Dean & Professor of Innovation & Management
Ecole des Ponts Business School
Alon Rozen, Dean of Ecole des Ponts Business School and Professor of Innovation and Management, has a long history with the school. Apart from being an alumnus of Ecole des Ponts, he was also invited to come back as Assistant Dean and later on, as Executive Dean, before finally taking the position of Dean and Managing Director. His purpose has been to initiate a turnaround and scale up the ambitions of the only business school which is part of the illustrious Grande Ecole (the French Ivy League) engineering schools.
In the last few years alone the school has rebranded, relocated, and launched many groundbreaking initiatives – a project-based MBA in Innovation Management, an Executive DBA programme with experiential learning labs, a specialised E-MBA in China, an experience-designed executive education business unit, multiple EU research programmes, an African subsidiary, a research centre dedicated to the circular economy, a tri-continent Policy and Competitiveness initiative, and a lab dedicated to digital innovation, among others.
Alon Rozen has experience both in academia (20 years) and consulting (25 years). In fact, his experience in consulting covers fields as diverse as IT, telecom, services, hi-tech manufacturing, wine and spirits, luxury, hotels, real estate development, sports and entertainment, business development, investment assessment, as well as the music industry. While working in France and internationally, Alon has taught a wide range of subjects to a diverse range of classrooms. Despite his management responsibilities, Alon still insists on teaching courses on startups (related to topics such as innovation, entrepreneurship, business modeling, and business planning) as well as finance – primarily to engineering and MBA students.
Alon Rozen began his undergraduate studies in International Marketing in Boston and later transferred to the University of Paris 1 – Pantheon-Sorbonne, where he obtained a B.A. degree with honours in Economics with a specialisation in Money and Finance. He later completed an MBA at Ecole des Ponts Business School in Paris, which included the Negotiation and Arbitration programme at Harvard’s Kennedy School in Boston. He also holds a PhD ABD from the International School of Management (ISM) (Paris). His doctoral research was focused on the wine sector in France in the face of the increased globalisation of world wine markets.