Previously, as a partner and chairman at Ares&Co - a strategy consulting company for financial services based in Paris - Bertrand focused on the growth of their international activities in the UK and Italy, and on payments, private banking and asset Management.
Before this, he has held leadership positions working in the Capgemini group mainly in the financial services area, starting as the Global Financial Services leader at Gemini Consulting as early as 1990, followed by Managing Director of IT Services for financial services companies in France and Capgemini’s North American Financial Services practice. From 2003 until mid-2011, he was Managing Director of Capgemini’s Global Financial Services practice (Paris/New York) growing the business threefold, including developing the offshoring centres. Bertrand oversaw the development of leading-edge offers, the formation of a strong network of financial professionals and the publication of world-class finance thought leadership.
Bertrand Lavayssière is a sought-after speaker at conferences around the world and is the co-author of WEALTH, a book collaboration with Merrill Lynch for the wealth management market. He is also co-author of e-Marketing for Banks and Insurance Companies, now in its third edition. Fluent in French, English and Spanish, he is a graduate of École Centrale de Nantes and Université Paris-Dauphine with an MBA from HEC/IESE.