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Tugrul Atamer

Vice President, EMLYON Business School; Executive Chairman, World Entrepreneurship Forum

In addition to his role as Co-President at the World Entrepreneurship Forum, Pr. Tugrul Atamer is also the Vice President and professor of strategic management at EMLYON. He holds a Doctorate degree in management science from the University of Grenoble. He was Visiting Professor at the University of South Carolina, where he thought International Management and Strategic Change for MIBS programme.

His areas of expertise include : strategy, international strategy, organisational change, transnational integration processes within multinational corporations and international transfer of technology and knowledge. He has designed and delivered numerous tailor made programs for top management, senior and high potential managers in European companies including Société Générale, Norbert d'Entressangle, IBM France, Totalfina, Alcatel, Auchan... In the USA, he has co-designed and delivered executive and management development programs for General Motors, Ingersoll Rand and Verizon.

He has carried out consultancy assignments with several companies.

Pr. Atamer's research has been extensively published in leading French and International scientific and management journals, including Long Range Planning, Journal of World Business, French Review of Management, Industrial Organization Review…

He is a founding member of French Strategic Management Society and member of SMS.