Dr Jean-Pierre Lehmann is Professor of International Political Economy, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland & Founding Director of the Evian Group

Since January 1997 Jean-Pierre Lehmann has been Professor of International Political Economy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Prior to joining IMD, Jean-Pierre Lehmann’s career has encompassed academic, research, public policy and consulting activities in virtually all Asian and Western European countries, as well as North America. Recently he has also been managing projects in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Egypt and Kenya.

In 1995 he founded the Evian Group (, a forum and think tank based on a coalition of business, government and opinion leaders from both industrialised and developing countries for an open world economic agenda in a framework of responsible global governance. The Evian Group holds regular high-power meetings in Europe, Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong and also in Lljubjana, Budapest, Istanbul, with events also due in Cairo, Lahore, Delhi, Dhaka and Johannesburg.

Lehmann is the author of several books, numerous articles and reports on modern Asian history, global governance and the international political economy and is engaged in different capacities in global public policy forums, as well as serving as advisor to international organisations and multinational firms.

He was born in 1945, of French nationality, obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and his doctorate from Oxford.