Jean-François Manzoni is the President (Dean) of IMD (the International Institute for Management Development, in Lausanne, Switzerland), where he also serves as the Nestlé Professor.
Professor Manzoni’s research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on leadership, the development of high-performance organizations and corporate governance.
At the organisational level, he 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. His work in this area has appeared in several books, articles and over 30 cases, four of which received Case of the Year Awards from the European Foundation for Management Development or the European Case Clearing House. He also acted as content expert in the development of a ground-breaking computer-based change management simulation, the Change Pro Simulation®.
At the individual level, Professor Manzoni studies how leaders can create a high-performance work environment and what they can do to modify their leadership style in that direction.