A lawyer and economist by training, Georges Ugeux has focused his entire 40 year career on the global dimensions of business, government and finance. He has a deep understanding of the cultural dimension of negotiations, networks and partnerships.
On October 1, 2003, Georges Ugeux founded Galileo Global Advisors to offer CEOs, Boards of Directors and Governments independent advice on international business development, restructuring, compliance and mergers and acquisitions. For fifteen years, Galileo’s primary focus has been advisory services in Europe and Asia, with a particular focus on emerging markets such as India and China.
Georges is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University, where he teaches a seminar on “International Banking and Finance: the challenges.” In 2017, Sorbonne University Paris I invited Georges as a visiting professor for the 2017-2018 academic year. He has lectured at the University of Louvain, the College of Europe in Bruges and has served as Special Advisor to the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School. He sits on the Board of Polyfinances in Montreal (the financial vertical of Polytechnique) and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Emerging Market Institute of Cornell University. Georges holds a Doctorate in Law and is Licentiate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain.