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Nantes Shanghai Pune São Paulo Montréal

Board of Directors

The school is a 1901 law non-profit association run by a Board of Directors that handles all strategic decisions related to management and education. The board is composed of consular elected representatives, company managers, professionals and student representatives.

The board of directors is currently composed of:

  • President: Emmanuelle Gaudemer - Associate Director AIA
  • Secretary-General: Anthony Valentini - Managing Director of Nantes St-Nazaire CCI and Vendée CCI
  • Treasurer: Hervé-Jacques Thibaud – Manager of SECAFI


  • Bruno Davy, Industrial Designer, Bruno Davy Design agency
  • Clément Bataille, Chief Designer, Altran lab and Frog design
  • Lionel Fournier, Regional Director, Harmonie Mutuelle
  • Olivier Laboux, President, University of Nantes
  • Vincent Marcatté – Chairman of the business cluster Images & Réseaux, VP Transformation Orange Labs R&D
  • Julien Lippi, General Director, Lippi SA
  • Barbara Nourry, VP Pays de la Loire regional council
  • Jérôme Nouzarède, Chief Executive Officer, Elsan
  • Elie Papiernik, Design Director and Founder, Centdegres
  • Yann Trichard, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce Nantes Saint Nazaire
  • Francky Trichet, Counsellor Nantes Métropole
  • Fabien Jouron, Regional Delegate of La Poste Group in Pays de la Loire
  • Carine Bernault, President, l’Université de Nantes


  • Representative of the students
  • Representative of the staff
  • Representative of former students
  • Auditor (Alain Berthoud for KPMG)