Bruno Ponson, Professor of Economics, is Emeritus Professor since June 2012.
From 2009 to 2012 he has been seconded to the CFVG School of management, in Vietnam as President of the Board of Directors and co-director of CFVG Hanoi. CFVG, has been founded in 1992 under the cooperation between the French and Vietnamese Governments. The school, established in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City, has a MBA (EPAS accredited by EFMD) and two Specialized Masters Programs (MEBF in Banking &amp;amp; Finance, and MMSS in Marketing &amp;amp; Sales). It has opened in 2010 a doctoral program in cooperation with ESCP Europe, Dauphine University, Strasbourg University, Lille University and the two Vietnamese host universities (UEH in HCMC and NEU in Hanoi).
Between 2004 and 2009, Bruno Ponson founded and developed, as Executive Director, the Ecole Supérieure Algérienne des Affaires in Algiers. ESAA has launched an Executive MBA, a Master’s degree and Continuing Education. ESAA is working with a Consortium of four schools, among whom ESCP Europe, and is considered a major tool of the Algerian-French Cooperation.
Between 1998 and 2003 Bruno Ponson founded and developed, as its Director, the Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Entrepreneuriat (IFE) in Mauritius, belonging to the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) organization. This post-graduate institute, devoted to Entrepreneurship is working with a consortium of 7 universities and schools from Belgium, Canada and France.
In addition to his appointment at ESCP Europe from 1978, Bruno Ponson has been an Associate Professor (“Maître de conferences”) at Paris XII Val de Marne University.
He has been living for 22 years outside France, in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Thailand, Mauritius, Algeria, and Vietnam, as a University teacher or developer and director of University schools and programs. He has been Visiting Professor in different countries and was Fulbright fellow at Penn University (USA).
Bruno Ponson teaches International and Development Economics, Monetary Economics, Industrial Economics, Quantitative methods, and Entrepreneurship. He has launched several programs in the field of Developing Entrepreneurship Culture.
His research areas and publications are devoted to Economic decision theory (the topic of his doctoral dissertation), Industrial economics (groups of enterprises) and Entrepreneurship in Developing countries. He holds a Master degree in Mathematics and a Doctorate ("Doctorat d’Etat") in Economics from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
He has founded in 1988 and led for 10 years a broad international research network devoted to entrepreneurship. The network has published numerous research papers and books, a quarterly bulletin and organized international colloquia every two years.
Bruno Ponson sits on thesis committees and editorial boards. For his commitment to the spreading of Entrepreneurship in developing countries, he received in 2008 the Julien-Marchesnay prize from the AIREPME research network.