Gilbert J. B. Probst

Gilbert J. B. Probst
  • Managing Director and Dean, Leadership Office and Academic Affairs, World Economic Forum

PhD and habilitation in Business Administration, University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Managing Director, Leadership Office and Academic Affairs, and Dean of the Global Leadership Fellows Programme, World Economic Forum. Full Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Management and Co-Director, Executive MBA programme, HEC, University of Geneva, Switzerland. As a visiting faculty member, taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, as well as at the International Management Institute (IMI, merged into IMD), Geneva. Former: President of the Board, Swiss Top Executive Training (SKU) and Swiss Board Institute; Member of the Board, Swiss Management Society. Founder, Geneva Knowledge Forum, CORE, Swiss Board Institute, Center for Organizational Excellence at the Universities of St Gallen and Geneva, and the Strategic Knowledge Group, Zurich. Former Board Member and consultant for several companies. Author of many books, papers and cases. Guest Editor, Organization Science Recipient of awards: Academy of Management Executive Best Paper Award; Best Thesis Supervisor Award; ECCH Best Case Award; EFMD Best Case Award; Latsis Award for excellence in research.