The 2017 academic year at the School of Wine & Business (SWSB) kicked off on Monday the 18th September in the stunning setting of Château de Gilly (see photo). Around 70 new students of the MSc in Wine Management and the MSc in Wine Business, mainly from countries outside of France, were welcomed to the school alongside SWSB graduates and wine experts. The event was also an opportunity to get to know the four distinguished new arrivals to the SWSB, two programme directors and two teacher researchers.
Almost 100 people gather for the new academic year at Gilly
About fifteen students from the MSc in Wine Business and almost sixty students from the MSc in Wine Management kicked off the new academic year on the 18th September at Château de Gilly. Almost all of them were international students from over ten different countries.
The agenda for the day included a presentation of the programmes’ classes, a meeting with the school’s graduates as well as a blind tasting challenge sponsored by Maison Drouhin, with its Sales Manager, Jolana Barbe-Novotna. Also in attendance was Dominique Beaulieu, founder of Affiniteam and more recently, the Studyline, the number one student tutoring service in France.
A new and improved team
The SWSB welcomes four newcomers this year, who will strengthen the already excellent team!
· Frédéric Mercier, will become the Director of the MS CIVS (Commerce International des Vins & Spiritueux). He comes to us from LVMH and has extensive experience in consulting and entrepreneurship. He has been giving classes in entrepreneurship at the SWSB for many years.
· Jacques Thébault, will become the Director of the MSc in Wine Business after an impressive career in Sopexa, a marketing and communications agency specialised in the wine industry, where he was the Asian Region Director.
· Nikos Georgantzis, a teacher researcher in experimental economics from the University of Reading, will become the head of the Wine & Spirits Lab, which focuses on development and research in the wine and spirits industry.
· Jean-Christian Tisserand, who is also a teacher researcher, is specialised in experimental economics and applied econometrics.