I am an engineer by education, with an infectious enthusiasm for the human potential. I was born in Algeria, where I spent the first eleven years of my life. One year before the independence, my family moved out of the revolutionary turmoil of North Africa to a quieter suburb in the South of Paris.
In France, I studied Mathematics and Physics at Lycee Saint-Louis in the Quartier Latin, and Computer Sciences at Jussieu University, Paris, with a particular interest for Boolean Logic. I earned a Masters degree in Systems Engineering and Operations Research.
Later, I spent nine years in Israel, where I became a citizen. I am fluent in three languages: French, English, and Hebrew.
During a twenty five year career in computers around the world, I found my interests shifting more and more toward the well being of my fellow[o]men, which led me to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at PGSP (Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA), now PAU (Palo Alto University).
Towards the end of my studies, I realized that psychology and the work place can and do intersect indeed, and this lead me to add a business consulting leg to my career.
Father of three children, my multi-cultural experience, my familiarity with the business world, and my understanding of human emotions and dynamics give me a unique view point on the intricacies of group and team functioning.