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Gustaf Nordbäck appointed CEO of Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance


Gustaf Nordbäck.

12.02.2018 16:55:18 - Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, a leading global provider of customised corporate learning programmes for large corporations, has appointed Gustaf Nordbäck as its Chief Executive Officer.

(live-PR.com) - Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, a leading global provider of customised corporate learning programmes for large corporations, has appointed Gustaf Nordbäck as its Chief Executive Officer.

Nordbäck has a successful track record in the learning sector. He joins FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance from DigiExam, a digital assessment platform used to create, administer and mark exams.

 

He helped grow this business into a company serving over 2800 organisations across more than 80 countries.

He completed his Masters at Stockholm School of Economics, when he moved to London as an analyst at Deutsche Bank, followed by Citigroup, and then joined private equity fund GI Partners. An MBA at INSEAD launched his career at Rosetta Stone, the language technology software company. As MD for Europe he increased European revenues significantly, and followed this role as its MD for EMEA and Brazil.

Tas Viglatzis, Chairman of Corporate Learning Alliance, says: ‘Gustaf Nordbäck brings very valuable expertise and talent to our organisation at an important point, as we deliver our strategy to reinvent corporate learning over the coming years. I look forward to working closely with Gustaf to build on and enhance Corporate Learning Alliance’s successes and growth momentum.’

Nordbäck will join FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance on 8 May 2018. He takes over the role from former CEO, VanDyck Silveira.

About Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance
FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance was formed in 2015 in response to growing calls for more flexible, practical, relevant and timely corporate learning. A joint venture of the Financial Times and IE Business School, it brings world-renowned business information and journalism, leading academic faculty and a global network of educators to co-create customised corporate learning and leadership development programmes in multiple languages, to almost any sector, anywhere in the world. Through expert learning frameworks, innovation and technology, it focuses on achieving measurable learning outcomes. www.ftiecla.com

Earlier this year, the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance made five predictions for corporate learning 2018. They are:
1. The return of the middle manager. While much focus has been placed on leadership skills and the ‘voice from the top’, the under-appreciated and often-maligned middle manager will come back in vogue and be recognised for an increasingly rare yet innate ability: managing other people.

2. The death of authenticity. It is often said that, if you can fake authenticity, you’ve got it made. In 2018, many more managers will stop trying to ‘be themselves’. This will be a relief for staff who either did not like their line manager’s true nature or never believed the act in the first place. It will be replaced, hopefully, by a return to management basics – clear communication, constructive feedback and conflict resolution.

3. Individual learning for career development. Experience-based, flexible, individualised learning –and the means to transfer knowledge easily into professional life – will become stronger features of learning and development programmes. Concepts of agility, disruption, digitalisation – while perhaps wearing thin through over-use – will continue to be part of the management lexicon and rationales for executive learning.

4. Gen Z hype. In 2018, so-called Generation Z, born around the millennium, will start to enter the workplace. Conferences, research papers and thought leadership articles will be devoted to this new phenomenon. Despite the hype, they will say very little different from what was once said about Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers when they were young.

5. Embracing machine learning. Despite a certain scepticism about the motives behind concepts like artificial intelligence (AI), greater acceptance of machine learning and a closer understanding of AI will help leaders manage their companies better in 2018. The AI ‘holy grail’ is strategic foresight: stronger insights into customer needs, better market-facing propositions, improved operations, improved management skills – all helping a company to get ahead of its competitors.

Press enquiries: further information from:
David Wells, Head of Communications, FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance
Direct +44 (0)20 7775 6241; Mobile +44 (0)7921 582419
david.wells@ftiecla.com

Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR
Direct +44 (0)1727 860405; Mobile +44 (0)7850 508209
bob.little@boblittlepr.com


Contact information:
FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance

One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL, UK

Contact Person:
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Head of Communications
Phone: +44 (0)20 7873 4248
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Web: http://www.ftiecla.com/

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