Stéphane Garelli - a world authority on competitiveness - has pioneered research in this field for 25
years. Professor at IMD (Institute of Management Development) Lausanne, where he heads the World Competitiveness
Centre, he is also professor at the University of Lausanne. A pioneer of world competitiveness theory, Professor
Garelli has written numerous articles and publications on the global competitiveness of enterprises and nations.
He is the author of two bestselling books published in several languages:
"Top Class Competitors - How Nations, Firms, andIndividuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness" with
“Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?” available on Amazon.
Professor Garelli is closely connected to the world of business. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Directors
of "Le Temps", the leading French language Swiss newspaper, Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and
Banking Holding, and member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant.
For twelve years 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’, The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Mexican Council for Competitiveness, among
others. He was also a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his local state - Vaud, Switzerland from 1999