Professor Thomas Sherman

Professor Thomas Sherman

Change, Innovation, Performance Development, Career & Personal Development

Thomas Sherman is currently Visiting Professor in Organisational Behaviour at the European Centre for Executive Education (CEDEP) on the campus of the international business school INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

He is also Senior Partner at the Executive Research Institute in Geneva Switzerland, a consulting and research group specialised in the design of leadership education programmes for multinational organisations.

A Canadian national, Thomas has lived and worked in Europe for more than 25 years. His professional experience includes both teaching organisational behaviour in MBA and corporate executive development programmes and consulting to middle and senior management of corporations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Amongst the numerous international organisations for whom he teaches and consults are: IBM, Citibank, L’Oréal, Boston Scientific, Thales, Gillette, ExxonMobil, HSBC, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, SAP, Valeo and Nestlé.

His primary areas of expertise include managing change and innovation, building and managing the dynamics of high performance teams, managing professional career & personal development trade-offs, and understanding leadership / managerial styles.

His wide-ranging studies include a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, a B.Ed in Learning Psychology, an M.A. in Political Philosophy (all from the University of Toronto) and the AMP International Advanced Management certificate (Harvard). He also followed doctoral studies as an ‘auditeur libre’ at the Université de Grenoble (Institut des Sciences Politiques) and was a candidate for a Doctorat ès Sciences Economiques (a.b.d.) from the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Beyond his work at CEDEP, Thomas has been a Visiting Professor at various European business schools & management institutes including Euroforum / Universidad de Complutense (Spain), IDHEAP (Institut des Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique / Université de Lausanne), ABIN Abecor Banking Institute (Germany) and the ILO International Labour Organisation (Switzerland).