Dear alumni, dear friends,
In an ever-more competitive and increasingly international context, our school has clearly stated its ambition for the coming years; to be one of the top twenty most influential business schools in the world.
It is with the aim of meeting this challenge, but also with the hope of enabling the future generations of students to access an excellent management program, that the ESSEC Foundation was created and also why I have agreed to serve as chairman. This foundation is a symbol of the shared will of all members of the ESSEC community to join forces and work towards the common goal of extending the school’s influence both in France and internationally.
We can all, wherever we may be, actively support our school through actions such as making regular donations to the foundation, organizing fund-raising events, as well as encouraging friends to also support our school.
The responsibility of fund-raising should not lie solely with our Anglo-Saxon and Asian counterparts. We must all commit to supporting this endeavor together.
Gilles Pélisson (E79), Founding member/Donor, President of the ESSEC Foundation