Jabril Bensedrine, Ph.D.

Bensedrine, Jabril Jabril Bensedrine is Managing Director and founder of The Triana Group. He started his career as a strategy consultant and faculty in Paris, California, Michigan, and New York. Over the years, he was instrumental in the execution of market analyses and competitive studies for companies ranging in size from $1M-to-$18B in annual revenue, providing executive teams with critical decision-making information to lead strategic and tactical deployments. Over the years, he worked for research firms, including Financial Times’ sister company Eurostaf, Elm, Intelligentsia; for foundations and institutions, including European Commission programs, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the City of San Francisco, the Paris Chamber of Commerce, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, the University of California; for corporations, including Pfizer, Apollo Group’s University of Phoenix, Microsoft, Visteon; and numerous engagements with financial and management firm Kenneth J. Dalto for Midwestern midmarket companies’ investment projects totaling several hundred million dollars.

A graduate of the University of Paris Dauphine in Entrepreneurship, he holds a Ph.D. in Strategy from ESSEC for which he received the AIMS International Strategy Association’s Annual Best Dissertation Award, and is an alumni of U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business post-doctoral program. The author of strategy-related articles and chapters with publishers including John Wiley & Sons and Oxford University Press, he continues to lecture graduate courses in business, most regularly at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

An active entrepreneur, and member of ESSEC Business Angels, in 2008 he founded and provided the seed-capital for The Triana Group. He has lived extensively on three continents.