Paolo Gallo: Biography highlights

Paolo Gallo is a futurist, global expert in Human Capital, Future of Work, Leadership 4.0 and ICF certified Executive Coach. Paolo is adjunct professor in Leadership and Organizational Behavior at SDA Bocconi Executive Education Milan.

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About Paolo Gallo

He has delivered keynotes for 10 Downing Street, World Economic Forum in Davos, Ferrari, FCA-Fiat, LVMH, Manpower, World Bank, Microsoft, United Nations, Toyota, Ministry of Economics and Finance (Italy), Bosch, Citigroup, Blackrock, UBS, ENI, Unicredit, Schneider, IATA, WTO, WHO, WIPO, British Chamber of Commerce, PWC, IMD, St. Gallen, Antwerp Management Schools, Starbucks and given TEDx and several commencement speeches worldwide.

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, well-being and energy management in a disruptive VUCA world, Paolo has served as Chief Human Resources Officer at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and has also been Chief Learning 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. He is also a board member of selected companies.

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 has authored articles published by Harvard Business Review (Italian and Arabic editions), Forbes, World Economic Forum Agenda, IrishTech, Quartz, LINC, Pirelli Magazine Italy and Tribune de Geneve.

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, has also been published in Portuguese, Arabic, Korean, Spanish and French and achieved 14 different editions worldwide.

Paolo has delivered more than 100 interactive and inspirational keynotes and TEDx talks in front of thousands of people worldwide. Paolo Gallo lives in Geneva with his wife and daughter.



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Questions from Frankenstein | PAOLO GALLO | TEDxRoma
Questions from Frankenstein | PAOLO GALLO | TEDxRoma
The Compass of Success | Paolo Gallo | TEDxLausanne
The Compass of Success | Paolo Gallo | TEDxLausanne
The 4 things to do before your lose your job | Paolo Gallo | TEDxPlaceMuseux
The 4 things to do before your lose your job | Paolo Gallo | TEDxPlaceMuseux
Jobs & Skills in the 4th Industrial Revolution | Paolo Gallo
Jobs & Skills in the 4th Industrial Revolution | Paolo Gallo
New Trends in the Job Market | Paolo Gallo
New Trends in the Job Market | Paolo Gallo
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Gallo's work offers thorough and thoughtful insights on managing one's career.'

Dave Ulrich
Rensis Likert Professor
Author of When and Drive

'Whether you're just starting out or looking for a fresh perspective this book will help you find fulfilment and purpose in your chosen work.'

Daniel H. Pink
New York Times bestselling author of "Give and Take", "Originals" and "Option B" with Sheryl Sandberg

'In this thoughtful, practical book, Paolo covers key questions to ask and frameworks to consider as you make the big decisions of your career'

Adam Grant

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