Raymond Saner

RSanerTitular Professor in Organisation and International Management (University of Basle) and Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris (Master in Public Affairs) is co-founder of CSEND, a Geneva based NGRDO (non-governmental research and development organisation, and the director of CSEND’s Diplomacy Dialogue branch.

His research and consulting focuses on conflict studies and international negotiations at bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral levels in the field of trade (WTO), employment and poverty reduction (ILO, PRSP), and Human and Social Capital development in the educational sector (GATS/ES/WTO and OECD). His recent research focused on mediation as a means to solve environmental conflicts in the alpine region and on inter-ministerial trade policy coordination.

He has pioneered the field of business diplomacy and contributes to the study of multi-stakeholder diplomacy within the field of diplomacy. He is a reviewer of the Journal of Applied Behaviour (JABS) and the Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Leadership Responsibilities

* Alternate Representatives of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) to ECOSOC/United Nations in Geneva (2005- present).
* Board member (elected), Organizational Development & Change Division, Academy of Management, (2002-2004).
* Chairman (elected), Advisory Council to Board of Governors, Academy of Management, Washington, USA (2001-2002).
* Head, Network "Development, Social Change and Governance", Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Baltimore, USA (1997- 2000).

Member of Editorial Review Boards

* Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 2005- present
* Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2001- present
* Public Organization Review, 2000- present


Lichia Yiu

About_Photo_lichia2Born in Taipei and a Swiss citizen, she holds a doctorate in psychology from Indiana University. A former associate professor at Chinese Culture University, Taipei, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University in organisational psychology. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Dr. Yiu has over 20 years of experience as an advisor to governments and international organisations on organisational development and reform of public administration. She directed bilateral Swiss projects in China and Slovenia to support the public administrative reform and  currently advised governments on the question of quality of education and human capital investment. She has also been a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme and other specialised UN agencies, as well as to private-sector organisations on organsational development and change leadership issues.

Leadership Responsibilities

* Alternate Representatives of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) to ECOSOC/United Nations in Geneva (2005- present).

* Appointed member, Executive Committee, Division of Management Education and Development, Academy of Management, (2002 – to date).

*Founding Member of the Governing Board and Secretary, CUTS Geneva Resource Centre (2007 – to date).

Member of Editorial Review Boards

Editorial Board, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2000 – to date

Editorial Board, Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, 2009 – to date

Reviewer, Gestalt Review, 2000-2008