Bernard Ramanantsoa, born in 1948, acts as Director of several companies as well as of universities and Grandes Écoles.
Bernard Ramanantsoa started, during his military service, as Lecturer at the École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in 1971 and 1972, before joining the SNCF where he became head of the Grandes Lignes Marketing Division in 1978. In 1979, he joined the HEC faculty as professor of Business Strategy and Policy, specializing in the link between strategy and corporate culture. After being appointed as the Head of Faculty and Research, he became the Managing Director of HEC Paris from 1995 to 2015. He gave the institution a decidedly international dimension.
Bernard Ramanantsoa is the author of numerous communications and publications in the field of business management. He received the Harvard L’Expansion Prize in 1989 for Technologie et Stratégie d’entreprise and the Prize from the Académie des Sciences Commerciales in 1983 for Stratégie de l’Entreprise et Diversification.
He wrote Apprendre et Oser (“Learn and Dare”), published by Albin Michel, and L’enseignement supérieur français par-delà les frontières: l’urgence d’une stratégie published by France Stratégie.
Bernard Ramanantsoa holds an Engineering degree from the École Supérieure d’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (Sup’Aéro) and has a MBA from the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC), a post-graduate degree in Sociology from Paris Diderot University, a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from Paris-Dauphine University and a further post-graduate degree in the History of Philosophy from Paris-1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
He is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor and an Officer of the French Order of Merit, Knight of the Palmes Académiques and Officer of the National Malgache Order. He is a French and Malagasy national.