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International Advisory Board (IAB)

The International Advisory Board (IAB) was created in 2019, the result of a merger between the Scientific Council and the Steering Committee. It assists the Board of Directors and General Management in analysing the environment and defining strategy in terms of academics, teaching methods, and corporate relationships. It meets once a year for a seminar.

Academic College

  • Bruno Van Pottelsberghe De La Potterie – Professeur à l’ULB, ex Doyen de la Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB)
  • Frank Bournois – Directeur général / Doyen à ESCP Europe, Paris (France)
  • Michel Kalika – Professeur à l’IAE de Lyon (Uiversité Jean Moulin), Président de BSI
  • Patrick Hetzel – Ancien Recteur, Professeur à l’Université Paris II – Panthéon-Assas, Député
  • Yvon Gasse – Professeur à l’Université de Laval, Québec, Canada

Alumni College

  • François-Marc Sastre – Directeur général Europe du Sud, CARTIER
  • Bruno Rosé – Président de Force EDC (association des anciens)
  • Patrick Mazeron – Ancien Vice-Président de EDC Paris Business School
  • Grégoire Linder – Fondateur & Président, Raizers

Corporate College

  • Ferid Chakroun – Associé en charge du pôle « Transformation Digitale – Services Financiers », BearingPoint
  • Janet Dekker – Executive Vice President Human resources, SAFRAN
  • Axel Hoppenot – Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Société des Bains de Mer (SBM)
  • Jean-Paul Genoux – Cofondateur & Directeur Général, DIMO Software

College of the EDC Paris Business School Management

  • Jean Pierre Helfer – Président de l’international Advisory Board, Professeur émérite EDC Paris Business School, Conseiller scientifique « Planeta Formations France ».
  • William Hurst – Directeur général
  • Rachid Rhattat – Doyen académique
  • Zied Ftiti – Doyen associé à la recherche

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the School’s ultimate decision-making body for all major decisions (budget, strategic alliance, strategic investment decisions). The Board carries out its mission based on the work conducted by the Steering Committee and Scientific Council, soon to become the International Advisory Board.

Executive Committee

Executive Committee The Executive Committee communicates and establishes strategy approved by governing bodies outside the school. It meets each week and addresses strategic and cross-disciplinary issues once a month. It is made up of the main departments under the supervision of the General Director.

William Hurst has been Dean since 2018.


The strength of a group


Planeta is an international publishing and communication group of Spanish origin. It is active in the fields of culture, training, media and audiovisual. Since 1950, the group has grown into a multinational company that combines a strong entrepreneurial tradition with a great capacity for innovation. Planeta Training and Universities supports 100,000 learners of all nationalities
through higher education institutions located in France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Colombia and the United States.


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