ENSTA Bretagne’s Board of Governors is composed of 9 State representatives, 8 staff representatives and 8 external members. The latter represent the Regional Council of Brittany (1), the academic world (2), the school’s alumni network (1) and industry (4 qualified representatives).
Three out of the four people representing companies have changed. Jean-Georges Malcor (former company director), Marie-José Vairon (Director of the Thales establishments in Brest) and Vincent Martinot-Lagarde (Director of Services at Naval group), named by the Decree of 22 April 2020, held their first ENSTA Bretagne governors’ meeting on Thursday 11 June 2020. They joined the CEO of Coriolis Composites, Clémentine Gallet, who has been on the board for several months.
Through the Decree of 2 July 2020, Jean-Georges Malcor has become President of ENSTA Bretagne’s Board of Governors and takes over from Ronan Stephan (Scientific Director of Plastic Omnium) who has been President since 2014.
In response to his new role, Mr Jean-Georges Malcor declared:
I should like to congratulate Ronan Stephan, my predecessor who, with his teams, brought the school forward to a level where it is among the best, especially in high technology in the naval and defense sectors. With Bruno Gruselle, the new director, we will endeavor to continue to develop this path to make the school the benchmark in terms of engineering research and training for industrial stakeholders and the armed forces.
- Jean-Georges Malcor, former company director, graduate of the Ecole Centrale in Paris, has an MSc from Stanford University (USA) and the Ecole National Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne, and a PhD in Material Sciences from the Ecole des Mines of Sophia Antipolis. He spent 26 years in the Thales group including over 11 years in Australia. He joined the CGG group in 2010 and was the CEO until he retired in October 2018. He then became « godparent » (patron) to ENSTA Bretagne’s 2013 cohort.
He is continuing his activities as an administrator in several companies (Fives, Ortec, Atlas Arteria and Cubik Partners) and has been president of the CORIMER (the Conseil de la Recherche et de l’Innovation des Industriels de la Mer or Maritime Industry Research and Innovation Council) since its creation. He is a partner in Trust Management Advisors and is also a senior advisor for the Parisian management consultants Alix Partners.
- Marie-José Vairon, Director of Thales Brest since September 2018, is a CESI* Lyon graduate in Industrial Engineering. First she had various managerial roles in different divisions of Alcatel Space from 1994 to 2014 (which became Thales Alenia Space). She then directed “Operations and Transformation - Observations and Sciences Domain” for Thales Alenia Space PACA* Region, then “Offers and Projects” at Thales Seso.
- Vincent Martinot-Lagarde, Director of Services at Naval Group since January 2020, has been with the group since 1991. A graduate of l’X (in 1989), MIT (in Naval Architecture), the National Defense University (Washington DC) and HEC Paris, he has worked in Naval Group, first as a naval architect from 1991 to 2020, then as the director of the SAWARI 2 project. After 3 years in the French Embassy in Washington, he went back to Naval Group in 2003 and successively became director of engineering in Cherbourg, the FREMM program, the Lorient site, then the Barracuda program before becoming president of the group’s services.
- Clementine Gallet is the President and CEO of Coriolis Composites. Having graduated as a mechanics engineer from the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Germany) in 1997, together with European partners, she led an R&D project on the manufacture of a prototype 6.50m sailboat by filament winding from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, she won a company creation support program award from the Ministry for Research and Industry (at EM-Lyon Business School) for her projects in innovative technology. In 2000 she created the Coriolis Composites company with Alexandre Hamlyn and Yvan Hardy. The start-up grew and rapidly went from 5 to 150 employees. 60 of her innovative machines have been sold throughout the world. Coriolis Composites is now the world leader in robotics based composite part manufacturing.