Bertrand Le Bourgeois
ACDM Role: Vice-Chair of ACDM
Employed role: CEO, PharMarketing GDPR Life Sciences
Get to know Bertrand
Bertrand Le Bourgeois graduated as an engineer from Ecole Centrale in France, with a marketing specialisation from HEC Business School. He has spent his career in Management and IT Consulting, in the healthcare and life science industries at major service providers for Clinical Research and Data Management, and as CIO for a key manufacturer.
Now Bertrand runs PharMarketing GDPR Life Sciences, a consulting firm which helps life sciences companies to become compliant with Data Privacy Regulation in Europe (GDPR), in the US and abroad, with Good Data Management and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and with IT Good Practices (GAMP, ISO 27001). PharMarketing also provides Legal Representation in the EU and UK for Data Privacy and other EU schemes, performs CSV and audits. Bertrand is vice-chair of the Association for Clinical Data Management and is President of the French Association of Medical Professionals for Healthcare Products Industry (AMMIS).
Besides business, Bertrand is a happy father of 3 children, ranging from 15 to 19. He is a French Navy officer and holds a diploma in surf teaching and of sailing boat skipper.
If you were on a desert island, what three things would you take with you and why?
My wife, my children and our pets, because with your family you are never lost!
If you were not in the job you are in, what would you do?
What is your idea of a perfect day?
What do you do to relax / what are your hobbies?
If you had a dinner party, and could invite 1 famous person, who would you invite and why?
Probably Jimmy Carter for his negotiations talents and making fighting people become friends
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
When applying regulations, try to understand the spirit of it, instead of implementing as they are written. This was given by my CFO when I was a young CIO
If a movie was made of your life who would play you?
Jean Dujardin, a French actor
What is your favourite food?
Couscous from Morrocco
What would the title of your autobiography be?
A European man
What’s your favourite place of all the places you’ve travelled and why?
Probably Brazil as people are so kind and enjoy life with smile even if they are very poor
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What is your favourite song or who is your favourite band?
Very difficult question as I like all kinds of music and I’m a musician myself; all rock and roll bands from the 60s are fantastic, but probably the one I would select are the Stones
If you could learn one new skill today, what would it be?
Speak Arabic – to reconnect with my roots in Morrocco, my native country (although I don’t have the Moroccan nationality)
Who was your role model as a child and why?
Jean-Paul Belmondo as he was living a tremendous life in his films and was always winning against the odds
What is your favourite film or box set?
All films from Hitchcock
What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime?
Do you collect anything?
If there were 25 hours in a day, how would you spend the extra hour?
Learning Arabic and Russian