A STABLE PRESIDENCY SINCE 2003
After graduating from ESCP [European Business School] in 1982 and completing a DEA post-graduate diploma in Management Science at Paris I University, Catherine Lespine joined INSEEC Bordeaux in 1986,
In 2003 she moved from an academic role to take over the general management of the group.
Now President and CEO of an institution with 28 000 students enrolled, Ms Lespine is committed to a development with a strong focus on educational strategy, employability, digitalization and international expansion.
THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
The Board supports INSEEC U.’s strategic orientation and is fortunate to benefit from the presence of two internationally renowned professionals.
FRANÇOISE GRI, PRESIDENT
Graduate of ENSIMAG [French ‘grande école’ specialized in Computer science, Applied Mathematics and Telecommunication], Françoise Gri was CEO of IBM France and of Manpower France before becoming CEO of the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs group. For 10 years the American magazine Fortune featured Ms Gri among the 50 most influential business women in their yearly rankings “The Global Power 50“. Her interest in educational issues has motivated several commitments: member of the Board of Directors for Ecole Centrale in 2005, Vice-president of the Sup employment commission in 2013, member of the National Education Counsel – Economy, then President of the INSEEC group’s Strategic Board from 2008 to 2013. Ms Gri is the author of ‘Plaidoyer pour un Emploi responsible’ (Advocating responsible employment), ‘Women Power’ and ‘Femme et Patron’ (Woman and Boss).
BERNARD RAMANANTSOA, BOARD MEMBER
Engineer trained at Sup’Aéro with a PhD in Management Sciences from Paris Dauphine University, Bernard Ramanantsoa was Dean of the Faculty and Research, then President and CEO of the prestigious HEC business school for 20 years in addition to serving on several evaluation commissions (CEFDG National Commission for the Evaluation of Training and Qualifications in Management, EQUIS) and advisory committees, notably those of the ‘École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr’ (the foremost French military academy), the ‘École Navale’ (French naval academy)and CEIBS, Shanghai. He received the Harvard l’Expansion Award for ‘Technologie et Stratégie d’entreprise’[Technology and Business Strategy] (published by McGraw- Hill) and the ‘Académie des Sciences Commerciales’ award for “Stratégie de l’Entreprise et Diversification” [Business Strategy and Diversification] (published by Nathan), he has recently published “Apprendre et Oser” [Learn and Dare] and « L’enseignement supérieur français par-delà les frontières : l’urgence d’une stratégie » [French higher education beyond its borders: the urgency of developing a strategy].
TWO SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARDS
These boards contribute to creating academic value, at their heads figures whose careers have been dedicated to the progress and spread of knowledge.
ERIK ORSENNA, PRESIDENT OF THE INSEEC U. ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD
After studying philosophy and political science and ten years of research and lecturing in international finance and development economics at University Paris 1 and at the Ecole normale supérieure [selective and prestigious French graduate school], Erik Orsenna began his political career in the Ministry of Cooperation, went on to work at the Elysée as a Cultural Advisor, before joining the Conseil d’Etat [Council of State]. Writer, passionately interested in the French language, in history and in travel, he was made a member of the Académie française in 1998. He has written seven novels and been awarded the Goncourt French literature prize for ‘L’Exposition coloniale’ [The Colonial Exhibition]. Strong advocate of interdisciplinarity, firmly convinced by INSEEC U.’s educational perspective, he is currently at the head of the Academic Advisory Board.
PR. PIERRE-ANDRÉ CHIAPPORI, PRESIDENT OF THE IUM INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Pierre-André Chiappori studied at the ‘École normale supérieure’ and holds an ‘agrégation’ in mathematics [competitive examination to teach at high level in the French public education system] he has a PhD in Economics from Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He lectured at EHESS [School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences] and at ‘École polytechnique [leading French higher education institution], Head of Research at the CNRS [The French National Center for Scientific Research ], Professor of Economics at ENSAE [French Grande École for Economics, Data Science and Finance] then at Chicago University. He currently holds the E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider chair of economics at Columbia University and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the European Economic Association, of the Geneva Papers on the theory and risks of insurance, of the Review of Economics of the Household and of Foundations and Trends in Economic Theory. He is on the research board of the Becker-Friedman Institute for research in economics and a member of the board of the European Economic Association. In 2019 he joined the ‘Académie des sciences morales et politiques’ [Academy of Moral and Political Science]. Monegasque, for the last ten years Pierre-André Chiappori has been working with the group to enhance the image of the Principality through the excellence of its international University.
FOUR KEY STRATEGIC AND ACADEMIC DIRECTORATES
CHIEF ACADEMIC & OPERATIONS OFFICER
This vast scope of this directorate, headed by José Milano, consists of our 16 schools and the departments directly linked to operational and academic aspects: Human Resources, Research, Digital development, School Procedures, Corporate Relations, and Institutional Relations.
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF STRATEGY & ACQUISITIONS
Under the management of José Peran, the directorate general of Strategy and Acquisitions drives the external development of INSEEC U. by selecting the acquisitions which fit with its strategic pillars: interdisciplinarity, international focus and digital learning. Its mission includes managing real estate and monitoring the long-term plan.
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RESEARCH
Led by Professor Isabelle Barth, INSEEC U.’s research holds to the principles of openness and transfer of knowledge which are the DNA of our overall project: interdisciplinary, international focus, geared towards the socio-economic sector and teaching the knowledge generated. The objective: building a dialogue between the world of academia and the corporate world. Isabelle Barth is also the Executive director of the legacy program INSEEC School of Business & Economics.
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF ONLINE PEDAGOGY, EXECUTIVE EDUCATION & CSR
Driven by Professor Sylvie Faucheux, Executive director of IFG Executive Education, leading specialist in subjects linked to energy, social and economic transitions, Online Pedagogy and CSR are the other key aspect of the educational project. Building on the marketable applications and academic value generated by the INSEEC U research professors and experts, they ensure the relevance and the optimal distribution of the courses offered, in the framework of the values of responsibility and commitment INSEC U. stands for.
A FEDERATION OF PRESIDENTS OF SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS DRIVEN BY A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Closely involved in designing and implementing INSEEC U.’s overall strategy, the school and program management teams are characterized by their passion for the transfer of knowledge, their teaching experience, their expertise in their discipline and sector and their entrepreneurial spirit. In close touch with the reality of the business world, the latest developments in research, management science and teaching techniques, the teams adapt or thoroughly overhaul the training programs to improve learning conditions and ensure the success of the studies and the career development of their learners.
- THOMAS ALLANIC, Deputy Dean of INSEEC School of Business & Economics
- JEAN AUDOUARD, General Manager of ESCE
- Pr. SABELLE BARTH, Dean of INSEEC School of Business & Economics
- CHRISTOPHE BAUJAULT, Dean of ECE
- Dr. LAURENT BERGERUC, Director of Bachelors and MSc & MBA INSEEC Bordeaux
- Dr. CHRISTOPHE BOISSEAU, Dean of ESCE
- DAVID BOUVIER, Director of Bachelor and MSc & MBA INSEEC Chambéry
- AISLING BYRNE, Director of INSEEC U. London
- PHILIPPE CATTELAT, Director of Sup de Pub, Sup de Création & HEIP
- Pr. ERIC COBAST, Director of Académie de l’Eloquence & Prépa Saint Germain
- DOMINIQUE DIDIER, Dean of Bachelor & BBA INSEEC Bordeaux
- MARION FABRE, Director of INSEEC U. Lyon, Dean of Bachelor & BBA INSEEC Lyon
- Pr. SYLVIE FAUCHEUX, General Manager of IFG Executive Education
- RENÉ ENGELMANN, Director of CRÉA Genève
- Dr. GUILLAUME GARNOTEL, Director of MSc & MBA INSEEC Lyon
- RON MORRIS, Director of INSEEC U. San Francisco
- Dr. JEAN-PHILIPPE MULLER, Dean of the International University of Monaco
- Dr. LAMIA ROUAI, Dean of EBS
- Dr. CLAIRE SOUVIGNÉ, Director of Bachelors and MSc & MBA INSEEC Paris
- ALAIN ZALMAN, Director of Sup Career Alternance