Our Governance

Created in 1988, Excelia Group is an association in accordance with French Law of 1901. The Group, directed by Bruno Neil, is supported by different governing bodies including:


Board of Governors

To outline the Group’s policies, strategy and action plans.

Ex Officio Members :

  • Gérard BLANCHARD​ – Vice-Chairman, responsible for Higher Education and Research, Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes regional council (Conseil Régional Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes)
  • Stéphane VILLAIN​ – Vice-Chairman, Charente-Maritime regional council (Conseil Départemental de Charente-Maritime)
  • Sylvie GUERRY-GAZEAU – Vice-Chairman Communication Conurbation Identity (Communication Identité Communautaire), La Rochelle Conurbation
  • Thierry HAUTIER​ – Chairman, La Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Appointed Members :

  • Robert BUTEL – Chairman, Excelia Group
  • Benoît SERRE – Assistant General Manager, Groupe MACIF – Chairman, Strategic Advisory Board, Excelia Group
  • Olivier DAMON – Chairman, Alumni Le Réseau graduate network
  • Philippe CHAVEROCHE – General Manager, SCIH Mercure Océanide
  • Daniel RIDORET​​​​ – CEO, RIDORET Menuiseries
  • Didier PAIN - CEO, AJC Conseil & Management SAS


Members :

  • Jean-Dominic ANTONI – Chairman of the Board, IMA
  • Éric DUMARTIN – CEO, FPSPP
  • Jean-Luc GUILLOU - Managing Director, GERME
  • Hervé HUOT – Regional Manager, ERDF
  • Jean-Michel MOUSSET – Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Groupe MOUSSET
  • Sylvain ORSAT – General Manager, EIGSI General Engineering School
  • Nathalie STEINBERG – General Manager, SYNARGIES


Strategic Advisory Board

To analyse both the medium and long-term issues facing the Group, evaluate core challenges and put forward key strategic proposals to the Board of Governors.
  • Pinar AKKAYA – General Manager, SIGNATURE CONSULTING (Turkey)
  • Nehme AZOURY – Vice Chancellor, Research in Management and Business Science, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)
  • Frédéric CHEREAU – Independant Consultant (United States)
  • Florence DARMON – General Manager, ESTP Paris (France)
  • Jean-Michel DEDÔME – Manager (Développement et de l'Animation des Richesses Humaines), VINCI Energies (France) - Vice-Chairman, Strategic Advisory Board
  • Joby JOHN – Tom Galloway Professor of Marketing, B.I. Moody III College of Business, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (USA)
  • Michel LANGLOIS – Professor of Marketing and Head of the Marketing Department, ESG UQAM - President, Strategic Leadership Institute (Canada)
  • Richard LI-HUA – Professor of Strategic Management and Governance - Chairman, Camot Innovation Academy Cambridge (UK)
  • Eduardo LORENZO OCHOA – Civil Servant, European External Action Service (Djibouti)
  • Bruno MAGLIULO – Honorary Academic Inspector, Ministry of National Education (France)
  • Daniel MILLIOT – Secretary-General of the Poitou Charentes Committee, National Committee of French ForeignTrade Advisors (Comité National des Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France) (France)
  • Patrick PATELIN – Chairman, Patelin Conseil - Reporter, CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France/Argentina)
  • Olivier POIROT – Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Sodexo North America – Global Head of Finance, Sodexo Healthcare (USA)
  • Alejandro REYES – Director of Educational Projects, Procibaris Pucp (Mexico)
  • Benoît SERRE – Assistant General Manager, Human Resources, Groupe MACIF (France) -  Chairman, Strategic Advisory Board
  • Edith SZIVAS – Director, SeaStar International Tourism Consultancy (UK)