• Professor Emeritus of World Competitiveness, at IMD business school and at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Founder, World Competitiveness Center, and publisher of the Annual World Competitiveness Yearbooks ranking the competitiveness of nations.
  • Pioneer of world competitiveness theory.
  • Numerous articles and publications on the global competitiveness of enterprises and nations. Columnist in several newspapers and magazines.
  • Two bestselling books published in several languages:
  • "Top Class Competitors - How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness" with Wiley.
  • “Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?” available on Amazon.


Business (he was also:)

  • Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and of the Davos Annual meetings.
  • Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding.
  • Member of the Board of the Banque Edouard Constant.
  • Permanent senior adviser to the European management of Hewlett-Packard.
  • Chairman of the Board and shareholder of the newspaper "Le Temps".


Association and Public

  • Member of the International Olympic Committee Commission for Sustainability and Legacy.
  • Member of the advisory committee of the Thai Management Association.
  • Member of the China Enterprise Management Association.
  • Member, advisory committee, World Wildlife Fund.
  • Board member of the ‘Foundation Jean Monet for Europe”.
  • Member of The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
  • Member of the Mexican Council for Competitiveness.
  • Member of the Constitutional Assembly, State of Vaud, Switzerland (2002).