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News & Nominations October 2020


GEM moves up in Financial Times Ranking

The Msc Management in International Business (MSc MIB) at Grenoble Ecole de Management just celebrated its 25th year and moved up a spot in the Financial Times annual ranking of the world's best Master's in Management. The program is now in 46th place. It also ranks 7th worldwide in the "Career Progress Rank" and 9th in the "International Mobility Rank".
The "Career Progress Rank" evaluates career advancement in terms of management levels and company size. The "International Mobility Rank" evaluates international career mobility of participants after graduation. Both categories are evaluated thanks to answers provided by program alumni during the Financial Times' investigation.
The MSc Management in International Business is delivered in Grenoble, Paris, Berlin and Singapore. It's a general, international management program taught in English and aimed at Bachelor's level students from all backgrounds. More than 40 nationalities participate in the program.

The geopolitics festival expands its format

The 13th Grenoble Geopolitics Festival will be held from March 24 to March 26, 2021 on the theme "To adapt!?". Before the festival, Grenoble Ecole de Management plans to launch "La Fabrique du Festival de Géopolitique", a series of five workshops organized via visioconference. The first workshop will be held on October 6 and will be followed by four more workshops through February 2021. The goal is to enable the public and professionals to discover geopolitics for business and deepen their knowledge throughout the year.
Videos, bibliographies, articles, scientific concepts, design tools… The researchers and professors at GEM's center for geopolitics, with the support of external participants, will present a "made in GEM" training program every six weeks.

LAO: efficient, traceable and responsible shampoo

Lisa Werle is a 2019 graduate of the Msc Management in International Business (MIB) and a future 2020 graduate of the GEM Grande Ecole Program. She recently launched LAO, a shampoo brand that is taking off thanks to ingredients that are 100% natural, vegan and majoritarily made in France. A simple formula that bubbles! Special care was taken to select ingredients that are both efficient and innocuous for healthy hair. The particularity of LAO? A transparent value chain from the choice of ingredients to its partners (labs and factories), logistics and recyclable aluminum bottles with a deposit. The shampoo can be pre-order via Ulule until Oct. 28, after which it will be for sale on the website, in organic stores and via certain hairdressers.

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Study results: How has mobility changed before, during and after the lockdown?

As part of the European Mobility Week last September, Grenoble Ecole de Management carried out a study during the lockdown to understand the mobility habits of the Grenoble Metropolis's population. What were the primary findings?

Remote work

During the lockdown, the percentage of remote workers in the Grenoble Metropolis grew from 20 to 40%. But only 20% of these workers wish to continue remote work in the future.
During the lockdown, 44% of metropolis workers were able to replace their professional trips with video conferences. Approximately ¼ of study participants believe that at least part of their professional trips could be replaced by video conferences in the future.
The lockdown created a shift in work schedules (notably due to the need to care for children at the same time). Two-thirds of workers are ready to consider a shift in work schedules and 40% would be willing to work on weekends.


Four out of ten people use green mobility solutions (bike, kick scooters, walking…) for their daily trips and wish to continue doing so.
In response to a question about the safest means of transportation following the crisis, 60% chose individual cars, a little less than 40% chose green mobility solutions and only 1% chose public transportation.

Remote medical appointments

Although remote medical appointments were very trendy during the lockdown, they do not appear to have convinced study participants. More than ⅔ do not wish to renew their experience of a remote appointment and prefer face-to-face appointments.

The impact of the lockdown on the desire to move

One of the consequences of the lockdown was to increase the desire of people to move away from the city center. 40% of Grenoble's population would like to move away from the center within the next three years. 40% of these people made the decision during the lockdown, which indicates the impact of the lockdown on this trend.
Discover the rest of the study results...


Grégory Birge, GEM PGE 1992, promoted to strategic planning director at Obeya
Promoted in July 2020, Grégory Birge was previously marketing and communications director at iObeya (2019-2020). He holds degrees from DUT électronique - IUT Grenoble (1989) and GEM PGE (1992).

Benoit Beylier, GEM PGE 1993, named director of the Sportainment and Climbing division at ABEO
With new positions (since April 2020), Benoit Beylier is also a member of ABEO's executive committee. He was previously managing director international at Entre-Prises Climbing Walls (2018-2020), managing director and deputy managing director sales & marketing at GL Events Middle East (2015-2016), chief operating officer at IDvelop (2014-2015), and president/general manager at Airstar (2007-2014).

Christophe Le Dantec, GEM PGE 1999, became head of sales France, territorial solutions at InterSystems
Christophe Le Dantec was previously commercial director at Enovacom (2017-2020), president of Optiflows (2011-2017), business unit director, Western Europe & US at Newvoice International (2005-2011), national business developer & product marketing manager at Nextiraone Europe (2004-2005), and senior sales large accounts manager at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (1999-2004).

Sami Mendil, GEM PGE 2003, was named director, head of investments hotels France & Belux at CBRE Hotels
Sami Mendil was previously associate director, real estate & hotels transaction at KPMG Corporate Finance (2016-2020), associate director, portfolio management at LaSalle Investment Management France (2012-2016), senior associate, risk/acquisition underwriter (2009-2012) and associate, risk/acquisition (2008-2009) at General Electric Capital, and research team manager at Jones Lang LaSalle (2007-2008).

Antoine Duranson, GEM MSE 2005 - GEM PGE 2003, was named associate in the Restructuring activity at BM&A
Hired in Septembre 2020, Antoine Duranson joined the Prévention et Traitement service in the Services et Conseils Financiers department. He was previously a partner at Oxigen (2009-2020).

Pierre Gambarini, GEM PGE 2007, became director of operations at
Since 2018, Pierre Gambarini has been administrative and financial director at, a job that he continues to fulfill. With his nomination as director of operations he joins the company's executive committee. He was previously administrative and financial director at Natexo (2015-2018), and audit, consulting and transactions manager at EY (2007-2015).

Amandine Guyot, GEM PGE 2007, was name head of sales and marketing at Webqam
Amandine Guyot was previously in charge of sales development at Trenta (2018-2020). Before that she worked for Lima technology (2014), and spent seven years before that at Soney in marketing and sales.

Galina Besedina, GEM MIB 2008, became senior analyst/manager of emerging actions at Candriam
With a degree in economics from Public University Russia, her GEM MIB degree and an MBA from HEC, she previously spent 12 years as manager of the actions team at Comgest.

Anthony Bosc, GEM PGE 2009, became director of consumer services at Whirlpool
Anthony Bosc has worked for Whirlpool since 2010 as head of projects and key accounts (2012), category manager France - integrated (2013), head of cooking - France (2016), Senior EMEA category business manager (2018), and director of clientele (2019).


Updated on 05 November 2020 at 9h13 am