Be challenged and inspired

Björn Lindbäck

Senior Partner & Adviser, XLNS Consulting Group AB

Björn H. Lindbäck is a leading practitioner with experience from working with strategy in both executive and advisory positions. He consults with companies and organizations in projects and assignments, and has dedicated his work to strategy on a global basis since 1987. Björn holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Lund University (Sweden) and a global certification as Management Consultant (CMC). Being specialized in the area of Strategy, he also holds a Kaplan-Norton Master Class certificate in ‘Strategy Management & Execution’. Recognized to be a thought-leader in the field and discipline of strategy, he often lectures for various organizations, and gives keynote presentations to associations around the world in the subject matter area.

Rupert Millington

Director & Co-Founder Curious Industry, London

Rupert Millington is a consultant on strategic innovation and works to identify and develop new products and brands. He has designed and delivered some of the marketing industry’s most successful innovation systems and education programs, and has been responsible for creating global communication strategies for clients such as Dyson, Philips, IKEA and Heinz. He has worked at Y&R (in London and Stockholm), and most recently was global head of strategic innovation at the communications agency, Aegis plc.

Manuel Knight

Speaker – High-performing Teams and Organisations

Manuel Knight is one of Europe’s most sought after speakers in the field of performance and motivation.

This seminar is about what we should do to develop an organizational culture where all individuals feel motivated and empowered to perform at their best. Other seminar themes are how to build teamwork in a culture that creates desire and energy, communication in multinational companies as well as living values.

Manuel Knight has an exciting and different background. From a ghetto in Atlanta, Georgia, to a life as an internationally successful consultant – a life journey that has given him the unique experience and a deep understanding of human behaviour and driving forces.

Jesper Klit

CEO, Jesper Klit & Partners

Jesper Klit is one of the most popular and inspiring European speakers in the fields of communication and leadership. He is the CEO of Jesper Klit & Partners and previously worked at the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen, the Danish television station TV2, as well as at the Danish company Nordisk Film TV, where for six years he was the CEO. Jesper specializes in the development of personal communication, media coaching, and business storytelling. He advises a number of companies and leaders – from prime ministers to CEOs – on issues relating to personal and strategic communication. Furthermore, he is the author of several books on media, communication, and leadership.

Jesper Klit has specific expertise in corporate communications, communication coaching, development of personal clout, media/TV-coaching, crisis communication, and business storytelling. He works all over the globe for among others several Fortune 500 companies, and he is much in demand as speaker, facilitator, and teacher.

Module 2 Professors

Mark Greeven

Mark Greeven

Professor of Innovation and Strategy, IMD

Mark Greeven is Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD and programme director of the Leadership Acceleration Programme IMD. Drawing on a decade of experience in research, teaching and consulting in China, he helps organizations to innovate in a turbulent world. He has been collaborating with innovative Chinese companies and entrepreneurial multinationals to explore novel ways of organizing, accelerating corporate innovation, designing business ecosystems to thrive on uncertainty. He is also a fluent Chinese speaker.

Mark is on the “2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 next generation business thinkers”, an annual ranking that the Financial Times deemed the “Oscars of Management Thinking”. He is also an author of several books on China and innovation as well as an often-published researcher in international academic journals and worldwide media.

Mark Greeven received a PhD degree from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining IMD he held faculty positions at Zhejiang University in China and the Rotterdam School of Management in The Netherlands.

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Howard Yu

Professor of Strategy and Innovation at IMD, IMD

Howard Yu is Professor of Strategy and Innovation at IMD and will teach digitalization and digital leadership at the Leadership Acceleration Programme.
In 2015, Professor Yu was selected by Poets & Quants as one of the World’s Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors. Besides having published in academic journals, such as Business History Review, his writing has also appeared in popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, the Straits Times, SCMP, and Shanghai Daily. Interviews and quotes have appeared in Bloomberg News, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC, and China Daily.
He is a two-time (2013 and 2015) prize-winning case writer awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)—Europe’s largest network association in the field of management development, with more than eight hundred member organizations. More recently, Yu was awarded for his work in the “outstanding case writer on the hot topic Big Data—Risks and Opportunities” category at the 2017 Case Centre Awards, which are called the business school Oscars by the Financial Times. He was shortlisted for the 2017 Thinkers50 Innovation Award, and then in 2018, appeared on the Thinkers50 Radar list, of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.”

Ina Toegel

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, IMD

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.

Ina has conducted research in several 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.

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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