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Professor Stéphane Garelli

Professor Stéphane Garelli

World Authority on Competitiveness

Stéphane Garelli is a world authority on competitiveness. He is the Emeritus Professor at IMD (Institute of Management Development) Lausanne, one of the world’s leading business schools, where he also founded the World Competitiveness Centre. 

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

Earlier in his career, Garelli was the Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) for many years. For 12 years, he was also the permanent senior adviser to the European management of Hewlett-Packard. 

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, and an advisory committee member of the Thai Management Association. 

He is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business, including his bestselling book Top Class Competitors - How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness. His latest book is Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?.

His presentations on competitiveness provoke companies and individuals to think outside the box, and to confront their strategies with recent market trends and new competitive pressures.

• Member, International Olympic Commission on Sustainability and Legacy

• Chairman and shareholder of Le Temps, the leading French language Swiss newspaper, Chairman of the board of FF Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, and member of the board of Banque Edouard Constant

• Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and of the Annual Meetings in Davos for 13 years.

• Pioneered research in the field of competitiveness for 30 years. Produces the World Competitiveness Yearbook - the annual report that analyses and ranks the competitiveness of nations. 

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