Eric Cornuel became the new Director General of efmd in January 2000. He served as Dean of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, KIMEP (the premier Central Asian Management School) from 1997 to 1999, after a four-year assignment as Coordinator of the HEC Institute for Central and Eastern Europe, HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris (1993-1997). His duties there encompassed the management of HEC programmes in Central and Eastern Europe, the creation of new programmes, the creation of new academic links, teaching in different institutions (Warsaw University of Technology Business School and Central School of Commerce, Warsaw, Poland; Academy of Foreign Trade, Moscow, Russia; Polar Academy, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, etc.).
From 1996 to the present, Eric Cornuel has been an Affiliate Professor at HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris. He has given lectures in different French academic institutions such as IEP Paris, Bordeaux Business School, Tours Business School, Tours State University, Limoges State University, from 1989 to 1991.
Eric’s key qualifications are in the areas of strategy and international management, organisation, programming and evaluation, curriculum development, entrepreneurship and project management.
is business experience extends from the creation and management of his own companies, SHDDM/SCIMC, specialised in hydroelectric production (1983-1988), to various consulting missions for the Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Housing and Equipment, Renault, etc. (1989-1997).
Eric Cornuel holds a degree of Sciences Po from IEP Paris, an MBA ISA from HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris, and a DEA in Strategy and Management from Paris Nanterre University, together with a Doctoral Certificate in Strategy from HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris, and a PhD in Management, written on network organisations, from Paris Dauphine University.