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Guido GIANASSO

Professor (Education Track - Doha Campus)

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

Prof. Guido Gianasso, PhD, is Professor of leadership at HEC Paris in Qatar and a Leadership and Cultural Intelligence expert.

A Swiss-Italian national, he has thirty-five years of International Management, Teaching and Consulting experience. Before joining HEC Paris, he was Associate Dean and Professor of Global Leadership at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

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, the Wealth Management Institute in Singapore and Hong Kong University in Hong Kong. He is also the Honorary Consul of Romania in Geneva and serves as Senior Advisor to the Cambodian Minister of Telecommunications, and on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Phnom Penh, (AUPP). An Air Transports and Financial sector expert, he is a regular speaker at International conferences and consults with leading MNCs. Prof. Gianasso is also a LinkedIn influencer and some of his posts have attracted over 9M views.

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).

Before moving to Qatar, he lived and worked in Singapore, Switzerland, Italy, India, Cuba, and the US. He teaches in English, French and Italian and is also fluent in Spanish and Romanian.

Books

Developing Cultural Intelligence

University of Geneva Press

Proceedings

Designing a High-Impact Global Leadership Development Program: The Case of I-LEAD

2020 AOM Annual Conference , 2020 , 2020 , 1 (C. Wu, K. Y. Ng)

Case Studies

Leading Change Globally With Cultural Intelligence (multimedia case)

Books

Developing Cultural Intelligence

University of Geneva Press

Proceedings

Designing a High-Impact Global Leadership Development Program: The Case of I-LEAD

2020 AOM Annual Conference , 2020 , 2020 , 1 (C. Wu, K. Y. Ng)

Case Studies

Leading Change Globally With Cultural Intelligence (multimedia case)

Education

  • Ph.D., Management, Université de Genève - Switzerland

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2021- Professor (Education Track - Doha Campus), Management and Human Resources HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2017- Professor (Practice) in Global Leadership College of Business, Nanyang Technological University
  • 2011-2017 Adjunct Professor College of Business, Nanyang Technological University
  • 2016- Visiting professor Université de Genève