President's Message

Dear Swiss Chapter members,

I’m excited to kick off the 2020-2021 year with a new and energetic board. It’s a great pleasure to work with such an international group with a broad range of professional backgrounds. And, for the first time we have a majority female board. We’ve already started with an induction program, a review of the strategy and started implementing actions, such as the membership survey that you’ve received. Now that’s what I call energy!

The current pandemic situation is challenging all of us privately, our businesses and IMA. We’re here to channel our positive energy to certify, connect, and educate our members whatever happens. We’ll continue to provide best in class education and networking events, on-line or in person (whenever that is safe and practical to do so). If there is any other way by which we can support you or your organization in these challenging times, just drop me a line.

Active member engagement, so members rolling up their sleeves and driving the success of the chapter, continues to be a key tenet of our strategy. As I’m entering the third year as a president, I’m preparing to step aside and make place for a someone with fresh ideas and enthusiasm, and different perspectives and leadership style. So why not take this chance to grow your leadership skills? If not as a president, as a board member or active committee member?

Let me close by wishing you good health and success in these challenging times. Take care of those around you!

Kind regards,

Hessel Brouwer
President, IMA Switzerland Chapter