Obituary – Jean Pierre Lehmann

Françoise, his wife, Alexandra, Fabrice and Mahaut, their children and Florence, Anne-Marie Sarda, his sister, and her sons Philippe and Bruno, are deeply saddened to announce the death of

Professor Jean-Pierre Lehmann D.Phil. (Oxon)

Emeritus Professor at IMD, Lausanne
Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong
Founder of the Evian Group that championed an equitable world economy                

Washington, 29 August 1945 – Lausanne, 21 December 2017

The family would be grateful should you accept, in lieu of condolences, to share with them a personal memory of Jean-Pierre, however important or trivial. The family can be contacted on this email address ( and hopes that the many facets of Jean-Pierre’s remarkable life, his influence and charisma, will emerge through these testimonials. They will be passed on to the grandchildren he so cherished – Clara, Coline, Raphaël, Lys, Alix, Aimée, Isaac – and in due course to their descendants so that Jean-Pierre’s integrity, generosity, humanity, wisdom and great humour will remain a reference.

An intimate burial will be held in Fontainebleau, France. An informal memorial will be organised in Lausanne, Switzerland, by the family and announced at a later date.

Donations in Jean-Pierre’s memory can be made to Mercy Ships

Please click here for the obituary on the website of IMD.