08 July 2019
Elian Pilvin to succeed Jean-Guy Bernard as Director General of EM Normandie
François Raoul-Duval, the Chairman of the EM Normandie Board of Directors, has appointed Elian Pilvin, the School’s current Director of Operations and Development, as the future Director General of EM Normandie. This decision has been approved by the Board of Directors and Elian Pilvin will succeed Jean-Guy Bernard, the School’s Director General since 2004, who is to retire in a few months.
As Jean-Guy Bernard remarked, ‘The appointment of Elian Pilvin ensures continuity as he knows our School perfectly and has markedly contributed to its development during these last years working with me. Furthermore, Elian is very committed to the School as an Alumnus and former President of the Alumni Network at the time we achieved the merger of the School and started the new Alumni EM Normandie. Both very close to the business organisation world through his entrepreneurial experience in France and in the world, and equipped with a first- rate academic training, Elian distinguishes himself with his expertise in strategy and management, his managerial experience and his competencies in the field of new technologies with high added value applied to Higher Education. I have no doubt whatsoever he will be able to federate both our academic and administration teams and share with them his ambitious project for the School at the service of our students’.
Learn more about Elian Pilvin
Elian Pilvin, 45, will be appointed as Director General Delegate of EM Normandie on 1st September 2019. He will be supported for a few months by Jean-Guy Bernard in order to ensure a smooth transmission.
He graduated from EM Normandie’s Master in Management programme (Class of 1996) after a Classe Préparatoire programme, and from the HEC Paris EMBA (Class of 2012). He is about to complete an Executive DBA at Université Paris-Dauphine.
As a Director of Development and Operations at EM Normandie and a member of their COMEX, Elian Pilvin has been until now in charge of the School’s national and international development strategies. He currently heads a team of about 80 people in Marketing, Corporate Relations and Careers, External and Institutional Communication, IS, EDTech, Digital and R&D services. He joined the School in 2013 as a Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations.
Between 1995 and 2013, he had started and managed several companies in Le Havre and internationally (Morocco and the PRC), specialising in advanced audio-visual solutions engineering, mostly on B2B markets. He started his first business, CSL, before graduating from EM Normandie.
Elian was President Alumni EM Normandie from 2004 to 2013, and is currently inter-cohort delegate for the HEC Paris EMBA Programme.