Who are we ?

Our team reflects our customers: multidisciplinary and multiculturalOur team members together boast a wide range of business experience in the fields of publishing and digital technologies.. Our international advisory committee of coaches and experts also brings an incredible range of skills and points of view to the table. 

Our team

Françoise Tollet
Françoise Tollet
CEO

She spent 12 years in industry, working for Bolloré Technologies, among others. She co-founded Business Digest in 1992 and has been running the company since 1998. And she took the Internet plunge in 1996, even before coming on board as part of the BD team.

Marie
Marie-France Grand-Clément
Office Manager

Marie is the primary contact for our subscribers, suppliers, and partners. She handles the administrative side of things and supports the team in their various projects. She also takes care of events organized by Business Digest

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Clémence Thiry
Digital Manager

Clémence is in charge of our digital strategy and of running our blog and newsletter. She also supports our customer projects with content for managers’ digital communities. 

The editorial squad

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Dominique Fidel

After completing her studies in civilizations and working 10 years in corporate communications, Dominique now divides her time between popularizing science, institutional communications, literary reviews, and Business Digest.

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Marianne Gerard

Marianne graduated from HEC in 1998 and is now a freelance journalist specializing in management and higher education. What really fires her up is the human dimension and she is c taking a psychology course at Rennes 2 University. 

 

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Caroline Schuurman

Caroline is an anglophone journalist and editor. 
She contributes to our editorial strategy, writes articles, and conducts interviews with business leaders and experts from around the world

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Andrea Davoust

A French/English bilingual journalist with more than 15 years’ experience in the press, multimedia, and publishing. 

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Sono Moto

Sono is an American journalist who has been living in France for more than a decade. She writes for print and digital media and is a former Editor-in-Chief at the Baltimore City Paper. 

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Fabien Gailledrat

Videos are proving a more and more popular way to communicate in-house and keep colleagues motivated! Fabien creates content for major French companies and has been a Business Digest partner since 2015. 

Les experts

Jacques Levy

A graduate of ESSEC Business School, Jacques Levy is the founder of FDM Partners consultancy firm. His experience as an entrepreneur and manager of international companies and digital learning start-ups, renowned for their efficiency and growth models, has enabled him to build up key skills to help his customers.

Gaelle Pellerin

Certified coach and human dynamics expertGaëlle draws on 25 years’ experience to provide support for individual and group development. She believes in audaciousness and optimism and provides a bridge between two often separate worlds: business and humans.

Florence Meyer

Executive coach, change management expert, and author. Constantly on the lookout for the latest management and leadership trends.

Johanna Sadoudi

The manager of VitamindsJohanna is an educational engineer and certified coach. She is passionate about learning and development, creates bespoke training journeys, and provides individual and group support. 

Le comité scientifique

Gael Allain

Doctor in Cognitive Psychology. Associate researcher with the Digital Transformation Talents chair at Grenoble Ecole de Management. Co-founder of My Mental Energy Pro (France).

Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou is a New York-based innovation and leadership scholar and advisor. A Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Navi won the 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award. He is coauthor of 3 best-sellers: Jugaad Innovation, From Smart to Wise, and Frugal Innovation.

Hervé Borensztejn

Managing Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, in charge of consulting activities in leadership assessment and development, and organizational and cultural transformations for Europe and Africa.

Nuria Chinchilla

Professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School 
Director of the “Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Chair of Women and Leadership”(Spain).

Bernard Cova

Professor of Marketing and Consumer Sociology at  Kedge Business School, Marseilles, and visiting professor at Bocconi University, Milan (France).

Rodolphe Durand

Professor of Strategic Management, Joly Family Chaired Professor of Purposeful Leadership at HEC Paris (France). 

Jean-Florent Rérolle

Jean-Florent is a Senior Advisor at Associés en Finance, an independent member of the supervisory board at Qivalio, a founding member of the French institute of administrators (IFA), and a lecturer at Sciences Po. 

Laurence Lehmann-Ortega 

Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris (France). Author of the approach odyssée 3.14 (ré)inventez votre business model 

Laurent Maruani 

Lifelong Emeritus Professor at HEC Paris and former Chairman of the Marketing and Economics departments of the HEC group. Founding member of Business Digest’s Advisory Committee. Business Manager consultant (France). 

Langdon Morris

Senior Partner at Innovation Labs and Director of FutureLab Consulting (United States)

Amit S. Mukherjee

Professor of Leadership and Strategy at Hult IBS and co-founder of Ishan Advisors, LLC (United States). 

 

Thierry Picq

Professor of Management at EMlyon Business School, where he was Academic Director from 2014 to 2017 and, since 2017,  Innovation Director (France). 

Kristine de Valck

Associate Professor of Marketing atHEC Paris (France). 

Olivier Zara

Consultant and tutor, expert in collective intelligence, digital management, and decisional excellence (France). 

Taco Van Someren

Holder of the Sustainability and Strategic Innovation Chair at Nyenrode University (the Netherlands).

Beverly Edwards

Chief Operating Officer, First Transit.

Mariellie Mundy

Ex-CFO of Miller Electric and now founder and CEO of The Mariellie Mundy Company. 

Partner

Business Digest has been a partner of Knowledge@HEC since 2005  

With a unique, integrated, and multicultural offer, HEC Paris Executive Education runs Executive Masters degree programs through which you can gain credits. Short and bespoke, these programs are offered to more than 8,000 French and international managers each year. Nurturing its diversity and international standing through connections and special partnerships with leading universities, colleges, and businesses, HEC Paris Executive Education plays a major role in professionalizing managers and transforming the economy. Renowned for the excellence and quality of its programs, and boasting AMBA, Equis and AACSB accreditation, HEC Paris was ranked second in the Financial Times’ 2020 league of customized Executive Education business schools worldwide. 
 

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