At GBS we only work with the very best people, those who have been successful in their business careers and have the right academic qualifications in order to focus on our research priorities and support students engaged in final thesis work.
Dr. Philippe Laurent
In parallel to Economy and Management of Technology studies at universities of St-Gallen (PhD), Lausanne (Master EPFL + EMBA HEC), Austin (Entrepreneurship Program, Texas) and Geneva (MAS in Asian Studies), Philippe Laurent worked as a top executive for international corporations (precious metals, jewelry, watchmaking, luxury brands) during twenty years. In 2004, after leading a training institute for adults since 1998, he took a position of Strategy and HR Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Neuchâtel. During his tenure, he directed an important research project on intercultural management and co-founded a Master program in Management of Organizations & Human Capital Development. After taking up more responsibilities as an Academic Programs Coordinator for the Rector, he left the education sector to get back to business as CEO of a maturing start-up with tremendous endogenous growth. When the company was finally sold to a major international group, he returned to executive education and the business school environment as a Dean since 2012.