Governance structure

HEC Paris, affiliated to the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has two governing bodies: the Council and the Advisory Board.


HEC’s Council comprises elected representatives of the Paris Chamber of commerce and industry who meet up four times a year. It engages with questions of budget, planning and policy, and ensures that the school’s strategy is in line with the needs of today’s business world.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is made up of internationally renowned professors and senior business leaders, as well as members of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This consultative body meets twice a year to address critical issues in the school’s development strategy.

In order to guarantee coherence and coordination between these two bodies, both are chaired by Henri Proglio, CEO of EDF and elected by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Members of HEC’s Advisory Board since 2009

Seiichiro ADACHI, President, Toyota Tsusho Europe SA
Jean-Paul AGON, CEO, L’Oréal
Jean-Luc ALLAVENA, Partner, Apollo Management
Abdulla Ali AL-THANI, Vice President of Education, Qatar Foundation, President, Hamad bin Khalifa University
Jean d’ARTHUYS, Director & Executive Board Member, FSI, President of the HEC Alumni Association
Daniel BERNARD, Chairman, Kingfisher, President of the HEC Foundation
Eugenia BIETO, Director General, ESADE
Bernard BOURIGEAUD, Former CEO, Atos Origin
Gary L. BRINDERSON, Chairman and CEO, Brinderson
Henri de CASTRIES, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA
Peter CHILD, Director, McKinsey
Xavier CORNU, Executive Director of Education and training Division, Paris Chamber Commerce and Industry
Yves COUILLARD, Vice-President, Mercuri Urval France
Andrea CUOMO, Executive Vice President, General Manager Sales & Marketing, Europe, ST Microelectronics
Frank DANGEARD, Former CEO, Thomson
Thomas EDIG, Member of the Board of Management, Porsche AG
Amy EDMONDSON, Novartis Professor of leadership and management, Harvard Business School
Orit GADIESH, Chairman, Bain & Company
Pierre-Antoine GAILLY, President, Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dominique HANSSENS, Bud Knapp Professor of Marketing, UCLA Anderson School of  Management
Guillaume d’HAUTEVILLE, Vice Chairman, Access Industries
Sylvain HEFES, CEO, Rothschild
Anne-Marie IDRAC, Former Secretary of State, in charge of External Commercial Affairs
Claude JOUVEN, Former President, Citibank/Citigroup for France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland
Sir Paul JUDGE, Chairman, Schroder Income Growth Fund plc – Director, Standard Bank Group Ltd of Johannesburg
Valery KATKALO, Director, Sberbank
Bruno LAFONT, Chairman and CEO, Lafarge
Bertrand LEONARD, Deputy CEO, Exane   
Carlos LOSADA, Former Director General, ESADE
Hans Ulrich MAERKI, Chairman, IBM Europe, Middle East, Africa
Baron PFETTEN, President, Royal Institute of East-West Strategic Studies
Karsten POPP, CEO, SeaOrbiter 2500
Henri PROGLIO, Chairman and CEO, EDF, President of the Board of HEC
Mark PU, Chairman, IEA Holdings
Franck RIBOUD, CEO, Danone Group
Stéphane RICHARD, CEO, France Telecom   
David SCHMITTLEIN, Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
Vipin SHARMA, Deputy Chief Executive, Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer
Alvin SILK, Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Pierre SIMON, former President, Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Carlos I. SIMONSEN LEAL, President, Getulio Vargas Foundation
Domenico SINISCALCO, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley International
Francesco STARACE, CEO, Enel Greenpower
Ezra SULEIMAN, IBM Professor, Princeton University
Pierre TROUILLET, General Manager, Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry
François VACHEY, Former Executive Vice-President, L’Oréal
Jean-Paul VERMES, President, VMS France, Vice-President in charge of education, Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry   
Christian VULLIEZ, Member of the High Council for Education, French Ministry of  National Education
Chunjun ZHAO, Former Dean, Tsinghua University