Arnaud Chevallier

Arnaud Chevallier

Arnaud Chevallier is Professor of Strategy at IMD. He prepares Executives for the strategic challenges that corporations face in today's dynamic global marketplace by helping them make better decisions in volatile and uncertain conditions.

Arnaud's research, teaching, and consulting activities provide actionable tools to improve all aspects of the problem-solving process, including: structuring problem framing (problem finding), leveraging analogical thinking to crack unfamiliar challenges, de-biasing decision making, using logic to improve creative thinking, and making decisions under uncertainty.

Arnaud's book, Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving integrates advances from people- and data-centric approaches to strategic analysis when addressing business challenges.

He has consulted with multiple organizations across industries, including Facebook, SAP, and Yazaki Corporation. Prior to his work at IMD, he served in various academic leadership positions: at Rice University (USA), from 2011 to 2018, and at the University of Monterrey (Mexico), from 2003 to 2010. Before joining academia, Arnaud worked in Accenture's Strategy and Business Architecture division, out of Houston and London.

Arnaud was born in Switzerland and raised in France. He trained as a Mechanical Engineer, specializing in nonlinear stochastic mechanics, and holds a B.S. and M.E. from the Université de Versailles (France) and a M.S. and a Ph.D. from Rice University (USA).

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Arnaud Chevallier's Publications
The four types of questions leaders should be asking
Conquering America: Can Peugeot Stage a Successful Return to the US?
Case study
Agile decision-making – deciding when you don’t have all the facts