Gilbert Probst

Managing Director, Leadership Office and Academic Affairs, World Economic Forum Co-founder, Centre of Research on PPPs, University of Geneva

Gilbert Probst is Managing Director, Leadership Office and Academic Affairs, Dean of the Global Leadership Fellows Programme and responsible for the Open Forum Davos at the World Economic Forum.

As well as his work at the Forum, Probst is 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 Organisational 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.

Probst has also worked as a consultant to several international corporations. He holds a PhD in business administration from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.