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.


Henri Proglio, Honorary Chairman – EDF


Bernard Irion, Administrator – F4
Jean-Claude Karpelès, CEO – 3e Group
Olivier Mellerio, CEO – Mellerio dits Meller

Council members:

Raymond Albero, Chief Engineer – AIE
Cécile André-Leruste, Vice-President, Corporate & Investment Banking – Capgemini
Michel Aussavy, Chairman – M. Direct & Sales
Charles Behzadi, International Director – AB Project Management
Jérôme Brette, Managing Director – Cogessur
Philippe Cailleton, Managing Director – Brasserie Le Brisemiche
Jean-Philippe Christoph, Managing Director – Jeanfi
Benoît Clement, Managing Director –Abri & Co.
Jérôme Frantz, CEO – Frantz Electrolyse
Arnould d'Hautefeuille, Chairman and CEO – Bollinger
Pierre Deschamps, CEO – Maison Ardens
Frédéric Diquelou, Director, Real Estate Business Development – Leclerc
Yves Fouchet, CEO – DBF Audit
Bernard Hagège, Chairman and CEO – Atemation
Bruno Laubard, Chairman and CEO – Messageries Routières Paris-Lille
Michel Laurent, CEO – Aciéries de la Seine
Guillemette Lorrain, Development Director, France – EDF
Pierre Lory, Chairman – MEDEF Seine-et-Marne
Soumia Malinbaum, Development Director – Keyrus Management
Nicholas Moufflet, Chairman – JAM Ltd.
René Revault, Chairman – ITC Elastomères
Jean-Paul Rigal, Chairman and CEO – Stepnet Ingénierie
Hervé Saint-Sauveur, Chairman – LCH.Clearnet France
Claude de Saint Vincent, CEO – Media Participations
François Seguineau, CEO – Toshiba Systems France
Jean-Pierre Sellier, Chairman, Advisory Board – Lacroix Participations & Services
Amaury de Turckheim, Chairman – TF Participations 

Advisory board members since 2009

Seiichiro Adachi, Audit & Supervisory Board Member – Toyota Tsusho Corp.
Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO – L’Oréal
Jean-Luc Allavena, Partner – Apollo Global Management LLC,
His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Vice President of Education – Qatar Foundation, President – Hamad bin Khalifa University
Jean d’Arthuys, Chairman and CEO – Ft1ci, Executive Committee Member – FSI
Daniel Bernard, Chairman – Kingfisher plc
Eugenia Bieto, Director General – ESADE
Bernard Bourigeaud, Board Member – CGI Group
Gary L. Brinderson, Chairman – Brinderson Holdings
Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO – AXA
Peter Child, Director – McKinsey
Xavier Cornu, Director-General, Education & Research – Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry 
Yves Couillard, Former Chairman – HP France 
Andrea Cuomo, Executive Vice-President, Advanced Systems Technology and Special Projects Europe – ST Microelectronics
Frank Dangeard, Board Member – Symantec, Associate Director – Harcourt
Thomas Edig, Vice-Chairman – Porsche AG
Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management – Harvard Business School
Mireille Faugère, President – HEC Alumni
Orit Gadiesh, Chairman – Bain & Company
Pierre-Antoine Gailly, President – Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Etienne Guyot, Director-General – Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dominique Hanssens, Bud Knapp Professor of Marketing – UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management
Guillaume d’Hauteville, Vice-Chairman – Access Industries
Sylvain Hefes, Supervisory Board Member – Paris Orléans (Rothschild Group)
Anne-Marie Idrac, Former French Secretary of State for Trade 
Claude Jouven, Former Chairman – Citigroup France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland
Sir Paul Judge, Board Member – The Abraaj Group
Valery Katkalo, Dean, Graduate School of Management (GSOM) – St Petersburg State University
Bruno Lafont, Chairman and CEO – Lafarge
Bertrand Leonard, President – HEC Foundation  
Carlos Losada, Director General – ESADE
Hans Ulrich Maerki, Board Member – Swiss Re
Baron von Pfetten, President – Royal Institute for East-West Strategic Studies
Karsten Popp, Co-founder and CEO – Holistic Innovations
Henri Proglio, Honorary Chairman – EDF
Baudouin Prot, Former Chairman – BNP Paribas
Mark Pu, Chairman – IEA Holdings
Franck Riboud, Chairman – Danone
Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO – Orange  
David Schmittlein, Dean – MIT Sloan School of Management
Vipin Sharma, Chairman – Trends Services
Alvin Silk, Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration Emeritus – Harvard Business School
Pierre Simon, President – Paris-Île de France Capitale Economique
Carlos I. Simonsen Leal, President – FGV Foundation, Former President – Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Domenico Siniscalco, Vice-Chairman – Morgan Stanley International
Francesco Starace,  Chairman and CEO – Enel
Ezra Suleiman, IBM Professor in International Studies – Princeton University
Pierre Trouillet, Former Director-General – Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry
François Vachey, Former CEO – L’Oréal
Jean-Paul Vermes, Chairman – VMS France, Vice-Président, Education – Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Christian Vulliez, Member – High Council of Education
Chunjun Zhao, Former Dean – Tsinghua University