Executive Education
29 August 2022

New Partnership between Geneva Graduate Institute and International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

The partnership will develop synergies and join the two institutions’ expertise in international relations and leadership. 

The official signing took place on 29 August 2022 at the occasion of an event attended by alumni from both institutions.

The strategic partnership means that selected courses and/or electives will count towards each institution’s respective programmes. This will enable faculty from both institutions to participate in each other’s activities as well as pursuing the development of a joint programme focusing on leadership and international relations, in addition to the development of joint publications and events.

“Today, great strategic leadership calls for a nuanced understanding of geopolitics and complex global challenges. Through this new partnership with IMD, at the Geneva Graduate Institute, we are looking forward to harnessing our complementarities. Preparing a generation of responsible decision-makers for a radically uncertain environment implies a mix of critical thinking and engagement that our two Institutions, together, are well equipped to nurture”, said Marie-Laure Salles, Director of the Institute.

“From the climate emergency to the economic disruption caused by the war in Ukraine and soaring tensions in the Taiwan Strait, geopolitics are increasingly impacting business decisions. Through this partnership, we can draw on the thought leadership and academic excellence offered by both IMD and the Geneva Graduate Institute to equip leaders from all backgrounds with the cross-disciplinary skills needed to move towards a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive society,” said IMD President Jean-François Manzoni.

To celebrate this new partnership, during the official signing ceremony a panel discussion took place on the future of geopolitics and diplomacy in turbulent times.

Pictured in photo: IMD President, Jean-François Manzoni; Geneva Graduate Institute Director, Marie-Laure Salles