Jean is one of the founding shareholders of Board Evaluation Limited. Originally from Mauritius and having had a fifteen-year career with Barclays Bank in South Africa in Retail and Corporate Banking, Jean emigrated to the UK in 1989 to take up a position as Assistant Corporate Director with D.C Gardner plc(Now part of Euromoney plc)responsible for banking and training consultancy internationally.
He then moved to the TSB Banking Group where his last appointment was Director of Studies for the Group Management College responsible for academic leadership within the Group.He then started his first consultancy business, Jean Pousson and Associated Limited in 1994.
Since then he has conducted training and consultancy assignments in over 32 countries and is one of the lead consultants for the Institute of Directors in the fields of finance strategy and corporate governance. In a typical year, Jean will interface about 600 directors and about 8 to 10 Boards working on various aspects of strategy and corporate governance. He is a regular speaker for Vistage, the San Diego based network of Chief Executives(the largest in the world)and has twice been voted lecturer of the year for UK Finance, the professional body that oversees the asset finance industry.
He has also held non-executive directorships and carried out a number of Board reviews and strategic assignments, and from November 2020 will run a cohort for the Financial Times’ (FT) Non-Executive Director programme.
Jean holds a B Comm. Degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa, obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Warwick Business School, and also holds the Institute of Directors’ Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction.
A keen sports enthusiast he has run over 20 marathons including 3 ultra marathons, and now cycles, having already done a few 100 milers.