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Jeffrey Klein takes over the direction of the BSB’s Master Grande Ecole

Five appointments to key positions to accelerate the implementation of the strategic plan BSB2022

Jeffrey Klein takes over the direction of the BSB’s Master Grande Ecole

BSB announces five important appointments. Jeffrey Klein (photo), coming from the prestigious Hult International Business School (London), takes the position of Associate Dean of the Master Grande Ecole (MGE) and succeeds Sophie Raimbault, who becomes Director of Accreditations.

This desire to strengthen the international dimension is combined with the arrival of Michelangelo Balicco, from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan), who becomes Director of International Development.

Also noteworthy: Alexandre Pourchet, Director of the MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking at BSB, takes over the management of the BSB's Postgraduate Programmes; and Anne Michelot, from Gates Corporation, becomes Director of Human Resources.

Jeffrey Klein, Associate Dean of the Master Grande Ecole

Jeffrey Klein, an American national, joins BSB with more than 20 years of multicultural experience in the world of business schools. Since 2018, he was Associate Dean at Hult International Business School, in London, following academic management positions at the International School of Management (Paris), Boston University or the Ecole des Ponts Business School (Paris), and other management and professorship experiences in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland and Tunisia.

Jeffrey Klein holds a PhD in International Management from ISM Paris and a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Oxford. He will be keen to deploy the new format of the MGE launched at the start of the September 2020 academic year, which will see the reinforcement of general culture and intellectual openness to learn how to manage complexity.

He succeeds Sophie Raimbault, Associate Professor at BSB since 1998. At the head of the MGE since 2015, she has implemented the reform of the program. She is now continuing her functions at the School as Director of Accreditations. Sophie Raimbault is a graduate of BSB and a chartered accountant.

Michelangelo Balicco, Director of International Development

Michelangelo Balicco, French-Italian, joins BSB after 8 and a half years spent at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Milan, where he was Associate Director of International Recruitment. Previously, he had carried out the same type of mission for 7 years at the prestigious Politecnico di Milano, and has also some experience in the corporate world. Michelangelo Balicco is a graduate of ESADE Business & Law School (Barcelona) and SDA Bocconi (Milan) in Marketing & Sales.

Alexandre Pourchet, Associate Professor and Director of the MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking (CFIB) at BSB since 2016, also becomes Director of Postgraduate Programmes – a position created to ensure the development of the 7 international programs that will be attached to him within the scope of the MGE (in addition to the MSc CFIB: MSc Wine Management, MSc Global Marketing & Luxury Management, MSc Arts & Cultural Management, MSc Digital Leadership, MSc Data Science & Organizational Behavior and MS Management of Cultural Companies and Creative Industries). Alexandre Pourchet holds a PhD in Strategic Management and Corporate Finance from the University Paris Dauphine and UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal).

Anne Michelot, Director of Human Resources

Graduated from BSB in 1993, sophrologist and coach, Anne Michelot returns to her school as Director of Human Resources after a career in international industrial groups. For more than 16 years at Gates Corporation, a leading American supplier for industry and the automotive industry, she created the position of HR Director and piloted the human resources of several units in France and Italy.

"These appointments are part of the BSB2022 strategic plan, which aims, among other objectives, to reinforce the internationalization of BSB in all its dimensions - culture, programs, students, etc. – and to accelerate the academic development of the School" indicates Stéphan Bourcieu, Dean of BSB.

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