Bernhard Ries


Business Strategy Lead

Bernhard has over 30 years of experience in the Tech Sector in roles spanning software engineering, product & brand marketing (including leading Intel’s “Intel Inside® Program” and working closely with leading PC OEMs on joint marketing programs), business development and corporate strategy, culminating in leading Intel’s Corporate Strategy Office, reporting to the CEO and leading a team of senior strategists to drive the transformation of the company.

Bernhard’s expertise lies at the intersection of strategy, communications, and organizational development. Through leadership roles in diverse areas of technology and by operating on three continents (Europe, North America & South America), he has mastered different facets of business and how to best work in diverse cultural settings.

Bernhard holds an MSc degree in Computer Science from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. He is an ICF-accredited and Hudson Certified Coach, a certified Birkman Assessment interpreter, and a Team Diagnostic Survey Practitioner. As a member of Intel’s Executive Coaching team, he is the recipient of the 2022 ICF PRISM award for coaching excellence.

Bernhard will support implementing HFSV’s strategic plan as the Business Strategy Lead.

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