Written on 13 June 2013.
As a result of the commitment of local ambassadors, the five EDHEC campuses and twenty-five other cities around the world took part in a reunion of EDHEC alumni. As part of the festivities, the three annual alumni prizes were awarded: the Socially Responsible Business of the Year, the EDHEC Entrepreneur and, of course, the Edhec of the Year. Since 1983, this prize has been awarded to the graduate of the school who, through his or her personal or professional experience, has made the greatest contributions to EDHEC’s growth and to its local, national or international renown.
The top prize, then, went to Michael Burke, CEO of Louis Vuitton, in a ceremony held in Paris and streamed live over the internet. ‘Michael embodies the success and the passion that we would like to convey to all of our graduates. They are the best advocates abroad of EDHEC’s success, of our management expertise and of the values of responsibility and innovation that have been the school’s hallmarks for more than one hundred years’, said Olivier Oger, dean of EDHEC Business School.
As a result of the contributions of alumni in attendance on the five campuses, the list of donors to the EDHEC4All scholarship programme grew substantially. The energy and enthusiasm of this campaign make possible the creation of an alumni community that becomes more socially and culturally diverse by the year.