An international perspective on the School’s strategic development

NEOMA Business School benefits from the support of an international governance body, the International Advisory Board (IAB), in planning and implementing its strategic development.

The IAB's members  exclusively of members from the world of international business and it serves as an external consultative body to the School's senior management team. It offers an invaluable external perspective on the School’s development.

The recommendations and opinions given by the IAB inform the discussions and work of the School’s board of directors. It guides the School’s thinking on a range of different issues, such as its international visibility and relationship with the business world.


Jean-Marc GALLOT, President

President and Chief Executive Officer Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, LVMH Group. MiM Rouen 1988.
After holding several management positions at Christofle, Cartier and Ferragamo, he joined LVMH in 2003 as Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton America. He was promoted President and CEO of the North America region before taking over the position of President of Louis Vuitton Europe in 2006. Since then he has held various managing position in the LVMH group: Managing Director at Ruinart, at Fendi and Executive Vice President of Brands at Moet Hennessy.



Dean, School of Business

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Applied Economics and Managerial Science
  • MS, University of Waterloo, Canada, Applied Science in Systems Design
  • BS, Monterrey Tech, Campus Monterrey, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr. Jaime Alonso Gómez has worked for a wide variety of organizations, across five continents, as a scholar, consultant, and executive coach in the areas of strategy, leadership, family business, and executive talent development. Dr. Gómez education includes university degrees from Mexico, Canada, Japan and the U.S.. He obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

As an international educator, Dr. Gómez has taught executives from all the Americas, Europe, Africa, Far and Middle East and is a frequent guest speaker around the world. Jaime Alonso has worked for major multinational enterprises as well as for mid-size public and family-owned companies. His areas of interest are: Global Leadership, Strategic Management, Organizational Design/Development, Family Business, and Executive Coaching/Mentoring.

Professor Gómez serves (and/or has served) as National Director of the Top Management Center for International Executive Education at Monterrey Institute of Technology, member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management at The University of Houston, co-editor of the Latin American Business Review, Member of the Editorial Review Board of the Thunderbird International Business Review, Member of the Advisory Council of the Instituto de Negocios Internacionales of ESAN, Lima, Perú, Member of the editorial Board of Expansion, Member of the Editorial Board of The Cabanillas Foundation in Alicante, Spain, Member of the Board at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Member of the International Advisory Board of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago USA, Member of the Board of Directors of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business(USA), Member of the EQUIS Accreditation Board (EU), and member of the board of advisors of EGMD GN Americas (Europe).

His publications in English and Spanish include books, chapters in books and articles in the areas of Strategy, Family Business, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and International Business. In 2005, Dr. Gomez received the “Dean of the Year” global award from the the prestigious Academy of International Business. In 2012, Jaime Alonso was nominated as one of the best professors of the year by the UK magazine “The Economist”. Dr. Gomez was ranked #14 in the world.

Susan COX

Dean Emeritus, Lancaster University Management School

Professor Sue Cox was Dean of Lancaster University Management School between 2001 and 2015. Prior to joining LUMS she was Professor of Safety and Risk Management and Director of Loughborough Business School. She has a background in agricultural and industrial product development and obtained all her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Nottingham. Susan Cox is Academic Vice-President and member of the Board of EFMD.

Françoise DOREY, Secretary

Director, Programme Management Support Unit, NEOMA Business School

Françoise Dorey joined Rouen Business School in 1985 as Marketing Professor.She was appointed Head of Marketing Department in 1986, and Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education in 1988. From 2003 to 2013, she was responsible for process quality for AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. Since the creation of NEOMA BS, she has been responsible for overall programme quality management. Before joining Rouen BS, she worked as a researcher in B2B marketing at EM Lyon and as professor in various business schools. She holds a Master in Management from ESSEC BS and a PhD in marketing.

Marc-Antoine JARRY

Chief Strategic Officer, TBWA Media Arts Lab, MiM Rouen 94

After starting his career as strategic planner at FCA BMZ (Publicis), Marc-Antoine Jarry joined Ogilvy in 1999 as director of strategic planning. He was appointed Executive Director of Strategy in July 2009. At Ogilvy, he worked on budgets for Coke, Google, Louis Vuitton and Vodafone. He was President of the Rouen Business School Alumni Association and was closely involved in the creation of NEOMA BS. He joined TBWA Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles in 2014 to oversee Apple’s global advertising strategy.


President, Active Cosmetics, L’Oreal, MGE Rouen 80

Brigitte Liberman began her career with Henkel. In 1986, she joined L’Oréal and Laboratoires Goupil before joining Biotherm and then Vichy. In 2001, she was appointed head of Active Cosmetics for France and Benelux, where she participated in the creation of Laboratoires Innéov, a joint venture between L’Oréal and Nestlé. In 2004, she became worldwide General Manager of Laboratoires Vichy and in 2005 President of Active Cosmetics. Brigitte Liberman has been a member of L’Oréal's Executive Committee since January 2007.

Lucienne MOCHEL

Director of International Relations, NEOMA Business School

Before joining NEOMA BS last July, Lucienne Mochel served as Vice President for Accreditation at AACSB International overseeing daily operations of the accreditation department and managing the accreditation committees and processes. Prior to joining AACSB in 2004, Lucienne worked for more than 20 years in training and workforce development as director of Employment and Training for Rotterdam City Council and as programme administrator for a large NGO in the U.S. She has a bachelor’s degree in career guidance counselling from the Academy of Man and Labor in Tilburg, the Netherlands and a master’s degree in management, leadership, and organizational effectiveness from the University of South Florida.

Viviane NEITER

Consultant, MGE Reims 80

After 23 years running a family business and experience as President of a committee of shareholders, Viviane Neiter set up her own consulting firm Cabinet Neiter Consulting in 2003. She works on all matters relating to corporate governance, both in France and abroad (particularly in Benelux and Canada). Viviane Neiter has served for many years as a administrator of various companies and advises family comanies on the governance, which she teaches  in business schools and universities.


2005-Present Independent Non-Executive Director
Tianjin Port Development Holdings Limited

2008-Present Independent Non-Executive Director
Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited

2008-Present Independent Non-Executive Director
Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited

2009-Present Independent Non-Executive Director
Binhai Investment Company Limited

2012-Present Independent Non-Executive Director
Regal Hotels International Holdings Limited

2012-Present Independent Non-Executive Director
Tianjin Binhai TEDA Logistics (Group) Corporation Limited

2013-Present Independent Non-Executive Director
Shougang Fushan Resources Group Limited


PhD 1976
The University of Texas, Austin


Anne Sinnott is the Executive Dean at DCU Business School. She joined the DCU Business School faculty in 1985. Prior to this she worked in both market research and in education. She holds a BA and Higher Diploma in Education from University College Dublin and an MBA and PhD from NUI, Galway. Her research interests include quality management, management of service businesses and customer service strategies. She is a member of the Quality Promotion board and is a quality assessor.

She is currently involved in the Academic Framework for Innovation (AFI) project in DCU.


Special Advisor to AACSB International

Dr. Trapnell served as Chief Accreditation Officer and Executive Vice President of AACSB International from 2004 to September 2012. Dr. Trapnell has been a Director of Martin Color-Fi Inc. since 1997. He served as Dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs at Clemson University and previously served as Director and professor of Clemson University School of Accountancy. He joined the Clemson accounting programme in 1986. He served for ten years in the department of accounting at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He earned his PhD from the University of Georgia, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clemson University.