Advises CEOs and boards as they build/improve their strategic decision-making process and competitive intelligence functions to avoid strategic blindspots. Best work is done when companies need to drastically change the way they do business and/or grow aggressively.
Entrepreneur, trend-spotter, reputed public speaker (in Davos in 2012 on "Sensing Weak Signals"). Facilitator strategic governance workshops on future trends and industry disruption. Adjunct professor at McGill University. Guest lecturer, IMD (Switzerland) and taught in joint programs with the IMB (India), MIT (United States) and INSEAD (France). Faculty, Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada). Formerly at McKinsey & Company (Canada); CAE (Canada); ING Bank( Netherlands, Poland); Bouygues Group (France, UK).
Independent board member, member of the audit committee, BRP inc in Canada (TSX: DOO NASDAQ: $DOOO). Independent board member, member of the strategy committee, the HR and compensation committee and chair of the investment committee, Audemars Piguet (Switzerland). Board member, Agropur. Advisory board member, Ricardo Media (Canada). Advisory board member, Groupe Sélection (Canada). Board member, chair of the technology committee, Institut des Administrateurs de Sociétés (ICD Quebec). Formerly, independent board member, Chair of the Compensation Committee, Ubisoft Entertainment SA ( Euronext: UBI - France), independent board member, Blockstream (blockchain technologies) (Montreal-Silicon Valley), independent board member Zag Bank (Calgary-Canada). Former board member, Grands Ballets Canadiens; Canada World Youth. Member, Institut des Administrateurs Francais. Drs and MBA, Nijenrode University, The Netherlands.
Arista Sunlife Award for "Entrepreneur of the Year" (2000). French, English, German, Dutch, Italian and learning Arabic. Commercial pilot and flight instructor
When not flying, can usually be found at www.twitter.com/competia .