Written on 09 June 2021.
Philippe Léopold-Metzger (EDHEC 1977), CEO of Piaget for close to 20 years, has been elected President of the EDHEC Foundation. He succeeds Stéphane Lagut (EDHEC 1990), who took up the position in 2018.
A graduate of EDHEC, Philippe Léopold-Metzger also holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Chicago. He entered the luxury goods business in 1981 with Groupe Richemont, where he successively held the positions of Chairman of Cartier Canada, Cartier Great Britain and all Asian subsidiaries. In 1992, he moved to the luxury watch and jewellery house Piaget, where he was appointed CEO in 1999, before serving on the Richemont Executive Committee between 2014 and 2018. He currently sits on the boards of various companies and not-for-profit associations, notably in the education field.
Philippe Léopold-Metzger was voted “EDHEC of the Year” in 2012. He has belonged to the EDHEC Foundation’s circle of grand donors for 10 years.
The EDHEC Foundation embodies and supports the School’s “Impact Future Generations” promise that commits it to promoting business with meaning, through its training of young talent and its academic research.
By drawing on the generosity of alumni, parents, friends and businesses, the EDHEC Foundation enables the School to accelerate development of high-impact projects designed to deliver solutions to major issues facing society: climate change, health and food issues, wealth inequalities and good use of technology. It propagates the values of solidarity, entrepreneurship and impact that are dear to EDHEC and applies them in the service of future generations.
“Having been engaged in education for a number of years, I am very pleased to work with EDHEC and take part in implementing new projects with a high impact on society. Supporting students and encouraging entrepreneurship are two missions particularly close to my heart”
explains Philippe Léopold-Metzger
The Foundation’s missions are to:
The EDHEC Foundation means: