Emmanuel METAIS
Emmanuel METAIS
Dean of EDHEC Business School

EDHEC For Business 2020

Starting with a clear ambition – to be the school that is most useful and creates the most value for businesses – we have defined a plan of action that aims to speed up our internationalisation, develop our offering and spread the fruits of our applied research more widely.

This vision was rapidly embodied in multiple structuring projects: development of our budgetary resources, reinforcement of the teaching faculty through cutting-edge recruitment worldwide, intake of higher numbers of students, new educational programmes and innovations, rollout of a new brand platform, etc.

Through the reputation of the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute in Singapore, we have reaped the rewards with a larger international footprint, new academic partnerships (for example with Stanford and Boston University) and the successful launch of chairs and research units of excellence.

Today EDHEC continues to grow at the ambitious rate anticipated by its strategic plan. This is proof of the relevance of our model and our choices. And confirmation that the EDHEC for Business 2020 objective really is within our reach: to be one of the top business schools in Europe and recognised for our impact on business.

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Key Figures




THE BUSINESS WORLD central to our Governance

A non-profit association under French Law 1901, EDHEC has set up a unique governance that involves the corporate world in decisions relating to its strategy and development.

EDHEC’s governance is based on three main bodies. The Executive Committee manages all of the Group’s programmes and activities in France and overseas. It accomplishes its mission by following the recommendations of the Board of Governors, the International Advisory Board and the Ethics Board, all made up primarily of EDHEC graduates and partner company representatives worldwide. The desire to open up to stakeholders comes from the business world and is filtered down as far as programme coordination, where each programme has its own Advisory Board with individuals qualified in the design of academic content.


  • Emmanuel Métais, Dean
  • Noël Amenc, Associate Dean, Business Development, ERI Scientific Beta CEO, Professor
  • Benoît Arnaud, Associate Dean, MBAs & Executive Education
  • Claire Bergery-Noël, Dean’s Office & Corporate Communications Director
  • Christine Chaissou, Human Resources, Director
  • Alessia di Domenico, Associate Dean, Undergraduate studies
  • Sylvie Dusautoy, Finance Director
  • Richard Perrin, International Relations Director
  • Christophe Roquilly, Dean of Research and Faculty, LegalEdhec Director, Professor
  • Michelle Sisto, Associate Dean, Graduate studies, Professor
  • Anne Zuccarelli, Associate Dean, Chief educational experience & operations officer 



Board of Governors

Steering Committee

  • Chairman : Bruno de Pampelonne, Chief Executive Officer, Tikehau IM, (Edhec Alumnus 1981)
  • Vice-Chairman: Thérèse Lebrun, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Catholic University of Lille
  • Vice-Chairman: Thierry Marraud, Company Director, (Edhec Alumnus 1966)
  • Emmanuelle Guilbart, President of the EDHEC Alumni Association, Joint Chief Executive Officer, About Premium Content (Edhec Alumnus 1988)
  • Antoine Kerrinckx,  President, EDHEC BBA Alumni, Chief Executive Officer, Atos Belgium  (Edhec BBA Alumnus 1995)
  • Bruno de Saint Florent, Partner Oliver Wyman (Edhec Alumnus 1988)
  • Elodie Schocron, Partner-Founder, Spirit Advisors (Edhec Alumnus 1987)

Ex officio members

  • Bernard Asso, County Council, Deputy Mayor of Nice
  • Christophe Bonduelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bonduelle (Edhec Alumnus 1982) 
  • Vincent Cheney, Senior Business Partner, Nextep (Edhec Alumnus 1980)
  • Bernard Fleury, Former Chairman, Banque Populaire Côte d’Azur
  • Pierre Giorgini, Chancellor-Rector, The Catholic University of Lille
  • Jérôme Guillemard, Independent Board Member (Edhec Alumnus 1972)
  • Barthélémy Guislain, President, Mobilis-Afm
  • Bernard Hernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CMA Elevators, Monaco  (Edhec Alumnus 1980)
  • Philippe Hourdain, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hauts-de-France
  • Candace Johnson, Vice-President, NeuStar Inc., Co-initiator of the Astra Satellite System and SES Global
  • Alexis Rollin, Chairman, RND  (Edhec Alumnus 1993)
  • Charles Scibetta, Mayor of Carros, Vice-President of the Nice Côte d’Azur Council, responsible for economic development 
  • Olivier Oger, independent Board Member
  • Deux représentants des étudiants



International Advisory Board (IAB)

Made up of international names from academia and business, the International Advisory Board is responsible for steering EDHEC in its international strategy. Each research or programme unit also has its own Advisory Board in order to meet expectations of the world of international business.

  • Franck Moison, IAB Chairman, Vice Chairman, Colgate-Palmolive Company (Edhec Alumnus 1975)
  • Bruno Bich, Chairman BIC Group, USA
  • Ming-Po Cai, Founder and President of Cathay Capital Private Equity, China/France/USA
  • Paola De Martini, Group Vice President Global Head of Tax, STMicroelectronics International NV, Switzerland
  • Sarah De Quant, Partner at Adeva Partners
  • Christian Fadier, Vice Chairman and Managing Director Hollister Incorporated, UK
  • Stephen Forcione, CEO, Red Fuse Communications  -  WPP Global Managing Partner, USA
  • Dr. William K. Fung*, Chairman Li & Fung Group, Hong Kong
  • Liqun Hocquard-Xu, CEO of L.H.X. Consulting, Strategy & Financial Advisor of E-Facedata China, Financial Advisor of FranceTD and non-executive Director of different Chinese and French companies.
  • Malcolm Horton, Managing Director at Nomura International
  • Candace Johnson, Co-initiator of SES ASTRA, Chief Architect of SES Global, entrepreneur and investor, board member and telecommunications network infrastructure expert, LUX
  • Prof. Kevin Keller*, E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA
  • Tony Magro, Senior Managing Director of  Evercore's corporate advisory business, USA
  • Abdullah M. Mazrui, Chairman MAZRUI Holding Company L.L.C., United Arab  Emirates
  • Gunilla Nordstrom, Member of the Board of Directors of Wärtsilä Corporation. Non-Executive Director for different companies, SGP
  • Alberto Pedrosa, Managing Partner, APC Associados, Brazil
  • Olof Pripp, Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services, Korn Ferry, UK/Switzerland
  • Lisa Shalett, Former Goldman Sachs Partner, Advisor to startups, Board Member, Angel Investor, Mentor, Brand Builder
  • Billy Salha, BIC Group (Europe), General Manager Europe - Asia, Pacific
  • Dr. Indu Shahani, President & Executive Chairperson, ISDI & ISME. Founding Dean, ISME, Mumbai India
  • Stavros Siokos, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Astarte Capital Partners
  • José R. de la Torre, Executive Director at the EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation, Visiting Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, USA
  • Carolyn Zhao, L'Oréal China, Manager Makeup Operational Marketing
  • Michael Huttman, Founder & Chairman Millennium Global Investments Ltd


(*) Affiliate-Members

Ethics Board

“To be the school that contributes innovative ideas to businesses” is the goal of the EDHEC Business School, and this is firmly embodied in the creation of the Ethics Board. Made up of business leaders and teachers, this committee goes beyond the academic analysis of ethical challenges to compare them with expectations of the business world and society.

  • Vincent Montagne, CEO Media Participations, Président de l'Ethics Board
  • Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière, Chairman Michelin 
  • Sar le Prince Jean de Nassau,  Prince de Luxembourg, Chairman WSSA  (Water and Sanitation Services South Africa)
  • Vianney Mulliez, CEO Auchan 
  • Bruno de Pampelonne, Tikehau IM CEO
  • Sabine Roux de Bézieux, Présidente-fondatrice de la Fondation Araok
  • Philippe Vasseur, Former Minister, Chairman Credit Mutuel Nord Europe 



Supporting and rewarding talent

A belief embedded in the DNA of EDHEC since its founding is that excellence in training must be accessible to a wide range of profiles, based on academic merit rather than merely on a candidate’s financial capacities.

To attract and reward talent, and to encourage cultural and social diversity on campus, the School runs various schemes and offers assistance to students to finance their studies.



A fundraising appeal targeted at EDHEC graduates and partner companies has enabled the coffers of social and welfare bursaries granted each year to be considerably strengthened in just a few years, currently benefiting almost 20% of students. The success of EDHEC4ALL is proof of the strength of the EDHEC network, with its community of generous alumni and partners who care about the needs of young generations of students.

Financial Support

- Interest-free loans, repayable within four years of graduation.
- Study bursaries, based on social and academic criteria.
- International mobility bursaries, to finance a study project or foreign stay.
- Banking partnerships to obtain preferential loans.



1 000

and more bursaries granted in 5 years

20 %

of students are beneficiaries

€ 9M

set aside for bursaries
and interest-free loans


Act for EDHEC

Independence is a driver and a hallmark of EDHEC, whose budget is 96% funded by tuition fees and partner companies.

Launched in 2010, a fundraising campaign contributed significantly to the School’s development and its rise through the ranks of the best business schools in Europe. Bolstered by numerous graduates and partner companies, this collective effort has helped to finance the expansion and modernisation of the campuses, along with the bursary programme and many educational innovations.

The projects sponsored include:

EDHEC Entrepreneurs: supporting the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

The Act for EDHEC campaign plays a vital role in the success of the EDHEC Entrepreneurs incubator: donors contribute to the hatching of tomorrow's large companies – just like the 200 projects that have already been developed, creating 1000 jobs.

EDHEC4ALL: a real commitment to equal opportunities

Another important investment made possible by the Act for EDHEC campaign is the EDHEC4ALL programme, which marks the School's commitment to social and cultural diversity. This ambitious student support scheme aims to achieve educational excellence and has handed out more than 1,000 bursaries in five years, while the amount of the bursary has doubled.

PILAB: preparing the lessons of tomorrow

The Pedagogic Innovation Lab is one of a kind, giving the teaching faculty the means to devise an interactive, collaborative and connected education for the future: classroom multimedia experiments, e-learning, immersion, innovative programmes, etc.

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