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Bernard BISMUTH

Honoris Causa Affiliate Professor

Biography

Bernard BISMUTH was born June 27, 1942, and graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1966; he is married and has three grown children and five grandchildren.

He began his career the first year after studies with CCI (Comptoir Commercial d’Importation), a “Small/Medium Enterprise” (SME), leading the company in its development of electronics division focusing on the then-emerging interconnect technology of printed circuits, which were replacing cables to connect components.  Printed circuit boards (PCB’s) have, of course, become much more complex, and are now ubiquitous and an essential part of any electronics device.

After working with the company to develop this growing part of its business for several years, Bismuth became a minority shareholder.  As CCI EUROLAM, the company devoted over twenty years to manufacturing high tech components and remains after a European leader in manufacturing services and distribution in this industry.  In 2018 the company had 150 employees and did over 55 million Euros of business, in France and in its subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy.

In 2007, Bismuth founded B de B Consulting as CEO and Principle Consultant, serving small to mid-sized European businesses in electronics and related industries with guidance in corporate strategy, export, and merger and acquisition.  He remains actually active in this capacity, having left his position of General Manager of CCI EUROLAM in 2010 (he is remaining on its Board) to devote more time to B de B Consulting.

Bismuth is active for many years in various professional and volunteer associations and he was involved in:
-Ecole Centrale Paris “Conseil de la Recherche” and “Conseil de la Formation”
-President of GFIE Groupement des Fournisseurs de l’industrie Electronique 
-President of FIEN Filière des Industries Electroniques et Numériques 

Actually in 2019 Bernard is involved at:

-FIEEC (French Federation of Electronic and Electrical Industries), as President and Animator since 2009 of Club Rodin, “Think Tank” of FIEEC. Club Rodin  has published in 2012 “Réinventer notre industrie: Le Rôle essential des achats “ and in 2017 the book ” Réinventer Nos PME : Le Rôle Essentiel de la RSE”
This is about CSR in SME’S

-AJE “Association Jeunesse Entreprises” dedicated to the relation between the Youth, Education and Enterprises: Member of the Board and Conferences Speaker.

-He is a frequent speaker or moderator at professional conferences, meetings in the industry, Universities and Schools.

-He currently conducts the TEC program (two groups of 12 students each year) of the MBA program at HEC since 2009.
In 2015 Bernard has been decorated as Chevalier of The Legion of Honor.