Founder of the World Competitiveness Center Lausanne

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

Stéphane Garelli Lecture Topics

  • Time to Look At the World Differently
  • The Competitiveness of Enterprises on World Markets
  • The Competitiveness of Nations
  • The New Rules of Competitiveness Today
  • The Impact of New Technologies on Opening Markets and Increased Productivity
  • The Consequences of Competitiveness on Work, Attitudes and Skills

Professor Stéphane 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.

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

Stéphane Garelli: “Competitiveness is a formidable tool with which to reach prosperity.”

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. and an advisory committee member of the Thai Management Association. He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee commission on Sustainability and Legacy.

He is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business, and has published his best-selling book “Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness” along with his latest book “Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?”