Olivier Oullier

Olivier Oullier


Neuroscientist & Strategist




Olivier Oullier, advises public and private organizations worldwide and is a seasoned corporate and public speaker. Olivier is a contributor to Fortune Magazine, author of a column entitled "Your brain on business" and he is also a Wall Street Journal expert on healthcare and consumer behavior. Olivier designs, implements and evaluates evidence-informed multi-scale behavior and system change strategies for public and private organizations. He has developed a proprietary methodology allowing to assess the gap between intention (what people say/think they do) and action (what they do in their daily activities and environments). He is the former Head of Strategy in Global Health and Healthcare and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum who named him a Young Global Leader. He was in charge of an international project on value-based care involving more than 50 global companies and organizations and oversees high level councils on behavioral sciences and neurotechnologies. Olivier is a Full Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Aix-Marseille University and taught at the Universities of Oxford and Geneva’s executive education programs. His lab and applied research focuses on consumer behavior, engagement, influence, social coordination dynamics, decision neuroscience. From 2009 to 2012, he was the director of the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program at the French Prime Minister’s Center for Strategic Analyses. A former expert at the European Commission’s DG SANCO, he currently sits on France’s Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (OPECST) and High Council for Strategic Education and Research (CSFRS) He has (co-)authored more than 150 scientific, medical, business and mainstream publications including "The Science of Engagement (2012), "The Science of INgagement" (2014) and the first ever market report on Pervasive Neurotechnologies (2015) and their impact on business. He studied at the Universities of the Mediterranean, Cincinnati, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.