General Manager | Evernote

Beat is an internationally recognized expert in the online field, focus on digital transformation, customer journey analysis and online marketing. He grew up in a country-side, family-run hotel and started his career with a 4-year apprenticeship as car mechanic. He further holds a Swiss engineering degree in computer science, an E-MBA (Zurich), and a Doctorate in Business Administration (Adelaide). In 2013, he attended the one-week executive program “Strategy Management” at London Business School. Beat has teaching assignments at IMD Lausanne, Harvard, Swiss-Board-School, Uni Zurich, Uni Lucerne, Uni St. Gallen, is book author, and board-member of 4 companies.

For more than 15 years, Beat Bühlmann has actively been researching virtual teams in theory and practice and published the management book ‘Need to manage a virtual team? Theory and practice in a nutshell’ (ISBN 978-3-867-270-724). Further, in 2017, Beat published his 2nd book about personal development called ‘Become the CEO of Your Own Life’ (ISBN 978-3-736-994-980), showing a simple but effective way to combine work and private life in a meaningful way.

Beat is the General manager of Evernote, covering EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa).


  • Member of the Supervisory Board at Rivella​ AG, Pax​ Life Insurance, BrandAffairs​ AG and GfM (Gesellschaft für Marketing)
  • Global project assignment to redesign a new MBA program from scratch at HULT​ International Business School (London, Dubai. Shanghai, Boston and SanFran), www.hult.edu, 1.5 years
  • Industry Leader Healthcare, London, GOOGLE​ UK (sales and biz development), Expat Assignment, 1 year
  • Industry Leader Retail, Travel and Finance, Zurich, and Member of the Management Team at GOOGLE​ Switzerland (sales and biz development), 4.5 years
  • Sales Manager SMB, Geneva, DELL​ Switzerland, 5.5 years
  • Consultant Key Accounts, Zurich, HEWLETT-PACKARD​ Switzerland, 2 years

Published Author

International conference keynote speaker (CH, UK, UAE, Oman, USA).

Dr. Beat Buhlmann is also the creator of the Virtual Team Driver’s License, an Evernote project in collaboration with Google Business Academy: https://evernote.com/virtual-team-management