When We broke the silence.

When she was a student at HEC, Laetitia Pouilly (H.14) had only a vague notion of sexism and sexist bullying in business schools. The...

David Akpamagbo (H.08) : The Cream of the Crop

David Akpamagbo (H.08) is a cattle-raiser and craftsman based in Brittany’s Finistère region. His butter, with its subtle nuances that vary with the seasons,...

Coronavirus: How are Chinese companies coping with the epidemic?

THE ANSWER FROM…China The coronavirus hit during Chinese New Year, a time when 220 million people are on the move. Most...

Claire Leost (H.99): Bridging the Gender Gap

With diplomas from Sciences Politiques and HEC, Claire Leost (H.99) is now the executive director of a major media group. But to reach this...

“I exposed a huge group’s fraud.”

Arnaud Vagnier (H.01) is the man behind Iceberg Research, the financial-analysis firm that brought down the Noble Group, ranked 76th in the world in...

Ariane: Driving Force in the European Space Sector

The rocket, first launched 40 years ago, has raised Europe to the ranks of global space-sector leaders. And, Ariane has become number one in...

24 hours with Clarisse Crémer (H.13)

After earning her diploma from HEC in 2013, she quickly made a name for herself in the nautical world, and now she’s one of...

10 Questions about fighting poverty

What does it mean to be poor today? Does the answer depend on cultures, countries and continents? Alicia Marguerie...

A Renewable Total?

Patrick Pouyanné, President and Chief Executive of Total 1986: Graduated from École Polytechnique 1993: Technical advisor to Prime Minister Edouard Balladur concerning the environment...

THE LEBANESE PEOPLE: A MESSAGE OF FREEDOM AND AN EXAMPLE OF PLURALISM

THE ANSWER FROM... LEBANON One of the world’s most inspiring revolutions has been underway in Lebanon since October 17, 2019. Provoked...

Should Facebook be allowed to create its own currency?

FOR “Libra is a stone tossed in a pond that will have a positive ripple effect on many things.”

Hermance Tirel (H.21) : Humanistic Student

Hermance loves Asia. Brought up on Mulan animated films from an early age, she studied Chinese in high school and spent six months in Hong...

Business story: Air Liquide, Innovation Full Speed Ahead

Although not well known by the general public, Air Liquide has a long history of innovation. Today, it’s one of the century-old companies that...

Sustainable Transport: The Top Five Made-in-HEC

Transport that doesn’t pollute as much? When you don’t love oil, you create something else… Philippe Berterottière (H.82) and Bertrand...

Julien Dossier: “We need a mobility paradigm shift.”

Julien Dossier (H.95), founder of Quattrolibri, a consultancy specializing in ecological transition strategies, teaches classes at HEC on the challenges of making cities sustainable...

S. Chabanel and C. Avel: Fabulous Friends

Ever since they met in an HEC class, they have stayed in touch. They each write novels and they...

10 questions about… Equal Opportunity

1. Why be concerned about equal opportunity? François Dubet, sociologist, former director of studies at the École des hautes études...

Antoine Sahler: Author, composer, performer, arranger

In the beginning, music was supposed to be something he did in the evening or on weekends, to pass the time when he wasn’t...

Ariane Mohseni: “I wanted to give homeless people a voice.”

Ariane Mohseni (H.16) followed a path that was both traditional and brilliant: preparatory class, HEC, a job in the financial sector… Until the day...

Linda Jackson (Citroën) meets HEC students

The big boss © Anje Jager The double-chevron brand, which gave birth to...

Baptiste Billoir (H.15) advances search for Alzheimer’s treatments

AgenT, a young biotech start-up, is using a new animal model to advance the search for treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Challenge number one: detect...

Collins Kimaro (H.19) : For the future of Tanzania

A bachelor’s degree in economics from Warwick University, then a master’s in management from HEC: for Collins Kimaro (H.19), all doors were open. But for him, there...

Salomé Blondeau (H.20) : Princess of dessert

“I was tired of being 'just' a good student and not knowing how to do anything with my hands,” explains...

Vanessa Lamorre-Cargill (E.16) : Language prodigy

Vanessa Lamorre-Cargill (E.16) does not hear quite like most of us. But she turned what could have been a disadvantage into the great opportunity...

Should Huawei be banned in Europe?

FOR Marc Triboulet (E.04) A cybersecurity specialist and a member of the HEC Governance office, Marc...

Capucine Collin (H.16) : “I decided to be a teacher in the high-priority-education network.”

Just this once, we’re going to school this Monday morning, to a grade five class. We’re at Lucie Aubrac de Villetaneuse middle school, a...

10 questions about the B Corp label

1. What is it? Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot (H.88), chairman of the HEC Master in Sustainable Development program, replies:

Hedwige Chevrillon (MBA.84) : backstage at the cable channel BFM

She hosts one of France’s most-watched economy-oriented talk shows, “L’Heure H” (“The H Hour”). We followed Hedwige Chevrillon (MBA.84) for a day backstage at...

Business Story : Culturespaces, An arts affaire

In less than 30 years, Culturespaces has positioned itself as France’s leading private operator of cultural venues. The 14 sites, museums and art centers...

5 HEC alumni involved in preserving patrimony

Yves Ubelmann Valérie Senghor Yves Ubelmann Trained as an architect, he participated in the HEC Challenge program...

Guillaume Poitrinal : “French patrimony deserves better.”

Last April 15, terrifying images of Notre Dame cathedral in flames circled the globe. It took more than 15 hours to put out the...

Hubert Joly (Best Buy) : “Managing means creating meaning”

The Big Boss © Anje Jager He’s a star in the US business world. When...

What role can Algerian students play in the ongoing political changes ?

The answer from Zoubir Benleulmi DR. ZOUBIR BENLEULMI (E.11 AND DOCTORATE FROM UTC) is the founder of the White Sea Business School...

Innovation Made in HEC

Each quarter, the HEC Stories editorial team selects the most innovative start-ups and projects that are moving the world in the right direction.

Food innovation : A taste of the future

Alternative meat, Seafood – without the sea, Dried food...A taste of the future by HEC alumni working in the food industry.
Photo de l'usine Kiri Bel

Business Story : Bel and Dairy-Industry Innovation

The cheese company Bel decided to leave tradition behind and carve out a new market niche for itself through innovation.
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Laurent Marcel (H.94): “Our society’s values are revealed in our plates”

We once imagined people gobbling down “meal pills” for lunch. But times have changed. Tomorrow’s food sector will be driven by consumers’ environmental and...
Xavier Niel répond aux étudiants HEC

Students and the Big Boss : Xavier Niel, Founder of Free

The Big Boss © Anje Jager Xavier Niel doesn’t particularly enjoy talking about himself, and that’s a...
Emmanuelle Wargon écoute les citoyens à Emmaüs, Montreuil, Paris

24 hours with Emmanuelle Wargon (H.92)

Emmanuelle Wargon was recently appointed by the French president to lead the Great Debate. Last February 20, we accompanied this HEC graduate at the heart of the national consultation process.
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10 questions about the Student Manifesto for an Ecological Awakening

© Éric Giriat 1. What does the manifesto say? Rebeca Doctors (MSc.19), student at HEC...
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Joy Bou Sleiman (H.21) : Super Student

In a single bound In terms of superpowers, Joy comes from pedigree. "My father was a...
Hélène de Rugy, déléguée générale de l'Association l'Amicale du nid, se tient debout dans un couloir.

“The day when I decided to fight for prostitutes”

Hélène de Rugy (H.77) saw her life take a 180-degree turn the day she chose a career in social services. Executive Director of the association L’Amicale du Nid,
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Ecology : 5 HEC alumni who are changing the world

A plastic world For Cassandre Delage (M. 17), it seems obvious: if we do not recycle enough in France, it is...
Aurore depuis le train Jagriti Yatra, Inde

India: On track to the future by Dinh-Long Pham (H.19)

Full steam ahead on the train of awakening In India, entrepreneurship is rolling along nicely. Every...
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Tech : 4 HEC alumni who are changing the world

No cash Out of the bar and straight to the top Another grand idea hatched in a...
Naseem Ansari, est l’un des cinq tisserands de Gamchha

Himanshu Jain (MBA.18) : Silk weaving its way to success

Picture the polar opposite of the intensive production of Indian textile factories. Gamchha opted for manufacturing on a human scale, based on fair trade...
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Housing : Initiatives from Victor Augais and Hafida Guebli

Hafida Guebli developed Neyb's, an app dedicated to good neighborliness. Living together 2.0 The peaceful neighbors app
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How can you run a business when inflation is over 30 000%

Alvaro Montenegro's (MBA.83) answer from Venezuela Venezuela is heading for disaster. Roughly 3,600 companies — 10% of the total...

European Lobbying, a system in need of change ?

FOR Alberto Alemanno A graduate in law from Harvard and the College of Europe, civic...
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HEC Incubator : A breath of fresh air

Fine particle pollution could be responsible for 48,000 deaths each year in France. Determined to tackle this public health issue, a French startup came...
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Massimo Tammaro (T.15), Esthete of the Air

Ancien pilote de chasse, passé par Ferrari F1, Massimo Tammaro (T.15) collectionne les exploits de voltige aérienne, les conférences TED et tout un florilège de petites victoires, y compris sur Kadhafi.