Stephane Garelli

A World Authority on Competitiveness

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Travels From: Switzerland

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    Stephane Garelli

    A World Authority on Competitiveness

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: Switzerland

    Stephane Garelli is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Stephane Garelli Speaker Biography

    Keynote speaker Stephane Garelli – a world authority on competitiveness – has pioneered research and the theory in this field. Professor Emeritus at IMD (Institute of Management Development) Lausanne, where he has founded the World Competitiveness Center, he is also Professor Emeritus of World Competitiveness at the University of Lausanne.

    Professor Garelli is closely connected to the world of business. He was, among others, Chairman of the Board of Directors and shareholder 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.

    Professor Garelli was the Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and of the Davos Annual meetings for many 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, etc. and an advisory committee member of the Thai Management Association.

    He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee commission on Sustainability and Legacy.

    Stephane Garelli is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business He published his best-selling book “Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness” with Wiley. His latest book ” Are You a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?” is published in several languages and available on Amazon.

    As a popular keynote speaker on competitiveness, Stephane Garelli is often speaking at corporate events all around the world for Fortune 500 companies and leading organizations.

    He was a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his local state – Vaud, Switzerland from 1999 to 2002.

    Stephane Garelli Keynote Topics

    A new world competitiveness landscape implies new attitudes and new approaches to managing people. Crises are periods that reveal strength of character. It is not only being good at "what you do" that counts, but also being good at "what you are." Winners will need to deal with more uncertainty and a higher sense of discomfort. They should nurture a healthy sense of ambition for their organization and themselves. In this keynote, Stéphane Garelli discusses how resilience and the ability to quickly reinvent oneself are key objectives for success.

    Although economic recovery is quite brisk in emerging economies such as China and India, most advanced economies are experiencing a less buoyant turn-of-fate. The expected U shape recession did not turn out exactly as expected since the economy is exiting from the crisis at a lower level of activity than it went in (hence an inverse J recession). The years 2001-2008 were exceptional in terms of growth, with a formidable expansion in exports. It is highly probable—and worrying—that some excess capacities may have been created during these years of exuberance. As 2012 progresses, the world economy will be highly desynchronized. Some nations will remain on the verge of recession, other will be overheating, some shall confront deflation, others inflation. In this keynote, Stéphane Garelli discusses how companies will have to implement a very flexible and adaptive business model in such an environment.

    In this keynote, Stéphane Garelli discusses how the most significant challenges that are imposed today on companies stem from new priorities in society. Sustainable development, ethical behaviors, corporate governance, or aging and wellness are affecting traditional business models but also offering new business opportunities. For example, social networks induce companies to be more transparent and responsive to consumer demands. They also open the way to new marketing techniques or hiring possibilities.

    Stephane Garelli Speaking Videos

    30 years of Competitiveness - "How to turn a good idea into a success?"
    Stephane Garelli - The world in reset mode