About IEDC Leadership

IEDC-Bled School of Management a centre of excellence and a major meeting point for the exchange of ideas and for exploration of best management practices in the Region.

Dean & President

danica-purgProfessor Danica Purg is the President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and the President of CEEMAN, the international  association for management development in dynamic societies, which brings together  210 management development institutions from 54 countries. She is also leading the European Leadership Centre (ELC).

IEDC Supervisory Board

Initially composed of prominent representatives of the Slovenian business community, the Supervisory Board has been steadily expanded to include representatives of the international business community, as well as academia. Current Members of the Supervisory Board:

  • President: Dr. Erhard Busek, Chairman of Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Austria 
  • Vice President: Prof. Derek F. Abell, Professor Emeritus, ESMT - European School of Management and Technology, Germany
  • Mr. Franjo Bobinac, Chairman of the Management Board, Gorenje, Slovenia
  • Mr. Sandi Češko, President, Studio Moderna Group, Slovenia
  • Mr. Domagoj Gorički, Managing Director, Pharmamed Mado, Slovenia
  • Dr. Riccardo Illy, President, Illy Group, Italy
  • Mr. Zoran Janko, Board Member, Telekom, Slovenia
  • Dr. Peter Kraljič, Member of McKinsey Advisory Board, Germany
  • Mr. Andraž Novak, Member of the Management Board, Luka Koper d.d., Slovenia
  • Mr. Janez Škrabec, President, Riko Group, Slovenia
  • Mr. Klemen Šešok, Managing Director, Taxgroup, Slovenia

IEDC International Advisory Board

IEDC International Advisory Board (IAB) with the task to sustain and support the activities of the school and offer its expertise on strategically important issues. Members of the Board are renowned experts in business and education and their advice is highly regarded. 

  • Chairman: Mr. Janez Škrabec, President of the IAB; President, Riko Group, Slovenia
  • Mrs. Maria Anselmi, General Manager Bisnode Southern Markets
  • Mr. Gokhan Bozkurt, CEO, NUH Cimento Sanayi A.S., Turkey
  • Mr. Amer Bukvić, Director, Bosnia Bank International (BBI), Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Mr. Shahin Lauritzen,  Director, CFO, Directorate for Programmes and Finance, Direction du programme et des finances, Council of Europe - Conseil de l'Europe, Strasbourg
  • Mr. Miroslav Miletić, Vice-President, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Serbia
  • Dr. Stojan Pelko, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Mr. Jo Ritzen, former Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences, the Netherlands)
  • Prof. Dr. h.c. Hermann Simon, Chairman, Simon-Kucher&Partners, Germany
  • Senator Dr. h.c. Horst Weitzmann, Managing Partner NDW Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Badische Stahlwerke GmbH, Germany 

IEDC International Advisory Board - HR Platform

  • Mr. Thomas Belker, Talanx Service AG, Speaker of the Board, Germany
  • Dr. Klaus Niedl, Head of Group Human Resources, NOVOMATIC AG, Austria
  • Ms. Branka Skaramuča, Senior Vice President HR, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
  • Mr. Nikos Sofronas, Training and Development Director, Interamerican Group HQ, Greece

IEDC Art Advisory Council

IEDC has been actively developing a creative environment where the art and craft of management and leadership can be optimally taught and learned. The Art Advisory Council assures that the idea of promoting business as an activity based on a broader humanistic texture, like arts and culture, is continuously implemented, giving additional meaning to management and leadership.Current Members of the Art Advisory Council:

  • Ms. Liljana Stepančič, Director Piran Coastal Galleries, Slovenia
  • Prof. Arnold Walravens, Faculty Member, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

IEDC Honorary Professorship and Doctor Honoris Causa Recipients

The Faculty for Postgraduate Studies at IEDC has conferred academic Honorary Professorship title and Doctor Honoris Causa to the following personalities:

Honorory Professorship title recipients:

  • In 2006:  Prof. Derek Abell, Prof. Jim Ellert, Dr. Peter Kraljič, Prof. Jean-Pierre Lehmann and Prof. Hellmut Schütte, for their contribution to the development of the IEDC
  • In 2011: Mr. Juan Serrano,  for his outstanding teaching and contribution to integration of knowledge and leadership development.

 

Doctor Honoris Causa recipients:

  • In 2007: Dr. Ichak Adizes, Dr. Erhard Busek, Prof. Aleksandra Kornhauser Frazer, for their contribution to creating and integrating of knowledge and leadership development for a better world
  • In 2008: Mr. Janez Stanovnik and Mr. Horst Weitzmann, for their reputation as highly respected people in their environment, their moral standing and care for the society at large
  • In 2009: Prof. Herman Simon, for his pleading for a more intensive and meaningful dialogue between business leaders, economists and politicians and thus for a sustainable development of the society at large
  • In 2010: Prof. Nancy J. Adler, for her outstanding contribution to the global leadership development.
  • In 2011: Prof. Edgar Schein and Prof. Manfred Kets de Vries, for their outstanding contribution to creation and integration of knowledge and leadership development for a better world.
  • In 2012: Prof. Jonathan Story, Emeritus, Internationl Political Economy, INSEAD; The Shell Fellow in Economic Transformation, Emeritus
  • In 2013: Dr. Peter Kraljič, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Co
  • In 2014: Dr. Randy Kudar, Emeritus, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada

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