Professor of International Political Economy, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland & Founding Director of the Evian Group
In 1995 Jean-Pierre Lehmann founded the Evian Group, a coalition of business, government and opinion leaders from both North and South, committed to an open, inclusive, equitable and robust world economic agenda.
Since January 1997 he has been Professor of International Political Economy at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. Prior to joining IMD, his career, which has included academe, journalism and strategic consulting, has encompassed activities in virtually all Asian and Western European countries, as well as North America. Recently he has also managed projects in Central and Eastern Europe (Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Ukraine), in Africa (Kenya and Senegal), the Middle East North Africa and Latin America (Brazil, Chile and Argentina). He is the author of several books, numerous articles and reports on modern Asian history, global governance, development, trade and the international political economy. He is actively engaged in different capacities in global public policy forums, as well as serving as advisor to educational institutions, international organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and multinational firms throughout the world.
Jean-Pierre Lehmann was born in 1945, of French nationality, he obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC (1966), and his doctorate from Oxford (1976).