ESLSCA Business School Paris can count on the strength of its network thanks to its alumni. Most of them pursue national or international careers in major corporations. The school is proud to share their newest nominations:



2017 Nomination


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An ESLSCA graduate who holds an MBA in Management & Marketing from the University of Connecticut. He has been appointed Managing Director for France at Talentia Software, a software company specializing in business performance management.



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ALUMNI NOMINATION - Florence Rousseau-Ferrand – class of 1989 – is appointed Director of Brand and Customer Relations at Fermob. She is in charge of consistently developing the group’s three brands: Vlaemynck, Smart & Green. Florence began her career in 1990 at Dim where she held various positions.



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ALUMNI NOMINATION - Patrick Zammit – class of 1988 – is promoted to the position of Europe President of Tech Data (following the acquisition of Avnet Technology Solutions by Tech Data). He began his career in 1989 as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and joined Avnet (one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components, IT solutions, integrated technologies and services) in 1993 where he held several positions in the financial area, as well as in those of operations and strategic planning. In 2002, he became Chairman of EBV Elektronik (Avnet Group), EMEA President of Avnet Electronics Marketing in 2006, and President of Avnet Technology Solutions in 2015.



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ALUMNI NOMINATION Philippe Saillard is appointed Senior Vice President of Nissan Europe. Born in 1966, an ESLSCA, MBA Essec & Mannheim graduate, he spent part of his career at Ford France, where he was the Network Development Director, before joining Nissan in 2006 as Sales Director for France, Infimti Europe Sales Director (2009), Director of Nissan-CEE and in charge of Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest (2011), and then President of Nissan Manufacturing Russia (since 2013) and Vice-President of sales in Nissan Europe (since 2016).



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ALUMNI NOMINATION Pierre-Frédéric Roulot – ESLSCA & Master’s at HEC – is leading the Metropolo platform in China for the management and development of Jin Jiang hotels in Asia. Born in 1961, he has held various positions at McDonald's since 1986 and joined Louvre Hotels Group (a subsidiary of the Louvre Group, bought in 2015 by the Chinese group Jin Jiang International) as President; He became CEO of the Louvre Group in 2016.



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ALUMNI NOMINATION – Xavier Guéry – class of 1990 – joined Monoprix as Director of Organization & Information Systems, member of the Executive Committee. Good luck Xavier! After 10 years in HR project management, he was appointed Director of HR Operations, then Assistant Director of HR at Castorama. In 2007, he founded Alias RH, an HR consulting & leadership coaching company; In 2009, he became the Director of Information Systems at Goal and then HRD at Darty in 2013.



2014 Nomination


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Christophe Richarme – appointed Chief Financial Officer of BPI GROUPE –

ESLSCA graduate and holder of a Higher Education Diploma in Accounting and Finance. He adds a step to his career in 2012 with an Executive MBA at the IAE Aix Graduate School of Management. He began his career in 1998 as a financial auditor at PWC, mainly in the retail and consumer goods sectors. In 2005, he joined Atmel Corporation, an American group specialized in the design and manufacture of electronic components, as head of the management control and accounting of its Atmel Rousset subsidiary. He then moved on as Europe Financial Controller for the group's industrial activities. In 2010, he became CFO of LFoundry Rousset, following the acquisition of the industrial site of Atmel Rousset by the LFoundry group. He joined BPI Group in September 2014 as the Group's Chief Financial Officer.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Pierre Dupuy-Chaignaud - appointed investment director of 123Venture
He is under the responsibility of Mr. Xavier Anthonioz, Chairman of the Executive Board. This appointment takes place within the framework of the company’s governance strengthening process, when the Board of Directors gave way to a management board and supervisory board. He graduated from ESLSCA in 2002.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Laurent Boucher – class of 1986 – appointed Chairman and CEO of Advisory France at BNP Paribas Real Estate

He has held this position since September 2014, replacing Mr. Thierry Laroue-Pont, who retains his position as Chairman of the Executive Board. He is in charge of the Transaction team (investment, sales, hotel, retail and supermarkets for Ile-de-France) and Expertise team. He graduated from ESLSCA in 1986.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Karine Szenberg – class of 1993  appointed general manager of Schroder France.

She is responsible for directing and developing Schroders' activities in France. She reports to Mr Miles O'Connor, European Head of Institutional Clients. Karine Szenberg, 43, graduated from ESLSCA in 1993.


ALUMNI NOMINATION – Lionel French-Keogh – class of 1993 – appointed General Director of Hyundai Motor France.

He succeeds Mr Patrick Gourvennec. He is under the direct responsibility of Mr Deok-Jeong Im, President. Lionel French-Keogh, 42, graduated from ESLSCA in 1993. He conducted the following path: 2012-2014: Nissan West Europe, Director of Network and Quality Development. 2007-2012: Kia Motors France, Director of Sales and Network Development. 2001-2007: Volkswagen Group France (GVF), successively consultant network development for the Volkswagen brand, responsible for the network development of all of the Group's brands, and regional head of HQ. 2000-2001: DaimlerChrysler Financing, responsible for the Mercedes VU fleets and trucks. 1998-2000: Rover France, management consultant in charge of the profitability of the network. 1995-1998: Crédit Universel (became Cetelem), beginning of a career as a salesperson.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Agnès Van de Walle – appointed director of Windows and Surface division of Microsoft France.

She is responsible for strengthening the division's position in the consumer and business markets. She collaborates with the ecosystem of manufacturers, publishers, distributors and integrators of Microsoft France. She is also responsible for developing the activities and services of Internet Explorer, OneDrive and in France. She replaces Mr Olivier Ribet. Agnès Van de Walle, 45, marketing MBA from London City University (1991), ESLSCA.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Eric Ledroux  appointed General Manager of Interflora for France

Eric began his marketing experience at Renault in London before creating Avis Europe's Marketing Strategy Unit in 1999. In 2001, he joined Europcar as Marketing Director, Commercial Director, then Deputy Managing Director France and, in 2006, Managing Director France and Belgium. Since 2010, he has led Auto Europe in the United States.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Eric de Seynes – Chairman and CEO of Yamaha Motor France since 2012, appointed Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Yamaha Motor Europe.

He became the first European to take on this position in order to set up a new operational organization aimed at improving the quality of the group's European policy, in terms of products, distribution, and brand image.



2013 Nomination


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Arnauld de Gasquet  Appointed Associate Director of Deloitte

Arnauld is a chartered accountant and auditor, a US certified public accountant. After a thirteen-year career with PwC in Paris and the United States, he joined Deloitte in 2010 to take over the responsibility of the Cognac office.


ALUMNI NOMINATION – Etienne Lecompte appointed Vice President for Europe of l’Ouest de Bel

Etienne Lecomte was marketing manager for the AXA (Canada) and Reckitt Benckiser groups. He joined L’Ouest de Bel in 1992. He held several marketing and commercial positions before taking on the lead of its English subsidiary in 2006.


ALUMNI NOMINATION – Jean-Jacques class of 1994 - appointed Marketing Director of Toyota France

Since his graduation from the school, Jean-Jacques has evolved in the automotive industry. First at Land Rover France, then at Toyota France as brand manager in 2000. He then moved to European headquarters, assuming various sales and marketing roles for Toyota and Lexus. In 2007, he was sent to England as head of marketing for the British subsidiary. When he returned to Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels in 2009, he became General Manager of business planning. Since 2011, he has been General Brand Manager of the Lexus Europe division. He graduated from ESLSCA in 1994.


ALUMNI NOMINATION Franck Scémama – class of 1991 – appointed Finance Director of Channel Europe, Pan-European structure of Xerox

Since leaving school, Franck built his entire career at Xerox. Prior to this appointment, he was the CFO of Xerox France.


2012 appointment 


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Matthieu André - named Group Director of AXA’s Global Life portfolios (AXA Group).


Matthieu André built the following career:
2008-2012 : Axa Global Distributors, General Manager.
2005-2008 : Axa Japan, executive director & chief financial officer of Axa Japan Holding and AXA Life Japan.
2001-2005 : Axa Group, director of financial communications.
1998-2001 : Axa Equitable, vice president corporate finance & shareholder representative for asset management & investment banking.
1995-1998 : UAP Executive Partners, CFO.
1989-1995 : Ernst & Young, Senior Manager - Audit & consulting.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Christine Sonnier - appointed member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas REIM, internationally.

Christine Sonnier joined the teams of BNP Paribas REIM in France. Drawing on her career in Investment Management, she takes on the investment and the sale of real estate assets, fundraising and the development of the company’s product portfolio management under the direction of Jacqueline Making, Chairman of BNP Paribas REIM in France.


2010 Nomination


ALUMNI Nomination - Bruno Delaporte - appointed Operational Director at Télécom Réseaux Services.

Bruno Delaporte held numerous General Management positions within his career at the Cofratel Group, Siemens Enterprise Communications, Ineocom, GDF-Suez’s telecom subsidiary, before taking the direction of the strategy and development of the Global Concept Group.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Arnaud Soubelet - appointed CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Network Management Services India Ltd.

Arnaud began his career in the Alcatel Group in 1988. During the past 2 years, he held various positions in a number of the group’s subsidiaries in France, Latin America, Greece, Egypt and India.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Philippe Bondoux - appointed General Director of Financo

Philippe Bondoux has spent his entire career in banking. It begins at Sofinco as Manager of Marketing Research, Chief Risk Officer (1995-1997) and director of relationship marketing. In 1999 he became marketing director of Fortis Insurance, and in 2002 became head of marketing loyalty cards and payment at Finaref. He joined GE Money Bank in 2004 to take the insurance management (2004) and was appointed CEO of financing for individuals (2006-2009).


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Ghislain Lafont - appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayard

Ghislain started his career as the Treasurer of Prétabail Sicomi (1976 - 1980) and of the Éditions Bordas (1980-1982). He joined the Euromarket Group as Assistant Director of Finance (1982/1989). In 1989 he was appointed CEO of Saint Honoré Council, a subsidiary of the bank Edmond de Rothschild. He joined the Bayard Presse group in 1992 as project manager and director of the religious sector.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Tristan Reix - MediaprismGroup joined as Associate Director General

Tristan Reix began his career in the BBDO Group, where he created the Davantages marketing services agency. He then enriched his experience, serving as Vice President of the Marketing Services Group D interactive, and then Deputy Managing Director at DraftFCB in 2003.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Marie Brouder - appointed Deputy Director General of EURO SISC

Marie Brouder was Property Director of the Union of Federal Insurance between 1994 and 2004 and takes the responsibility of the Acquisitions Arbitration Expertise Department of AGF Immobilier until 2007. As part of her duties, Marie Brouder is responsible for asset management of EUROSIC which holds a portfolio of assets.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Eric Seynes - Deputy CEO Yamaha Motor France

Erice Seynes worked for 11 years at Yamaha. He then developed between 2001 and 2009, his own contractor activities within the Groupe Option Moto et Organisation. He aso organized the Paris Tuning Show – now the PTS Fair – in 2009.


ALUMNI NOMINATION - Philippe Mascaras - appointed Director of the Logistics Hub at Avarto services

Philippe Mascaras held various management positions for 12 years in the area of ​​e-commerce and distribution. Philippe Mascaras's mission is to support the Arvato services brand in the development of its e-commerce services on both the textile markets as in cultural products, luxury and high added value products. Philippe Mascaras will in particular support the development of efficient e-logistics, key factor in the retention of e-consumers.


APPOINTMENT ALUMNI - Karim Sani - appointed President and CEO of VOKTO, IT and telecom services company

Karim Sani creates INGENOVA (moving IT) in 1997 after serving as a sales engineer for 6 years within Neurones of the Group Rivoire and of the Carret Lustucru. He then joined Vokto in 2007.