Nationality: Swiss, Canadian
Professional Career & Mini Bio
Professor Julien de Grandbois has taught ‘Entrepreneurship’ to Bachelors of Business Administration students and ‘Entrepreneurial Context’ to Masters of International Business at BSL. With extensive multi-continental backgrounds in corporate and academic cultures, Professor Julien de Grandbois launched start-ups and led business development ventures for a spectrum of mandates and industries.
Professor de Grandbois also established several intrapreneurial start-ups and managed multinational firms in private banking, digital technologies and graduate education. He advised global brands in the fields of bio foods, pharma, sales & marketing, the environment, venture capital, scientific bursaries, internet applications and e-trading platforms. He designed a Master degree program for management executives. In Europe, he audited 495 universities on external relations and communication strategies.
As Commission chairman on global education for private banking & reorganisation, Julien de Grandbois served as UN panel moderator at Environmental Summits on Finance for Sustainable Technologies. As corporate advisor to a reputable global distributor, he acted as the intermediary on negotiations between senior management and unions. As European education manager in corporate customer sales administration, he trained marketing specialists for the world’s largest information technology fair.
With hands-on experience of the public and private sectors, Julien performed fundraising mediation projects, coached engineering start-ups, advised family businesses and global groups. He lectured and gained extensive media exposure on 5 continents in innovation & change management to ‘clean techs’.
As an enthusiastic member of the First Jury for the Monaco international business plan competition, he participated at VentureLab promotion and coached young Swiss Start-Ups at EPFL Innovation Park.
He was elected Municipal Councillor to 6 Geneva Legislatures and led the Commission on Public Works.
BSL students appreciate Professor Julien de Grandbois’ passionate involvement, focus and know-how. He enjoys relating to young entrepreneurs that desire to enrich the world with their ideas. In times of viral influence in medical and technological fields, entrepreneurs are certainly the keys to solutions.