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Advisory board

IFP School's higher education activities are guided by an independent body, the Advisory Board, composed of representatives from industry and other higher education establishments.

This educational and strategic advisory body meets every six months.


Representing industry


  • Antonio Bassi, Processes & Technologies Manager, SAIPEM
  • Remi Bastien, Director of Research, Advanced Studies and Materials, Renault
  • Guillaume Devauchelle, R&D Director, Valeo
  • Philippe Marcus, Deputy Vice-President, Exploration-Production, GDF Suez
  • Thierry Parmentier, Group Human Resources Director, Technip
  • Olivier Peyret, Vice-President Software Products, Schlumberger Information Solutions
  • Jean-Baptiste Renard, Consultant, energy expert
  • Laurence Storelli, Head of Recruitment, Recruitment, Careers & Diversity Division, Total
  • Arnd Wilhelms, Vice-President Petroleum Technology, Statoil



Representing higher education and research


  • Dominique Bonvin, Professor at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) (Switzerland)
  • Alain Bravo, Managing Director, Supelec (École supérieure d'électricité)
  • Bernard Leduc, Emeritus Professor at Brussels Free University (Belgium)
  • Alain Storck, President of UTC (University of Technology of Compiègne)



Representing alumni


  • Claude Chavanne, Head of the Operational Environmental Safety Department, Arkema
  • Francis Duseux, Chairman and CEO, Esso SAF
  • Isabelle Gaildraud, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Total E&P
  • Patrice Marez, Head of the Design, System, Powertrain, Transmission entity, PSA Peugeot Citroën


As of November 1, 2012

Further information

application/pdf IFP School brochure (PDF - 2.3 Mo )

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