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News & nomination June 2020


COVID-19: preparing future generations

The COVID-19 crisis has underlined the importance of preparing future generations and their integration into companies. "Signes annonciateurs d'une relève de transformation" is the recent white paper, published by PUG in partnership with The Conversation and Université Grenoble Alpes. The paper addresses this topic in order to better understand how young talent can be integrated into companies and support a sustainable transformation.


Reinventing a marketing class for the epidemic

Marie-France Lefèvre has been leading art/management projects at GEM for the past several years. She also created the 307 association, a residence for traveling artists. Ivan Laurensdirects the "case study factory" at GEM. He is also responsible for several of the school's innovations in education.
Together, the two tested a new format for a marketing class with 40 students in their second year of the Grande Ecole program at GEM. The idea was to present management topics using a piece of artwork as a starting point in order to offer an innovative approach to case studies. The Covid-19 epidemic forced the pair to imagine a novel format for an online version of the class. Over the course of 3 hours, students were able to:

  • Interact with Nathalie Junod Ponsard who created the  « Deep Water » 
  • piece of artwork as part of the Nuits Blanches in Paris;
  • Learn the techniques and challenges of experiential marketing;
  • Discover the point of view offered by Caroline Cuny, a professor at GEM and expert on the neuroscience of emotions and experiential immersions;
  • Imagine 4 experiential marketing projects while playing the role of marketing team members for Nutella, Emmaüs, Picture and Banque Postale.


« On a testé le futur »: Podcast on the post-Covid era

How has the health crisis impacted companies? What will be the consequences on the organization of production and work? What will be the role of companies in society tomorrow? A new edition of the On a testé le futur podcast by Grenoble Ecole de Management addresses these questions in partnership with Usbek & Rica. The podcast welcomes three guests:

  • Dominique Bourg, philosopher and emeritus professor at Institut de Géographie et de Durabilité, Université de Lausanne
  • Franck Paillaret, GEM alumni and founder of the organic soap brand « Les Affranchis »
  • Jaclyn Rosebrook, a professor and head of CSR at GEM

This three part podcast is available through all common podcast services (Apple Podcasts, Podcast Addict, Spotify, Deezer, etc.).



Normann Hodara, GEM PGE 1997, promoted to general manager France at GFI Informatique

Normann was previously director of services France at GFI Informatique (since 2016), and from 2013-2016, he was infrastructure services business line director. He started out in the group as director of operations for Ile-de-France (2010-2013).

Franck Imbert, GEM PGE 1997, became vice-president of the board of directors at Banque Rhône-Alpes

Franck joined Crédit du Nord in 2006 as head of market operations in the Corporate Finance division. In 2012, he became sales director of the Crédit du Nord Monaco branch. In 2016, he joined the Société Marseillaise de Crédit as director of the Cannes group.

Lionel Muller, GEM MSE 1999, named financial and administrative director at Bauer Média France

Since 2011, Lionel had been financial director France for Domino's Pizza Entreprises Ltd. He was previously deputy controller for the French subsidiary of Lear Corporation (2008), and manager at Bellot Mullenbach & Associés (2006).

Nils Bendib, GEM PGE 2000, became financial director at Mars Petcare France

Nils joins the executive committee at Mars Petcare France. He started out at Valeo in Mexico before joining Royal Canin (2010) as  global finance director for purchasing and factory. In 2015, he became Southeast Asia financial director at Mars Petcare in Malaysia.

Yvan Agnes, GEM MBA 2005, promoted to vice president global business process design at Quadient

Yvan previously worked at e-business inside sales customer service director at Neopost France (2016-2019). He also held positions as business management director (2010-2012), supplies sales & customer services director (2012-2015) and e-business & customer service director (2015-2016).

Leslie Fegey, GEM PGE 2007, promoted head of strategy & business development at MediaCom

Before her promotion, Leslie worked as head of strategy at MediaCom (2015-2019). She previously held positions such as senior strategist at W&ie (2013-2014), strategist at TBWA London (2012), strategist global brands at McCann (2012-2013), and project manager at Ligaris Event (2008-2012).

Antoine Amant, GEM PGE 2017, named director of development at Bureaux Locaux

Antoine was previously Real estate advisory senior associate at Deloitte France (2019-2020) and associate Real Estate advisory (2018-2019).

Updated on 25 June 2020 at 9h11 am