President's Message December 2022

Dear IMA Switzerland Members,

I love the power of  hindsight. It is a perfect time to pause, reflect, plan and reboot. As  we approach another year-end, like many of you, I feel exhausted but  content. Exhausted, with the crisis created by yet another  factor beyond our scope of influence and content, because not only we  survived we did better than the preliminary pandemic response. Some of  us may have already started to slow down business activities and  preparing to celebrate festive season with family  and friends.

As a Chapter, we delivered  different engagement opportunities for our members, ranging from  virtual, in-person and hybrid events to enriched newsletters, LinkedIn  posts and surveys. I am extremely proud of the wide  array of event topics- leadership skills, management of burnout, supply  chain crisis and artificial intelligence. Taking this opportunity, I  would like to thank all our esteemed speakers for sharing their  professional expertise, IMA Global and IMA Europe for  guiding us to serve our membership better, my fellow BoD members for  their continued commitment, steady growth and quality service delivery.  Most importantly, I would like to thank our membership, each one of you,  for taking the time to engage and share your  feedback.

I would like to wish all of  you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, let it bring us peace as there  is nothing more important than the human lives, health to you and your  families. Professionally, may you engage in  interesting projects and challenge your academic career, acquire new  silks and knowledge, develop new relations and expand your network. Last  but not the least – may all your dreams come true.

On behalf of the BoD of the Swiss Chapter I can assure you that we´ll continue to serve our IMA community for a successful 2023.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays!!

Ekaterina Emelianova

President, IMA Switzerland Chapter