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The « Google@HEC » Chair is launched

30 January 2012

Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris, Daniel Bernard, President of the HEC Foundation, Jean-Marc Tassetto, Managing Director of Google France and Jean-Paul Vermès, First Vice-President of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry in charge of education, are all delighted to announce the creation of the “Google@HEC” Chair. 

According to Daniel Bernard, “This partnership between Google and HEC Paris responds to the need tointegrate e-business and Digital Business skills in the educational offer of our School. We are proud to welcome Google as a newpartner to the HEC Foundation.”

Bernard Ramanantsoa adds,“The launch of the‘Google@HEC’ Chair illustrates HEC Paris’ commitment to training the future leaders and entrepreneurs of Digital Business. This partnership offers us a unique opportunity to develop our e-business training. It will certainly promote Digital Entrepreneurship to our students and beyond.”  

“This partnership with HECPariswasinspired by our ambition to share our knowledge in order to train the decision-makers of tomorrow and to thereforecontribute to digital developmentof Digital Businessin France,” declared Jean-Marc Tassetto, Managing Director of Google France.

Starting from this year onwards, the «Google@HEC» Chair will include: 

1. “Google Track”: Classes in e-business and Digital Economy for first-and second-yearMasters students 

2. “Google Creativity Talks”: Regular meetings between students and creators (entrepreneurs, designers, artistsetc.

3. “Google-HEC Initiative”: Tools to accompany students with e-business projects

4. “Start-up Weekends” organized on the HEC campus and open to students from other management, engineering and design schools etc. 

About HEC Paris 

Leader in Europe,specialized in education and research in management, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range ofeducational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Programs, MBA (full-time and part-time), PhD, HEC Executive MBA and TRIUM Global Executive MBA.Founded in1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Parishas a permanent faculty of 114 professors, more than 4,000 students(37% of whom arenon French) and more than 8,500 managers and executives in training every year.

HEC Paris has been ranked #1 Business School in Europe by the Financial Times since 2006.

Press Contact:Leyla Douci-Habane –+33 1 39 67 94 23 –

About Google

Google’s innovative research allows daily access to information to millions of people all over the world. Founded in 1998 by PhD students at Stanford, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, today Google has become an Internet leader on all the big international markets. The publicity offer targeted by Google offers immeasurable results of all shapes and sizes, in response to the needs of internet browsers. Google, whose headquarters are situated in Silicon Valley, owns offices throughout Europe, America and Asia. For more information, visit the website

Press Contacts: Anne-Gabrielle Dauba-Pantanacce –+33 1 42 68 55 29

TBWA Corporate for Google: 

Raphaëlle Amaudric –+33 1 49 09 25 65 – 

Mélanie Hopital –+33 1 49 09 27 16 –

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