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Innovative Leaders for the Automotive Supply Industry


07 Jun 2013


Innovation & Enterprise
Trade & Society

CLEPA and Imperial College Business School forge a partnership to develop innovative leaders for tomorrow. The CLEPA Global Management Programme
(GMP) was unveiled today at the CLEPA General Assembly in Madrid.

European suppliers are worldwide leaders in the areas of clean, safe and connected vehicle technology. Growth in the next 10 years will come outside of Europe, with
Asia accounting for 80 per cent of that growth.
“To ensure that our members maintain their market leadership, CLEPA, in partnership with Imperial College Business School, is pleased to launch the CLEPA
Global Management Programme”, announced Mr Jean-Marc Gales, CLEPA CEO.

The CLEPA Global Management Programme is jointly designed and offered by CLEPA and the Business School to help automotive suppliers take advantage of the unprecedented forces transforming nearly everything about their business: regulation, consolidation, technological change and international growth. Building the innovative organisation, creating real-life value propositions and executing for long term value creation are the cornerstones.

“In a rapidly changing competitive landscape the only way to grow is by creating value through innovation and leadership. This programme helps crystallise the emergent strategic priorities in the industry.” says Professor Gerry George, Deputy Dean of the Business School and Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre.

The CLEPA GMP is a unique six-day executive development programme for senior managers and management teams in the automotive supply industry.

The programme will develop innovative leaders who generate ideas that advance the growth and performance of their firms, understand the context for growth in relation to
both the external environment and the internal operating environment, and make smart choices and decisions in relation to the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. It comprises two three-day modules complemented by a live business project to advance a company specific commercial opportunity. Participants will also have
the opportunity to register for an additional ‘Shanghai Programme’ which focuses on building success in China.

“A solid understanding of swiftly evolving markets and access to skilled executives who are able to lead change will separate the winners from the losers. The CLEPA
Global Management Programme is an essential part of any automotive supplier’s growth strategy”, concluded Mr Jean-Marc Gales.

Brochure of the GMP attached.
Note to Editors
CLEPA is the European Association of Automotive Suppliers.
104 of the world's most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules and 25National trade associations and European sector associations are members of CLEPA, representing more than 3 thousand companies, employing more than 5 million people and covering all products and services within the automotive supply chain. Based in Brussels, CLEPA is recognized as the natural discussion partner by the European Institutions, United Nations and fellow associations (ACEA, JAMA, MEMA, etc).

For more information, please contact: Mrs. Amalia Di Stefano |CLEPA Deputy CEO | | Tel.: +32 2 743 91 35 and consult

About Imperial College London
Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business, delivering practical solutions that improve quality of life and the environment - underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture.

Since its foundation in 1907, Imperial's contributions to society have included the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics. This commitment to the application of research for the benefit of all continues today, with current focuses including interdisciplinary collaborations to improve global health, tackle climate change, develop sustainable sources of energy and address security challenges.

In 2007, Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust formed the UK's first Academic Health Science Centre. This unique partnership aims to improve the quality of life of patients and populations by taking new discoveries and translating them into new therapies as quickly as possible.

About Imperial College Business School
Established in 2003, Imperial College Business School is one of the world's fastest growing business schools with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and translation.
The Business School is a constituent faculty of Imperial College London, and fully integrated with the College's cutting-edge work in science, engineering and medicine. It offers MBA, MSc and executive education programmes.

The Business School is ranked second in the UK for research (RAE 2008), third in the UK for business studies (Complete University Guide) and 14th overall in the world (QS Business Schools Report). The Financial Times ranks the School's Masters in Management as 1st in the UK and 13th in the world, and its Masters in Finance is 3rd in the UK and 8th in the world.

In 2013 Imperial College Business School announced that it will found the Brevan Howard School of Finance, a new research centre for financial market behaviour, with a £20.1 million donation from Brevan Howard.

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