Vincent Ribière, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Vincent Ribière

“Living in different parts of the world - Europe, USA, Middle East (Bahrain) and now Thailand - raises challenges and adaptation capabilities over the past 15 years. I enjoy change, diversity and meeting new cultures and new people…sharing passion with other academics and practitioners in this cross-disciplinary field.”

“Best accomplishment to-date is the creation of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA) at Bangkok University - a new institute that closely collaborates with Thai and SE Asian companies. First years were difficult; but now we have grown to a team of 10 people and even launched an International PhD program in the field of Knowledge and Innovation Management [KIM].“

“Vision of an economy where knowledge and collaboration fuel innovation across borders and where the wisdom of the crowd is able to tackle the most difficult challenges that our economies, societies and environment are facing and will face in the future.”

“Make yourself unique, stay humble, stay open and don’t forget to laugh a lot. And in the words of Mahatma Gandhi: ‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.’"

Dr. Vincent Ribière is the Managing Director and co-founder of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA) hosted by Bangkok University. He is an Associate Professor at Bangkok University‘s Graduate/Business School.

As a KM and Innovation consultant he has worked with a number of organizations, including: Essilor, the Petroleum Authority of Thailand Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), AIS, Bayer Material Science (Rayong), PTT Global Chemical, Amadeus Asia, Petronas (Malaysia), and more.

He is the founder and Animator of the iklub (the Innovation and Knowledge Management Club) in Thailand and the founder and organizer of Creative Bangkok Week. He is also the founder of the Creative Mornings Chapter in Bangkok.

He is the co-founder and the Program Director of the PhD program in Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM) and the Founder and Co-Program Director of the newly created Master in Business Innovation (MBI).

He delivers keynote speeches in various International Professional and Academic conferences related to KM , Innovation and Creativity (ISPIM, KM Asia, KM Australia, KM Singapore, KMAP, KM Iran, Global KM Congress, KM Middle East, KM Russia, et al).

Previously he has taught at the New York Institute of Technology in New York, and at the American University in Washington DC, as well as holding the position of chairman of the School of Management at the NYIT campus in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr. Ribière has published more than 60 publications on KM and Innovation.