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Landmark Agreement between HEC Paris and Hubert Joly to Create Purposeful Leadership Chair
Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly and his Alma Mater signed an agreement on July 4, creating HEC’s first-ever personally endowed Chair, devoted to purposeful leadership. The 1981 graduate, who was recently recognized by Barron’s as one of the top 30 CEOs in the world, is donating €3.7 million ($4.3 million) to finance the creation of the Joly Family Endowed Chair in Purposeful Leadership. Professor of Strategy and Business Policy Rodolphe Durand has been named as the inaugural Chair holder.
Volkswagen Signs in Partnership with HEC Paris to Promote Gender Equality
The German carmakers Volkswagen sealed a growing French-German relationship with HEC Paris by joining the school’s Foundation. It will contribute with different programs focused on diversity, which include scholarships for women and for German-speaking students. The June 21 ceremony was sealed by Professor Thomas Edig, Member of the Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and HEC administrator, HEC Foundation President Bertrand Léonard and HEC Dean Peter Todd.