Stephane Garelli is a world authority on competitiveness and has pioneered research in this field for 25 years. He is Emeritus Professor at IMD (Institute of Management Development) Lausanne, where he has founded the World Competitiveness Centre, he is also Emeritus Professor at the University of Lausanne.
Garelli is closely connected to the world of business. He is, amongst others, Chairman of Le Temps, the leading French language Swiss newspaper. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, and member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant. Earlier in his career, Garelli was Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) for many years. For twelve years he was also permanent senior adviser to the European management of Hewlett-Packard.
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, and an advisory committee member of the Thai Management Association. He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee commission for Sustainability and Legacy.
He is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business, including his best-selling book Top Class Competitors - How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness. His latest book "Are You a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?" is published in several languages.