Helen Lee Bouygues
Helen Lee Bouygues is the founder of the Reboot Foundation, an organization that aims to better integrate critical thinking into the daily lives of people around the world. She is also an experienced corporate director and senior executive with expertise in digital transformation, innovation, and turnarounds.
Helen has intervened in over 25 companies as interim CEO, CFO, or as advisor. She is currently writing a book on critical thinking in this new digital world. She is also creating a site for parents of children ages 7-14 to access material on how to incorporate critical thinking exercises in our daily lives.
Helen is a former investment banker, private equity investor, and Partner at McKinsey & Company. She is known for her deep business transformation expertise and was named by leading French journals including Le Point, Express, La Tribune, and Les Echos as one of the top five leading turnaround experts in France. She has given courses at INSEAD Business School.
Julie joined HEC in 2017 in the Grande École programme, where she is currently a Finance major.
She interned in banks and hedge funds such as JP Morgan, BNP Paribas or Chenavari and her goal is to become a trader after graduation.
She's an ambassador for a charity raising money for research in the field of rare diseases, as she herself suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She's been a wheelchair user since childhood and wishes to raise awareness around various disability-related issues.
Philippe Zaouati is the CEO of Mirova, an asset management company specializing in sustainable investment, which he created within Natixis in 2014 and recognized as one of the pioneers of green and sustainable finance. After a career in various financial institutions, including Caisse des Dépôts and Crédit Agricole, notably as an expert in quantitative management, he has devoted himself for ten years to the development of responsible investment.
He is co-founder and President of the think tank Osons le Progrès which aims to be a laboratory of progressive ideas.
Philippe Zaouati is a graduate of the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE) and a member of the Institute of French Actuaries. He teaches sustainable finance at Sciences Po.
Samuel Deason is an international prize-winning pianist and recent MBA student at HEC Paris. As a university instructor and adjudicator, he’s advised thousands of musicians, helping them realize their potential as human beings.
Sam believes in the transformative power of art and music, and advocates for the broader recognition of artists throughout society.
Sylvain Duranton is the global leader of BCG GAMMA, a unit dedicated to applying data science and advanced analytics to business. He manages a team of 1500+ data scientists who master all data analysis techniques (data science, data engineering, optimization, machine learning) and provide support to businesses in the field of AI.
Duranton majored in mathematics and sociology at the French engineering schools Polytechnique and Mines Paris and holds an MBA degree from INSEAD. He is the founder and president of a chess club, Palamède Echecs, and an executive board member for Aurore, one of France’s largest NGOs, which aims to alleviate poverty and improve access to housing.
Thandiwe is a current MBA Candidate at HEC Paris - class of 2023. She is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with 7 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, working for a development funder, insurance company and a pension fund.
She is the founder of Royalty Scenery, a women’s fashion business that aims to empower women through shared fashion knowledge and experiences.
Lastly, she is passionate about fashion, diversity, equity and inclusion and is a fitness fanatic.
With nearly twenty years of experience in military civil protection units, Vincent Boichard has held all levels of responsibility, from chief in the field (tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan, earthquakes in Algeria, Haiti, Ecuador, cyclones in the West Indies, forest fires, floods, interventions by helicopter, explosion of the AZF factory...) to positions as advisor to the highest state authorities, as head of crisis units or No. 2 of the interministerial crisis management operational centre.
Trained as an executive coach at HEC, he created his own coaching, consulting and training firm in risk and crisis management in 2019.