2008-04-21

International Consulting Project

The results are in! This evening we received our assignments for our International Consulting Projects (ICPs). The ICPs are projects wherein groups of four or five IMD students work on a major strategic project for companies around the world, reporting directly to CEOs or other top management. Each group works closely with an IMD faculty member with relevant expertise.

I was chosen for a supply chain strategy project at a global chemicals/materials company headquartered in Switzerland, near Zurich. My group will be great; there are just four of us, including a German (who is in my current study group), a Zambian, and a Colombian. They are all great guys who are both competent and experienced.

Our faculty member is Corey Billington, our POM professor and a former VP at HP. I'm really excited to work with him as he has a wealth of recent, real-world experience and he really likes to think big. Shall we tackle a project that will make billions of euros of difference to the client's bottom line? BRING IT ON!

Although I was diappointed by the lack of wine-, football-, and space exploration-oriented projects, there were some other pretty cool possibilities, including:
  • luxury car market entry in France
  • international fundraising strategy for an African non-profit
  • product strategy for DuPont in Asia
  • market entry for an emissions-free scooter startup in Germany
  • growth strategy for a services firm in Quatar
  • geographic expansion strategy for Norelco/Nivea in the Netherlands
  • european marketing strategy for a UK chocolatier

There was even a project for a Danish company looking to open operations in Arkansas--wooooooooooooooooooo PIG SOOOOOIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

As I find out more about the project I will keep you all updated!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Razorbacks! Wow...supply chain over chocolate? I don't know, Hassin...