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Jean-Pierre Bernard


Affiliate Professor to department Management & Technology
Doctorat , universite joseph fourier grenoble

Areas of expertise

  • Business Administration
  • Agility Organizations
  • International Approaches

Jean-Pierre Bernard is a consultant in High Tech business and management.

His main consulting activities are auditing start-up companies for investors and company reorganization in M&A.

His main teaching specialties are Supply Chain Management, Project Management, European & International Trade, Business Negotiation, International Operations and Cross-Cultural Management.

Formerly Vice-President Europe at Amkor Wafer, an American-Korean company, he was responsible for the European Operations, interfacing European clients and Korean manufacturing facilities. In addition to these European activities, he spent some time at restructuring the US and Japan customer support teams, and negotiated technology transfers from USA toward Korean and Chinese foundries.

He spent also a couple of years within the Indian group Wipro between Europe and Bangalore, being in charge of merging European and Indian engineering teams, defining a common working methodology for off-shore engineering.

As an engineer, he spent several years in Germany at Philips Munich where he led the European Analog Design team, dedicated to integrated circuit products like ASIC and System-on-Chip in the mobile phone business.

Thanks to 30 years of international professional activity in Europe, USA, Asia and India, he has acquired some extensive experience in international negotiation and team-building with different cultures.


Dr. Bernard holds a Ph.D. in Microelectronics from Grenoble University (1985) and a MBA from IAE Grenoble (2005). Based for 9 years in Germany and Austria, he is trilingual in French-German-English, fluent in Italian, and basic in Korean. He is the author of several books about management:

  • “Management et Interculturalité”, 2012, Ed EP; ISBN 978-2-35422-239-0
  • “Cross-Cultural Management: a French Perspective”,2013, Ed EP; ISBN 978-2-35422-244-4
  • “Critical Chain in Practice: Using the Theory of Constraints  to Manage Projects & Portfolios” with Isabelle Icord, 2014, Ed. EP, ISBN 978-2-35422-253-6