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Anne-Claire PACHE, Chaired Professor

Chaired Professor in Philanthropy since 2011, Anne-Claire is a Professor within the ESSEC Public and Private Policy Department and was Dean for Academic Programs between 2014 and 2017.

She graduated from ESSEC Business School in 1994, holds a Master in Nonprofit Management from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2001) and a Ph.D. in Organisational Behavior from INSEAD (2009).

Her research focuses on social enterprises, in particular on their growth process and their relations with their institutional environments. She authored several books and articles in the best management journals (Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly...). 

Before embarking on an academic career, Anne-Claire was part of the co-founding team of Unis-Cité, a French nonprofit organisation which advocated the idea of voluntary civil service in France.


 

Arthur GAUTIER, Executive Director & Professor

Executive Director of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair, Arthur is Assistant Professor at ESSEC Business School in the Public and Private Policy Department. He teaches 
in the Master in Management program since 2015 and is the Academic Director of the French Fundraising Certificate since 2016.

He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) de Paris (2009) and is an alumnus from ESSCA School of Management (2005).

His research focuses on philanthropy and more broadly on private initiatives for the common good, from organizational, sociological, psychological and historical perspectives. He studies the emergence and the institutionalization of individual and corporate philanthropy, both as concepts and practices. He is also interested in hybrid philanthropic practices combining multiple institutional logics, such as impact investing, crowdfunding, and foundation-owned companies.

Before joining ESSEC, Arthur was Publications & Events Director at Admical, France’s leading institute for corporate philanthropy, and worked as a consultant in the music industry.

 

Eléonore DELANOË, Research officer

Eléonore joined the team in 2019 to support its research activities. 

She completed a dual curriculum in social sciences and international management at Ecole Normale Supérieure and HEC Paris (2019).  

Before, she worked in a social enterprise in India, in the political analysis department of an embassy, as well as in a impact fund specialized in energy transition. She focused her Master's research thesis on the inclusion of the gender dimension within the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency's partners . 

 

Gaétane LEFEVRE, Project Manager

Gaétane joined the team in 2019 as a Project Manager in Case Writing and Research Dissemination. She works towards creating new pedagogical cases and planning events to promote the Chair's research and disseminate knowledge about Philanthropy. She also lends her supports to the rest of the team's activities. 

She graduated from a Masters in Communication at Sciences Po Paris (2015), as well as from a Masters in Anthropology at EHESS Paris (2017). 

After several work experiences as a communications and project officer, both in France and in Cambodia within the humanitarian sector, she conducted a research project on the role of music in the migrant camps of Northern France. She also worked for two human rights NGOs, Amnesty International and ACAT-France. 



Sarah CASSIN, Assistant

Sarah has been the Chair's assistant since September 2018. She used to work as an assistant for the Program Management department at ESSEC Executive Education. There, she handled logistics for the planned training sessions, doing so since October 2012. 

She now supports the chair's activities in regards to administrative duties and logistics. She also helps planning events for the Chair. 




Since 2013, the chair has hosted several post-doctoral fellows who conducted various research after their thesis alongside us: 
Students from the Masters in Management at ESSEC and PhD students also get involved in the Chair's activities as research assistants.

Besides, the Chair also welcomes visiting professors from international universities and business schools: 
In order to define its strategy and address the sector's needs, the Philanthropy Chair mobilizes a steering committee which meets twice a year. Its members are representatives from ESSEC's administration and teaching staff,  as well as the Chair's financial partners.