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Nationality: French(国籍:法国)

Bernard TERRIER is graduate both from Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), and Paris 2 Law university.

He started his career in Paris in a public agency in charge of helping farmers to set up legal entities.

In 1972, he joined the Merlin Gerin group, now known as Schneider Electric, which is a large multinational group (2013 sales, 24 billions €). During more than 30 years he held various positions up to senior responsibilities in management control and finance areas.

In 2003, he started a consultancy business providing controllership service. In 2005 he joined the Faculty of Economics of Grenoble as a full time associate teacher, fulfilling broad responsibilities, not only in teaching activities, but in coaching, academic works and business administration.

Since 2011, he works as a controller for a body in charge of monitoring the french NGO's.

Date of birth : 28/04/1948; married, 2 children


1971 Master in Economics & Finance, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po)

1971 Professionnal Lawyer's Certificate, Paris 2 University

1970 Institute of commercial law, Paris 2 University

1970 Master in Public Law, Paris 2 University


Bernard Terrier is a native speaker of French and works both in French and English. He has some fluency in Spanish and Portuguese, and has started to learn Chinese at the Paris 7 University and Confucius Institute.

Working experience

2007 – present : is a controller for a french charity in charge of monitoring the main french NGO's (governance, management control, transparency).

2005 – 2011 : was a full time Associate professor at the Grenoble faculty of Economics, teaching corporate finance in several masters (Ingénierie Economique, Diagnostic d'entreprises, Institut d'Etudes Politiques).

2003 – 2005, worked as a consultant

1972 – 2003, worked many years for the Merlin Gerin group, then Schneider Electric group, where he held various positions in management control and finance

1970 – 1972, worked as a lawyer in a state association in charge of helping farmers to set up legal entities (to share land cost and manage farms in common); wrote brochures explaining the laws; gave legal advice and consultancy works to farmers.