Prof Katharina Lange

Professor of Leadership

IMD, Switzerland

Katharina joined IMD as Professor of Leadership in September 2019. She has taught executives globally, specializing in self-leadership and cross-cultural team leadership in times of Change.

Before joining IMD, Katharina led the Office of Executive Development at Singapore Management University (SMU). Being at SMU since 2013, she directed Open Programs such as the Asia Leaders Program in Infrastructure or the J&J Hospital Management Program as well as a plethora of Custom Programs for global corporate clients.

Prior to her Asian experience, Katharina was Program Director and Head Life Science Industries at the European School of Management and Technology (esmt), Berlin. Before her career in business education, Katharina worked 9 years with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte Consulting. Her PhD in pharmacology adds the empirical lens of a natural scientist to her profile. Katharina has published numerous case studies for business education on Harvard Business Publishing as well as the SMU Case Center. Book chapters include Pina Bausch – “Leading Collective Genius” in “Servant Leadership”, ESV, 2014; Building Singapore Sportshub in “Living in Smart Cities”, World Scientific, 2018.

In 2018 she was appointed as member of the Board of UNICON, the global consortium for university based executive education. From 2017 – 2019 Katharina served as Board member on the Board of Governors of the German European School Singapore.



Leading Collective Genius

Collaborative Mindset for a Sustainable Future

Prof Katharina Lange | IMD, Switzerland