In founding Hanken & IFL Corporate Development, two well-known academic organisations with considerable experience of international-level leadership development are joining forces. Both Hanken and IFL at Stockholm School of Economics are experts on combining innovative learning methods with the latest and most relevant research findings.
Hanken & IFL Corporate Development produces tailored development programmes for corporate customers. The new unit is supported by the research and education expertise of its parent organisations, especially within management, marketing and finance, which are their key areas of strength.
Marianne Stenius, Rector of Hanken, explains that the collaboration gives Finnish corporations access to a fresh view of leadership development. Hanken & IFL Corporate Development creates value for its customers by using learning methods developed specifically for executives to communicate the very latest research. ”We have a lot to give to internationally active Finnish corporations, particularly firms with a strong foothold in the Nordic and Baltic region”, says Marianne Stenius.
The first customer of Hanken & IFL Corporate Development is Evli Bank Ltd. ”We chose Hanken & IFL Corporate Development based on their expertise and their geographical reach, which supports our own presence in the Nordic and Baltic area”, says Henrik Andersin, CEO of Evli Bank.
Hanken & IFL Corporate Development is governed by a steering group chaired by Rector Marianne Stenius. Outi-Maria Liedes functions as director of corporate development, and Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen as academic director.
Examples of other leadership development activities offered by Hanken include the school’s MBA programme, a Certified Financial Accountant (CEFA) programme, and a wide selection of shorter courses. Corporate customers can also form a partnership with CERS, Hanken’s well-known Center for Relationship Marketing and Service Management.
IFL at Stockholm School of Economics is a world-class institute for advanced leadership and business development. It was founded in 2005, when the activities of Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education and IFL – Institutet för Företagsledning were combined. The company ranks among the leading producers of leadership education in Northern Europe. In addition to tailored programmes, it offers more than 30 open development programmes within different areas of management. IFL at Stockholm School of Economics is led by Jan-Mikael von Schantz.