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Inspirational Testimonies

Purposeful Leadership - ACT

The second of the three-tiered Purposeful Leadership program featured 10 business leaders who shared with HEC’s first-year students their professional and personal quests towards purpose. In a high-wire act, these top entrepreneurs described with candor and emotion their bumpy and inspirational rides.

Be yourself - Authenticity

Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO of Veolia, calls on students to use philosophy to explore meaning, and to create that meaning themselves if they cannot find it.

Louis faure, Chef de Projet Young Leaders Program de Fondacio, "Etre Soi"
Hubert de Boisredon, président-directeur général d'Armor - "Etre Soi"
Edouard Malo-Henry, Directeur de la Conformité Groupe de Société Générale - "Etre soi"

Denis Machuel,  CEO of Sodexo, calls on students to get to know themselves, and to build their own path to freedom.


Valérie Mas, president of WeNow, warns students about the risk of locking themselves into a comfortable professional situation that does not meet their personal aspirations. 

Be with - Team Leadership

Laurence Méhaignerie, President of Citizen Capital, describes her different visions of the team over the years, and talks about her new challenge of building a collective professional adventure..

Hubert de Boisredon, président-directeur général d'Armor - Etre Avec
Emery Jacquillat, président directeur général de Camif Matelsom - Etre Avec
Bernard Barrera, Major général de l'Armée de Terre - Etre Avec
Denis Machuel, directeur général de Sodexo - Etre Avec
Antoine Lemarchand, président de Nature et Découvertes - Etre Avec
Antoine Frérot, président-directeur général de Veolia - Etre Avec

Be For - Mission

Hubert de Boisredon, Chairman and CEO of Armor, talks about his company's ambition to reconcile know-how and eco-responsible ambition, and tells students that any quest for individual meaning is never over.

Emery Jacquillat, président directeur général de Camif Matelsom - Etre Pour 2
Emery Jacquillat, président directeur général de Camif Matelsom - Etre Pour 1
Antoine Frérot, président-directeur général de Veolia - Etre Pour