Romain Dutour, 1998, candidate for the Board of Directors EDHEC Alumni

Published on 07/12/2018
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Romain Dutour, 1998, is Innovation Project Manager at KPMG
He plays an active role in the EDHEC network as :

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Brief presentation

I’m 43 years old and married with two children (10 and 7). I have been living in Paris since 2001, having previously spent two years in Mexico. After a few years as a management controller with a communications firm, I made the leap into entrepreneurship and over a period of 10 years set up several companies in the digital (mobile marketing) and software sectors. For a little over a year, I have been head of innovation and digital transformation projects at KPMG, where a great many of my fellow alumni also work. I was president of the 30th CCE and have never really felt as if I have completely left EDHEC since graduating in 1998, having been a member of the team of volunteers for the first Alumni site, and then a mentor on the Stream programme for several years, and now a mentor for a start-up at the EYE incubator in Station F. I also took part in the admissions jury on several occasions, and last October it was with great pleasure that I helped organise our 20-year class union. A wonderful event shared with more than 80 highly motivated attendees!
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Reasons I wish to join the EDHEC Alumni Board of Trustees

I have deep links with EDHEC and hold dear all that makes it unique in France, the values it defends and the people it has educated, past and present. I also have huge respect for the fantastic reforms undertaken by Olivier Oger, who truly moved the school into a new dimension at an international level (a trip to the Lille campus quickly makes this clear). My personal and above all professional lives have involved many wonderful encounters made possible by the alumni network. I am a loyal supporter and now simply hope to contribute more actively to its development by taking on a position on the Board of Trustees.

My proposals for this mandate

I hold two convictions. The first is that we must continue to strengthen the digitalisation of services to meet the expectations of all members and support the international expansion of both the school and network. The second is that at the same time there is always a need for more face-to-face encounters, exchanges, discussions and sharing of ideas and experiences. And this must be led by sincere efforts to be open and collaborate with other types of educational environments, building on the recent merger between the alumni associations representing different curriculums. I feel that my experience as an entrepreneur in the digital sector, as well as my attachment to the value of the brand and the EDHEC “experience”, can make a useful and sincere contribution to the Association over the next three years.

Career change? Moving house?