Jim PULCRANO – Adjunct Professor at IMD
Jim is an IMD Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management. His current projects include teaching in Lausanne, London and Silicon Valley, research on disruption, and various strategy, networking, customer-centricity and innovation mandates with multinationals in Europe, Asia and the US.
Clients have included Audemars-Piguet, Bayer, Bossard, Bühler, Caterpillar, EDF, Engie, INEOS, KPN, Lenovo, Medtronic, Mölnlycke, Monsanto, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Straumann, UEFA (the European Football Association), and the Swiss federal government.
Jim joined the management team of IMD in 1993 as Director of Marketing. During a 20-year career at IMD, Jim had direct responsibility for IMD’s clients across a wide part of the world, was a founding member of the Executive MBA teaching team (focused on entrepreneurship and IMD’s work in Silicon Valley), created and ran IMD’s annual startup competition (which he still does) and had responsibility for IMD’s worldwide alumni network. Jim stepped down from IMD in 2013 as Executive Director. He is the former Chairman of UNICON, an association of the world’s top business schools.
Before joining IMD, Jim was Managing Director of a Swiss startup in the medical device industry. Prior to his MBA degree, he worked as an engineer in the USA and Africa for Schlumberger, a leader in the petroleum services industry.
Jim was born in the United States, has Swiss/American citizenship, speaks English and French, is married and has three children. He lives in Switzerland. His non-professional interests are outdoor sports and cooking.
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