Over 100 Triumers (students and alumni) attended a fascinating discussion with Pascal Lamy as an evening highlight event during TRIUM’s Module 4 Study in Paris. The candid discussion, moderated by TRIUM Academic Dean Oliver Gottschalg, touched upon a variety of issues, including the economy, transatlantic relations, and trade.
As highlighted by Dean of HEC Paris Bernard Ramanantsoa, Pascal Lamy’s achievements, “have showed his commitment to the European Union and European integration, have demonstrated his vision on globalization, and have exhibited his keen understanding of the private sector.”
Mr. Lamy’s discussion provided an opportunity for the TRIUM Class of 2015 (comprised of 85 senior level executives from over 30 different nationalities) to hear firsthand viewpoints from “one of the top 50 of the world’s leading thinkers,” according to a recent poll cast by the British magazine Prospect this past April. The evening ended with a cocktail reception at the elegant Hotel Potocki (Paris), providing ample time for students, alumni and distinguished guests to continue debate and networking.
A graduate of the Grande Ecole of HEC Paris in 1969 and a current affiliate professor of HEC Paris, Mr. Lamy served for two consecutive terms as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). A committed European, he also served as Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors from 1985 to 1994. He then joined the Credit Lyonnais as CEO until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004. He is currently Honorary President of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute.
At Module 4 study in Paris, TRIUM students take coursework in Marketing and Corporate Strategy. The TRIUM program is currently comprised of six Module studies spread over 17 months in five different locations (London, New York, Shanghai, Paris, Chennai.)
Noted distinguished guests at the evening event also included Pierre-Antoine Gailly, President, CCI Paris Ile-de-France and Marina Kundu, Associate Dean, Executive Education, HEC Paris.