Stephane Garelli – Keynote Speaker

Founder of IMD World Competitiveness Centre

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Specialist Subjects

  • Competitiveness
  • Strategy
  • Globalisation
  • Management Trends



  • French


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

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

Garelli was Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and of the Davos Annual meetings for many years. For twelve years he was also permanent senior adviser to Hewlett-Packard Europe.

Garelli is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business. He has published several books including 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?”.

Stephane Garelli was a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his state – Vaud in Switzerland from 1999-2002.

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