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ESDES Business School

Professor Vincent Mangematin will become Dean of ESDES as of September 12th 2023. His mission is to further develop the business school, taking full advantage of being part of UCLy (the Catholic University of Lyon), enriching the educational offer on its Alps-Europe Annecy Campus, and pursuing the school’s internationalisation strategy. His four main priorities will be the quality of the students’ education and experience, the impact of research, the visibility of the school’s expertise, and the multidisciplinary approach to education.

Vincent Mangematin

Professor Olivier Artus, Vice-Chancellor/President of UCLy says, “The arrival of Prof. Vincent Mangematin is excellent news for ESDES. His outstanding academic expertise and his international profile are major assets for ESDES’s development, which has already made significant advances over recent years. The school and the new Dean will also benefit from UCLy’s reputation and its original structure,which combines ‘grandes écoles’ (élite French schools) and its faculty of humanities.”

The new Dean of ESDES explains, “It is rare in France for a businessschool to be part of a university as such is the case at UCly. At a time when it is a priority for companies to seek out a blend of diverse skills, an interdisciplinary approach and unique profiles offering combined expertise, the creation of dual degrees and dual skills pathways responds perfectly to their needs. ESDES offers these unique opportunities to students, whether they are simply sixth-form college leavers or graduates.”

Professor Vincent Mangematin continues, “The school model is also very well-understood in the Anglo-Saxon world, which can only serve to accelerate ESDES’s growing reputation beyond national borders. I am particularly proud to be joining ESDES, a long-standing business school in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region of France, and I am looking forward to assisting and accompanying the school through the challenges awaiting ahead.”

Alumni from ENS Paris Saclay, Vincent Mangematin earned a doctoral degree in Management Sciences at Paris-Dauphine University. He began his career at INRAE (the French National Research Institute for agriculture, food and the environment) where he focused on the management of biotechnologies. He joined the Grenoble School of Management in 2010 as Associate Dean for Research. From 2018 to 2023,he was Dean and Academic Director of Kedge Business School, where he was responsible for teaching staff and academic life. He has also worked in Australia, in Canada and in the UK.

ABOUT ESDES (Lyon-Annecy Business School)
ESDES was the first Business School to commit to promoting the emergence of a responsible economy in a globalised and digital world. This ‘responsible management’ positioning has encouraged research at ESDES for over 10 years. The ESDES Business School is part of the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy) and a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. The Master in Management programme is EFMD accredited and ESDES is also AACSB accredited. ESDES in figures: 35 years, 120 staff, 60 full-time teaching staff, 70% of whom have PhDs; 2000 students, 300 of whom are international, 100 partner universities, 65% of which are accredited, and 40 dual degrees.

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