Patrick Lehner


Nationality: Swiss, French

Professional Career & Mini Bio

Professor Patrick Lehner teaches at the BBA level and has applied to be again part of the MBA level. He teaches Applied Entrepreneurship since 2009 and was involved in the MBA program then in the Executive MBA program up to 2017.

In 1991, Lehner founded The PL Project, an office dedicated to providing professional translations and interpretation services. He is sworn translator and certified court interpreter, and specialized in conference interpreting through dedicated online tools long before the coronavirus started.

Prior to that, Prof. Lehner was General Manager of the Computer-Expo in Lausanne. He has also served as Managing Director of a Training Centre in Applied Construction Techniques in Morges and was Head of the Information Department for the International Savings Banks Institute in Geneva.

Prof. Lehner started his career as Manager of the French-Swiss Chamber of Commerce opening a branch in Zurich. He has a Master of Research (DEA) in HRM from the University of Paris I Sorbonne, a MSc in General Management from ESCP-Europe and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics from the University of Paris I Sorbonne.

Prof. Lehner is currently trying to get his Bachelor of Theology at the University of Geneva. He has been writing many articles and published or translated different books and also gives conferences about different subjects and teaches in 2 other universities of which one in Riga, Latvia.

Favorite Research Topics
  • The Human Factor – What makes the difference between good and fantastic companies
  • Applied competence – Where to find it, how to measure it
  • The influence of IT in the translation and interpretation business

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