School Leadership and Governance
EM Strasbourg is part of the University of Strasbourg, a university that is recognized worldwide for the quality of its research. The School is administered by a Board of Trustees representing all its stakeholders, internal and external, and a dean. Together, they define the strategic directions of EM Strasbourg Business School.
The Dean of the School
Herbert Castéran graduated from Sciences Po Toulouse in 1991 and earned a DESS (graduate diploma) in econometrics and statistics (1992) and a DEA (graduate diploma) in mathematical economics and econometrics (1993) from the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole. He began his professional career as a research officer and then created and managed marketing consulting companies for 12 years, during which time he assisted numerous local and regional authorities and companies of all sizes. He started teaching at ESC Pau in 1999, and in 2010, after obtaining his PhD in management sciences from the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, he joined EM Strasbourg as a research lecturer. From 2010 to 2016, he got involved in school life by coordinating the marketing specialization with co-op, developing a new master's degree in tourism management, and being elected to the School Board of Trustees. Herbert Castéran has published in international or national journals and collaborated on scientific works as part of his research activities focused on tourism and economic impact studies. In May 2016, he was elected Dean of EM Strasbourg and his mandate was renewed in May 2021 for a period of 5 years.
The School Board of Trustees
The School Board of Trustees is made up of 34 members, including representatives of all the School's stakeholders (faculty, students, and administrative staff) as well as external figures. The Board of Trustees is currently chaired by Patrick Hetzel, elected from among the external figures for a renewable three-year term.
The School Board of Trustees meets at least three times a year. Its responsibilities include the following:
- Defining the School's educational and research programs
- Approving the School's budget and its implementation
- Approving the School's statutes
The chair of the School Board of Trustees: Patrick Hetzel
A graduate of EM Strasbourg, Patrick Hetzel holds a doctorate in management sciences from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University. He began his academic career as a lecturer at iaelyon. He became a professor of management sciences in 1997. After creating and directing the Management Sciences Research Center at the Panthéon-Assas Paris 2 University, he became Head of the Defense Studies Department at the French Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defense in 2001. He then held the position of Rector of the Limoges Academy and Chancellor of the university from 2005 to 2007. He was then appointed Advisor for Education, Higher Education, and Research in the cabinet of Prime Minister François Fillon at Matignon. Between 2008 and 2012, he was Director General for Higher Education and Professional Integration at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and implemented the reform of universities resulting from the law on the freedoms and responsibilities of universities. In 2012, he was elected deputy of the seventh district of Bas-Rhin. He was re-elected in 2017. He sits on the Committee on Finance, Budgetary Control, and the General Economy at the National Assembly. He is Cochairman of the Mission for the Evaluation and Monitoring of Public Policies, Vice Chairman of the French Parliamentary Office for the Assessment of Science and Technology Options, and a member of the Bureau of the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly. Patrick Hetzel was elected Chairman of EM Strasbourg in October 2017. His mandate was renewed for a period of three years in March 2021.
Composition of the School Board of Trustees (34 members):
10 research lecturer, lecturer, and researcher representatives
8 student representatives
PGE Master's Program (4):
Master's Program (3):
Bachelor's Program (1):
2 administrative staff representatives
14 external figures
Figures appointed by authorities, organizations, or institutions (11):
Anne Sander, representative of the Région Grand Est Alsace/Champagne-Ardenne/Lorraine
Caroline Zorn, representative of the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg
Pierre Jachez, representative of the association EM Strasbourg Partenaires
Anne-Marie Jean, representative of the association EM Strasbourg Partenaires
François Loos, honorary chair of the School Board of Trustees, representative of the association EM Strasbourg Partenaires
Olivier Klotz, representative of the business community appointed by the CCI Alsace Eurométropole
Catherine Siffermann-Conrad, representative of the business community appointed by the CCI Alsace Eurométropole
Jan Hellfritz, representative of the business community appointed by the CCI Alsace Eurométropole
Jean-Michel Haget, representative of the association EM Strasbourg Alumni
Élodie Heitz,representative of the association EM Strasbourg Alumni
Figures chosen by the School Board of Trustees (3):