Gautier Porot

Leadership Track
Global Crisis management Practice Leader, International SOS
Gautier Porot is in charge of the Global Crisis management practice within International SOS branch Consulting & Solutions and is based at the International SOS offices in Geneva.

Gautier has more than 20 years of experience in corporate Operational Resilience and is a recognized expert in crisis management. He supports and accompanies numerous strategic entities operating around the world, enabling them to prepare and respond effectively to critical and extraordinary situations.

Prior to his role at International SOS, Gautier was the lead organizer and general coordinator for the visit of Pope Francis to Geneva and the 40’000 pilgrims Mass. He operated as a Senior Consultant providing strategic risk management advisory services for High Net Worth individuals in high-risk locations (i.e., Ivory Coast, Iraq, Niger, Egypt, Soudan, Mexico). Gautier was the Head of security and strategic information Officer of the Federal Palace in Bern directly advising the Council of Ministers on strategic security matters. He served as a Commanding Officer and Army Instructor in the Swiss armed Forces but also as a Swiss Guard at the Vatican.

Gautier POROT has various active academic mandates where he teaches Operational Resilience and Crisis management, notably at IMD Business School in Lausanne, eMBAX ETHZ|HSG St. Gallen in Zürich and Science Po Paris. Gautier is a Committee member of Working Group 9 of ISO/TC 292 - Crisis Management.

Gautier still holds 2 active reserve military positions: he is ranked as Major (NATO-OF 3) and acts as Chief of Staff & 2iC of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion; and since 2016, Gautier is an OSCE inspector and member of the Swiss Expert Pool.
Gautier holds an Executive MBA of IMD Business School and a Master in Criminology of Panthéon ASSAS - Université Paris II.

Gautier was knighted in 2018 by HH Pope Francis in the Pontifical Order of Saint-Sylvester Pope.

Session: Crisis Response: Mastering Chaos through Situation Control (Workshop)