Le Conseil de gestion
- Arnaud Vaissié - Chairman
- Jenny Banks Oughourlian
- Laurent Bigorgne
- Lionel Bouvard
- Jane Camblin
- Emmanuel Caradec
- Emma de Fontaubert
- Bertrand Michaud
- Michael Penrose
- Kristoffer Laurson
Arnaud Vaissié is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company.
After graduating from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris, Arnaud Vaissié began his business career as a Financial Executive in France, and then moved to San Francisco as Head of Compass Inc for America.
In 1985, alongside Dr. Pascal Rey-Herme, Arnaud Vaissié founded International SOS in Singapore. Due to its path-breaking work, International SOS has achieved fast and consistent growth, expanding first throughout Asia, in the United States and finally in Europe.
Present in 92 countries, the group currently operates with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. For the past 30 years, International SOS has provided global services that include assessing medical and security risks, advising on preventative programmes with in-country expertise and assisting with emergency response for travellers, expatriates and their dependents.
International SOS has over 10,000 corporate clients, including 61% of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as Governments and NGOs.
Arnaud Vaissié chairs CCI France International which is the Union of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad which brings together 112 French Chambers in 82 countries.
He co-founded the Cercle d'outre-Manche (CoM), a think tank gathering key French leaders of international groups operating in the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to look at competitive issues in both countries and to highlight their very best practices.
Board member of the Institut Montaigne, Arnaud Vaissié chaired a working group on French start-ups and business development (From birth to growth, how to help our SMEs, Institut Montaigne, July 2011).
Arnaud Vaissié chairs the France-Singapore committee at MEDEF International, the French employers’ organisation.
He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lycée International de Londres, Winston Churchill.
Arnaud Vaissié is chevalier de la Légion d'honneur and officier de l’ordre national du Mérite. In 2009, he was honoured as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year from Singapore.
Jenny began her career at Société Générale in Paris in equity derivatives research before taking a role in marketing equity derivative products and strategies to Swiss institutional clients.
In 1998 she transferred to Société Générale in New York where she worked with corporate and investment bankers on transactions with high-net worth individuals and US and Canadian companies. Her last position was as Managing Director, in charge of corporate equity solutions for US companies.
Jenny has an active interest in education, in particular in a bi-lingual and multi-cultural environment. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lycée Français de New York for 5 years until 2013 and served on a number of committees including chairing the Development Committee of which she remains a member.
After 20 years in France and the US, Jenny moved to London in 2012 with her husband and three children. She is a member of the Lady Margaret Hall Advisory Council at Oxford University and a Trustee of Friends of the Lycée, a charity supporting French and bi-lingual education.
She graduated with a MA in Modern Languages from Oxford University.
Laurent Bigorgne dirige l’Institut Montaigne depuis 2011. Il a supervisé la publication de rapports qui ont fait date, en particulier sur l’école, les banlieues ou la compétitivité française.
Sous sa direction, l'Institut Montaigne s’attache a donner aux citoyens français les moyens de se forger une opinion sur la compétitivité et la cohésion sociale dans notre pays, d'ouvrir les données sur ces sujets au plus grand nombre, de faire participer de nouvelles voix au débat. Sous son impulsion, l’Institut a largement renouvelé les formes de sa contribution au débat public à travers des opérations inédites, comme le chiffrage des programmes des candidats lors de l’élection présidentielle de 2012 ou une conférence de citoyens sur notre système de santé tenue à l’automne 2012.
A la tête de ce laboratoire d’idées indépendant, il entend intégrer les différentes tendances politiques, sociales et économiques à l’œuvre dans notre pays et s’inspirer des pratiques des think tanks les plus influents dans le monde.
Agrégé d’Histoire et diplômé de Sciences Politiques, Laurent a enseigné en lycée et a l’université avant de travailler à la direction de Sciences Po, notamment comme directeur des études et de la scolarité puis comme directeur adjoint. Il a également passé une année à Londres en détachement auprès de la direction de la London School of Economics. Sa passion pour l’éducation l’a tout naturellement amené à rejoindre très tôt le Board du Lycée.
Lionel est né et a fait ses études en France. Il a commencé sa carrière au Luxembourg travaillant pour la Direction Investissements de la Commission de l'Union Européenne puis pour l'Office Statistique des Communautés Européennes.
Après avoir servi comme officier dans l'armée française, il rejoint EDF SA en 1991, où il occupait divers postes dans des départements d’affaires contractuelles et de droit international pour la construction de centrales thermiques en France, en Espagne, au Mexique, en Egypte et en Chine.
En 2000, Lionel a rejoint la Direction des Ressources Humaines au siège de la Division Ingénierie, Production et Services d'EDF SA, où il était en charge de la mobilité du personnel et conseillait l'équipe de direction sur la gestion prévisionnelle à long terme des emplois et compétences.
Lionel s’est installé à Londres en 2009 pour rejoindre EDF Energy Ltd en tant que Responsable Administratif de l'équipe d'ingénierie en charge du Nouveau Nucléaire, puis est devenu Responsable des Moyens Internes de la Direction Nouveau Nucléaire.
Depuis 2013, il est responsable de toutes les activités liées à la mobilité internationale pour EDF Energy. Du fait de ses fonctions, il s’intéresse tout particulièrement aux problèmes de l'éducation des enfants des familles EDF expatriées dans le monde entier. Il a rejoint le Board of Governors du Lycée en 2014.
Lionel est titulaire d’un DESS Contrôle de Gestion de l'Université de Lyon 2; il est également titulaire du Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieure de l’Union Européenne et du Diplôme de l'Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales de Nice.
Jane Camblin is currently the Executive Director of the United Nations International School, www.unis.org, a position she assumed in August, 2013. Prior to that, Jane was Head of the French American International School in San Francisco, www.
Jane holds an honors degree in English and Russian, from Bristol University, UK; a graduate degree from Sydney University, Australia, in teaching Theatre and English as a Second Language; and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Bilingual Education from Stanford University, USA. She has worked previously as a teacher, administrator and consultant in public and private schools in England, France, Monaco, Australia and the United States, and is a recipient of an SDB Outstanding Educator Fellowship Award (Johns Hopkins University) and a Klingenstein Fellowship (Columbia University). In July 2016, Jane was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree (JD) by Bristol University in recognition of her lifelong work in international education.
Jane is a three-term elected Board member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), a membership organization representing the interests of hundreds of international schools around the world, and was the founding Chair of the Council of International Schools in the Americas (CIStA). Jane currently serves as Chair of the Foundation Board of Bristol University, and until January 2012 held an elected seat on the International Baccalaureate Heads Council, providing advice to the Executive Director of the IB Organization on strategic policy issues. Currently, Jane also serves as Vice-Chair of the Manhattan Guild of Independent Schools, and as a Trustee of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).
In 2004, Jane was named Chevalier des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of Education for her services to French culture and education as a dynamic and innovative visionary leader who believes fervently that an intellectually challenging international 21st century education emphasizing critical thinking, cross-cultural communication, and a strong appreciation of and respect for diversity in all its forms, is of utmost importance to the world in which we live.
Emmanuel Caradec has been Head of Legal at Natixis London branch since September 2010. He joined Natixis in 2004 and previously worked in Paris for the securisation legal team from 2007 to 2010 and the fund structured products legal team from 2004 to 2006.
Before joining Natixis, Emmanuel worked for law firms Allen & Overy in Paris and Clifford Chance in Paris and London.
Emmanuel holds a postgraduate degree in business law and taxation from the University Paris II – Assas. He also holds a master of laws from Cambridge University. He is dual qualified as a solicitor (England and Wales) and a French avocat. As such, he has a strong interest in the French and British education systems experienced first hand.
He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.
Emma de Fontaubert, was born in New Zealand and educated in the United States. She spent ten years working in the Silicon Valley where she worked for Silicon Graphics and Beyond.com in senior marketing positions.
Emma moved to London in 2001 where she founded and later sold a boutique lifestyle company. In 2012 she founded Gemini Capital Partners, a Private Investment Office business, with her husband.
Coming from a family of educators who spent their careers in the both the American and International school system, Emma has always had an abiding interest in education.
Married to a Frenchman she has come to admire and appreciate the theoretical and pure educational aspects of the French System and is keen to infuse some of the pedagogical aspects from the English / American systems and integrate these in a way that will ensure the best of the both worlds.
Emma became a Member of the Board of Governors in 2014, she also donates her time to meet with budding entrepreneurs and still takes a keen interest the start-up community.
She lives in Pinner with her husband and two children.
Emma has a Bachelors degree in International Relations from the University of Santa Barbara California.
Prior to his new posting, he was Regional Managing, based in New Delhi, in charge of the management, operations and business development of Hermès in India, Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Africa.
In Hong Kong, where he spent 11 years as Regional Managing Director of “Hermès Asia Pacific”, Bertrand Michaud was President of the Foreign Trade Advisor of France, Board Member of the Macau-France Business Association, “Invest Hong Kong” Ambassador, member of the board of Pro Musicis, Director of the “Association Culturelle France-Hong Kong, Trustee of the “Fond d’Entraide des Français de Hong Kong”. He is also the Honorary President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong and past Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining Hermès 20 years ago, Bertrand Michaud was Visiting Research Fellow at the University of California in Los Angeles, the managing director of his own company and a consultant for the French Medical Research Foundation where he has been instrumental in organizing fundraising projects.
Bertrand Michaud is a graduate of the University of Paris with a master of Law and a master of Political Sciences and a pre-doctoral degree in Defense Studies.
In 1996, Bertrand Michaud attended the National Defense College in Paris (Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale), a one-year program on defense and international relations for top military officers, civil servants and professionals selected by the French Prime Minister. Graduated from the Staff College, he is lieutenant-colonel in the French Paratroopers Reserves Forces.
He has been recently appointed by the French Prime Minister a member of the board of “Agence Française pour les Investissements Internationaux”, a state Agency promoting investments in France.
In France, he was awarded the “Légion d’Honneur”, the “Ordre National du Mérite”, the Defense Department Gold Medal and the Youth and Sport Department Medal.
Bertrand Michaud is married to Diane, a journalist and a writer, and has 3 daughters, Olga (19), Emma (17) and Paola (14). The family is member of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, of the Cercle Interalliée in Paris and of the Cavalry and Guards Club in London. They are all very keen in sports.
Mike took over as Executive Director of Unicef UK in May 2016, prior to this was CEO of Action Contre La Faim in Paris and Global Humanitarian Director at Save the Children.
Mike is an experienced senior leader with a well-established track record in the commercial, humanitarian and development sectors, with 24 years’ experience working in aid and development as well as risk, crisis and disaster management in more than 60 countries.
Mike’s experience of crisis and emergency response is extensive and has included consultant deployments as Head of Operations for the UN WHO in Banda Aceh for the Tsunami response, Crisis Management Advisor for the Torino Winter Olympics, UK Government Department For International Development Operations advisor in numerous emergencies, including Iraq 2003 and the Pakistan earthquake in 2005, and as the Evacuation Team Leader for the inter-governmental civilian evacuations of Lebanon 2006, Guinea 2007 and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2007. Mike has also advised many large commercial organisations on how to operate effectively and ethically in fragile environments.
A former hostage, having been Kidnapped in Chechnya in 1996, Mike also occasionally works as a trauma councillor for other former hostages and their families.
Fluent in French, Mike currently lives in London with his wife and young son.