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Bernard-André Parent Foundation award

The HEC Foundation awards showcase outstanding works in management science and honor creators of value.
This year, a new award has been created: the Bernard-André Parent Foundation Award.


The prize(s) from this Bernard-André Parent Foundation are intended to reward the best student thesis/es whose subject matter discusses the idea that worldwide geographical data (agricultural resources, mineral resources, demographics or climate conditions, etc.) determines the choice of all economic activity, and that in order to grow, or even to survive, businesses must therefore opt for agile management by integrating these forms of data (and their interlinks) almost in real time.

Selection of works:

The persons in charge of each program will make a pre-selection (Ge/MS/MSc, MBA, EMBA or EMS). Do not hesitate to share with the HEC Foundation ( your interest in the subject of study proposed by the BAP Foundation hosted by the HEC Foundation.

2020 Prizewinners:

  • 1st Prize : Madame Sanâa KIADI for her thesis about « La migration africaine. Un défi mondial, une opportunité continentale »
  • 2nd Prize : Madame Lamiae ABDESSADAK for her thesis about « Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine : analyses, leviers et recommandations »
  • 3rd Prize : Monsieur Thibault GENOUVILLE for his thesis about « Impossible n’est pas français. For a tech-enabled réindustrialisation of France »

About Bernard-André Parent:
Bernard-André Parent

A graduate of HEC in 1961 and of the Institut des Hautes Finances in 1975, certified public accountant and member of the French academy of accounting, Bernard Parent worked for several major corporations such as IBM France, General Electric Info Systems, Bel or the CEA (Atomic Energy Commission). His keen interest in IT and geography led him to found the Bernard André Parent Foundation in 2011, under the aegis of the HEC Foundation, to promote the (real-time) integration of geographical, climatic and demographic data into business strategy management.