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The ESCP community is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Bertrand Moingeon.

A Professor of strategic management, Bertrand Moingeon held a Ph.D in sociology and was a qualified Ph.D. supervisor. A former visiting Professor at Harvard Business School, he published over 100 articles, chapters and books focusing on subjects such as change management, organizational learning, strategic innovation and experience management. His co-authors included Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.

He held management positions at HEC Paris as Deputy Director of HEC Executive Education then Deputy Dean in charge of Executive Education and Academic Development.

Bertrand Moingeon had set up and managed the HEC Indian Ocean, and Southern and Eastern Africa branches. He was also the co-founder and director of the HEC Institute of Europe, chaired by former French Minister Noëlle Lenoir.

He joined ESCP in August 2018 to develop Executive Education. Deeply committed to the European roots and identity of ESCP, he developed the activity on other continents, particularly Africa. Actively involved in sustainable development issues, he initiated many prestigious events on this topic.

The Federal Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and all his colleagues at ESCP express their deep support to his family and next of kin, especially his wife and their two children, one of whom being a student at ESCP.

Frank Bournois, Dean of ESCP: “We will always remember him as a caring and constructive colleague. He always brought new perspectives to ESCP’s Executive Committee, notably thanks to his in-depth knowledge of high-level international academic institutions.”

Valérie Moatti, Dean of Faculty: “He was always keen to develop executive education at the top academic level in close collaboration with ESCP faculty . As initiator of the “Stand up for a sustainable world” conferences, he has been a driving force behind the inclusion of sustainability in executive education programmes. “