Dr. Jacques-Olivier Pesme


Graduated from BEM Bordeaux Management School (France) and Madrid University (Spain), Jacques-Olivier Pesme has completed doctoral studies in France (Bordeaux) and in the USA. After working as an export manager in Spain and in France, he is now Director of the Wine & Spirits Academy at KEDGE Bordeaux, offering dedicated programs on wine management, including executive programs for wine and spirits leaders.

An ISVV (Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences) board member, Dr. Pesme has also  published, in collaboration with national and international organizations, several articles and business cases about strategy applied to the wine sector.

A member of different professional and institutional bodies operating in the wine sector, and founder of the Bordeaux Wine & Business Club, he is regularly interviewed by national and international specialized media. In 2015, he was ranked by the RVF (Revue des Vins de France) as one of the 200 most influential personalities in the wine industry. Working on strategy applied to the wine sector, he operates private organizations and wine regions in France, Europe, Latin America and North America.

Also a UN consultant on market analysis, he has collaborated with different foreign governments and governmental agencies, mainly in emerging and developing countries.