Stéphane Garelli


Stéphane Garelli is the founder of the World Competitiveness Center and a former managing director of the World Economic Forum.

Last Updated on 8 July 2020 by Jan-Paul Steggerda

He is a Professor Emeritus at both the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), one of the world’s leading business schools, and at the University of Lausanne where he continues to teach. His research focuses on how nations and enterprises compete on International markets, and what are the consequences for business.

Professor Garelli is widely considered to be one of the top lecturers on economic and business matters. He has a unique ability to analyze and describe the world economic environment as it evolves, and to draw conclusions about what changes in the world economy mean for companies and individuals alike.

He is also closely connected to the world of business. He was, among others, Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Le Temps”, the leading French language Swiss newspaper, Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, and member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant, etc. For twelve years he was permanent senior adviser to the European management of Hewlett-Packard.

He sits in the International Olympic Commission for sustainability and legacy, and is a member of several institutes, such as, the China Enterprise Management Association, the board of the ‘Fondation Jean Monet pour l’Europe’, the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Thailand Management Association, the Mexican Council for Competitiveness, etc.  In 1999, he was also elected at the Constitutional Assembly of his state.

The authors of numerous articles, he has published two best-selling books “Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness” with Wiley and ” Are You a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?”, available on Amazon.

An exciting speaker whose entertaining approach of complex issues provoke companies and individuals to think “outside the box”, and to confront their strategies considering recent market trends and new competitive pressures.

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Last Updated on 8 July 2020 by Jan-Paul Steggerda

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