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Jean-Pierre Lehmann's Mug ShotProfessor of International Political Economy, IMD, Lausanne, Swizzerland, Founding Director of the Evian Group


business dynamics and international economic organisation, global governance and market regulation,  international political economy, Technology and Socio-Economic Development Programs.



Professional Profile:

Jean-Pierre Lehmann is Professor of International Political Economy at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. His areas of special interest include globalization, global governance, trade and development, climate change; the role of business in reduction of poverty and inequality; and the socio-economic, cultural, and business dynamics of Asia. He acts in various leading capacities in a number of public policy institutes and organizations, as an adviser to governments and corporations, and as a frequent commentator in the international media. He is the author of several books and numerous articles. .

In 1995 he launched the Evian Group, an international coalition of corporate, government, and opinion leaders, united by a common vision of enhancing global prosperity for the benefit of all by fostering an open, inclusive, sustainable and equitable global market economy in a rules-based multilateral framework. It has developed as a leading voice on global governance, trade, development, inclusive growth, climate change and investment issues, as a forum for dialogue and a birth place of ideas. It has a network of several thousand members and a Brains Trust of world leading experts.

Prior to joining IMD in 1997, Professor Lehmann’s academic and business careers encompassed activities in virtually all Asian and Western European countries, as well as North America. In the course of the last decade, he has also become actively involved in projects in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, as well as maintaining his close ties in Asia.

He was founding director of the European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS) at the Stockholm School of Economics (from 1992) and Professor of East Asian Political Economy and Business. He established and directed the East Asian operations of InterMatrix, a London-based business strategy research and consulting organization (1986-1992). During this time he was concurrently Affiliated Professor of International Business at the London Business School.

Other previous positions include: Associate Professor of International Business at INSEAD, Visiting Professor at the Bologna Center (Italy) of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, twice Visiting Professor and Japan Foundation Fellow at the University of Tohoku (Japan), and founding director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of Stirling (Scotland), where he also taught East Asian history. He also directed the EC-ASEAN 'Transfer of Technology and Socio-Economic Development Programs' (1981-1986)




Profilo accademico:
  • Ph.D., Oxford University (1976).
  • B.A., Georgetown University (1966).






Articoli scelti:
  • " Alarming calls for protectionism" Lehmann, Jean-Pierre,, 2009, 2 p.
  • If globalization is to be saved... : this time business leaders have to show some guts " Lehmann, Jean-Pierre, Tomorrow's challenges, 2009, 5 p.
  • World peace and prosperity through world trade", Jean-Pierre, Lehmann, Fabrice, Coughlan, Sophie ,Jakarta post (The), 2009
  • Global business leadership in a time of crises: issues and challenges : inclusive growth: an opportunity to revisit the role of business : part 3", Lehmann, Jean-Pierre, Coughlan, Sophie, Zufferey, Karine, Tomorrow's challenges, 2009, 7 p.
  • If the global financial crisis becomes a global trade crisis... the consequences will be disastrous", Lehmann, Jean-Pierre,Tomorrow's challenges, 2008, 5 p.
  • Business education in the era of globalization"
    Lehmann, Jean-Pierre,  Globalist (The), 2008, 4 p.