Philippe Laurent

Management Professor and Partner, China and Asia expert PhD candidate and Researcher at the University of St-Gallen Accredited expert to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Accredited trainer in management and leadership of the Confederation executives and public officers in Bern (OFPER)

  • Good mastery of six European languages (Fr, Engl. Ger., It., Spa, Port.)
  • Basic knowledge of Chinese ,Thai, Arabic languages
  • PhD in International Economy from St-Gallen University (current 2012)
  • Master honoris causa in Organizations and Human Capital Management from UAS Arc Neuchâtel
  • EMBA in Management of Technology EPFL/HEC-UNIL/UT Austin (USA)
  • DESS-MAS in Asian studies from Geneva University
  • IMD Certificate in Management of services
  • MBA in Marketing from the Graduate School of Management in Lyon (ex-ESCL)
  • EDC Diploma with major in international trade in Paris (Bachelor in Economy)
  • Artillery Officer in the French Army

Fields of experience

  • Traditional and high-tech industries, luxury items and services, education
  • New technologies, entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • Management of multicultural teams in Switzerland and abroad
  • Multi-functional and operational management of profit centers
  • Intensive business practice in Asia, Europe and North America

Fields of competences: Intercultural Management and international environments

  • Expatriation and family integration
  • Strategy & Business development in Asia
  • Change management and priorities
  • Leadership and coaching of executives and managerial employees
  • Consulting and audits for International Organizations
  • Training engineering and teaching of seminars for adults with strategic HR perspective