“Que son souvenir soit une bénédiction.” (May his memory be a blessing.)Claude Amar, Partner at Mediation & Resolution
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thierry Garby, a leading international mediator, mediation trainer and thought leader and one of France’s finest mediation specialists.
During his career as an attorney at the Paris bar, dealing mainly with international litigation and arbitration, Thierry studied, practiced and started teaching negotiation. He became a mediator in 1998 and it took only two years for him to leave the legal profession and take the leap to become a full-time mediator and trainer. He was certified by the International Mediation Institute and the Institut français pour la certification des médiateurs.
He was the founder of the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres, which brings together mediators and managers of mediation centres from around the world, and of the Académie de la médiation, a French thinktank dedicated to the promotion of mediation.
He served as a member of the IMI Independent Standards Commission and authored several books on conflict management, negotiation and mediation, such as “Agreed! Negotiation/mediation in the 21st century” published by the International Chamber of Commerce. He trained negotiators and mediators across the world through Bars and law societies, universities, international organisations, chambers of commerce and mediation institutions. He is the founder of Resolvers, a company specializing in teaching negotiation and mediation as well as providing mediation services. He was likewise a mediator with the World Bank Group and the United Nations and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.
IMI Certified Mediator Adeline Guilhen shared with us her 2018 interview “Thierry Garby… what if…?“, conducted with Thierry during the ICC mediation competition. His favorite word? “Jubilation“. His favorite quotation? “Hallelujah“!
The mediation world will miss his gregarious, generous personality, dedication and skill.
The International Mediation Institute extends its sincere condolences to Thierry’s family and friends and gratitude for his outstanding contribution in furthering mediation and mediation standards worldwide.