1st EFMD Americas Conference: Welcome Address (Eric Cornuel & Maria Tereza Fleury)


At the 1st EFMD Americas Conference in Sao Paulo, 80 participants were welcomed by Ms. Tereza  Fleury, Director of hosted FGV and Eric Cornuel, General Director of EFMD. 

Eric Cornuel

Eric Cornuel, General Director of EFMD, began by welcoming the audience to the first EFMD Americas Conference. EFMD is looking to expand its activities in both North and South America. It has recently set up an office in Miami making it possible to cooperate more with AACSB which is based in Tampa but also to be closer to their members and to expand our membership base on the American continent. The strategy of EFMD in the America is to have a light structure.

“We need to be humble and grow with the activities of the members.” Said Mr. Cornuel.

He also teased the audience by stating that at the forthcoming annual conference at EFMD in Vienna in June there will be some announcements concerning accreditation and some future changes.

Mr. Cornuel concluded by thank FGV, Sao Paulo and the organising committee including Helke Carvalho Hernandes, Deputy Director and Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director EFMD GN America for their time in setting up the conference.

Maria Tereza Fleury, Director of FGV, welcomed the audience to the on behalf of the organising committee and everyone at FGV.

“This is the 60th anniversary of our school and this conference is one of the highlights of this celebration.” She began.

She pointed out that FGV tries to combine tradition with innovation.

“Our undergraduate programme was one of the first to be created in Brazil and “innovation encompasses the entire portfolio of our programmes.”

She claimed that the business school aims to prepare students for the needs of the local community and for an international career.

Research is an opportunity part of the school’s activities is applied and contributes to development of the community.

“We hope this conference will give us the opportunity to work with people from across the world.” She added.

North America have recovered from the crisis and this now requires new demands for higher education. “We need to adapt to this.”

Ms. Fleury ended her opening talk by thanking the organising committee for their time in setting up the conference as well as the audience for attending.

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Maria Tereza Leme Fleury

Maria Tereza Leme Fleury is director and professor in International Strategy at FGV- EAESP – School of Business Administration of São Paulo , Getulio Vargas Foundation . Full Professor at FEA / USP , was director and vice director of the college in the period 1998-2006 has been Visiting Schollar in MFI – University of Cambridge . ; was a visiting professor at the ESSEC , France , and a visiting researcher at IDS University of Sussex – England and FDI in Tokyo , Japan . She was director of ANPAD , member of Advisory Committee CNPq Research Council of Euromed – MARSEILLE , Council of the FIA , the Council of the Faculty of Medicine , FAPESP and coordinating editor of RAUSP . She is currently a Board member of FNQ , the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Human Resource Management and the Journal of Emerging Markets , the SAR Magazine , the International Advisory Board of the Catholic University of Lisbon , the Advisory Board of the Center for China – Latin America Tsingua of Management Studies University , the Advisory Board of the Columbia Global Centers – Latin America and the International Advisory Board of IE Business School, Spain. Have research and professional experience in International Management , Management Skills , Learning and Culture .

profileEric Cornuel

Eric Cornuel is an Affiilate Professor at HEC. He is the Director General & CEO of EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) in Brussels.
He holds a degree of Sciences Po from IEP Paris, an MBA from HEC, a DEA in strategy and management from Paris Nanterre University, together with a Doctoral Certificate of Specialisation in Strategy from HEC Graduate School of Management Paris and a Ph.D. in management from Paris Dauphine University.
Eric started his career as an entrepreneur by setting up an hydroelectric power plant in France when he was still a student. He was in charge of the HEC Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (Paris). He then served as Dean of KIMEP, at the time the leading Business and Economics school in Central Asia, from 1997 to 2000. He was awarded a honorary professorship for his achievements.
Eric’s key qualifications are in the areas of strategy, international management and entrepreneurship and he is a regular contributor to the Emerald Management Journals and the business press.
Eric Cornuel is, among others, a Board Member of the EIASM (European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management), EABIS (European Academy of Business in Society), ISBM (International Schools of Business Management, CEIBS (China Europe International Business School), and GFME (Global Foundation for Management Education).


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