Anne-Valerie Corboz

Managing Director

Anne-Valérie Corboz is a Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education in Singapore. In this role, she consults with leadership teams to create learning journeys that support their organisations in delivering on their strategy.

Anne-Valérie is a best-selling business author and experienced faculty member. Her work focuses primarily on innovation, design thinking, entrepreneurial cultures, strategy execution and change management. She has leveraged her passion for executive development both in the social and the commercial space. Her work with corporations and in consulting allows her to bring real world experience into the classroom, while her global experience allows her to share different perspectives and experiences with her clients.

Anne-Valérie co-authored several books, including A Dream with a Deadline: Turning Strategy into Action (with Jacques Horovitz, FT Prentice Hall, 2007); Smart Big Moves: A Story of Strategic Breakthroughs (with Paul Strebel, FT Prentice Hall; English, 2008; Russian, 2013, Chinese, 2014); and Effectual Entrepreneurship (English, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese; Routledge, 2011-2015). She has written for Sloan Management Review and the FT Handbook of Management and has published a substantial number of articles and case studies. She has won awards both for her writing and for her teaching,  including the World Media Award for her documentary work, the Axion Book awards and the Singapore Management University Dean’s Impact award.

Anne-Valérie has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Her clients include consumer goods companies, banking, logistics, pharmaceuticals as well as a number of governments.

Anne-Valerie started her executive education career at IMD, where she spent over 12 years. In 2009 she moved to Singapore, where she joined the Singapore Management University as faculty, while helping the university set up its Center for Management Practice. In parallel, Anne-Valérie was part of the management team with aidha, a social enterprise focused on fighting poverty through education.

In 2012, Anne-Valérie joined the Boston Consulting Group where she set up the Leadership and Talent Enablement Center for Asia. The firm relocated her to Europe, where she also taught at INSEAD and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She returned to Asia and to Singapore Management University in 2015. Prior to her executive education career, Anne-Valerie held marketing roles at Pfizer and the International Olympic Committee. She received her MBA from Universite de Geneve and her PhD from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Contact Information


Duke CE (SEA)
72 Anson Road
Unit #05-01 Anson House
Singapore 079911