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.

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Mentoring is assisting men and women in the finding of their voice and their path. It stems from experience, empathy and distance.

I have been the beneficiary of the advice of senior men and women throughout my life. Mentoring is a unique relationship in which experienced people give their time to other individuals who are trying to manage the professional and personal challenges as they progress in their lives. While it is not psychological help, mentoring can provide a huge support and often some much needed clarity.

We all experience various phases of transition in our lives. Mentoring is a resource to help facilitate these transitions whether it be career moves, work conflict, relationship crisis, new initiatives or moves outside of home. It is amazing just how helpful it can be to receive candid advice from someone who cares.

I have mentored friends, colleagues and even clients. Intuition, empathy, wisdom and experience are some of the key elements of a successful mentor. These characteristics, combined with the appropriate amount of support and distance, can assist significantly in sorting out short or long term professional and personal challenges. Often, it is simply a matter of having an objective perspective that can lead to major progress.

Mentoring, particularly at this stage of my life and with 45 years of professional advisory experience, feels like a natural fit and is something I am truly passionate about.

Interested in mentoring?