Gilbert J.B. Probst, born in 1950, Honorary Professor and Director of Public Private Research Center at Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) at University of Geneva and Co-director of the Executive-MBA program at GSEM. Former Member of the Management Committee (Managing Director 2007-2016), Leadership Office and Academic Affairs, and Dean of the Global Leadership Fellows Program at the World Economic Forum.

He got his PhD as well as his habilitation in business administration from the University of St. Gall, Switzerland where he was also a lecturer and vice president of the Institute of Management. As a visiting faculty member Prof. Probst taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, as well as at the International Management Institute (IMI, merged into IMD) in Geneva.

He also serves as the president of the board of Swiss Top Executive Training (SKU) and vice-president of Swiss Board Institute and Swiss Institute of Directors. He is also a member of the board of the Swiss Management Society and partner of the Strategic Knowledge Group (SKGROUP), Zürich. Gilbert Probst is the founder of the Geneva Knowledge Forum with 18 companies, as well as Center for Organizational Excellence (CORE) at the Universities of St Gall, and Geneva. He also served as a Board member for Kuoni Travel Holding, Holcim, Acqiris, and as a consultant for various major companies such as BMW, Deutsche Bank, DaimlerChrysler, Hewlett Packard, Siemens, Swisscom, Winterthur Insurance, Swisslife.

He is an award winning author of several books, papers and cases (Academy of Management Executive Best Paper Award, ECCH Best Case Award, Latsis Award for excellence in research). His publications deal with subjects such as “Managing Growth”, "Learning Organization", "Knowledge Management", "Systemic Management", "Thinking in Networks", "Structuring of Organizations".

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