Developing Global Leaders


 Chief Human Resources Officer SICPA Lausanne, Switzerland Adjunct Professor Nanyang Business School Singapore Guido Gianasso is a leading expert in human resources and global leadership development.

He has extensive managerial, business advisory and teaching experience and held several senior Human Resources positions in Switzerland, Italy, India and the United States.

Dr. Gianasso worked for the World Bank, United Nations and several leading multi-national corporations in the Financial and Chemical industries. The focus of his professional and academic work is on change management in international organisations and transitional economies as well as on Cultural Intelligence (CQ).

Guido Gianasso is currently Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee at SICPA, a privately owned company providing secured identification, traceability and authentication solutions and services.

With 3.000 staff in 30 countries, SICPA is a leading security provider and adviser to governments, central banks and industry. In addition to his role at SICPA, since 2011 Dr. Gianasso is an Adjunct Professor with the Division of Strategy, Management and Organization at Nanyang Business School in Singapore. At NBS he teaches the Cultural Intelligence course in the Executive MBA, MBA and Nanyang Fellows programs.

Guido Gianasso is also the Honorary Consul of Romania in Geneva. In his diplomatic role, he is responsible for the French-speaking area of Switzerland.

From 2003 to 2013 Guido Gianasso was the IATA's Vice President of Human Capital. He led the global HR function as well as the IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI), the external arm of IATA which trains over 50.000 industry specialists every year.

For several years, he served as Vice-President of the Diplomatic Club of Geneva and in 2001-2 he acted as Senior Advisor to the Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs on Public Administration Reform.

A Swiss and Italian national, Dr. Gianasso holds a PhD in Management and a DES in Law from the University of Geneva. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

He is a fluent speaker in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.