january, 2019

mon28jan13:0014:00EiP 2018 Winners Webinar – Valmet & IMDForward-looking leadership development13:00 - 14:00 CET Location: on-line event

Event Details

Scope and Objectives:

In 2014, Valmet – a new organisation born out of a de-merger in the seemingly unsexy, unwanted industry of capital equipment and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries – sought to make the most of its leadership development programmes. How? By turning the company into a confident, forward-looking technology front-runner where the leaders truly understood how they could execute their part of the strategy with real impact.

Valmet partnered with IMD to co-create a unique leadership development journey that helped it build capability and confidence at four levels: individual, interpersonal, cohort, and organisational. The journey exceeded the expectations set out at the beginning, not simply based on impressions and testimonials but in terms of real impact; and, by early 2018 Valmet had outperformed the Helsinki OMX and Global Industrials index by 62% since the end of 2014, and was on its way to reaching its stated 8%–10% EBITA targets by 2020.

In this session, Valmet and IMD will be sharing their success stories and also point out some of the interesting challenges they came across during these last years.

Valmet and IMD were granted the Gold Award in the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2018 in the ‘Organisational Development’ category.

Following reading are available prior to the webinar: Global Focus article

Target group:

This webinar is dedicated to learning professionals from both companies and L&D providers (Business Schools, Executive Education Centers / Consultancies).

Attendance is free but requires registration in advance.
This EFMD webinar will be run using Zoom.
For Zoom to work best we recommend you have the latest version Zoom Client for Meetings downloaded.
If not familiar with Zoom, please make sure you connect 15 minutes prior to the session. You can test the tool via this weblink.


Register here

Speakers for this event

  • Hanna Heikkilä

    Hanna Heikkilä

    Vice-President, Talent Management, Valmet, Finland

    Vice-President, Talent Management, Valmet, Finland

  • James Henderson

    James Henderson

    Professor of Strategic Management, IMD, Switzerland

    Professor of Strategic Management, IMD, Switzerland

  • Jan Ginneberge

    Jan Ginneberge

    Senior Advisor, Corporate Services, EFMD

    Senior Advisor, Corporate Services, EFMD


[email protected]
Tel: +32.2.629.08.37


on-line event


(Monday) 13:00 - 14:00 CET