Prof. Guido Gianasso, PhD, is a Leadership and Cultural Intelligence expert. A Swiss-Italian national, he has thirty-five years of International Management, Teaching and Consulting experience. Guido Gianasso is currently Professor of Leadership at HEC Paris.
Prof. Gianasso holds a PhD in Management at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). The focus of his Academia is on Global Leadership and Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and in particular on the relationship between CQ and job performance. He is a recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2020 Nanyang Business School "Teacher of the Year Award" and the 2020 Wealth Management Institute “Distinguished Teaching Award” (Singapore).
In addition to his teaching role at HEC Paris, Guido Gianasso is Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva and the Wealth Management Institute in Singapore. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the Cambodian Minister of Telecommunications, on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Phnom Penh, (AUPP) and as President of its Center for Leadership and Professional Development (CLPD). He is a regular speaker at International conferences and consults with leading MNCs.
Before moving to the Education sector, Prof. Gianasso worked for almost three decades as senior corporate executive. He was Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Committee member in the Aviation and Security sectors, helping CEOs driving major change programs. From 2003 to 2013 he worked as Vice-President, Human Capital and Executive Committee member with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Geneva, Switzerland. During the same period, he was also the Managing Director of the IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI) a large training organisation delivering management and technical programs for over 50.000 air transport professionals every year.
In his long and distinguished career, Prof. Gianasso served as Vice-President of the Diplomatic Club of Geneva (Switzerland), on the Eurocontrol DR Supervisory Board (Brussels, Belgium), as Senior Advisor to the Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs (Bucharest, Romania) and on the IMD Executive Education Advisory Council (Lausanne, Switzerland).
Prof. Gianasso is a passionate Adventure Traveller. He lived and worked in Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland, Italy, India, Cuba, and the US. He teaches in English, French and Italian and is also fluent in Spanish and Romanian.
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