Jean-Philippe Bonardi

Managing Director, HEC-UNIL

Jean-Philippe Bonardi is a Professor of Strategic Management and Business Economics, and the former Dean of the HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne. He earned his PhD and a Master from HEC School of Management (Paris, France), as well as a Master in Economics from the University of Aix-en-Provence, and was previously an Associate Professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario(Canada). He also held visiting appointments at the University of California Berkeley, Tulane University (USA) and the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Professor Bonardi is also currently co-Managing Director of the ‘Enterprise for Society’ (E4S) center, jointly created in 2020 by the University of Lausanne, the Ecole Polytechnique of Lausanne (EPFL) and the Institute for Management Development (IMD). The goal of this center is to help shape and accelerate the transition towards the economy of the upcoming industrial revolution, an economy that will have to be more sustainable and inclusive.

His research focuses on Strategy Formulation in general, with a focus on the relationships between firms’ strategies and public policies, including technology and environmental policies. He studies not only how firms are impacted by these policies, but also how firms devise innovative strategies to participate in the development of these policies and how they manage the relationships with external stakeholders (media, NGOs, activists, consumer groups, etc.) in order to do so. His research has been published in major international research outlets including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Strategic Management Journal or Management Science.

He also served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review, one of the leading academic management journal, between 2008 and 2011.

Professor Bonardi has also acted as a consultant to various companies in Europe and North America, and has taught and designed Executive education programs for companies and international organizations such as the United Nations, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the RBC Royal Bank, Threadneedle, La Poste, SSL International, UPM, Veolia, DSM, Air France, UEFA or the International Olympic Committee, among others. 

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