About the Chair




Professor Yunus


Martin Hirsch

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This Chair is co-presided by Professor Muhammad Yunus and Martin Hirsch, and receives financial support from Danone, Schneider Electric, Renault, the French Government (DGCS) and private donors. Go to the page dedicated to our partners.


Martin Hirsch is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the ENA. He is the former President of the “Emmaus France” charity organization.

High Commissioner for Active Solidarities and High Commissioner for Youth in the French government between 2007 and 2010, he was recently President of France’s Civil Service Agency.

He is now Head of the Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris.

   Professor Yunus   

Professor Muhammad Yunus, known as the ‘banker of the poor’, is a Bangladeshi economist and entrepreneur.

He founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.

He has also been HEC Paris Honoris Causa Professor since 2005.


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What is the Chair about? Create wealth without creating poverty!

Two presidents, a chance for HEC

by Professor Frédéric Dalsace, Chair holder

Why create the Chair?

Aims and objectives of the Chair 

by Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, Executive Director of the Chair

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