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Bernard Sfeir

Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po

France

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

Founder Of SBC

Sfeir Bernard Consulting

March 2021 - present

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

Senior Lecturer

Sciences Po

January 2015 - present

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

Partner

Kearney

January 2018 - March 2020

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

Gartner

September 2016 - March 2018

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

Cisco

January 2007 - May 2015

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

Partner

Accenture

January 1998 - January 2007

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

Education

Master's in Business Administration/Management Kellogg School Of Management 2003

Master's in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 2020

Master's in Business Administration/Management Sciences Po & Institut Français des Administrateurs: - IFA, European Confederation of Directors, SciencePo Governance 2015

Master's in International Business ESCP-EAP 1997

Master's in Civil Engineering ESTP 1996

Language Skills

Arabic English French

Country Experience

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

Skills

Business
Business Planning, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Feasability Studies, Growth Strategy, Innovation Strategy, New Business Build, Portfolio Strategy, Purpose, Digital Experience & Design, Digital Maturity, Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation, Change & Implementation, Transformation Management Office, Balance Scorecard, Benefit Realization, Dashboard Development, KPIs, Monitoring & Evaluation, Organizational Excellence, Performance Management System, Strategy Execution, Business Process Management, Business Process Outsourcing, Digitizing Operations, Carve-out, 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, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, CRM, ERP, IT Infrastructure, IT PMO, IT Strategy, IT Transformation, Data Management IT Operations,

Analysis
Business Intelligence

Engineering
Robotics & Automation

Human Resources
Capability Development, Leadership Development

Manufacturing and Production
Industry 4.0

Finance
Divestitures, 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