Forum Experts 2018

Jean-François Manzoni

Jean-François Manzoni

President, Professor, IMD

Biography

Jean-François Manzoni is Nestlé Professor and President (Dean) at IMD. His main areas of focus are leadership, the development of high-performance organizations and corporate governance. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching as well as for his research and case writing activities, including for his seminal book “The set-up-to-fail syndrome: How good managers cause great people to fail” (with Jean-Louis Barsoux). A citizen of Canada and France, Professor Manzoni holds a Doctorate from Harvard Business School and an MBA from McGill University. He was Professor for seven years at IMD (2004-2010) before coming back to the school in 2016. He previously served on the faculty of INSEAD, in Singapore and in Fontainebleau. Jean-François Manzoni is a speaker at the World Economic Forum, Saint-Petersburg World Economic Forum, and other international conferences.