We are convinced that agile, lucid leadership is an organization’s most important mobilizing and transformative force. Since 1992, Business Digest’s mission has been to disseminate and share ideas, trends and firsthand accounts about what managers need to succeed tomorrow! Françoise Tollet, Business Digest CEO
Who are we?
Business Digest has been covering the latest trends and publications on business management and leadership since 1992. Inspiring visionary and agile leadership, we weigh up theory and practice, the world of academia and policy, and spotlighting the views of specialists and the experience of executives from all over the world.
Our international, multi-disciplinary team is a direct reflection of our clientele. We have a broad range of experience in business, journalism, publishing, and web 2.0.
Chief Executive OfficerAfter receiving a degree in agronomy from AgroParisTech and a Masters in Business Administration from HEC in Paris, she spent 12 years in the food industry (cotton, palm oil, and tobacco), first as a consultant, and then, via her strong understanding of how to lead complex investment projects in emerging countries, as the director of development with the Bolloré group. She has run Business Digest since 1998, a company that she co-founded in 1992. And she took the Internet plunge by 1996… even before coming on board as part of the BD team.
Editor-in-ChiefMehdi began his career in the corporate strategy division of Accor Services, subsequently joining Business Digest as associate editor and then becoming editor-in chief. He supervises all Business Digest content written by contributing journalists, economists, and consultants. He is also in charge of customized journals for corporate customers. His favorite subject? Strategic and operational management. His specialty? Transforming research into practical insight for business managers. Mehdi is a graduate of the University of Paris Dauphine.
JournalistCaroline began her career as an entrepreneur, providing translation and editorial services via her own Paris-based enterprise. Joining Business Digest to take charge of our publications in English, she keeps a sharp eye on management and strategy publications around the world, writes articles on the key forces and ideas shaping the global business environment, and conducts interviews with experts and business executives from around the world. Caroline is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Sciences-Po in Paris.
Editorial AssociateElise conducts Business Digest’s English-language interviews with executives and researchers worldwide. She joined Business Digest in 2001, having previously taught and designed English learning programs for a Paris language school. She is American and holds a B.A. from Tufts University (Boston) and an M.A. from NYU.
Knowledge ManagerEmmanuelle organizes and manages editorial production; monitors relevant books, journals, blogs, and networks; and delivers Business Digest services to customers through our KMS.
Our advisory committee
An advisory committee approves the theories, ideas, and trends that we cover. They contribute to the debate of our selections to ensure we choose only what’s most relevant to our readers! Business Digest is at the heart of a prestigious strong international network of a hundred research centers and editors.
Hervé BorensztejnDirector, Karistem
Frank BournoisProfessor and director of the CIFFOP International School of Human Resources, University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas (France)
Nuria ChinchillaProfessor of people management at IESE Business School, University of Navarre (Spain)
Bernard CovaProfessor of marketing at Euromed Marseille School of Management (France), PhD in management sciences
Laurent CriouDirector, The Leadership Elements (Singapour)
Rodolphe DurandProfessor of strategy and business policy, HEC Paris (France)
Sophie FaureDirector of services and development, EDF Business Management Learning Center (France)
Pierre-Yves GomezProfessor of strategy at EM Lyon business school (France)
Nigel HoldenProfessor of cross-cultural management at University of Central Lancaster (UK)
Mark KuoPartner & Chief Counsel, Gobi Partners (Shanghai)
Laurent MaruaniDirector of the French Institute for Industrial Strategy and professor of economics and marketing at HEC Paris (France)
Langdon MorrisCo-founder of InnovationLabs and senior practice scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Amit S. MukherjeeCo-founder of Ishan Advisors (USA), professor at IMD Business School (Singapore)
Evalde MutabaziProfessor of human resources management, EM Lyon business school (France)
Thierry PicqAssociate dean of pedagogical innovation and professor of management and human resources, EM Lyon business school (France)
Navi RadjouExecutive director of the Center for India & Global Business, Judge Business School (UK)
Jean-Florent RérollePartner, Head of Business Valuation Services at KPMG Corporate Finance (France)
Philippe Le RouxManaging director, Key People (France)
Taco Van SomerenSustainability and Strategic Innovation chair, Nyenrode University (the Netherlands)
René TissenProfessor of management, Nyenrode University (the Netherlands)
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