Trond Varlid

Trond Varlid

Organizational Behavior and HRM
Critical and Analytical Skills
MBA, Babson College, Massachusetts, USA


Mr. Trond Varlid has extensive international marketing and senior executive experience from Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

His career experience includes 15 years in corporate banking in London and Tokyo, two years as Japan country manager for an Asian online wealth management company based in Singapore, and 7 years as President of Tomra Japan—an environmental technology joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation and Tomra, a pioneer and global market leader in sorting technology for materials recycling.

He is President and Co-Founder EMC Quest K.K., helping business professionals in Tokyo become better presenters and communicators—and coaches executives on dealing with difficult management, HR and personal challenges.

He is currently also Program Director of the JMEC Business Training Program in Tokyo, a unique and hands-on training program for mid-career business professionals—operated by 18 foreign Chambers of Commerce in Japan.

Faculty Message

Various skills and knowledge are required to be successful in business. Arguably one of the most difficult skills to master, however, is managing and dealing with people.

Are leaders born or made? Why do people and organizations tend to resist change? How can you bring about change in your team or organization when it is needed? How do you empower and motivate your team to be successful and achieve their best performance?

These are some of the key themes we will cover in our Organizational Behavior and Leadership class—and I look forward to your active participation.

See you in class!

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