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Prof. Dr. Peter LORANGE Chairman and President, Lorange Institute of Business; Former President, International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne


 He was President of IMD from July 1993 until April 2008. He is Professor of Strategy and was the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Chair of International Shipping. He was formerly President of the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo. Before this, Professor Lorange was affiliated with the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, for more than a decade, in various assignments, including director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, and The William H. Wurster Center for International Management Studies, as well as The William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management. He has also taught for eight years at the Sloan School of Management (MIT). Peter Lorange received his undergraduate education from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business, was awarded an MA degree in Operations Management from Yale University, and his Doctor of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Pecs University, Moscow State University, Copenhagen Business School, Estonian Business School, and Lund University. He is an Honorary Professor of MIRBIS, Moscow. He serves on the board of directors of several corporations including: Zaruma Resources, Preferred Global Health and Seaspan Corporation. Peter Lorange is an Honory Member of EFMD.


Professor Lorange has written or edited 18 books and some 120 articles. His area of special interest is Global Strategic Management, Strategic Planning and Entrepreneurship for Growth. He has conducted extensive research on multinational management, strategic planning processes, and internally generated growth processes.