Katharina Lange

Katharina Lange

IMD – International Institute for Management Development

IMD – International Institute for Management Development

Katharina has accepted a faculty appointment with IMD – International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland; her position begins in September.

Katharina has worked in Executive Education for 10 years and has developed, designed and delivered executive programmes in Europe, greater APAC and the Middle East.

She joined SMU in 2013 as Programme Director and was promoted Executive Director in 2017. In this time she has expanded the volume and geographical reach of SMU ExD’s Open and Custom Programme portfolio.

One of her strategic initiatives is the “Cultural Transformation in a Digital Age” which includes implementing technology-supported learning ecosystems and supporting the “Skills Future Agenda”. The initiative infuses both, Open and Custom Programmes and has external as well as internal implications.

Before joining SMU, Katharina was Programme Director at the European School of Management and Technology (esmt) in Berlin, Germany. She headed the Life Science Industry group for Custom Programmes and coordinated the Open Enrollment Programmes. It was at esmt, when she started teaching and publishing (articles, case studies, book chapter) about Strategic Leadership.

As a trained pharmacologist (PhD), Katharina combines the analytical skills of a natural scientist with ingrained customer centricity that result from 10 years Business Consulting at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.

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