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President´s Message | Q3 2023

Dear members of IMA Switzerland Chapter,
I trust that you've enjoyed a rejuvenating summer break, replenishing your energy for the exciting busy times ahead. As we embark on a new business year, we anticipate a bustling period, akin to the previous one, with its fair share of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, in delivering successful business plans, strategies and KPIs.
 Since my school days, start of the new academic year, which is quite aligned to the business cycle, was an extremely important milestone. Sometimes even more important than a New Year- filled with my personal resolutions to work smarter, perform better and excel newer heights. Recalling that energy, I am thrilled to open the new page of the IMA Swiss Chapter embarking on our new business season.
I start with a thank you- for all the wonderful feedback on our Summer Challenge. Many of you gifted yourselves interesting books we showcased over the last two months. As promised, the winner will be announced soon.
Over the summer, the Board of Directors of your Chapter has meticulously curated a few learning realms tailored exclusively for our valued membership:
  •     September ushers in a collaborative webinar with the Austrian IMA Chapter, delving into the realm of cutting-edge technologies. Together, we'll explore how these innovations can empower the finance function to navigate through the uncharted waters of uncertainty.
  •     Come October, we're immersing ourselves in the realm of business social media, particularly focusing on the mighty platform—LinkedIn. Our expert speakers will guide you on optimizing your personal profile, harnessing the full potential of LinkedIn to bolster your professional journey.
  •     As November approaches, we will join forces with the IMA Japan Chapter onto the realm of professional ethics—an imperative subject that gains prominence during challenging times. This webinar promises to be enlightening and thought-provoking, inviting you to delve into ethical considerations in our world of finance.
  •     A busy November will offer you another webinar, in partnership with Horváth and Partners Management Consultants, to navigate us through the realm of scenario-based performance management.
  •     Beyond the realm of intellectually stimulating technical topics we will enrich your calendars with vibrant social and networking occasions. We are rolling out monthly rendezvous “Just Show-up Happy Hour” This is an open invitation to unwind, engage in spirited conversations and forging stronger professional networks. Through these social networking opportunities, we aim to foster a sense of camaraderie and connection among our esteemed members. More on this…watch this space!
  •     During autumn we will invite you to embrace the exquisite beauty and splendor of the Swiss mountains. Picture yourself hiking this breathtaking landscape over reinvigorating conversations your IMA colleagues! Hopefully we will come back with meaningful ESG commitments basking energy from the stunning views that nature has blessed us with. 
In a world that thrives on relationships, each of these initiatives aim to enrich your leadership journey into strategic financial management and beyond. We believe our shared experiences can illuminate new paths across the intricate tapestry of our careers and redefine our outlook. Your board members tagged here are eagerly awaiting to receive your feedback so don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us.
I wish you a great start to the last quarter of the financial year- let’s make it better, together!

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