IUM Welcomes Its New President

Dr. Bernard Ramanantsoa was introduced to the board members of the International Advisory Board (IAB)

Dr. Bernard Ramanantsoa

Last Monday, IUM hosted its annual International Advisory Board (IAB).

The IAB, chaired by Pierre-André Chiappori (a member of the French “académie des sciences morales et politiques”), provides IUM with enriching cross-sectional views to guide its strategy as it continues to strive for excellence in business education. The Board input informs the strategic priorities of IUM, supports its academic development, the launching of new programs, as well as the evolution of existing programs, enabling them to maintain business relevance.

This important event was the opportunity to welcome the new president of the International University of Monaco, Bernard Ramanantsoa, Ph.D., and Former Dean of HEC Business School, Paris, France. He succeeds Catherine Lespine, former President of INSEEC U, who served as President of IUM for 10 years.

Initially lecturer at the “Ecole Supérieure d’Aéronautique” in 1971 and 1972, Dr. Ramanantsoa became head of the Marketing Division, “Grandes Lignes” for the SNCF in 1972. A specialist on ethics and culture in the business place and himself advocate of an open-minded approach and a multi-cultural scope in the corporate world, he joined the HEC faculty in 1979 as Professor of Business Strategy. He was head of HEC Paris from 1995 to 2015. He has lead the institution in their strides towards a decidedly international dimension, as well as added the CPA to the HEC label.

Bernard Ramanantsoa holds an Engineering degree from the “Ecole Supérieure d’Aéronautique de Toulouse”, valedictorian of the Class of 1971. Valedictorian of the MBA graduating class of HEC in 1976, he obtained a Post-graduate DEA degree in sociology in 1987 and also a Ph.D. in management sciences from Paris-Dauphine University in 1991, and a further DEA in the history of philosophy from Paris-1 University in 1993. He is Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

He is the author of numerous communications and publications in the field of business management. In particular, he received the Harvard Expansion Prize in 1989 for “Technologie et Stratégie d’entreprise” and the Prize from the “Académie des Sciences Commerciales” in 1983 for “Stratégie de l’Entreprise et Diversification”.