Bernard Belletante, new Director General of EMLYON Business School


Bernard Belletante will be the new Director General of EMLYON, following the Board meeting held on 18th February. He will take up his functions at the beginning of May.

A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan, Bernard Belletante holds an Agrégation* Economics & Management, a Ph.D in Economics and an H.D.R. (Habilitation à diriger des recherché). President of the Chapitre des Grandes Ecoles de Management, he is also a board member of several international institutions.

Bernard Belletante previously worked at EMLYON from 1987 to 2001 where he was successively Professor of Corporate Finance, Academic Dean and Vice Dean.

Emmanuel Imberton, President of the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: “Bernard Belletante brings together all the qualities we have been looking for in a leader for EMLYON. His deep-seated knowledge of the academic world combined with his experience as Director General make him the ideal person to lead EMLYON in its new phase of growth.”

Bruno Bonnell, President of the Board of EMLYON added: « We are delighted to welcome Bernard Belletante as Director General of EMLYON. His knowledge of EMLYON’s culture, along with his strategic vision for the school, a vision that we share, are key factors in the development of our school at both regional and international levels”.

*The highest teaching diploma in France

About EMLYON Business School
EMLYON is a European Business School devoted to lifelong learning for entrepreneurial and international management.

Key figures:
EMLYON was founded in 1872
111 permanent professors
2,800 students in graduate programmes
5,500 participants in executive programmes
23,000 graduates in 107 countries
Ranked 13 European Business Schools Financial Times Dec. 2013

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