Jean-Paul Vermès is Chairman of the HEC Paris Board.
Holder of a PhD in chemistry from the University of Paris-Sud and an MBA from New York University, Jean-Paul Vermès has enjoyed a professional career in recruiting, having been Chief Executive Officer of COGEPLAN, which became TMP Worldwide Executive Resourcing and then Hudson Global Resources, from 1978 to 2005.
Since then, he has been President of VMS France, the Research Council for Managers and Executives.
From 2005 to 2015 he served as Vice-President in charge of Education of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He was President of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry from January to November 2016.