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The Amsterdam Business School is pleased to present Alumni Think & Drink 2018!, an exclusive event for alumni, students and staff of the Amsterdam Business School and the Executive Programmes. The event is free of charge.

Detail Summary
Date 15 June 2018
Time 18:00 - 21:30

Please note that registration for this event is now closed.

This year’s edition is all about Leadership. Keynote speaker is Manfred Kets de Vries, distinguished Clinical Professor of leadership, development and organisational change at INSEAD. The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche and The Economist all label him one of the world’s leading thinkers on management.

Are leaders always rational? What is the essence of effective and ineffective leadership? What characterizes charismatic leaders? Join the event and find out.

Date, time and Location

Date: Friday 15 June 18:00 - 21:30
Location: Pakhuis De Zwijger (Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam).


  • 18:00 Welcome drinks and snacks
  • 18:30 Speech by Prof. Manfred Kets de Vries
  • 19:15 Q&A with Prof. Manfred Kets de Vries
  • ​19:30 Networking drinks and snacks

About the Speaker

Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries has a fresh perspective on the frequently discussed topic of leadership. He uses his academic background as an economist (master’s at the University of Amsterdam), management researcher (ITP, MBA and DBA at the Harvard Business School) and psychoanalyst (Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association) in his research examining the interface between international management, psychoanalysis and dynamic psychiatry. He is particularly interested in leadership, career dynamics, management stress, entrepreneurship and the psychological systems that drive transformation and change in companies.

Manfred Kets de Vries is now the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus.