Sunday, May 18, 2008

Global Training Program: The JOb of CEO

The Job of the Chief Executive
(Led by faculty from top international business schools (Babson, Harvard, IMD, Trinity, Wharton) with practical business world experience).

Benefits to You

This programme is offered once a year in Singapore. Exclusively reserved for the top management, it provides them with systematic ways of approaching their multi-faceted job and unique responsibilities faced by the CEO in a dynamic environment such as Asia.

Programme Outline

  • The Job of the Chief Executive
  • The Chief Executive as a Motivator and Agent of Change
  • The Chief Executive as a Sensor of Market Opportunities
  • The Chief Executive as a Creator of Shareholder Value
  • The Chief Executive as a Strategist and Policy Maker
  • The Chief Executive as an Agent of Change
  • The Chief Executive as a Strategist for Acquisitions
  • The Chief Executive as an Architect of Organisation Structure and Systems
  • The Chief Executive as a Negotiator
  • The Chief Executive as a Visionary

Who Must Attend

Chairpersons, CEOs, presidents, managing directors, executive directors, executive vice presidents, senior vice presidents, managing partners, general managers, business unit or country managers in Asia.

Programme Leader

This programme will be conducted by one of the following leaders:

John A. Murray

  • Professor of Business Studies
  • Chair in Business Studies
  • The Senior Lecturer (Chief Officer for Academic Affairs)
  • Director of Research, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland
  • Founding Member, Strategic Management Society
  • President, Marketing Institute of Ireland
  • Chairman, Institute of Public Administration

John Murray is Professor of Business Studies, Head of School, and Director of Research at the School of Business, Trinity College, University of Dublin. He is a Fellow of the College, and serves as Senior Lecturer (Chief Officer for Academic Affairs) for Trinity College.

He works in the fields of marketing, strategy, organisational renewal, and public sector management; and teaches at Trinity and business schools in America, Asia and Europe.

Professor Murray has been Lecturer at University College Dublin, Professor at IMD Switzerland, Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto and Daiichi-Kikaku, Visiting Professor at Keio University, Japan and Visiting Scholar at the Wharton and Harvard Business Schools and at Senshu University, Japan.

He is Chairman of the Institute of Public Administration & President of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, on the Board of the Health Services Executive & a member of the Civil Service Performance Verification Group.

He has worked on management development and research with many European, American and Japanese organisations; and has published many books and journal articles on marketing and strategy.

Professor Murray received his education at Univeristy College Dublin, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.

In between teaching, researching, travelling and talking he rebuilds old cars, competes in historic rallying, listens to jazz and reads fiction

J.B.M. Kassarjian

  • Professor of Strategy and Organization, Emeritus, IMD International, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Professor of Management, Babson College, Massachusetts, USA

J.B. Kassarjian has been Professor of Strategy and Organization at IMD (1989 - ), and he holds a joint appointment at Babson College as Professor of Management (1980 - ). He has also been Chairman of the Management Division at Babson (1981 -1987).

Prior to joining IMD and Babson, he was on the faculty of Harvard Business School. He was also involved in establishing Harvard-related graduate management institutes in Iran and the Philippines. He served as consultant to organisations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, in such areas as leading change, strategic restructuring, and senior management team building.

Professor Kassarjian’s writings include books, and numerous articles, and a large number of award-winning cases in a variety of business and geographical settings. Writings specifically aimed at practitioners include: "Jolt Your Managers Out of Their Comfortable Groove - they may learn to lead change" and "The Paradox of Leading Change", IMD Perspectives.

His areas of expertise are: Global Competitive Dynamics, Leading Change - Strategic and Organisational, and Senior Management Team Building. Professor Kassarjian's career reflects an abiding interest in management education at the executive level in diverse cultural settings.

Kurt Schaer, D.B.A. Harvard University

  • Professor (Emeritus) of Finance and General Management, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Schaer has been a faculty member at IMD from 1974 to 2003. He directed and taught IMD core programmes for senior and mid-career executives over many years.

From 1990 onwards, his work increasingly focused on the challenges facing financial service organisations.

In parallel with his extensive involvement in MBA and executive education, he has consulted and conducted strategy workshops, designed and delivered development programmes for many international companies, including major European and American MNCs in Asia, Europe, the USA and Latin America.

Dr Schaer graduated from University of St. Gallen. He pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Basel and at Harvard University where he obtained his DBA.

Venue : SIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue
Time : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm unless otherwise stated.
Fee : S$16,050.00 (SIM Members)
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
Enquiries : 6248 9421

All published fees are for SIM members.
A levy of up to 20% will be charged for non-members. Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up, please visit, e-mail or call 6468 8866.

Date Closing Date
Jun 29 - Jul 4, 2008
Time: 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
May 31, 2008 Click to register

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