Jean Pousson is a Director and founding shareholder of Board Evaluation Limited, a specialised consultancy practice set up in 2011 which provides board evaluation, strategic health checks and various training and consultancy services to an international client base. He is a regular contributor to strategy and finance programmes run by The Institute of Directors, where he is the Lead Finance Consultant.
He previously held the position of Director of Studies at the TSB Group Management College where he was responsible for overall academic leadership, but with direct responsibility for finance and strategy programmes and consultancy activities.
Jean spent two years in the City of London with DC Gardner & Company (now Euromoney plc) as Assistant Director, Corporate Banking delivering training courses for banks on credit worldwide. His banking career at Barclays Bank spanned 15 years and within the last five years he occupied various management positions within retail and corporate banking and was involved in lending to individuals, small businesses and later to corporates.
For the last 30 years, he has lectured and consulted on issues of strategic planning and implementation, credit risk and finance to an international client base consisting of financial services organisations, SMEs, multinationals, charities, housing associations, professional firms and public sector bodies.
Some examples of past and present clients include: ABFA (Association of British Factors and Discounters) Credit Suisse AG, Lloyds Bank plc, MBNA Europe Limited, Paypal Europe, RBS plc, Worldpay. He has lectured in well over 30 countries.
As well as maintaining his own client base (Jean Pousson and Associates was founded in 1994) he also speaks regularly at Vistage, the San Diego based, Chief Executive network which is the largest in the world, and to programmes run by The Chartered Institute of Credit Management and was voted ABFA’s lecturer of the year in 2013.In a typical year Jean will work with over 600 directors and about 8 to 10 Boards.
He has a B.Comm degree from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), is a Chartered Member of The Institute of Bankers in South Africa (CAIBSA), received a distinction of the joint Barclays/University of Witwatersrand Senior Management Programme (a nine month long executive programme) and obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from The University of Warwick (1996).
A keen sports enthusiast he has run over 20 marathons including 3 ultra-marathons. Loves travel, history and a good comedy.