Moving Executive Education Online: How Much & For How Long?

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1 July 2020
08:00 - 09:00

Online Webinar

Executive education is treated by many companies as discretionary spending that gets cut back in bad times and the reactions to COVID-19 seem to confirm this conjecture. Business schools are currently challenged to fulfill existing commitments in times of social distancing. In addition, they are struggling to refill their pipeline with new contracts. A range of questions needs to be addressed in this context: How can business schools maintain their attractiveness as an education provider in recessionary times? How can executive education be delivered effectively in virtual learning space and how can clients be convinced of its value-added? And, most importantly, will COVID-19 ultimately change the role of executive training provided in an academic setting?

This is the first webinar in the Business of Proofing Business Schools series, presented by XOLAS, GBSN, EFMD Global Network. Learn more about the webinar series by clicking here.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 9:00am São Paulo
  • 1:00pm London
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 3:00pm Nairobi
  • 4:00pm Dubai
  • 5:30pm Mumbai
  • 7:00pm Jakarta
  • 8:00pm Malaysia


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Ulrich Hommel
Founding Partner

Ulrich Hommel is an internationally recognized expert of accreditation, quality management, risk management and strategic leadership in higher education, and a prolific writer on business school topics. He has served in various leadership capacities at EFMD over a period of more than 12 years, including Director of Quality Services, Director of Business School Development and Director of Research & Surveys.

Ulrich has completed more than 20 years of service as Professor of Finance at EBS University & Law in Wiesbaden (Germany), which included appointments as Dean, Rector and Managing Director. His academic research focuses on risk management, restructuring and entrepreneurial financing, all topics that mirror his interests in higher education. Ulrich holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has been awarded a Dr. habil in Business Administration by WHU. Within XOLAS, Ulrich contributes particularly to the creation of knowledge and intelligence solutions and helps business schools to enhance their risk management capabilities; he develops restructuring solutions for clients and spearheads the development of XOLAS’ financial advisory capabilities.


Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD
ESMT Berlin

Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, is the president of ESMT Berlin. He is also the vice-chair of the advisory board to the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the vice-chair of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association). Jörg graduated from the Witten/Herdecke University, where he earned a degree in economics (with honors). After completing his PhD at Columbia University in New York, he was named an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prof. Rocholl has researched and taught at ESMT since 2007 and was appointed president of ESMT in 2011. From 2010 until mid-2019, he held the EY Chair in Governance and Compliance.

Jörg’s research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, financial intermediation, central banks, and financial regulation. His research has been accepted for publication in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. Jörg is research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), research professor at the ifo Institute, chair of the scientific advisory board of the Research Database and Service Center (FDSZ) of Deutsche Bundesbank, vice-chair of the economic advisory board of Deutsche Welle, member of the scientific advisory board of DIW Berlin and advisory board member of The Public Governance Institute in Germany. He was both Lamfalussy and Duisenberg Fellow of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Martin Möhrle
Director, Corporate Services
EFMD Global Network

Martin Moehrle is a thought leader, management consultant, and HR executive with the mission of engaging talent and building high performing organizations in a global and ever-changing world. In 2015, he reopened his consulting practice where he has been advising numerous organizations, most of them Fortune 500 companies, on corporate transformation and culture change, and on adapting their approach to leadership, talent and learning to the new realities of work. In addition, Martin is Director of Corporate Services and Director of CLIP at EFMD. The Corporate Learning Improvement Process (CLIP) is the premier quality management scheme for corporate learning functions and corporate universities.

From 2012 to 2015, Martin was Global Head of Talent and member of the HR Executive Committee at UBS, and for many years through 2008 he was Chief Learning Officer, Global Head of HR Development and member of the Global HR Committee at Deutsche Bank. Martin studied engineering, business administration and economics in Germany, France and the US and has been past and present member of numerous advisory councils and boards of Business Schools and HR think tanks.

Dominique Turpin
Former President & Dean of External Relations
IMD Business School

Dominique Turpin is currently the Dentsu Chaired Professor of Marketing and the Dean of External Relations.

He has served as IMD President and Nestlé Professor from July 2010 until the end of 2016. He was also previously the director of the IMD MBA (Master of Business Administration) and PED (Program for Executive Development). Professor Turpin has directed customized programs for companies such as Groupe SEB, Panasonic and Japan Tobacco International. He has extensive teaching, consulting and research experience in the areas of marketing and international strategy both in Europe and in Asia, particularly in the area of brand management, customer orientation and communications strategy.

He has worked as a consultant and management educator with a large number of international companies including: Coca Cola, CPW, Danone, DSM, Jardine Matheson, Nestlé, Novo Nordisk, Philips and Uponor. He also served as a board member for ITOCHU Europe, a leading Japanese trading company and the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. Dominique Turpin has widespread executive seminar and consulting experience for clients in Europe, Asia and Latin America. His current research focuses on brand management, and he has been widely published in more than 100 books, articles and case studies including the Financial Times, European Business Forum and MIT Sloan Management Review. He has also been listed among the Case Center’s top-40 best-selling case authors for 2018/19 and 2015/16. He has been a regular contributor to the Nihon Sangyo Shimbun (The Japan Industrial Journal), one of the leading business dailies in Japan. Professor Turpin is also the Continental European editor for the Long Range Planning Journal, the international journal of strategic management and an editorial advisor for the Singapore Management Review.

Prior to joining IMD, he spent several years in Tokyo as a representative of a French firm in Japan. He served as Visiting Professor at the Keio Graduate School of Business Administration, Japan. Since 1994, Professor Turpin serves as the IMD representative on the Academic Council of the China-Europe International Business School in Shanghai (People’s Republic of China). Dominique Turpin received his master’s degree from ESSCA in France. He earned a doctorate in economics from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.