Thursday, January 01, 2004

Curriculum Vitae - J. David Galipeau

  • Business Leadership – Solid leadership experience within the pharmaceutical, publishing and consumer goods industries working with diverse, international teams.
  • Technology Value - A creative executive with a strong project management skills and proven record supporting key business drivers through the conception, implementation and completion of innovative business and technology solutions
  • Analytical Skills – Demonstrated success in program management, business development and consumer goods marketing/sales through the implementation of knowledge management and customer relationship programs based on critical data collection and mining to align business/marketing strategy with financial goals
  • Strong Communicator – Experienced in traditional and new media communications (print publishing, broadcast TV, documentary film). Regular presenter and trainer at internal as well as international conferences and workshops. Effective listener and facilitator for open exchange of ideas.

2007-Present Founder,, Geneva, Switzerland is a privately funded, non-profit foundation consults on, researches, develops and funds global and CBO projects that facilitate social knowledge sharing between key global and local players.

Focus is on socially beneficial multimedia/interactive projects that have a strong local impact on preventive health, social empowerment, poverty reduction and capacity building/eLearning using the latest social media tools including Internet-based virtual worlds (Second Life), social networking, web/skypecasts and web-based community sites.

Web and Online Communications Manager, UNAIDS Secretariat - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

Head, Global eCommunications, Novartis International AG, Basel, Switzerland

Partner/Geschäftsleitung, natur mediaproduktion GmbH, Munich, Germany

Founder and Owner, The Web Shop, Munich, Germany

Regional Manager, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco International S.A., Geneva, Switzerland

Marketing and Sales Manager, Bristol-Myers/Monarch Crown Corp., New York, USA

Commodity Trader/Manager, R. A. Chisholm Ltd., Toronto, Canada/Chicago, USA


Executive Leadership Course, Strategic Management
Harvard Business School, Cambridge, USA

Executive Leadership Course, Business Financial Management
Harvard Business School, Cambridge, USA

Executive Leadership Course, Leadership and General Management
Harvard Business School, Cambridge, USA/Luzerne, Switzerland

2000 (expected 2009)
PhD, Social Cognitive Psychology, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA

GPM – Gesellschaft für Projekt Management Certification (Project Management Certificate), Munich, Germany

Masters of Business Administration Diploma (MBA - Marketing, Finance)
Institute for International Business Studies, Munich, Germany
Clemson University, South Carolina, USA

Bachelors of Arts Diploma (BA - Economics, Finance)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada


IRC Sailing License (Trans Ocean and Offshore Sailing License)
CMAS OFFSHORE (SCUBA) Diving Certificates
Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance – Level III Instructor, Level I Coaching