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Reference Broker Sets Up HEC Chair

20 September 2018

HEC Paris and ODDO BHF signed a Financial Analysis teaching Chair aimed at boosting HEC’s training in corporate financial analysis methodologies. The first Chairholder will be Associate Professor of Finance Alexei Ovtchinnikov.

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HEC at First African Leadership Forum in Paris

17 September 2018

The HEC Paris Africa Club was part of the organizing team behind the first-ever African Leadership Forum which took place on September 8. Underwritten by the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Saturday event drew a full house for debates on disruptive technologies, women entrepreneurs, agribusiness, infrastructure gaps and diversity in Africa.

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Landmark Agreement between HEC Paris and Hubert Joly to Create Purposeful Leadership Chair

3 September 2018

Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly and his Alma Mater signed an agreement on July 4, creating HEC’s first-ever personally endowed Chair, devoted to purposeful leadership. The 1981 graduate, who was recently recognized by Barron’s as one of the top 30 CEOs in the world, is donating €3.7 million ($4.3 million) to finance the creation of the Joly Family Endowed Chair in Purposeful (...)

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Three Questions for Hubert Joly

3 September 2018

In a rousing introduction to Hubert Joly at the Matins HEC, H&C editor-in-chief Arthur Haimovici described Best Buy’s CEO as being responsible for developing “a new model for the retail industry in the Amazon era.”  Joly’s ability to transform the  ailing electronics retailer chain into one of the US’s most successful companies confirmed Joly’s reputation as “the man for (...)

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1st French-German Female HEC Forum Draws a Parallel Between the State of Leadership and Diversity Between Paris and Berlin

24 July 2018

On July 6 past, as part of its reinforcement of its international presence and its support of French-German relationships, HEC Paris organized the first “French-German female forum: leadership and diversity” at the French Institute of Berlin. During the forum, opened by the French Ambassador in Germany, Anne-Marie Descôtes, who reminded the audience that the President of the Republic had made (...)

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HEC Conference on Marketizing Cannabis as a Non-Contested Commodity

23 July 2018

Dozens of academics, researchers and students gathered for the end-of-year conference, organized by HEC’s Society & Organizations Center, on cannabis legalization and lessons to be drawn from this contested market. The June 18-19 event, a first at the business school, brought together specialists from North America and Europe for critical insights into regulation, markets, public policy, (...)

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Volkswagen Signs in Partnership with HEC Paris to Promote Gender Equality

11 July 2018

The German carmakers Volkswagen sealed a growing French-German relationship with HEC Paris by joining the school’s Foundation. It will contribute with different programs focused on diversity and sustainability, which include scholarships for women and for German-speaking students. The June 21 ceremony was sealed by Professor Thomas Edig, Member of the Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and (...)

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2018 Commencement Ceremony Marked by Calls for More Social Responsibility

10 July 2018

HEC Paris Commencement ceremony enjoyed a bumper turnout on June 15-16. 1,700 graduates were joined over the two days by their family and friends, the academic body and several illustrious Alumni. All were gathered under the giant marquee where graduation day has been traditionally held for the last dozen years. The 2018 star Alumni, Jean-Dominique Senard (CEO of Michelin tire company) and (...)

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HEC Debate Wards Off Fear of Robotization

2 July 2018

HEC Paris Professor Augustin Landier and Afiniti Managing Director for Global Business Development Jérôme de Castries (H17) were at the heart of a lively debate, broadcast live, on the role of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the financial world. A full-house of entrepreneurs, journalists and students were treated to rare insights into this digital sector of the future and its (...)

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Landmark SASI Degree Celebrates 15 Years of Development with Forward-Looking Workshops

29 June 2018

One of HEC’s key Master degrees, the MSc in Sustainability and Social Innovation (SASI) marked its 15th birthday on June 13 by uniting old and new generations around workshops, debates and social exchanges. Set in the impressive Quartier Général, central Paris, the occasion was a powerful moment to take stock and look to the future of a program that works hand-in-hand with school’s (...)

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