Professor George Kohlrieser is an internationally recognized expert on leadership. He is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD, and author of the bestselling “Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance”, which won several international awards. Professor Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist as well as Police Psychologist and Hostage Negotiator.
He is consultant to many global companies including Cisco, Coca-Cola, HP, IBM, Khazanah, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nestle, Nokia, Roche, Santander and Toyota. He is Director of the IMD High Performance Leadership Program for senior leaders. He is a notable media commentator who had his own US radio talk show for over 10 years, and has consulted for the BBC, CNN, ABC, and CBS.His work has been featured in leading newspapers and magazines. Recent awards include the prestigious Brand Laureate International Brand Personality Award (2010) and the global ECCH Renewable and sustainable energy, technology and development Hot Topic Case Award (2011).