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Jean-François Phan Van Phi

Senior Advisor

Jean-François PHAN VAN PHI, senior advisor Progress Associés

Jean-François Phan Van Phi is part of our team of Senior Advisors. They support the firm in its strategic positioning and contribute to the development of new offers and the strengthening of the network.

Professional Experience

JF Phan Van Phi is a consultant in change management and governance for corporations and charitable organizations. He has extensive experience, including that of a regulator-approved “responsible person” in financial institutions in France and internationally, where he has held numerous positions in sales, operations, risk, management and transformation functions for close to thirty years.

In this regard, he has been Chairman of credit, financial provision and operational risk committees. Between 2013 and 2015, he conducted remediation programs and managed the creation and implementation of anti-money laundering programs for the Trade, Receivables Finance and Guarantees Business line of HSBC. In 2015, he was appointed Regional Head of Risk (Governance, Risk & Compliance), GTRF Europe for HSBC.

JF Phan Van Phi has also been a board member or Chairman on the boards of directors / supervisory boards of various subsidiaries of large corporations and / or charities in France and Europe since 2003. He is a member and the secretary of the board of directors and a member of the nominations committee of HEC Alumni.

He has since 2017 assisted several NFPOs and professional bodies in the assessment and revamping of their governance. He has set up and manages the annual board evaluations for HEC Alumni and participates since 2019 in the board assessment missions with Progress Associés.


Banking / Finance

Risk and compliance

Corporate Governance


JF Phan Van Phi holds degrees from HEC, Sciences Po Paris, Sorbonne Paris (B.A. History) and the Institute of Directors (London).

Since 2019, he has been the Secretary of the HEC Alumni Corporate Governance Club. He has also co-coordinated a Book of 100+ testimonials on Corporate Governance, then has coordinated a 2nd Book « Dictionnaire vécu de la gouvernance / How boards work: lessons from experience, foreword by Prof. Michael E. Porter (in French / English), both by HEC Alumni, Humensis editor, Oct. 2020 & Oct. 2022.

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