Stephan Mergenthaler is a Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Strategic Intelligence at the World Economic Forum. He also serves as visiting faculty for the International Organizations MBA program at the University of Geneva. Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, he worked as Research Associate at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
His research interest focuses on innovation and learning in international organizations. His publications include The New World of UN Peace Operations: Learning to Build Peace? (Oxford University Press 2011), and Managing Global Challenges: The European Union, China and EU Network Diplomacy (Springer VS 2015). He also contributed to edited books and numerous World Economic Forum reports, as well as commentary in international media such as the International New York Times, FT beyondbrics, Caixin, among others.
He holds an M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, a Master of International Affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) as well as a PhD in International Relations from Humboldt University Berlin. He was a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum as well as a visiting fellow at Beijing University’s School of International Studies and George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs in Washington DC.