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HEC Paris Names New MBA Program Dean

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HEC Paris will have a new dean of its MBA program effective January 1, 2016, the school announced yesterday. HEC General Director Peter Todd has named Andrea Masini as the school’s next dean. Masini succeeds Bernard Garrette, whose five-year term concludes on December 31st.

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Andrea Masini, HEC Paris’s new dean

Masini joined HEC’s faculty in September 2010 from London Business School. Since then, he has taught in both the MBA and PhD programs and trained executives and managers as part of HEC’s Executive Education programs. He has also provided regular consulting to private and public organizations on projects related to the optimization of process, information systems and technological innovation.

Masini holds a PhD in management from INSEAD, and his research focuses on operational and organizational impact of technological innovations, renewable energies and sustainable development.

“The HEC MBA is unquestionably a reference model, with high-level teaching delivered by internationally renowned professors, a diverse profile of students, capped off professionally by a structured network of graduates who are active throughout the world,” the newly appointed dean said in a statement. “This position presents me with a new challenge that I am sure can be accomplished with motivation and commitment.”

In appointing Masini as HEC Paris’s next dean, Todd also praised Garrette for his contributions to the school. “Bernard Garrette has carried out a lot of great work at the head of the MBA, as much on an academic level as on a personal one,” he said in a statement. “Under his direction, the international renown of the program has been reinforced, in the same way as the quality and implementation of the curriculum. HEC Paris owes him an awful lot.”