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Faculty member


Emeritus Professor
Management Control
Campus : Paris


Joëlle Le Vourc’h is Professor in Paris Campus.

She has been recently the Executive Dean of the Ecole Supérieure Algérienne des Affaires (ESAA) in Algiers.

Graduated from ESCP Europe, she started her career in auditing with Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC). She grew within the firm from junior to senior manager and became French CPA.

At 30, with 3 partners and 3 senior managers, she started an audit and consulting office which became Deloitte in France growing from 7 to more than 1 000 during Ms Le Vourc’h tenure (including a number of mergers with local firms). She was partner&nbsp - doing mostly consulting and was also in charge of internal and external training.

Then, she joined the World Bank in Washington as Division Chief, Central accounting and reporting. She became Senior Adviser in Accounting and Finance working extensively on the implementation of accounting and reporting systems in Europe and Central Asia (ECA), Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Africa.

She returned to Paris where she became a professor of international accounting in ESCP Europe where she has created the MS in audit and consulting . She has been responsible for the development of a number of new programmes in Paris and other campuses (London, Berlin, Madrid and Torino). She has been part of the Conseil National de la Comptabilité (French Ministry of Finance) where she worked on the implementation of IFRS in emerging economies. Her research is mostly oriented towards the variables influencing the development of both reporting and education systems internationally.

She maintained her links with the World Bank and international organizations by doing a great number of consulting work mostly for the World Bank and the EU.

Finally she has been involved in the creation of ESA Beirut in Lebanon and ESAA in Algiers where she became Executive Dean in March 2009.