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University Club of Toronto

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The IMD Alumni Club of Canada is pleased to invite you to a special evening with Rudi Blatter, former CEO of Lindt Canada and current CEO of IBEX CHC Inc., on the topic of:

What Do Espresso, Pinot Noir, Pink Floyd & Lindt Excellence Have in Common?

For 24 years, Rudi Blatter was the CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), building the Lindt brand from zero to Canada’s most-respected premium chocolate brand through operational excellence, focused marketing and innovative retail strategy.

Organizations with strong entrepreneurial tendencies statistically perform better, achieving higher levels of innovation and growth. But corporate “intrapreneurship” is difficult to achieve in a global company as traditional corporate practices run opposite to what is needed to build a new business.

In this talk, Rudi shares the secret sauce to Lindt Canada’s success and his philosophy on pioneering brand new businesses within a multinational corporate environment.

Rudi Blatter

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Rudi K. Blatter was the President and CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc., a subsidiary of Lindt & Sprüngli Chocoladenfabriken AG in Kilchberg/Switzerland, from 1995 to June 2019. He is currently the CEO of IBEX CHC Inc, and still serves as President of Lindt & Sprüngli de México S.A. de C.V., the Lindt subsidiary in Mexico as well as a Board Member of the Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC). He was the Director of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Ontario) Inc. until earlier this year.

Prior to joining Lindt Canada in 1995, Mr. Blatter was Director of National Key Accounts and Field Force at Buitoni, a subsidiary of SOPAD Nestlé in Paris/France. From 1986 - 1995, Mr. Blatter was with several other Nestlé subsidiaries in Germany, Thailand and South Korea. Mr. Blatter has a Masters degree in Economics (lic. rer. pol.) from the University of Fribourg/Switzerland

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6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Q&A
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Networking & Refreshments (wine & hors-d'oeuvres)

Dress code is Business or Business Casual

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Lindt & Sprungli Canada

Lindt & Sprungli Canada

Swiss Business Hub Canada

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Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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The University Club is on the west side of University avenue between Queen street and Dundas street. There is a parking garage and a Green-P parking lot on Simcoe Street (behind the University Club - one street west of University avenue). The closest subway station is St. Patrick's.

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