The Chair's faculty and team

Frédéric Dalsace

 

Frédéric Dalsace

Associate Professor of Marketing at HEC Paris, Frédéric Dalsace is the holder of the Social Business Chair. A HEC graduate, he also holds an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School and both an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD. Most of his research concentrates on inter-organizational issues such as outsourcing, product development, and buyer-seller relationships, but Frédéric is also working on non-traditional branding strategies.

Frédéric Dalsace has more than 10 years of experience in the business world. He has worked in the sales and marketing departments of several industrial companies such as Michelin and CarnaudMetalbox (packaging), both in Europe and in Japan. Before returning to Academia, he was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company for more than three years.


Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot


Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot

Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot is the Executive Director of the HEC Paris “Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty" Chair, and the Academic Director of the HEC Paris Master of Science in Sustainable Development, which she co-created in 2003.

Her research focus is on reverse innovation; she’s studying the processes through which social businesses and Base of the Pyramid business models can be a lever for innovation and strategic renewal. She received her PhD in Management Sciences in 2012.
She worked before 15 years in consulting and training, in Eurequip Consulting Group, and in Philips as a controller. She graduated from HEC Paris in 1988.
 

Jérôme Auriac

 

Jérôme Auriac

Jérôme Auriac is the founder and CEO of Be-Linked, Business & Community Intelligence. After six years in sales and marketing for the editorial group Wolters Kluwer, Jérôme became the commercial director of Novethic (a resource center for CSR issues and Sustainable Development) in 2001.

In 2003, he joined the agency Manifeste as associate director. Specialized in sustainable development and business-NGOs partnerships, he created the website wwo.fr, the first online database with information about NGos to facilitate public-private partnerships. In 2008, he founded Be-linked, Business & Community Intelligence, a consultancy firm specialized in business and civil society organizations relationships.

 

Nicola Dragonetti

Nicola Dragonetti is a project manager in the research team of the HEC Chair on Social Business, which he joined in 2012.

After his graduation from Università Bocconi in Milan, he worked for a few years as a consultant in London, before alternating periods in consulting (Milan, London, Paris), with periods in academia and research. He holds an M.Sc. in Management with specialization in Strategy from INSEAD, where he has also completed his Ph. D. coursework. He has been a Doctoral Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management in the UK, working at the University of Liverpool for 16 months as a project manager on a £1M research project.


 

 

 

 

Florian Hoos

Florian Hoos is Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting and Management Control at HEC Paris (France), where he teaches social entrepreneurship and accounting courses. Before joining HEC Paris, he obtained his PhD from HEC Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2010 and holds an M.Sc (Diplom-Kaufmann) in business administration from the University of Giessen (Germany).

Florian was awarded first prize by the German Institute of Internal Auditors for his PhD dissertation; won the Prix Pralong award for an entrepreneurship venture he conducted in Ivory Coast; received funding from two major Swiss foundations to lead a teaching project on social entrepreneurship; and has won numerous awards, including the nomination as one of the 40 best Business School Professors under 40 in the world by Poets & Quants, the Prix Vernimmen, and the  “Best Professor Core Phase” award by HEC Paris’ MBA program.

His research interests include entrepreneurship pedagogy; accounting pedagogy; and the impact of corporate governance judgment processes, auditor independence, and legislation on financial reporting.

 


 

 

 
 

Marieke Huysentruyt

Marieke Huysentruyt is currently Researcher at the HEC Social Business Chair and Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.

She is an applied micro-economist whose research covers the fields of organizational economics, behavioral economics, poverty and public policy. She is especially interested in the questions around the application of behavioral insights to improve reach and effectiveness of social programs or policies She is also working on a series of questions around the relationship between values, organizational performance and market behaviors  using original large scale survey data and in-depth case study materials on social enterprises, as well as lab experimental evidence. Her research in these areas has been published widely, including research articles in the European Economic Review, Economica, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Marieke is co-founder and partner of i-propeller, a boutique consultancy that helps businesses and government agencies develop, test and evaluate shared value strategies and social (business) innovations; and  co-founder and Strategy Director of the Oksigen Lab, a lead incubator of social enterprises and research lab focused on accelerating cutting-edge research in the areas of social enterprise and social innovation.

Marieke has a Bio-Engineering Degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, an MSc. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, and PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. She has spent time at Harvard University and the Santa Fe Institute as a visiting scholar, and conducted field research in notably Kenya, South Africa and Mali.





  

Camille Lacroix

Camille is a project manager at HEC Paris, in charge of coordinating and implementing HEC's diversity and equal opportunities program, whose objective is to encourage the diversification of HEC students' social origins.
Camille graduated from HEC Paris in 2010 after completing a Master's degree in management with a specialization in social economy. She holds a Master's degree in political economy and development from SOAS (School of Oriental and african Studies - University of London). Camille worked for various organizations in the private and non-profit sectors before joining HEC (Alert International, Terra Nova, UNICEF, Veolia, Air France).
 

Laurence LEHMANN-ORTEGA


Laurence Lehmann-Ortega

After graduationg from HEC Paris in 1993, Laurence Lehmann-Ortega first worked as a consultant in strategy, where she helped global clients in the retail, luxury goods and building material industries to develop and refine their strategy. Since 2006, she holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Aix en Provence. Her research focuses on strategic innovation, that is to say business model innovation, especially in incumbent firms in mature and low tech industries. In this context, she deals with business model innovation as a response to sustainable development constraints and its consequences in multinational firms, in particular the learning process and the questionning of mental schemes.

She is currently an Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris where she teaches strategy in Masters and Executive Education programs, as well as in the EMBA. She also is an academic coordinator of the EMBA and of several executive education custom programs.



 

Nathalie Lugagne

Nathalie Lugagne is currently Affiliate Professor and Executive Dean of Faculty and Research at HEC Paris.
Before this position, she has developed 15 years of experience in corporate training and executive development. She has created a professional women network based in Japan. She has managed a 10 M Euros business unit and a cross-cultural team of 30 persons and worked in 4 different countries (France, Germany, Singapore, Japan).
Nathalie's core expertise includes global HRM, cross-cultural management, and leadership development.
Nathalie attended HEC Paris where she studied management and earned an MSc degree in 1985 and a Doctorate degree in 1996.


Rachel Maignan

 

Rachel Maignan

Upon joining Crédit Coopératif in 2003, Rachel Maignan joined ESFIN GESTION, a pioneering capital investor involved in Socially Responsible Investment. At the heart of this team, Rachel is in charge of investing in social businesses which succeed in finding the right balance between their social purpose and their economic viability. Over the years, Rachel has acquired a specific knowledge in the selection of different types of social businesses, regardless of their legal form (cooperatives, companies with employee shareholding, associations) and has developed skills in financial engineering.

Rachel began her professional life by managing a team of financial analysts and spent seven years focused on granting loans to small and medium-sized companies in France. She graduated from Paris Dauphine University with a Master in Bank & Finance.


David Ménascé

 

David Ménascé

David Menascé is the managing director of Azao, a consulting company specialized on social business. He has also founded BOPOBS, a think tank working on “strategies of the Base of the Pyramid".

He collaborates with the publishing house Editions Hermes, where he has founded a book collection on sustainable development and corporate responsibility and is also an editor of the Revue Française de Gestion. David graduated from HEC Paris and from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris



Laurence Moret


Laurence Moret

After completing a Master in Finance at Paris IX Dauphine, and a MBA at Nicholls State University (La, USA), Laurence Moret became a financial journalist at ACP-Telpresse, a press agency. In 1993, she moved toward a career in the banking sector, which she knew well from her experience as a journalist, by joining the marketing service of Banque Cortal (now Cortalconsors) to recruit new clients through saving products and stock exchange investments.

She joined Crédit Coopératif in 2001 (BPCE Group), when the bank created an Alternative and Solidarity-based Finance Department. She is now Manager of Cross-Partnerships and solidarity-based finance at the bank.

Laurence Moret also represents Crédit Coopératif at the Supervisory Board of two firms: Nef and Sidi; and at the Board of Directors of two associations: Finansol and "Epargne Sans Frontière", and of a mutual fund "Choix Solidaire".


  

 

Clémence Patureau

Clémence Patureau is a project manager in charge of research at the HEC Social Business Chair. She graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in 2009, and also holds a Master’s degree in Politics from the EHESS. She then joined the Specialized Master "Entrepreneurs" and the Social Business Certificate at HEC and graduated in 2010.

Before joining the Social Business Chair, she worked for various civil society organizations (GENEPI, Doctors Without Borders, Mouvement des entrepreneurs sociaux).


 

 

 

 

Lise Penillard

After a Masters in Management at HEC Paris, Lise joined Ethicity Greenflex Group in 2009, as a consultant specialized in sustainable development. For three years, she has helped large companies (environmental services, retail and DIY ...) develop their sustainable development/CSR  strategy, and decline them in operational action plans.

Since September 2012, she is Director of Planète d'Entrepreneurs, association created in 2009 to help social entrepreneurs around the world measure their social impact, through volunteer student-led field missions (45 missions conducted by more than 100 students since 2009).


 

Tatiana Thieme

Tatiana is currently a University Lecturer in Geography at the University of Cambridge, and a Director of Studies and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College.

Tatiana’s research brings together cross-disciplinary interests in urban anthropology, development geography, and social enterprise. Following a background in anthropology (Cornell, BA 2000; LSE, MSc. 2004), Tatiana joined the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge for an MPhil/PhD (2013). Her dissertation was based on 15 months of ethnographic fieldwork in one of Nairobi’s oldest and largest slums studying the informal economies amongst enterprising youth living in conditions of extreme adversity and resource scarcity. For the last decade, Tatiana has situated her work at the nexus of critical academic reflection and practice. Prior to and concurrent with her PhD work, she was involved in applied research with social enterprise ventures in Kenya, India, Philippines, and South Africa focused on improving access to urban sanitation, nutrition, and energy for the urban poor.

Tatiana is also interested in exploring the extent to which insights from this work situated in the global South might apply in the context of "austerity urbanism" in European cities where high unemployment rates and the retreat of formal support systems amongst youth are shaping alternative coping strategies and “hustle” economies. Tatiana’s teaching brings an anthropological perspective to debates on “business and poverty”, new hybrid models of development, and participatory development, and incorporates a reflection on the complementary and contradictory perceptions of positive social change amongst diverse institutional and community-based actors.


Charles-Edouard Vincent

 

Charles-Edouard Vincent

After graduating from Polytechnique and l'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Charles-Edouard Vincent completed his studies at Stanford University, California, USA, where he obtained a Master of Science in Engineering Management. He began his career at Netscape in 1996, and subsequently spent 10 years working in sales and marketing positions in the industry with Netscape, Sun-Microsystems and SAP.

In 2005, he joined Martin Hirsch at Emmaüs, France, to put in place their D3E environmental policy (which deals with electrical/electronic equipment waste) and dealt with the issues Emmaüs faced within the economy. In 2007, he founded a system of social integration - Emmaüs Defi, which offers employment to people living in emergency sheltered accommodation. Charles-Edouard is General Manager of Emmaüs Défi and an Affiliated Professor at HEC Paris.

 


 

 

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