Philippe Courtier named as the next President of EMLYON Business School

 | March 31,2012 03:15 pm IST

Philippe Courtier, currently Director of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausses (ENPC) will join EMLYON in July 2012 as President. He will replace Patrick Molle, President of EMLYON since 1996, who announced in May 2011 that he would be stepping down in 2012.



Philippe Courtier, age 53, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, and from Ecole Nationale de la Mtorologie, and holds a PhD from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). 


Formerly a researcher at Mto-France and then at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in Reading, UK, he was head of programmes at the French Space Agency (CNES) (1995-1997) and later Director of the Laboratoire d'Ocanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie (1998) (Climate Research Laboratory). He was in charge of the operational oceanography project Mercator (1997-1998). 

He was Deputy Managing Director of Mto-France from 1999 to 2004. 


He has been Director of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausses since 2004 and is in charge of the company responsible for the MBA of the School and the schools executive education subsidiary - the biggest executive education division by turnover of any French engineering school. He is also second Vice-President of ParisTech, the Paris Institute of Technology that groups 12 of Paris Grandes Ecoles. 


He has published numerous papers in major international journals and has been distinguished by a prize of the French Acadmie des Sciences and from the British Royal Meteorological Society. He chaired the world weather research programme scientific committee. 


Philippe Courtiers career and experience position him as a strong successor to lead EMLYON forwards in the next stage of its growth and development in France and internationally.