Bernard Sfeir

bernard sfeir

Strategy, Management, Transformation and Change Leader


Bio Summary

Bernard is a highly seasoned executive advisor with experience at top management and strategy firms (Kearney, Andersen Consulting/Accenture, Gartner), as well a corporate tenure at Cisco where he was in charge of Innovation and New Business Models. With more than 25 years of professional experience, he founded SBC, a high-value strategy consulting boutique based in Paris with a global reach.

Throughout his career, Bernard has worked on projects that included Corporate Governance, M&A and PMI, Organizational Design, Digital Transformation, Strategy and Operating Models Redesign, HR, Culture and Change Management. In parallel, Bernard is also a Senior Lecturer in Digital Transformation and Strategy at Tier1 Business & Political Science schools in Paris, as well as investor and Independent Board Advisor to several San Francisco based Start-ups in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Employment History

Sfeir Bernard Consulting

Founder Of SBC

Sfeir Bernard Consulting

March 2021 - present

Paris, France

As a former Senior Executive and Senior Strategy Consultant, I am a Board Advisor, CxO Sparring Partner. Founder of a high-value consulting boutique, focused on devising innovative strategies and digital acceleration to achi ...see more

Sciences Po

Senior Lecturer

Sciences Po

January 2015 - present

Paris, France

Professor at Sciences Po (School of Management and Innovation) - Course#1: Digital Business Disruption (cross Masters) - Course#2: Corporate Strategy ; Marketing Master; at the School of Management & Innovation Previously, ...see more




January 2018 - March 2020

Paris, France

Digital Strategy Transformation Practice Lead, in charge of creating, managing, and delivering an asset building approach with an impactful Go-to-Market Strategy Transformation & Change Management : Created and managed a 3 ...see more


Senior Managing Partner


September 2016 - March 2018

Paris, France

Successfully developed Gartner's consulting revenue & footprint at CxO & Board level in France and Western Europe. Gartner is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. I led the Gartner depar ...see more


VP Innovation And New Business Models


January 2007 - May 2015

Paris, France

Managing Director on Innovation & Digital – Trusted Advisory / Strategy Lead Cisco & Clients - Digitalization of the enterprise: B2B and B2C channels - Designed and implemented, for 2 global Banks and one French Retail Ba ...see more




January 1998 - January 2007

Paris, France

Change Management & Strategy Partner; Accenture / Andersen Consulting A- Strategy Engagements - Europe: Led a strategic and change management program for a major European equity broker - France: Led a strategic study on ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
CEO and Board Advisor for a major external growth opportunity, to become #1 worldwide in the mobility sector.

Industry: Principal Investors

Topic(s): Transactions

Project Description:
Large Public Institution : Devised and produced Blueprint and Roadmap for the creation of a global Chief Strategy Officer department (Organisational Design, Governance, roles, responsibilities,Change Management etc...)

Industry: Public Sector

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Master's in Business Administration/Management

Kellogg School Of Management


Master's in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Master's in Business Administration/Management

Sciences Po & Institut Français des Administrateurs: - IFA, European Confederation of Directors, SciencePo Governance


Master's in International Business



Master's in Civil Engineering



Language Skills

Country Experience

France Italy Lebanon Morocco Saudi Arabia Switzerland Tunisia United Kingdom United States



Business Planning,

Corporate Development,

Corporate Strategy,

Feasability Studies,

Growth Strategy,

Innovation Strategy,

New Business Build,

Portfolio Strategy,


Digital Experience & Design,

Digital Maturity,

Digital Strategy,

Digital Transformation,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Balance Scorecard,

Benefit Realization,

Dashboard Development,


Monitoring & Evaluation,

Organizational Excellence,

Performance Management System,

Strategy Execution,

Business Process Management,

Business Process Outsourcing,

Digitizing Operations,


Commercial Due Diligence,

M&A Strategy & Due Diligence,

Merger & Acquisitions,

Post Merger Integration,

Target Search,

Strategic Management,

Digital Culture,

Business Unit Strategy,

Operating Model,

Trends & Global Forces,

Project Management,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Case,

Strategic Planning,

Information Technology

Artificial Intelligence,

Machine Learning,

Cloud Strategy & Change Management,

Augmented Reality,


Internet of Things,

Virtual Reality,



IT Infrastructure,


IT Strategy,

IT Transformation,

Data Management

IT Operations,


Business Intelligence


Robotics & Automation

Human Resources

Capability Development,

Leadership Development

Manufacturing and Production

Industry 4.0



Portfolio Management

Data Analysis

Data Analytics

Education and Training

Program Management

Industry Experience

Principal Investors

Pension funds,

Hedge Funds,

Venture Capital,

Sovereign Wealth Fund,

Private Equity,

Real Estate