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Profiles of Board of DirectorsJean-Michel Severino
Date appointed: June 7, 2011. Term ending: 2015
Jean-Michel Severino (aged 54) was Managing Director of the French Development Agency (Agence Francaise de Developpement, AFD) until April 2010, serving three consecutive terms. He has created the "Investisseurs et Partenaires" fund to be launched at the beginning of May 2011, specialized in investments in SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa. He was appointed as a director of Danone at the company's shareholders' meeting on 28 April 2011.
Bernard Ramanantsoa, born in 1948, acts as Director of several companies as well as of universities and Grandes Ecoles.
Until 2015, he was Managing Director of HEC. Bernard Ramanantsoa began his career as a lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace in 1971 and 1972, before joining the SNCF where he became head of the Marketing Division, "Grandes Lignes" in 1978. In 1979, he joined the HEC faculty as professor of Business Strategy, specializing in ethics and culture in the business place and advocating an open-minded approach and a multi-cultural scope in the corporate world.
He was Managing Director of HEC Paris from 1995 to 2015 giving the institution a decidedly international dimension. Very active in the scientific community, Bernard Ramanantsoa has served as a member of the Evaluation Committee of Management Programs and Degrees for the French Ministry of Education, Chairman of the CEMS(Community of European Management Schools), Vice-President of the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), Chairman of the Societe Francaise de Management, member of the boards of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration Penitentiaire (ENAP) and the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Sup'Aero), member of the committee of the Conference des Grandes Ecoles, member of the board of the HEC Foundation, member of the Cercle de l'Entreprise and member of the Foreign Affairs Council.
He is the author of numerous communications and publications in the field of business management. He received the Harvard Expansion Prize in 1989 for Technologie et Strategie d'entreprise and the Prize from the Academie des Sciences Commerciales in 1983 for Strategie de l'Entreprise et Diversification. His most recently published work is Apprendre et Oser ("Learn and Dare") Bernard Ramanantsoa holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Superieure d'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Sup'Aero) and has an MBA from HEC, a post-graduate degree in Sociology from Paris Diderot University, a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from Paris-Dauphine University and a further post-graduate degree in the History of Philosophy from Paris-1 University.
He is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor and an Officer of the French Order of Merit, Knight of the Palmes Academiques and Officer of the National Malgache Order. He is a French national.