Stephane Garelli is a Professor at both the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and at the University of Lausanne. He is an authority on World Competitiveness and his research focuses particularly on how nations and enterprises compete on International markets. He is also Director of the World Competitiveness Yearbook - the most comprehensive and reputed study in the field of the competitiveness of nations.
Professor Garelli is closely connected to the business world. He is, among others, Chairman of the Board of Directors of 'Le Temps', Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, and member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant. The author of numerous publications in the field of competitiveness, international trade and investments, he is also a columnist in several magazines. 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 many 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, and The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He was a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his local state - Vaud, Switzerland - from 1999 to 2002.
Stephane Garelli travels from Switzerland