Patrick Lagadec


International Expert, former Senior Scientist at Ecole Polytechnique


Patrick Lagadec is an expert and international consultant in the field of crisis intelligence and leadership in volatile contexts, systemic meltdown situations and unknown territories. He has led a large number of ad hoc seminars for executive board members and high potentials of some of the most prominent international corporations and public institutions.

After three decades as a senior scientist at the École polytechnique, researching and consulting on the most difficult dimensions of crisis management, he continues to help private and public organizations confronted with unconventional crises, on all fronts – to prepare, to prevent, and to respond.

He also intervenes as a keynote speaker for a broad range of European and international audiences. The key is to prepare minds to navigate chaotic and uncharted environments, since paralyzed mindsets often lead to fiasco on the ground.

He is a member of the Crisis Response Journal Advisory Committee.


  • ISRM Student Chapter - A Conversation with Patrick Lagadec - 29th September 2021