Stéphane Garelli

Professor at IMD Lausanne, Director IMD World Competitiveness Center
Stephane Garelli: Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur? The New Normal in the Business World.

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Stéphane Garelli - a world authority on competitiveness - has pioneered research in this field for 25 years. Professor at IMD (Institute of Management Development) Lausanne, where he heads the World Competitiveness Centre, he is also associate professor at the University of Lausanne.

His Topics:
•    World Competitiveness (of course)
•    World economic environment
•    The economic and business landscape and its impact on companies
•    The new "normal" : the new rules which will shape the business environment
•    What companies need to know and do in order to stay ahead (strategy)

Professor Garelli is closely connected to the world of business. He is, among others, Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Le Temps", the leading French language Swiss newspaper. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, and member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant.

For twelve years he was permanent senior adviser to the European management of Hewlett-Packard, and before that Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and of the Davos Symposium for many years.

He is a member of a number of institutes, such as: China Enterprise Management Association, Board of the ‘Fondation Jean Monet pour l´Europe’, The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Mexican Council for Competitiveness, etc.

He is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business, and in 2006 he published his best-selling book "Top Class Competitors - How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness" with Wiley.

He was a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his local state - Vaud, Switzerland from 1999 to 2002.

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