The key to success of any great network is keeping in touch. As the École des Ponts Business School considers its alumni to be one of its greatest assets, it has developed a number of different services to promote contact-building and information exchange. It is the School’s hope that this network will continue to improve and to grow thanks to the active participation of its members.
Three Alumni Associations
- Ecole des Ponts Business School Alumni Association
- The Alumni Association of the ENPC (AAENPC)
- ParisTech Alumni
The School, through its alumni network, also encourages graduates of its programs to update their knowledge. Regular meetings are held with speakers on relevant business topics and open invitations are extended for alumni to visit the School and sit-in on current classes through a Lifetime Learning initiative.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you are interested in taking a class or interested in being involved as a speaker/contributor on a given topic.
Ecole des Ponts Business School Alumni Stories
We want to know how your MBA has had a positive impact on your life. Have you recently changed jobs? Moved to a new country? Launched a new business? Created a new non-profit or social entrepreneurship initiative? Drop us a line and share your success stories with the international alumni community: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecole des Ponts Business School Alumni Association
Once admitted to Ecole des Ponts Business School, participants have the opportunity to accede to alumni activities.
- At World Congresses, like the World Business Networking Congress in Marrakech, the frontiers of knowledge and practice are advanced, while networking and fraternity simultaneously create significant value.
- Global Events gather alumni in key locations around the world, including London, Paris, New York, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Bangalore, Pune or Delhi.
- Meeting alumni and creating value “criss-cross” the globe. On the one hand, alumni geographic ambassadors volunteer to brief fellow alumni on the business and networking opportunities of their city or region. On the other hand, frequent travelers reach out to fellow alumni around alumni dinners, sharing news and building fellowship.
- Thought leadership and value creation are highlighted in the Entrepreneurship series of Ecole des Ponts Business School Alumni.
- Meanwhile, the Executive Transformation Series illustrates how the Ecole des Ponts Business School and its alumni association work hand in hand. Thought-provoking panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses take place at our prime city center Executive Campus location.
- When you want to “check in” or “catch up” with old friends without unnecessarily formality, a regular roster of meeting occasions fits the bill. For example, whenever alumni are scheduling travel thru Paris, they know that they can meet up with friends over drinks, after work, on the Last Tuesday of every month.
- Alternatively, they can join the weekly Thursday morning MBA Café, where prospective students, staff members and often alumni schedule chat about the school, its programs and news of alumni.
- Graduation ceremonies are a highlight of the year, as participants formally cross the threshold to becoming fully-fledged alumni. In this context, participants greatly appreciate the address by the alumni president.
- The Annual General Meeting of the Ecole des Ponts Business School Alumni Association combines a formal decision-making occasion including the election of alumni board members, with an informal gathering of leading alumni.
Multiple alumni networks reinforce each other:
- Ecole des Ponts Business School Alumni (6,000 alumni)
- Ponts Alliance (17,000 alumni)
- ParisTech (200,000 alumni)
Furthermore, graduates from the Global Executive MBA, benefit from the partnership with Fox School of Business, at Temple University and its network of 60,000 alumni.
Solvay School Alumni boasts 20,000 members.
A word from the President of the École des Ponts Business School Alumni Association
Who we are?
Old students… perhaps,but a team at work and a team to help, a team for you and your ideas.
TOGETHER we have to BUILD new challenges: Getting together with simplicity, openness, networking and enthusiasm.
I am Dr Ali AFDJEI, President of the Alumni Association, Pierre Yves Rodet is your General Secretary, and we will have the wonderful help of Linda Crofton, Director of Alumni Affairs and wellness at École des Ponts Business School.
We had some nice gatherings: Launching a “Happy Ponts Gathering” in June at Maison des Ponts 42, Rue Boissière 75116 Paris.We organized a wonderful party at the Scarlett in Paris 6eme before the night of the Graduation Ceremony.
We held 2 events with more than 70 participants and a very high-quality panel of speakers on Burn Out.
“burn out” qualité de vie au travail
“haute performance pour les entreprises”
“conférence sur le bien être au travail” “Happiness at Work”
ref: Ali Afdjei : Burn out, le vrai du faux, éditions la providence 2016
Jean–Christophe Seznec et L. Carouan : Savoir se taire, savoir Parler, édition Interéditions
S. Bataille et al : Réussir son retour au travail; Interéditions
Véronique Cheynet–Cluzel : Expérience méditation and improve your emotional experience
Florian Meizaud : Finding meaning to feel better as both individuals and as a collective Interactive experience to create a sense of purpose
A main project to achieve this year is to launch the 2 or 3 (4 if needed) EdP Ambassadors in each
country. This will be a fantastic tool between us, to be linked, to work together and participate on projects.
The Ambassadors roles would be:
To represent, improve and promote EdP in their own country
to prepare networking if needed for alumni with a precise project
to encourage talented speakers to share their knowledge
To be an incentive, helping alumni for a travel or a study trip.
Participate also by conference call and on our social media tools, by sharing ideas between us,
participants and teachers from all around the world!
It will also help you in your own country to open some doors, I am sure, by also having our support.
We need your talent! Forward us your candidature to be an AMBASSADOR!
Share also your ideas with the Alumni. Participate in our gatherings, to connect, learn, create or launch a project.
We are a Great and Big family also. Be Healthy, Have Fun, and get in touch!
Dr Ali AFDJEI
Contact me on email@example.com
Dr. Ali AFDJEI
Born in Tehran, February 14, Valentine’s day, with a love of Creativity, Innovation and sharing
Dreams for the future. Studied in Paris
* I am responsible for the Emergency Department of Hôpital Privé de Parly2 since 1997 and
practicing Sport Medicine at Versailles. I was encouraged by friends and relatives to do an MBA degree, managing this between my work and shifts in Emergency Department.
My desire and work took me traveling:
* Mission in South East Asia (Tsunami) and Earthquakes (Bhuj, India) with the Order of Malta.
* Physician of the rally Paris Dakar and the Rally of Atlas from 1997 until 2001
* Physician for the Tennis Club and Rugby Club(Versailles Le Chesnay) and other sports clubs.
Founder of ECB, Emergency City Bike, a medicalized motor bike with a Tandem, for emergencies in case of traffic jam cities and difficult areas to reach, for State emergency Department www.emergencycb.com
Author of children’s books: Yuki the Little Panda www.yukipanda.com
against pain and stress of children at the Emergency Department, and a book on “Burn Out” to help managers, employees and people to be more healthy at work and to lessen stress on their mind and body.
Members of École des Ponts Business School Alumni Association – 2018:
President: Dr. Ali Afjdei a
Treasurer: Florence Augustin
General Secretary: Pierre-Yves Rodet
Extended Executive Team:
Gala Diner Chair: Megan Jones
International Relations Chair: Maria Lajaate
Special Event manager: Lenaïc Bonneau
Fundraising manager: Nahla Helou
Board members :
Sidi Yasser El Jasouli
Mohamed Ali Rahmani
The École des Ponts Business School Alumni Association is governed by the French 1901 Law of associations, and is also a part of Ponts Alliance (l’association des Anciens des Ponts) in terms of membership. We create synergies, and that your membership in Ponts Alliance is the only one required to be part of MBA Alumni.
The Alumni Association of the ENPC
Founded in 1860, the association is committed to bringing together all the 17000 graduates of the Ecole nationale des ponts et chausées, and to offer them assistance around 5 major objectives.
- Constitute an effective and high-level network
- Give added dynamism to the professional careers of graduates
- Debate the key questions of our our time
- Offer specific, valuable services
- Contribute to the development, the prestige and the influence of our school
A word from the ex- President of Ponts Alliance (the ENPC Alumni Association)
Our association will be happy to welcome you and to accompany you during transitions in your career path as well as to invite you to participate in the activities of our professional and regional groups – which are now active on several continents.
Ponts Alliance is also an active member of the ParisTech Alumni Association which now encompasses a network of over 130,000 graduates of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in France, theGrandes Ecoles. Fouad Awada (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech – 1991),
ex-President of The Alumni Association of the ENPC (Ponts Alliance)
The purpose of the ParisTech Alumni Forum is to represent the interests of all graduates from the 12 French “grandes ecoles” which together form ParisTech.
Together the 12 member schools have over 200,000 alumni. As an alumnus of Ecole des Ponts Business school, your name appears in the Paristech alumni directory.
In terms of key demographics, it is interesting to note that women represent approximately 15% of graduates, and that nearly 11% of all graduates have a French civil servant status.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
Going through the Solvay-Ponts MBA was a once in a lifetime experience for me! My batch consisted of 19 great people with 13 nationalities, the faculty is top notch - quite dynamic and hands on in the classes, and the program staff very supportive. Not only did I meet a lot of great people, I learned a lot of new ideas as well. Having gone through this program with them broadened my personal, career, and cultural perceptions. I am now working as a Regional Solutions Analyst in an international alcohol company headquartered in Paris where I combine my previous IT experience with the newly acquired business literacy. I attribute all of this to the school for giving me this excellent opportunity!
Three months into the program, I was promoted to project manager within my previous company, the Capgemini Group. The program also helped me find my new assignment with Metanext at Société Générale. Furthermore, the E-MBA degree has improved many of my skills.
What’s most special about the Global Executive MBA is that it gives you a holistic view on business on top of being an expert. In my opinion, the business plan development course is one of the most important courses in the MBA program. It gives you a ‘ready-to-go’ kit if you’re planning to launch your own company. And even if you’re not planning to be an entrepreneur it is a great tool and asset to have for your internal and external customers and your investors.
Verna Mugot (Philippines)Regional Solutions Analyst, Pernod-Ricard
Jadwiga Gajda (Poland)IT Service Manager – Metanext
Shaleish DixitHead of Consulting & Sales Solutions - Wipro