Jean-François Manzoni

President, IMD Business School

Doctorate, Harvard Business School. Founder and Director, LEAP programme (Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice). Co-directs INSEAD’s International Directors Programme. Research, teaching and consulting activities are focused on leadership, the development of high-performance organizations, and corporate governance. Studies the content of change (including the use of levers such as strategy, structure and systems), the management of the change process and the role of leaders therein. Also studies how leaders can create a high performance work environment and what they can do to modify their leadership style in that direction. Also focuses on interpersonal dynamics within the boardroom and between management and the board and on the challenge of ensuring that the organization’s culture pursues performance in an ethical way. Performs consulting, top management team support and leadership development work for international organizations. Author of articles and over 30 cases. Co-Author of The Set-Up To Fail Syndrome: How good managers cause great people to fail. Recipient: Research Award on Leadership & Corporate Governance, Association of Executive Search Consultants (2011); awards for excellence in teaching. Keynote speaker.