Top-ranked Swiss business school IMD this week opened offices in Singapore as part of an effort to extend its offerings to growing markets in South East Asia and Oceania. Thought it has delivered programs from locations around the world for some time, the new Singapore office represents IMD’s first physical presence outside of Lausanne, Switzerland.
“The South East Asian and Oceania regions are growing at a rapid and exciting pace,” Bettina Büchel, IMD professor of strategy and organization and regional director in South East Asia and Oceania, said in a statement. “IMD’s long experience of supporting the strategies of multinationals will be especially useful in helping the region’s companies to become global players.”
This month, IMD will introduce its largest program to Singapore, an intense 6-day management program for individuals and teams called Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP). An OWP kickoff event yesterday featured Singapore’s United Overseas Bank Chairman Hsieh Fu Hua discussing the impact of the post-financial crisis climate on the financial industry at large, the transformation of family businesses in Asia and the evolution of governance in the region.
In addition to launching several of its flagship open enrollment programs in Singapore, IMD also plans to introduce some brand new programs in the new location.