Recognized for his energy and his ability to address complex situations, Jean-Luc excels in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the projects he is involved in and his ability to provide global analysis makes him a recommended partner. Talented in the integration of multidisciplinary elements, including strategic, business and technical dimensions, Jean-Luc has a proven track record in the transformation of new ideas into competitive solutions or products which is key to success.
A mastering of multicultural environments combined with a frank and direct approach enables him to be efficient with the most demanding partners.
Jean-Luc Jaffard has spent his entire career in the High Tech Industry. He started his career as an analogue integrated device designer, dedicated to the consumer market and then quickly moved to a Research and Development management position. From 1996, he paved the route of Imaging activity at STMicroelectronics. Therefore, a dedicated business organisation was created and he then occupied multiple management positions ending up as Deputy General manager of Imaging Division until 2010. From this date, he created and managed an operational business organisation to exploit the wide range of STMicroelectronics Intellectual Assets.
With strong interest in innovation, both from a commercial and a technological point of view, he created, in 2014 the Technology and Innovation Branch of Red Belt. His mission is to offer companies, his expertise in the optimisation of complex and innovative solutions, taking into account all the constraints of the positioning inside the value chain, to develop competitive products.