Bertrand Venard is Rector of the French University of Armenia (UFAR) and Associate Researcher at the University of Oxford (Oxford Internet Institute, UK). He received a Doctorate in Management from the University of Paris (9) doing his research at the Management Research Centre of the Ecole Polytechnique (France). As a tenured professor, he holds a Certification of Research Direction (“Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches”) from the University of Paris (12) (Post-Doctorate diploma for Research Director and Professor). He also received a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Oxford.
Before starting an academic career, he worked in the financial industry and in consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has had various administrative positions in Higher Education such as Vice-Dean for Research and Dean of a Business School. Thus, he created the CFVG in Ho Chi Minh City in the early 90’s, now the leading business school in Vietnam. He has been a Visiting Professor at Wharton Business School (Financial Institutions Centre), IESE (Spain), London Business School, Audencia (France, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. He has received numerous recognitions for his research such as the Sloan Fellowship (USA), Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK) or the Marie Curie Fellowship (European Union). Since 2002, Professor Bertrand Venard has been listed in the Who’sWho in the World, listing the most influential individuals in the world. In 2008, he was made Knight of the Academic Palms, Order of Chivalry of France to academics, distinction given by the French Ministry of Education. He is a member of numerous academic and professional associations such as the Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Business Ethics (SBE), EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies), AIB (Association of International Business), AIMS (International Association for research in Strategic Management), SMS (Strategic Management Society)).
At the present, he is involved in a working group of the United Nations (Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education, PRME) aiming at reducing corruption though curriculum development for Higher Education. Bertrand Venard is also Research Director of a project to help the government of Bhutan to reduce corruption. His research interests concern white-collar crime such as corruption, cyber security and competitive intelligence. He has published more than 50 academic articles.