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News & nominations July 2020


Ovalie: joining forces for better training

The Sports and Management Institute at Grenoble Ecole de Management and Provale, the union for professional rugby players, joined forces to become official partners.

Since its creation, Provale has encouraged players to earn additional training throughout their careers. The partnership with the GEM Sports and Management Institute will enable rugby players to participate in several recognized programs:

  • BTS Management Commercial Opérationnel: a two-year post-secondary e-learning program for sales and operations management.
  • Grande Ecole Program: a 3, 4 or 5 year e-learning program dependent on the athlete's project and level of education.
  • ESC Grenoble Master's level degree: e-learning program over 3, 4 or 5 years dependent on the athlete's project and level of education.

The GEM Sports and Management Institute has already welcomed numerous athletes from the world of Ovalie, including Guillaume Boussès, Fabien Gengenbacher, Jonathan Laugel and François Trinh-Duc.

Covid-19: GEM alumni continue to mobilize

GEM alumni have continued to mobilize even after the lockdown. The school's Chinese DBA (Doctorate of Business Administration) graduates from Chongqing (China) had already sent 2,500 masks to the Grenoble Alps Hospital in record time (delivered on March 24). The donation was made thanks to the coordination of  Jie Yan, a GEM professor, and Martin Zahner, Director of the center for international affairs at GEM.
Recently, the alumni provided the Isère Order of Doctors with 10,000 masks. They were delivered by the GEM administration to the Order's president, Pascal Jallon.
To learn more about GEM actions during the Covid-19 crisis

A new GEM campus in Paris

Grenoble Ecole de Management first came to Paris in 2014. Since January 2020, GEM opened the doors of its new location (96 rue Didot) which replaces the previous campus (rue Ranelagh). The project is a 2.5 million euro investment for approximately 2,500 square meters spread out over three stories. This new green campus aims to welcome 800 to 1,000 students per year.
Designed in collaboration with ZeroWaste France, the GEM Paris Campus is 100% Zero Waste. The campus has large green areas, its vending machines have no plastic cups, water fountains are set up everywhere and plastic water bottles are forbidden. The building is composed of modulable spaces that can evolve over time.

Built around the GEM Learning Model, the campus is a humane location that combines knowledge, reflection and action in a savant model for co-construction to build a model in which economic goals serve to enrich social ones. The campus has nine classrooms, a 120 sq. m. learning center, a 500 sq. m. project space, modulable classes, space for Executive Education and an inner courtyard.
Aimed at continuing education students, international students and work/study students, the new campus will offer the following training programs:

The next step, which was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis, will be to implement a system for simultaneous teaching of classes in Paris and Grenoble.


Agnès Butterlin (GEM PGE 1992), became director of finance and purchasing at Teréga

She is in charge of leading Teréga's budget and ensuring the company's short and medium-term financial needs. Also in charge of implementing the company's business excellence program, she is a member of the executive committee. She was previously president of the board of directors at Newelec (2017-2020), CFO at EDF Luminus (EDF International; 2014-2020), international financial director at EDF (2011-2014), finance director supply and retail business (2010-2011), director of finance Central Europe (2005-2010), and head of projects and mergers for EDF's development branch (2002-2005). She was also head of mergers and acquisitions at Areva NP from 2000-2002.
Read the article on GEMAlumni (in French)

Yaël Tuil (GEM PGE 1995), named VP Business Excellence at Global Fragrances and Executive Committee Member at Shiseido

With more than 25 years experience in the beauty and luxury industry, she began her career at Puig before spending 17 years at Coty, where she held key positions. Most recently, she held the position of VP marketing for the luxury division - European designer & lifestyle brands.

Christophe Le Dantec (GEM PGE 1999), joins InterSystemsFrance as head of sales for French solutions

He is in charge of reinforcing partnerships with national and regional organizations in the health and pharmaceutical sectors. He previously worked for Alcatel as business developer and head of partnerships with the CEA, followed by 6 years at New Voice to develop the software publisher's French market. He directed and co-founded the startup OptiFlows, purchased by Enovacom (Orange group) in 2018.

Jean Canzoneri (GEM PGE 2007 and MSE 2008), promoted to president at Ogury

He is one of the company's founders (2014). He previously held positions as CEO and co-founder at Ogury International (2014-2020). Before that, he had been general manager in charge of sales development at Bee AD (2007-2015).

Sandrine Reinert (GEM PGE 2008), became general manager at Jelly France

Sandrine was previously sales director at Tradelab. Following the merger between Tradelab and Uptilab to create the brand Jellyfish France, she was promoted to general manager. She began her career at Microsoft (2008) where she held positions as search marketing specialist, display advertising product analyst and head of data and programmatics. In 2015 she joined AOL international as head of programmatic sales before joining Tradelab in 2016 as head of global sales.

Caroline Poissonnier (GEM PGE 2008), named co-president of Family Business Network regional branch

Caroline, who is the director of Baudelet Environnement, became co-president of the Family Business Network which she had been administering since June 2019. In 2018, she became co-director alongside her brother of the family company, Baudelet Environnement. After an experience in human resources, she joined the Baudelet Environnement group in 2008 as head of communications strategy. She was then in charge of reorganizing the company's human resources and leading the company's gouvernance and strategy. In 2015, she was named deputy managing director in charge of support operations.
Discover her story in the latest GEM Alumni Mag

Christophe Cornilleau (GEM MIB 2010), named CEO at CiblexFrance

He is in charge of defining and executing the company's strategy in France in order to reinforce and expand its position in Europe and abroad. He previously worked at Chronopost as international director (2017-2019). At UPS Europe, he held the operations of director Western Europe (2015-2017) and director of strategy France and Europe (2014-2015). At UPS France, he held jobs as director of operations Transport France and regional director for Eastern France (2005-2010).


Updated on 24 July 2020 at 3h38 pm