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Mr Pierre-Jean Hanard
Pierre-Jean Hanard is a PhD Student in Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship at King's Business School.

Mr Pierre-Jean Hanard

  • PhD students

PhD Student in Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship

Research subject areas

  • Strategy, International Management and Entrepreneurship

Contact details


Year of Entry: 2019, Full-Time


  • Professor Ute Stephan
  • Dr Uta Bindl

Academic Qualifications

  • BBA (HEC School of Management, University of Liege)
  • MSc (Vlerick Business School)
  • MSc (SDA Bocconi)
  • MBA (MIT Sloan)

Working Title of Thesis: “Entrepreneurs’ mental health and well-being”

Pierre-Jean Hanard is a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Ute Stephan and Dr Uta Bindl. He earned an MBA as a Sloan Fellow from MIT (USA) and also holds a Bachelor degree in Management Science from HEC School of Management - University of Liège (Belgium), a Master degree in Marketing Management from Vlerick Business School (Belgium) and a Master in International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi (Italy).

Currently Pierre-Jean is an Adjunct Teaching Fellow and module leader in entrepreneurship at UCL School of Management (MSc Entrepreneurship) and an Entrepreneurship Expert at the Saïd Business School - University of Oxford. He is a regular speaker on early stage entrepreneurship and enjoys coaching entrepreneurs from a variety of sectors such as FinTech, Public Arts and Marketing, Fashion, HealthTech, BioTech and FoodTech.

Previously, Pierre-Jean was a lecturer at the London College of Fashion (MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation), a coach at the Advanced Leadership Initiative Program of Harvard University with Professor Marshall Ganz and assistant to Professor Otto Scharmer for the course “U-Lab: Transforming Self, Business and Society” at MIT Sloan. He also served as an expert and judge in startup competitions, mainly at MIT Delta V / GFSA, the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition, Accelerate Cambridge (Judge Business School) and MassChallenge Boston.

Prior to academia, Pierre-Jean was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Citi Ventures, founder of a Fintech startup and long-time banking intrapreneur, having spent over 10 years at HSBC Private Bank, his last role being Chief of Staff to the COO. He also co-founded “IDDEA” Startup Accelerator, the first contest and training program for aspiring entrepreneurs in French-speaking Switzerland, focusing on innovative business ideas in the sustainability space.