Testimonials

Here is a sample of what participants have to say about the value of the Executive Management Programme

Jonas Dahl

Hospital Director, Randers Regional Hospital

Jonas Dahl, who is hospital director at the Randers Regional Hospital, an emergency hospital with 1,800 employees and an annual budget of DKK 1.1 billion, has just completed the Executive Management Program INSEAD.

– I wanted a theoretical insight into the world I deal with for everyday life, with management, strategy and communication as the focal point. However, it was important to me that it was a practically applicable and case-based education, which I had heard was the case, explains Jonas Dahl.

He emphasizes, among other things, the high level of the professors and the positive aspects with a new and fruitful network of like-minded people.

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– I experienced that the academic level of the teachers and professors was extremely high, but that was also the case for the other participants in the program. They represent a large bouquet of professions, and you should not underestimate how important it is to get knowledge and contacts into other industries. It was extremely exciting and inspiring to hear about other people’s challenges in relation to strategy, management and communication – and interestingly, that it is not so different, depending on whether you come from a private or public company. There was tremendous willingness to listen to and learn from each other, and it provides a really good and strong learning environment, says the hospital director and continues:

– I have, to a very high degree, gained a professional boost, which I feel I can spend for many years to come. One of my keylearings is clearly related to management communication, where we had an excellent session that was “second to none”. But also the learning about innovation and innovative design as well as strategy implementation has given me something in the backpack that I can use directly in my job. Last, but certainly not least, the learning and the fantastic network I have had with the other participants is eminent. Well, I have got more and more than I expected, ”concludes Jonas Dahl.

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Global Marketing Director, Uhrenholt A/S

“For Malene Kjær, who is Global Marketing Director at Uhrenholt, the Executive Management Program has been a very exciting journey, both academically and personally.

– I had reached a point in my career, where I wanted a professional boost and the opportunity to polish my strategic, innovation and management level. The program has greatly developed me both professionally and personally, and after I have returned home I have been invited within the group management in Uhrenholt. Thus, the program has given me the last injection in relation to the fact that I was prepared to take this step – I have been briefly and well dressed for the new role, says Malene Kjær.

According to Malene Kjær, the program has to a high degree lived up to expectations – both in relation to the academic level and the level of the teachers.

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– I cannot remember before that I have experienced some professors who have been as profoundly professional, fascinating and inspiring as the ones I found on the Executive Management Program INSEAD. They have a tremendous ability to present some theories and pull them into something that can be put into practice. In this way, the theory is made tangible and directly applicable in one’s daily work, she says and continues:

– A lot of participants were really good, and I’ve got a very invaluable network to draw on. The whole process has, to a very high degree, lived up to expectations, and it also suited me very well that it was a concentrated course that was affordable over time in combination with a demanding job. This is a process that I will have no hesitation in recommending to others in my situation – it has been worth all the time, Malene Kjær concludes. “

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Lars Rudkjøbing

Chief Business Development Officer i ScanCom

Lars Rudkjøbing has completed a year-long educational journey under the auspices of INSEAD with a so-called Certificate in Global Management. The education was kick-started in 2014 with participation in the Executive Management Program INSEAD, and over the past years he has built in stages with a number of executive programs at INSEAD, which together make up the Certificate in Global Management.

– The background for starting this learning journey in the field of management, initially with the Executive Management Programme, was that I was somewhere in my career where I needed to further my education and get some tools in place. The course was fantastic and gave blood on the tooth in order to learn even more and build on top of the first program, says Lars Rudkjøbing

Lars Rudkjøbing describes the whole process as a very important learning journey that has matured him on both the personal and professional level.

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– I have been challenged humanly and intellectually both through the teaching, new tools and the many talented and competent people I have met on the programs – and it is all used and effected in relation to ScanCom. The essence is precisely that you plan a course that suits the specific situation and the reality you are in. I have been equipped to handle managerial situations and changes that I otherwise would not have been able to. There is no doubt that the course has given me a ballast and a quantum leap and is a direct contributor to where I am today, he says before concluding:

– One of the things I have really noticed about the INSEAD courses is the relationship that the professors manage to create for real situations. You get some input that is directly applicable in relation to your own job situation. As you get older, you are generally less receptive to learning as you are biased, and this is one of the conditions that teachers are extremely adept at challenging. In short, the last seven years are a completely unique journey of change, for which I am deeply grateful.

Søren Gerber

CEO, DMT Group

Søren Gerber, CEO of DMT Group, has participated in the Executive Management Programme INSEAD. DMT Group is a trading company for industrial machinery with activities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the three Baltic countries. Søren Gerber took over as director in January 2020, but has for a number of years been director of the Danish subsidiary in the group.

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– I became acquainted with the Executive Management Programme via LinkedIn, and requested information to familiarize myself with the program content and read more about how previous participants assessed the training. The program’s focus on the strategic and analytical part of it as well as management and change management was some of what I fell most for. I was looking for a top management program that I could use as a lever in relation to my relatively new role as CEO of DMT Group, and both the content itself and the connection to the business school INSEAD was extremely relevant to me, says Søren Gerber.

– The yield I have received has been really good. The teachers and professors are fantastically inspiring and the level is extremely high. No matter what we participants asked, the professors could live into our specific issues and provide an explanation. They were down to earth and so they were good at challenging us so that there was a constructive and good dialogue between us.

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Strong networking relationships

According to the DMT Group boss, there are three main elements in particular that he brings home from the top management program.

– The strategic approach to change, both in terms of how to think and perform the strategic analysis work, was very exciting. Next, the many tools I have gotten into the toolbox have been extremely useful, and in conclusion, I would like to highlight the network with like-minded people. We are ready to help each other with challenges and issues when needed. In addition, it was enriching to meet people from so many different business areas and markets and with such different approaches. The new skills help me run a healthy business and develop it in the future, he says, before concluding:

– The program is generally well and professionally organized, and the length and intensity are well suited for a busy leader – you get a good amount of knowledge compressed in the foreseeable future.

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Mikael Justesen

Managing Director, TV2 Nord

“For Mikael Justesen, getting ripped up in some habits and mindset was an important reason for choosing to participate in the Executive Management Program INSEAD.

– I needed to get new inspiration and immerse myself and then the course as an opportunity to spend time for myself. One of my main tasks in everyday life is to see new opportunities and give inspiration to my employees, so that the prospect of being inspired by the “best” within the management and strategy area, notably in a compressed course, played an important role for me. , says Mikael Justesen in TV2 Nord.

According to Mikael Justesen, the process has already characterized the strategic work in the company.

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– There are a number of very specific things that have become different in TV2 Nord’s strategy due to this program. I have got a back catalog and a new mindset to solve specific issues, and it has really been good. In addition, the teachers and professors are insanely proficient, really in top class. They are very knowledgeable and have a tremendous ability to convey this knowledge – a combination that is in nothing less than world class, says Justesen.

The program has also been a success in a network perspective.

– We all came from very different companies, both in terms of industry and size, but ALL had something to contribute, and I think that the level of fellow students was very high. There are many I will keep in touch with in the future, concludes Mikael Justesen. ”