About Jean-Luc Bressard

Biography

Jean-Luc Bressard was born in 1971 into a family of Cambridge University educated Barristers some of whom went on to have prominent legal and political careers in West Africa.

Jean-Luc himself attended The University of Sheffield were he read a Degree in East Asian Studies and subsequently took a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Warwick University Business School.

Jean-Luc’s early business career was in Industry, working within the Financial Services Industry as a broker at Lloyds of London before moving to the manufacturing sector as a Commercial Manager with the Anglo-Dutch Manufacturer Unilever. The Unilever Management Development Scheme (UCMDS) was a foundation period in Jean-luc’s early career. He made some amazing friends, but the company also taught him the importance of using analysis to face-down and resolve or significantly dial-up business issues. It was his stint at Unilever that made him realise that his yearning was for a career in Management Consultancy and in helping businesses resolve complex issues.

For the past 18 years, Bressard has worked in the Management Consultancy industry, the last 9 of which within a multi-million pound boutique Management Advisory business that he founded and managed until exit.

During the financial crisis of 2007/2008, Bressard became an entrepreneur and founded and invested in multiple businesses within the Property investment; Property Management; Security; eCommerce retail and entertainment sectors. As an entrepreneur and investor, he experienced successes and failures, but throughout he lived and loved a quote from Sir Winston Churchill which was to become his business mantra.

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

Having exited his own Advisory Business, Bressard took a sabbatical establishing a European Property Investment Fund with several other private investors. Whilst continuing to work within the Advisory industry, he now balances his time between advising other businesses, acquiring and developing land and property on the European Mainland as well as writing.

Whilst his first publication is a fictional novel based on the Industry in which he has spent most of his adult life, his future planned publications include illustrated short stories on African History and the development of the African continent. These shorts are mainly direct at children. He is also planning to write Business self-help books aimed at would-be entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs who have embarked on their business journey.

Jean-Luc is married with two children and splits his time between his home and business commitments in Switzerland, Germany and East Sussex in the United Kingdom.