Annie Médina: Professor, Dean of the Faculty, and then Dean of the Madrid Campus

A professor’s career at the school is varied and exciting. ESCP offers its research-active professors the opportunity to organise their activities depending on the moments of their careers. They are professors by vocation, but some will choose to focus on research by sharing their experience with foreign researchers, others will be interested in projects aimed at developing innovative pedagogies, others still will hold positions as programme managers or even as directors of school divisions (executive education, academic divisions) or of a Campus.

The common point for all these professors is their attachment to their school... and their commitment to enable this school to reach the top positions in the international rankings.

Her beginning at ESCP

Annie Médina is a good exemple of these various careers. She joined the school in 1976 as an assistant in the Law Department, after starting teaching as an assistant at the Faculty of Law of Paris XI University. She was also a Member of the Paris Bar.

After completing her doctoral thesis, she continued to teach, while getting involved in the life of the faculty. She was elected Dean of the Faculty in 2002. The Dean is in charge of managing the professors’ careers, and representing the Faculty within the various bodies of the school as well as in external academic circles. During this period she finalized and passed her HDR. She was Dean of the Faculty until 2006.

In 2007

In 2007, she accepted a new challenge: heading the Madrid Campus, and promoting the ESCP brand and its Campus in Spain.

She had to build links with the Spanish academic community, and in particular with the Universities and relationships with firms. The support of Spanish Universities and Paris colleagues and the Madrid teams’ commitment enabled to hire professor on the Campus, to get a double degree with the prestigious Carlos III University in Madrid, and to launch four Specialised Masters.

Relations with Spanish and French companies in Spain were made easy as Annie Medina was administrator of the French-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an official French Foreign Trade Advisor ("Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France"). This also led to the launching of Executive Programmes for international firms and local firms in Spain.

An Academic co-Director of the Executive Specialised Master

While holding these positions, Annie Médina founded the Executive Specialised Master degree in "Financial and Tax Engineering" in Paris in 2006, and she continued to be the Academic co-Director of that programme until 2017.

In 2014, Annie Medina retires, but remains involved in the school

Annie Medina left the Madrid Campus in 2014 when she retired. As an Emeritus Professor, she continued to be the Academic co-Director of her Executive Specialised Master until 2017.

She still maintains a very close link with the school to which she is strongly attached.