Professor Tawfik Jelassi was Minister of higher education, scientific research and information and communication technologies in the transition-to-democracy Government of Tunisia after the Arab Spring revolution. The “National Dialogue Quartet”, which supported this government, was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Jelassi is currently Professor of strategy and technology management at IMD in Lausanne.
Jelassi’s major research, teaching and consulting interests are the digital transformation of companies and governments as well as leadership in turbulent times. His research has appeared in many leading academic journals. He was granted several excellence awards for his teaching and research in Europe and the USA, and has received two national decorations from the President of Tunisia: “The Order of merit in the fields of education and science” and “The Order of the Republic”.
Tawfik Jelassi holds a PhD in information systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University (USA) and graduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France). Jelassi was also chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Tunisia, the leading mobile telecom operator in the country.