Bernard Ramanantsoa holds an Engineering degree from the "Ecole Supérieure d'Aéronautique de Toulouse", valedictorian of the Class of 1971. Valedictorian of the MBA graduating class of HEC in 1976, he obtained a post-graduate DEA degree in sociology in 1987 and also a Ph.D. in management sciences from Paris-Dauphine University in 1991, and a further DEA in the history of philosophy from Paris-1 University in 1993. He is Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
Initially lecturer at the "Ecole Supérieure d'Aéronautique" in 1971 and 1972, he became head of the Marketing Division, "Grandes Lignes" for SNCF in 1972. A specialist on ethics and culture in the business place and himself advocate of an open-minded approach and a multi-cultural scope in the corporate world, he joined the HEC faculty in 1979 as professor of Business Strategy. Since 1995 he has been head of HEC School of Management. He has lead the institution in their strides towards a decidedly international dimension, as well as added the CPA to the HEC label.
Very active in the scientific and professional community, Bernard Ramanantsoa is:
- Member of the Committee of the "Conférence des Grandes Ecoles"
- Member of the Board of the "Ecole de Paris"
- Member of the Evaluation Committee of Management Programs and Degrees for the French Ministry of Education
- Member of the Board of the HEC Foundation
- Vice-President of the European Foundation for Management Development
- Former Member of the Board of the APM (Association for Progress in Management)
- Administrator of ANVIE
- Member of the "Société Française de Management"
- Member of the Board of the "Ecole Nationale d'Administration Pénitentiare" (ENAP)
- Former Member of the Board of the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Aéronautique"
- Member of the AASCB International Committee
and, last but not least, member of the Board of ParisTech Review.
He is the author of numerous communications and publications in the field of business management. In particular, he received the Harvard 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". His latest published work, in collaboration with Y. Pesqueux, A. Saudan and J.C. Tournand, "Perspectives philosophiques sur l'entreprise", was published in 1999.
Faut-il imaginer, à l'horizon 2030, un nouveau leadership? Même épaulés par les technologies de Big Data, managers et dirigeants vont devoir affronter une complexité et une incertitude croissantes. L'idée d'un one best way, unique et salvateur, appartient au passé. L'autorité ne viendra plus du savoir. Quelles seront les qualités et les compétences des managers de demain?
Should we imagine, come the 2030 horizon, new forms of entrepreneurial leadership? Even with the support of Big Data technologies, future managers and business leaders will have to cope with increasing complexity and uncertainty. The credo of there being a single one-best-way already belongs the past. Authority will no longer depend on who owns the knowledge. So, what will the skills and qualities of tomorrow's managerial class look like?