IMD opens offices in Singapore

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

The physical expansion is in response to market and client demands

IMD, a top-ranked business school and worldwide expert in executive education, announced on Tuesday the expansion of its activities and the opening of its offices in Singapore. From its new base, IMD will extend its offering to the region by bringing its experience in developing global leaders to companies, individuals and teams in South East Asia and Oceania.

This opening marks the first time that IMD has established a physical presence beyond its campus in Lausanne, Switzerland, although it delivers programs and services from key locations around the world. The physical expansion is in response to market and client demands and will allow IMD to address the challenges that companies are facing in emerging markets and to ensure superior client engagement. As a result, IMD will bring several of its key programs for individuals and teams to the market.

“The South East Asian and Oceania regions are growing at a rapid and exciting pace,” explains Bettina Büchel, IMD’s Regional Director in South East Asia and Oceania and Professor of Strategy and Organization. “IMD’s long experience of supporting the strategies of multinationals will be especially useful in helping the region’s companies to become global players.”

Alvin Tan, Assistant Managing Director, of the Singapore Economic Development Board said, “We warmly welcome IMD’s decision to establish their first physical presence outside of Switzerland in Singapore. IMD will be a valuable addition to Singapore’s talent ecosystem of business schools, professional services firms and corporate universities, which can help companies develop business and leadership insights and equip their business leaders with the skills to drive business growth in Asia and the world.”

The announcement was made at the inauguration of the new Singapore module of its largest – Orchestrating Winning Performance. IMD’s focus on developing global leaders is reflected in the group of executives in attendance which is composed by 35% from Europe, 20% from the Middle East and Africa, 40% from Asia and 5% from North and South America.

 

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