Paolo Gallo Biography
Paolo Gallo is the award-winning author of the best-selling book “The Compass & The Radar”. He is also a futurist, a humanist and a Future of Work and Leadership 4.0 expert.
Paolo is part of the Adjunct Teaching Faculty at Ashridge-Hult Executive Education in London and Bocconi University in Milan. He has delivered keynote addresses to 10 Downing Street, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ferrari, FCA-Fiat, LVMH, IBM, Citigroup, Blackrock, UBS, ENI, Unicredit, Schneider, World Bank, IFC, WTO, the British and Italian Chamber of Commerce, PWC, Pictet, IMD, St. Gallen and Antwerp Business Schools.
A popular futurist and a recognized thought leader in themes related to global job market megatrends, ethics and AI, Leadership 4.0 and personal development in a disruptive VUCA world, Paolo has served as Chief Human Resources Officer at the World Economic Forum in Geneva for over 30 years. He has also been the Chief Learning Officer at The World Bank in Washington DC and Director of Human Resources at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, with prior experience at the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC and at Citigroup in London, New York and Milan, his home town.
Paolo graduated with top marks in Organizational Behavior from Bocconi University, Milan. He is a Chartered Fellow of the FCIPD, UK and a Certified Leadership Coach from Georgetown University, Washington DC. He has worked in 80+ countries and collaborates with Harvard Business Review (Italian and Arabic editions) as well as a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum Agenda, Forbes, IrishTech, Quartz and LINC Magazine Italy.
Additionally, Paolo is the author of the international bestseller The Compass & The Radar: The art of building a rewarding career while remaining true to yourself, a mix of coaching, self-improvement, organizational behavior and business ethics.
The Compass & The Radar won the Gold medal Axion Business Book 2019 in USA and was nominated for the Best Business Book award and is amongst the best 5 HR Books by HR Magazine in UK. Originally published in Italian titled La Bussola del Successo, the book is now in its 5th edition and has also been published in Portuguese, Arabic, Korean and Spanish with a French version due out in late 2019. Paolo has delivered more than 100 interactive keynotes and two TEDx talks in front of thousands of people worldwide.
He lives in Geneva with his wife and daughter.
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Conference & Keynote Themes:
Change Management and Transformation
Influence and Persuasion
Diversity and Inclusion
Future of Work
Generations and Tribes
Mindfulness and Stress Management
Productivity and Focus
Teamwork and Performance
After Dinner Themes:
Motivation and Inspiration