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Professor Stéphane Garelli

World Competitiveness
PhD in Economics University of Lausanne


Stéphane Garelli teaches in the following programs:
Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP)


Stéphane Garelli is Professor at both IMD and the University of Lausanne. He is an authority on World Competitiveness and was also the director of the IMD's World Competitiveness Center: his research focuses particularly on how nations and enterprises compete on international markets.

Professor Garelli leads the team which publishes the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - the most comprehensive and reputed study in the field of the competitiveness of nations. This yearly report compares the competitiveness of sixty-one countries and regions using 312 criteria. Stéphane 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 actually mean for companies and individuals alike.

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 previously Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, and member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant. Formerly, 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 12 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 Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, the Mexican Council for Competitiveness, etc. Professor Stéphane Garelli was elected a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his local state - Vaud, Switzerland from 1999 to 2002.

The author of numerous publications in the field of competitiveness, international trade and investments, he is also a columnist in several magazines. His latest book is “Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms and Individuals succeed in the New World of Competitiveness”

Publications, Cases, Projects

Stéphane Garelli is the author of numerous articles, case studies and projects in the above mentioned fields. Find out more information about Stéphane Garelli's publications :

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