practical way.

15 June 2023, Charlottehaven, Denmark
Registration09:00 - 09:30
Duration09:30 - 16:00


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Antonio Fatas, INSEAD

September 14, 2023 – Antonio Fatas, INSEAD

How are economic and political trends shaping the future?

Antonio Fatás is a Professor of Economics at INSEAD. He received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research in London and has worked as an external consultant for international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the OECD and the World Bank.

After years of growth, 2020 brought a big surprise: the World Economy came to a standstill after many countries decided to shut down their economies to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 2020 represented the worst economic global recession since the Great Depression. But in 2021 the world economy started a fast path of recovery leading to a shift towards strong optimism in some countries and some sectors. The unprecedented speed of recovery came with its own problems: supply chains could not keep up and we saw the return of inflation, raising doubts about the sustainability of growth. Central bankers found themselves in a very difficult position as they had been dealing with a low inflation environment for decades and now they had to decide how to slow down growth to reduce inflation. As 2022 started, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia clouded all future scenarios with a large dose of uncertainty. And by the end of 2022 pessimism has settled in with an almost consensus of the possibility of a global recession in 2023.

This session will look at the increasing amount of economic uncertainty that we are
witnessing in the global economy. Using some uncomplicated frameworks, we develop
scenarios of what might lie ahead, and we identify the factors that will make some of these scenarios more likely.

You will leave this session with a solid understanding of major trends shaping the economic climate in the coming years allowing you to make better fundamental strategic decisions.

September 14 at Hindsgavl Slot, Middelfart
Registration09:00 - 09:30
Duration09:30 - 16:00


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Chengyi Lin, INSEAD

October 31, 2023 – Chengyi Lin, INSEAD

Leadership across generations – The leadership challenge of digital age

Chengyi Lin is a professor at INSEAD specializing in strategy and digital transformation.

Experienced leaders often overlook that the key to successful transformations lies in creating a leadership foundation that can bridge the generations. Generation-Y is starting to take up a lot of the workforce, and generation-Z is entering the labor market to the highest degree. Seen in the light of the many digital changes that our society, companies and employees are exposed to, it is becoming more and more clear that there will typically be some generational gaps that need to be bridged.

In the masterclass on 31 October, Chengyi Lin touches on how the changed attitudes and expectations towards work – on the part of the different generations – contribute to increasing complexity and turbulence. How can business leaders become more aware of generational diversity and how can organizations evolve their current practices to meet the new trends? In short: What management challenges are there in relation to the new generations on the labor market, and how can these be best handled?

More detailed information about the masterclass with Chengyi Lin will be presented in the newsletter during spring 2023.

31 October 2023, DI - Dansk Industri, Denmark
Registration09:00 - 09:30
Duration09:30 - 16:00


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Buy one ticket for 4.000 DKK / € 535 and join a large network of Scandinavian leaders, top executives and board members.

In order to get the most benefit, we recommend that you participate with your colleagues, so that everyone gets the same knowledge and motivation to continue working afterwards. If you buy five tickes these can be used across the organisation.

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