Dr Pierre Bonnal
Dr. Pierre Bonnal holds engineering degrees in mechanical engineering from the l’École nationale d’ingénieurs de Tarbes, France, and in industrial engineering from the École centrale de Marseille, France, a M.Sc. in project management from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières in Canada and a Ph.D. in industrial management from the Institut national polytechnique de Toulouse, France.
Pierre claims a solid industrial background including work with Airbus Industrie (F); Fatigue Technology Inc. (USA); Doris Engineering (F), Areva-SGN (F) as well as more than fifteen years with CERN (CH) (http://cern.ch) mainly involved with the LHC project management. In 2008, he benefited of a two-year sabbatical to join the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland-Geneva as a professor and dean of the Department of Business Administration. As from September 2010, he is back to CERN, involved in project management support to the many studies and projects on-going at CERN: among them the upgrade of the Proton Synchrotron Booster that is part of a 8-year long program that aims at enhancing the performance of the Large Hadron Collider injection chain; the HL-LHC project that target the increase of luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider. Pierre is also the CERN’s scientist-in-charge of a European funded initiative called PURESAFE that aims at developing enhanced means (processes, hardware systems and software) for preventing human intervention for increased safety in infrastructures emitting ionizing radiation (http://cern.ch/puresafe). Pierre is a founding member of the EVM-Europe initiative that organizes this yearly event dedicated to project control. He is also a former chairperson of the IPMA affiliated Swiss Project Management Association of Western Switzerland. Pierre is a usual senior lecturer in project management and R&D management with the business schools of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne in Switzerland.
Pierre is also regularly invited to give talks, seminars and keynotes. In June 2009, he was a keynote speaker at EVM World in Naples Florida. In October 2010, together with Jurgen De Jonghe he gived a keynote at the PMI Belgium Day. Pierre will also be a keynote speaker at the PMOz conference in Melbourne, Australia and will give two seminars, one in Sydney upon an invitation of the PMI Sydney Chapter and one in Canberra, upon an invitation of the PMI Canberra Chapter. On all these occasions, Pierre will promote the "continental approach to project controls".