Baar-Zug, 15 May 2013
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager has launched a leadership development program for the leaders of its portfolio companies in collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing. The Partners Group Performance Academy (PGPA) is the first training academy of its kind in the private equity industry and will offer world-class training in operational excellence.
The PGPA will be based on a detailed curriculum developed jointly by Partners Group and Harvard Business Publishing that combines state-of-the-art content, delivery and faculty. Focused on leadership training, the PGPA is aimed at providing participants with the required tools and skills to lead their companies to new, sustainable growth. The initial course will consist of five modules; strategy development, strategy implementation, purpose-driven leadership, transformation management and self-development. Partners Group and Harvard Business Publishing believe this program will be instrumental in increasing the operational maturity level in participating portfolio companies while accelerating their global growth. At the same time, the PGPA will support the retention of top talent while fostering collaboration and knowledge transfer within and across the companies in Partners Group's portfolio.
Christoph Rubeli, Partner and Head Private Equity Directs, comments “We are extremely excited to be launching the Partners Group Performance Academy with the support of Harvard Business Publishing. I firmly believe that this initiative will make a substantial difference for the development of many of our portfolio companies and ultimately help us generate superior returns for the benefit of our clients and their over 100 million beneficiaries.”
Fredrik Henzler, Managing Director and Co-Head Industry Value Creation, adds “We believe this program will create a learning culture within our portfolio companies and ultimately inspire executives to develop and implement a global growth strategy for their companies. We remain committed to supporting our portfolio companies in their continuous improvement and growth and believe this groundbreaking opportunity will offer them unparalleled advantages.”