Bernard Ramanantsoa, born in 1948, is a director of companies as well as universities and grandes écoles.
During his military service, Bernard Ramanantsoa began his career as a lecturer at the École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in 1971 and 1972, then joined the SNCF where he became head of the “Main Lines” marketing division in 1978. He joined the HEC faculty in 1979 as professor of corporate strategy and policy, specializing in the link between strategy and corporate culture. After serving as dean of faculty and research, he was CEO of HEC Paris from 1995 to 2015. Under his leadership, the school took on a resolutely international dimension.
Bernard Ramanantsoa is the author of numerous communications and publications in the field of business management. In 1989 he received the Harvard l’Expansion Prize for “Technology and Business Strategy” and in 1983 the prize of the Academy of Commercial Sciences for “Business Strategy and Diversification”. He has published “Apprendre et Oser” (Learning and Daring) by Albin Michel and “L’enseignement supérieur français par-delà les frontières : l’urgence d’une stratégie” (French Higher Education Beyond Borders: The Urgency of a Strategy) by France Stratégie.
Bernard Ramanantsoa holds an engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (Sup’Aéro) and an MBA from the École des Hautes Études Économiques (HEC), a DEA in sociology from the University of Paris Diderot, a PhD in management sciences from the University of Paris Dauphine and a DEA in the history of philosophy from the University of Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
He is a Knight of the Legion of Honour, Officer of the National Order of Merit, Knight of the Academic Palms and Officer of the Malagasy National Order. He has dual French and Malagasy nationality.
Ramanantsoa has transformed the Franco-French school into a world-renowned business school. Tripled by the international labels AACSB, Equis and AMBA which make the reputation of the best; first in Europe in the global ranking of the Financial Times since 2006, number one in the world of the Global Masters in Finance, still according to the British daily newspaper.