Pascal Viaud has been appointed French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCEF) through prime ministerial decrees since 2012. He currently serves the Taiwan Chapter of the National Committee (CNCCEF) as President. He is actively promoting “La French Tech” in Taiwan, the startups’ development and acceleration scheme launched in France in 2013.
In 2009, Pascal launched his own venture in Taiwan: UBIK, a consulting SME specialized in hi tech innovation, partnership management and cooperation strategy in B2B and G2G. He is currently the CEO of UBIK and EU-Asia Cooperation Expert on several European programmes with Taiwan, the Philippines and North-Asia. Also serving as Asia General Manager of AEPI, the “Invest in Grenoble-Isère (France)” agency, Pascal is actively involved in investment cooperation, focusing on Taiwan and Korea territories in particular.
Pascal is a member of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) and co-chair of its Technology Committee. He has 20-year working experience in hi tech institutes and companies (NASA-JPL, CEA-LETI, HP, ATMEL, E2V SEMICONDUCTORS, YOLE), including 11+ years based in Taiwan. He is passionate about innovation, disruptive technologies and emerging applications / market development. Pascal holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master Degree in Engineering Management (Physics) from Ecole Centrale Nantes / Paris, France.