Leif Sjöblom

Financial Management, PhD Stanford University at IMD Executive Education

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IMD Executive Education

Leif Sjöblom is Professor of Financial Management at IMD.

His areas of special interest are:

The restructuring of the telecommunications industry Performance measurement and shareholder value creation Micro-entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa Prior to joining IMD, Professor Sjöblom worked in marketing, production and in the telecommunications industry. His teaching experience includes a range of courses for the telecommunications industry as well as general management courses in performance management and financial analysis. Since joining IMD he has directed the Program for Executive Development (PED) and the Building on Talent (BOT) program. He is also actively working with African entrepreneurs and universities to develop their capabilities.

Leif Sjöblom has a PhD in business and MS in statistics from Stanford University, a MBA from Helsinki School of Economics and a BSc in electrical engineering. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Fulbright fellow.

He has most recently written the following articles and cases: The CFO - a Capital Position in Leading in the Top Team - The CXO Challenge, 2008 Kaskazi Network - Distributing to the Bottom of the Pyramid, 2008 Commercializing Technology - Why is it so Difficult to be Disciplined? Business Horizons, 2004

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