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Tawfik Jelassi is Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD. He is also Co-Director of the OWP program in Lausanne and Singapore, which is the school’s largest executive education program. His major research, teaching and consulting interests are the digital transformation of companies and governments as well as leadership in turbulent times. He was granted several excellence awards for his teaching and research in Europe and the USA, and has received two national decorations from the President of Tunisia: “The Order of merit in the fields of education and science” and “The Order of the Republic”.
Before joining IMD, Dr Jelassi was Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies in Tunisia. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Tunisia, the leading mobile telecom operator in the country. Between 2000 and 2013, he was Professor and Dean of the School of International Management at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris). Previously he was Coordinator of the Technology Management Area and Associate Professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau).
Professor Jelassi's research has appeared in leading academic journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information and Management, Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, Theory and Decision, and the European Journal of Operational Research as well as practitioner-oriented publications including Harvard Business Review, MIS Quarterly Executive, European Management Journal, and Information Systems World. He has also authored numerous case studies on companies such as BP, Tesco, Otis, Ducati, Nordea, Ooredoo, NTT DoCoMo, and Safaricom, and written six books, the latest of which is a strategy textbook entitled "Strategies for e-business" (Financial Times/ Prentice Hall, 20014). His research and case writing efforts have been recognized by awards from the European Foundation for Management Development (in 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2011), the US-based Society for Information Management (in 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2008), and the Europe-based Case Centre (in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2013).
Tawfik Jelassi holds a PhD in information systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University (USA) and graduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France).