Jacques Fayolle
President - Dean of Telecom Saint Etienne
Emmanuel Duflos
Vice-president - Dean of Centrale Lille
Christian Lerminiaux
Vice-president - Dean of Chimie ParisTech
Sophie Mougard
Vice-president - Dean of ENPC
Jean-Michel Nicolle
Vice-president - Dean of EPF

The Executive Board

CDEFI’s Executive Board, elected for two years, comprises the president and vice-presidents.

The Executive Board meets every month, prior to the Standing Committee’s meeting. It coordinates the implementation of the CDEFI strategic orientations, follows the Conference activities and news and takes the appropriate decisions. The Executive Board identifies the topics to be put on the next Standing Committee’s and General Meetings’s agendas. It defines the work program of the CDEFI permanent staff. 

Jean-Louis Allard
Dean of Cesi engineering school
Romuald Boné
Dean of INSA Strasbourg
Laurent Bigué
Dean of ENSISA
Jocelyne Brendlé
Dean of ENSC Mulhouse
Jean-Yves Chenebault
Dean of ENSI Poitiers
Étienne Craye
Grégory Dechamp-Guillaume
Dean of ENSAT
Florence Dufour
Dean of EBI
Fabrice Guérin
Dean of Polytech Angers
Pierre Koch
Dean of UTT
Eric Moreau
Dean of SeaTech
Emmanuel Perrin
Dean of Polytech Lyon
Francis Pollet
Dean of IPSA
Alain Schmitt
Dean of IMT Lille Douai

The Standing Committee

CDEFI is administered by a Board of Directors called “Standing Committee”. It comprises 20 members:

  • 1 president,
  • vice-presidents,
  • 12 members elected by the General Meeting,
  • 4 co-opted members.
According to the Conference statuses, the elected members of the Standing Committee must be able to reflect the interests of all the French schools of engineering: schools supervised by the Ministry in charge of Higher Education and Research, schools supervised by the other “technical” ministries, private schools, etc.

Elected and co-opted members are part of the Standing Committee for two years and their mandate can be renewed twice.

The Standing Committee members express the voice of the General Meeting members:
  • they identify the major work orientations of the Conference.
  • they follow the implementation of tasks and decisions.
  • they express public and political opinions on legal documents related to Higher Education and Research reforms in France, Europe and worldwide.

Andreas Kaiser
Jean-Louis Allard
Work-study training officer
Alain Ayache
Digital officer
François Cansell
Academic territorial cooperation officer
Jacques Gelas
Anne-Marie Jolly
Michel Mudry
Gérard Noyel
François Resch

The Cabinet

The Cabinet comprises partners who have be chosen by CDEFI’s President to assist him in the implementation of his missions. The Cabinet members can be entrusted with specific representation missions, on precise geographic areas.

The Cabinet members are former deans of schools of engineering.

The permanent staff

The CDEFI permanent staff is in charge of implementing the Conference’s decisions, under the supervision of the Executive Board and the Standing Committee. The permanent staff deals with the daily activities of the Conference and its administrative and financial management.

The permanent staff comprises:

The executive director

Isabelle Schöninger
Executive director
+33 1 85 65 25 25

The assistants

Administrative and financial assistant
+33 1 85 65 25 25

Alexis Lebrun                                
Executive assistant
+33 1 85 65 25 25
+33 1 85 65 25 20

The project officers

Nicolas Speciale
Education and Society
+33 1 85 65 25 21

Benjamin Guillaume
Research and Innovation
+33 1 85 65 25 23

Aurélie Noguès
International and Development
+33 1 85 65 25 22

The communication service

Sonia Pinot
Communication officer
+33 1 73 04 34 36

Myriam Bennezzar
Communication assistant
+33 1 85 65 25 29