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GEM announces the appointments of  Philippe Monin as the new Academic Director and Laurent Hanot, as the new HR Director 

Nominations : Alexandre Philippe Monin nouveau Directeur académique et Laurent Hanot nouveau Directeur des ressources humaines 
Published on
30 January 2023

Fouziya Bouzerda, the Director of Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), is bolstering her team with the announcement of two major strategic appointments. Philippe Monin will take up his role as Academic Director responsible for academic programs in early April 2023. Laurent Hanot has been in post as HR Director since December 2022. Both are joining the Grenoble business school’s EXCOM.

A leading figure in higher education

Philippe Monin has been appointed GEM’s Academic Director responsible for programs

Philippe Monin est nommé Directeur académique en charge des Programmes de GEM

During his long and noteworthy career at Emlyon Business School, he successively held the posts of Associate Dean for Research, then Director of Transformation, before being appointed Academic Director. He has held the post of Director of Faculty and Research at SKEMA business school since September 2020, and will take up his new role at GEM in early April 2023.

A world-renowned researcher, he has chaired the International Association of Strategic Management. As an experienced leader, with an academic background unanimously acclaimed by the GEM teaching faculty, and a real thirst for innovation, Philippe Monin will enhance GEM’s programs by adapting them to current changes.

“I am delighted to be joining GEM, a school that is committed to and pioneers innovation, at the heart of an internationally-renowned technological ecosystem. My focus will be on getting stuck in and working closely with these well-known actors, and with all the GEM teams, to help this great business school, which I have known and valued for a long time, to rise to its many challenges,” said a delighted Philippe Monin.

A HR career focused on talent development

Laurent Hanot has been in post at GEM since December 2022

Laurent Hanot, DRH de GEMHe specialises in supporting transformation and change management, having worked in HR Divisions in major business groups, such as Go Sport, Michelin, and Continental.

The aim of his appointment at GEM is to effectively address the people issues involved in the school’s strategic decisions, and equip the school with a fluid, cross-functional and innovative organisational structure.

“I want to make good use of my holistic vision of HR to analyse GEM’s strengths, and suggest human and organisational improvement areas. I want to bolster the managerial culture and focus it more on detecting potential and bringing out talent,” explained Laurent Hanot.

A management team geared to GEM’s ambitions

« It is my firm belief that the teams and talents at GEM will enable us to successfully meet the challenges of the future and take advantage of the many opportunities opening up to us. I am delighted about these two appointments. The aim is to enhance our school’s excellence.  

Philippe’s renowned skills and his innovation expertise are a good fit with GEM’s DNA, and will be important in terms of injecting an AI dimension into our teaching. The talent management and development policy implemented by Laurent will support our staff so that they flourish in their careers, while giving their best performance! Therefore, I warmly welcome our two new EXCOM members, who will play an active part in GEM’s success,” concluded Fouziya Bouzerda.

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