New Deans Seminar

10–12 September 2018 | Paris, France


BournoisFrank-colorFrank Bournois, ESCP Europe

Frank Bournois (born 1962), MBA, PhD, FRSA, is the President and Dean of ESCP Europe over its six campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin, Warsaw). 
He is the Chairman of the Programmes Committee of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and Board Member of EFMD. 

He was previously a Full Chair Professor of General Management and Director of CIFFOP at the University of Paris, Panthéon-Assas (Paris II). Also a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management (UK) and in several other European Universities. He served as Deputy Human Resources at Rhône-Poulenc Fibers & Polymers (1987-1991). Then he joined academia at the University of Lyon III (1992-1996). Appointed by the Prime Minister a Member of the Institute of Higher Studies for National Defence, he was Head of Studies and involved in competitive intelligence of France’s largest companies
(1997-2001). Professor at ESCP Europe in Paris (1998-2008) where he directed the Research Chair on Executive Governance and ran related executive development programmes. Prof. Bournois is widely published in Comparative European Management and he is the author of books and many articles in French and English on human resources management (high flyers, leadership development, executive committee…). He has published 13 books, contributed to 20 chapters and written over 30 articles in refereed journals. Including “Cross-Cultural Approaches to Leadership Development” (Quorum, 2002), “Pourquoi j’irais travailler”, (Eyrolles, 2003), “Les meilleures pratiques RH du CAC40” (Editions d’organisation, 2003 and 2007), “Top Pay” (Sage, 2004), “Comités Exécutifs”, (Eyrolles, 2007), ”Handbook of Top Management Teams” (Palgrave, 2010), “La Prouesse française”, (Odile Jacob, 2017). He is currently member of several academic journals. 
Officer in the Legion of Honour, Officer in the National Order of Merit and Commander in the National Order of Arts and Letters.


ThomasFroehlicherThomas Froehlicher, ESC Rennes School of Business


Thomas Froehlicher took over the position of the Director General and Dean of Rennes School of Business on 1st January 2018. He has been, and continues to be, a member and chair of panels for the international accreditation of business schools (AACSB and EQUIS). Dr. Thomas Froehlicher has previously managed a number of other Business Schools. He has been the Director General and Dean of the Kedge Business School, HEC Liège, Belgium and ICN Business School, and General Delegate of ARTEM, Nancy. Having held the position of Professor of Management at Ecole Nationale des Mines de Nancy since 2001, he has extensive expertise in strategic management, social responsibility and managing innovation. He has also served as an administrator of the French “Conference des Grandes Ecoles” and was a member of the International Advisory Board of the Technological University of Compiègne, of “Wallonia European Creative District”, and of Birmingham City Business School.


ToniHiltonToni Hilton, University of Brighton

Toni Hilton is the Head of the Brighton Business School and Professor of Marketing. Her previous leadership roles range across three countries with different HE structures and include: Dean of the Glasgow School for Business and Society, Scotland;  Dean of the Business and Management Faculty at Regent’s University, London; Acting Dean at Westminster Business School, London; Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer at Westminster Business School;  Head of Unitec Business School, Auckland, New Zealand; Head of Department at AUT University, Auckland and Head of the School of Marketing at Bristol Business School, UWE. Having lived in the UK, the United States, Canada and New Zealand, Toni brings an international perspective to every aspect of the academic agenda.  After gaining an honours degree in Law (LLB, Leicester University) she worked in business for ten years in both US and UK based ‘blue chip’ companies.  Her PhD, from Nottingham University, examined managerial strategies to encourage private client loyalty to UK law firms. Her two decades of higher education experience were gained predominately in large, city-based, modern universities with an emphasis on student experience and employability through practice-led education, industry engagement and applied research. As an academic researcher Toni has a particular interest in the marketing of services and Service-Dominant Logic. Her articles appear in the Journal of Marketing Management, Marketing Theory, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Customer Behaviour, The International Journal of the Legal Profession and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.


AbdessemedTamymTamym Abdessemed, Dean and CEO, ISIT Paris

Prof. Tamym Abdessemed is currently the Dean and CEO of ISIT Paris. He is also a professor of strategic management there. He is an associate member of the research laboratory GREGOR in Paris.  He recently served as Deputy Director General and Dean of Faculty and Research at ISC Paris Business School, France. He graduated with honors (Dean’s list) from HEC Paris School of Management (MSc Program) from which he also holds a Ph.D. in Management sciences with distinction. He also holds the Qualification for Research Supervision (HDR) from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne; France. Previously, he took many academic positions in different French Business schools. At ICN Business School, he is was Dean for Faculty and Research and served as Director of the pedagogical development axis and the Director of the ICN Business School Case Collection. He also serves as Director of the Ph.D program for many years (2010-2017). He was Director General and Dean of ESCEM Business School in France, Director of the HEC Paris Ph.D Program, Director of Studies of HEC Paris Grande Ecole Program (MSc. Program), Deputy Director of INT Management School of Management, Dean of the MBA Program at Audencia School of Business, Nantes, France. At an institutional level, he also served as Vice-President and then President of the Research Group of the association of French Business School “(Chapitre de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”) from 2011 to 2016. He taught in these different institutions but also at the University of Paris-Dauphine, the Szchola Glowna Handlowa in Warsaw, the Almaty School of Management in Kazakhstan, Ecole Superieure des Affaires in Algiers, ECUST in China etc. Dr. Abdessemed teaching areas include strategic management, business policy, leadership and change management. He was also Visting Professor at Georgia Tech (college of Management). He is the author of different articles in refereed journals as well as professional journals  and business cases on his areas of interests : co-opetition in the presence of newtwork externalities, standards competition, strategic alliances in the banking industry, change management and management education. He is also the author of many business cases and pedagogical movies. He is member of many scientific associations and was member of the Editorial Advisory Board of « The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation » and the selection committee of the French Revue internationale d’intelligence économique. He is member of the French Academy of Management (Société Française de Management). He is listed in the Who's Who in the World since 2012 and in the Who’s Who in France since 2008. Prof. Abdessemed also leads the Management Training Certificate for academics at the FNEGE, the French Foundation for Management Sciences Development.

KevinKerriganKevin Kerrigan, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Business School

Professor Kerrigan is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Enterprise) and Dean of Sheffield Business School which is the largest modern business school in the UK, with more than 7500 students from more than 100 countries across the world and 360 staff. As Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerrigan leads the enterprise agenda across the University, helping to transform the way that we work so that experience-based learning is an integral part of education for all its students. He is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has combined his academic career with professional practice as a solicitor for 20 years. He is Human Rights Act Consultant and has conducted litigation in courts at all levels. Professor Kerrigan is also a member of the Attorney-General’s Pro Bono Committee. He is the author of several books and numerous peer reviewed journal articles in the fields of ethics, professional education, litigation and human rights and regularly gives keynote addresses at conferences around the world. His main interest is experiential education and learning through service to others and he is a leading expert on university law clinics and business consultancy services.

ZitaZoltayPaprikaZita Zoltay Paprika, Corvinus University of Budapest, Corvinus Business School

Zita Zoltay Paprika graduated from the Karl Marx University of Budapest in 1981, and she got her university doctorate degree from the same institution in 1983. She was working at the Bureau for Systems Analysis of the State Committee for Technical Development as an analyst till 1987. She joined the Business Economics Department of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in the same year. She got her Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1999. In 2000 she was appointed as the Director for International Affairs at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration. Her main fields of interest are Decision Sciences and Business Economics. Dr. Zoltay Paprika was involved in different international and national projects during which activity she was project manager on several occasions. She was also acting as the USAID auditor in project evaluations. In 2005-2006 she got a Fulbright Research Scholarship and spent an academic year at California State University Sacramento. Currently she is a member of the Hungarian Fulbright Board. She has been the Chair of the Department of Decision Sciences since 2005 and was appointed as the Program Director of the International Study Programs at the Faculty of Business Administration of Corvinus University of Budapest from 2007 to 2014. From January 1st, 2014 she is the Dean of the Corvinus Business School at Corvinus University of Budapest. In 2016 June she joined the  EFMD EPAS Accreditation Board and in 2018 became a member of the Executive Academy’s Steering Committee and the Advisory Board for Central and Eastern Europe.