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Gilbert J. B. Probst

Dean, World Economic Forum

Probst is Managing Director of the Forum's Leadership Office and Academic Affairs, Dean of the Global Leadership Fellows Programme and responsible for the Open Forum Davos. He is also an award-winning academic. He is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Management and Co-Director of the Executive MBA programme at the University of Geneva. He also serves as President of the board of Swiss Top Executive Training and on the foundation board of the Swiss Board Institute. He founded the Geneva Knowledge Forum, the Research Center for Public-Private Partnerships and the Centre for Organizational Excellence at the universities of St Gallen and Geneva. He has taught at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and at the International Management Institute, and has won multiple awards for his research, which focuses on organizational growth and development, and Managing Complexity.