Ina Toegel

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change
Leadership Acceleration Programme IMD

Participants in the Leadership Acceleration Program can look forward to meeting Ina Toegel, who is a professor, teacher and researcher in team dynamics, organizational change management, top management teams under organizational change.

Ina Toegel is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at IMD. Her teaching activities invoke experiential learning and focus on a range of topics – from leading self and leading high-performance teams, to emotion management and leading organizational change.

Ina Toegel’s research focuses on team dynamics, organizational change management, top management teams during corporate renewal, and founder influence. She is a member of the Academy of Management and of the Strategic Management Society, and she presents at the Organizational Development and Change division during the Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting.

Ina has conducted research in a number of industries, including infrastructure, hospitality, luxury and additive manufacturing. Her program directing and teaching experience includes leadership programs with companies such as Pirelli, Legrand, UEFA, Bank of Communications, Bayer, Electrolux, ASSA ABLOY, T-Systems, Carlsberg, JTI, Hydro and Tenaris. With a strong interest in the creative industries, she incorporates in her teaching interactive tools from the fields of film, sports, music, and the arts. Before beginning her PhD, she was part of the World Bank and worked on projects for structuring public-private partnerships in the transport, energy and waste sectors in Southeast Europe.
Prior to joining IMD, Professor Toegel taught at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

She holds a PhD in Management from INSEAD (France), an MSc in Management Research from Saïd Business School, Oxford University (UK), and a BA degree in economics from Columbia University (USA).

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Lasse Østergaard Nielsen

Regional Sales Director, Roblon

IMD has just the quality I was looking for. I knew that IMD has a good reputation, and with the professional teaching environment I experienced, that they fully live up to this. Lasse Østergaard Nielsen saw that the combination of theories and practical examples and cases harmonized well. – The level is suitably high and ambitious, and this applies both in relation to the course of the weeks leading up to the IMD and the course of the IMD itself. You get well beyond your comfort zone without it getting too much. And then the professors and teachers, both in Switzerland and Kolding, are really good at conveying messages and drawing threads to business with practical cases, which make it all the more interesting. It is not theory for the sake of theory, but a good combination that allows you to apply things in practice, says the Roblon Sales Manager and continues: – I feel that we have come a long way and that I have filled my toolbox well. I am just currently doing a great deal of work to get the Chinese market going, and the program has definitely given me some useful strategies to succeed. In relation to the management part, I have gained many new inputs and new inspiration about conflict management and optimization of personal leadership style. I have really brought something home, and I am extremely satisfied, concludes Lasse Østergaard Nielsen.