Welcome speech from Pierre Larrat our new General Manager

As you can imagine, my first few weeks at the School have been quite different to what I’d imagined due to the current situation with Covid19.

However, my first contacts with different people on the Campus and then remotely, have been very productive and have prepared me well.

I hope that you and your loved ones are all in good health.

This unprecedented period in our lives, has allowed us to confirm two things:

First of all, human nature is able to adapt to all situations. We were able to assure educational continuity with very little interruption for our students by putting into place distance learning, and achieving maximum attendance for classes.  I would like to thank our administrative and pedagogical teams and the entire faculty for the quality of commitment that they have shown. This shows that the values ​​carried by the School: Respect, Commitment, Curiosity, Audacity and Solidarity are truly embodied!

The second is that there will be  a “Before” and an “After” Covid 19. This situation must force us to review our lifestyles. New consumer behaviors will appear, the digitalization of the economy will increase, we will have to take even more into consideration : environmental and health issues included … Our students have already started to take on board these subjects, which are part of our “New Models of Business ” and we will be discussing this in greater depth in order to further anchor them in our next educational models. This is one of our next projects and I hope that all of our partners will be a part of it, thus demonstrating the agility of our School and its avant-garde approach.

I look forward to meeting you all,