Dr. Schieb is a French national who, from 1994 to 2013, was Counsellor in the Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry of the OECD, which manages the International Futures Programme, the OECD’s strategic foresight unit. He was in charge of the International Futures Network, and Head of OECD Futures Projects, such as the projects on Infrastructure Needs to 2030/2050, and Bioeconomy 2030. Pierre-Alain was also the Managing Director/Dean of a graduate school of business in France (1985-1991).
Co-founder of a high-tech start-up company in the early 1980s and involved in venture capital initiatives, Pierre-Alain was also a consultant to numerous French and US companies in the field of alliances, industrial cooperation, licensing, corporate and marketing strategies. He has also published a number of articles in the field of international management, risk management, bioeconomy, marketing and corporate strategy.
Pierre-Alain earned a Doctorate (Habilitation) in management science from the University of Strasbourg (1981), a DBA (PH.D) in economics and business administration from the University of Aix-en-Provence (1974), and an MSc in quantitative marketing from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada).