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GEM Starts Laying the Foundations for its Paris Campus in Pantin

On November 18th, Grenoble Ecole de Management put down the first beam of its future Paris campus in Pantin (93500), which symbolizes the wooden framework of the future E3/C1* eco-certified and zero-waste building. The Grenoble-based school's expansion is being accompanied and supported by the architectural firm Chartier Dalix, the developer PRD OFFICE, the investor La Française, SEMIP, and the City of Pantin. It is scheduled to open in 2023.

6000 m2 (64,583 ft2) in Pantin

The future GEM campus in Paris is intended to be "Future-Proof." The latest virtual reality and artificial intelligence technologies will be used, as well as new forms of teaching, and in particular teaching through emotions. The two eco-constructed buildings , split by an "architectural rift," will be spread over six floors with a total surface area of 6000 m2 (64,583 ft2). They will be able to accommodate 1,500 people simultaneously and 2,500 students in total per year. They will also have a 300-seat lecture hall; 20 fully modular classrooms; a wide variety of work, relaxation, and discussion areas; and a roof terrace with trees etc.

In addition, the future GEM campus will be located in a neighborhood of Pantin that has been profoundly transformed in recent years and where major economic players have chosen to set up shop: BNP (Les Grands Moulins), La Banque de France, Hermès, Chanel, and BETC (Les Magasins Généraux) and more.

Grenoble Ecole de Management has been based in Paris since 2014. It first had a campus in the 16th district of Paris (1500 m2 or 16,146 ft2 / 500 students / six training programs). It then moved to its current premises at the beginning of 2020 in the 14th district of Paris (2,500 m2 or 26,910 ft2 / 1,000 students / 10 training programs), pending the completion of its 2023 campus in Paris-Pantin.

GEM's Paris campus enables the School to develop its training courses for companies (continuing education and apprenticeships), undergraduate students (with two Bachelor's degree programs), and international students (with 3 Master of Science degree programs) Luxury; Finance; International Business).
*Excellent energy performance level, which gives us the E+C- label, integrating renewable energy and low CO2 emissions.


3 New Appointments at Grenoble Ecole de Management

A few weeks after announcing the strengthening of its teams with two new directors on the executive committee and six professors, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) announces a new series of 3 appointments: 1 Commercial Director, 1 Program Manager, and 1 Virtual Campus Director.

Pedro Abrantes joined Grenoble Ecole de Management in July 2021 as the Virtual Campus Director, a position that is responsible for creating and implementing a new teaching and social space for students. After havingtrained at the ITIN/ESCIA and then at the UVSQ where he obtained a Master's degree in Strategic Management and Change Management, he has spearheaded the creation of several startups since the 90s, directing innovative projects alongside 24 years of teaching and mentoring in management and in the creation of innovative activities.

Vassili Joannides de Lautour was appointed at 40 years old to succeed Valérie Sabatier as Director of Doctoral Programs as of September 1, 2021. He has been a professor at GEM since 2009 and has led the DBA France program since 2018.
As a former student of École Normale Supérieure de Paris Saclay and Sciences-Po, he also holds a Doctorate of Management Science and an Authorization to Supervise Research (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches), and is an entrepreneur and consultant (De Burg & Associés, Sciences-Po Conseil). His teaching and research mainly focus on accountability as an everyday practice and epistemology.

Thomas Vilcot, 46 years old, joined Grenoble Ecole de Management on September 27, 2021 as Sales Director. He previously held positions as Director of Recruitment for the Casino Group, France HR Director for local stores, and Director of the Petit Casino and Casino Shop brands. Thomas Vilcot has also chaired the Forma Sup Ain-Rhône-Loire and IFIR apprentice training centers, and has published three books (Le recrutement responsable, L'apprentissage responsable , and Le courage de l'humain). He is a commander in the National Navy's Citizen Reserve and a City Councilor.

Updated on 15 December 2021 at 10h17 am