Xavier Fontanet

Xavier Fontanet ©HEC Paris

Xavier Fontanet, an engineering graduate from Ponts-et-Chaussées, also holds a master in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was the CEO of Essilor from 1992 to 2012 and has been honorary affiliate professor at HEC Paris since 2012. He has also created a foundation, under the aegis of HEC Paris, which aims to develop economic and business education in professional, political, administrative, journalistic and religious environments.

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