Graduated from KEDGE Business School (formerly BEM Bordeaux Management School) (France) and Madrid University (Spain), Jacques-Olivier Pesme has completed doctoral studies in France (Bordeaux) and in the U.S.A. After working as an export manager in Spain and in France, he is now associate director at KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux. In its position at KEDGE he's in charge of the 'Wine & Spirits Academy', offering dedicated management programs on Wine management, including leading executives’ programs for wines and spirits leaders. ISVV (Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences) Board member, he has published in collaboration with national and international organizations several articles and business cases about Strategy applied to the wine sector.
Member of different professional and institutional bodies operating in the wine sector, Bordeaux Wine & Business Club founder, he's regularly interviewed by national and international specialized media. In 2015, he has been ranked by the RVF (Revue des Vins de France) as one of the 200 most influent personalities in the wine industry. Working on strategy applied to the wine sector, he operates for private organizations and wine regions in France, Europe, Latin America and North America.
UN consultant on market analysis, he has collaborated for different foreign Governments and governmental agencies mainly in emerging and developing countries.
Oenovation Price winner in 2003, he was awarded in 2004 by French Prime Minister for the best technological innovation in the wine sector.