Business Speaker Stephane Garelli

Stephane Garelli

A World Authority on Competitiveness

A leader in competitiveness and global business. Speaker Stephane Garelli is frequently invited to talk at corporate events across the world for Fortune 500 companies and other top companies. Organizations book Stephane Garelli to learn about global economic recovery, the impact of society on competitiveness, and how resilience and the ability to quickly reinvent oneself are key objectives for success.

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    Stephane Garelli biography

    Keynote speaker Stephane Garelli is a leader in competitiveness, in fact, he has done a lot of research on it. Stephane is the Institute of Management Development’s Professor Emeritus in Lausanne. He is also the World Competitiveness Professor Emeritus at Lausanne University. Furthermore, he created the World Competitiveness Center.

    Professor Garelli has a strong connection with the business world. He worked for the Swiss newspaper Le Temps. He was also part of the Banque Edouard Constant and Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding.

    Speaker Stephane Garelli served as the World Economic Forum’s Managing Director. He was also Managing Director of the Davos Annual meetings. Furthermore, he served as a senior adviser to Hewlett-Packard’s management team for a number of years.

    He is part of various institutes, including the Board of the ‘Fondation Jean Monet pour l’Europe,’ and China Enterprise Management Association. Furthermore, he’s is part of the Mexican Council for Competitiveness, and The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. Moreover, Stephane is part of the International Olympic Committee commission on Sustainability and Legacy.

    Stephane is a prolific writer on competitiveness and global business. He collaborated with Wiley on the publication of his best-selling book, “Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms, and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness.” He also wrote the book “Are You a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?.”

    Stephane is a notable keynote speaker on competitiveness who is frequently invited to talk at corporate events across the world for Fortune 500 companies and other top organizations. During his time in his home state of Vaud, Switzerland, he served in the Constitutional Assembly.

    Stephane Garelli Speaking Videos

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

    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.

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