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HEC Paris will attribute the HEC African Women Leaders Award for Corporate Social Innovation at the Women’s Forum that will take place in Mauritius on 20 and 21 June. This prize will honor an African woman leader for her social commitment.

The prize will be awarded by her Excellency Mrs. Ameenah Gurib Fakim, President of the Republic, Mrs. Jacqueline Franjou, Director of the Women Forum, Mrs. Inge Kerkloh-Devif, Executive Director Global Business Development at HEC Executive Education and Professor Bertrand Moingeon, Executive Director of the HEC Indian Ocean Office.

Professor Moingeon will also be a speaker on “Strategies for nurturing frugal GREEN innovation”. He will discuss how to best promote the development of products that are affordable for the bottom of the pyramid, while being ecosystem-responsible from the supply chain to end use.

HEC Paris is committed to contributing to the understanding of the contemporary challenges that organizations face and how they mold society. Within its Society and Organizations (SnO) inter-disciplinary center at HEC Paris, Professor Moingeon along with the other SnO members research and teach issues that are key to our understanding of these phenomena and prepare future generations of managers to lead in these complex environments.

HEC Paris is also highly committed to parity and has put in place numerous initiatives to encourage women in their professional careers: its Alumni network – « HEC au Féminin », its Executive Education degree programs, career development and women’s events around the world with a focus on subjects that concern women in business today. HEC Paris has implemented various actions to increase the presence of women in its programs because they believe that there is a direct correlation between executive education and the pursuit of this objective. High-level programs such as the Executive MBA can be a real catalyst in a woman’s career allowing her to take on new responsibilities and permit her to bypass the numerous obstacles that they face.

HEC Paris, ranked amongst the best business schools in the world, has chosen Mauritius for its Indian Ocean Office. The Republic of Mauritius is one of the most stable and dynamic countries of the region and is thus positioning itself as a “Gateway to Africa” for numerous international companies. Professor Bertrand Moingeon, specialist in strategic management was a visiting professor at Harvard and a member of the executive committee at HEC Paris for 17 years (he was Associate Dean of Executive Education and then Deputy Dean). Professor Moingeon heads up the Indian Ocean Office that has the mission to represent the institution in the region, promote HEC programs and to contribute to the production of knowledge on companies in the Indian Ocean and contributing to making Mauritius a regional Knowledge Hub.

HEC Paris counts numerous alumni at the head of big corporations in the Indian Ocean.


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About HEC Paris:
Specializing in management education and research, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters programs, Summer School, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA, TRIUM Global Executive MBA, open-enrolment and custom executive education programs.

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris is a founding member of the Université Paris-Saclay. It boasts a faculty of 138 full-time professors, more than 4,400 students and over 8,000 managers and executives in training each year.
HEC Paris was ranked second business school in Europe by the Financial Times’ overall business school ranking in December 2015.


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