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The Board of trustees

The Board of trustees

The board of trustees draws and evaluates the scientific policy of the Institute, appoints the Director and the Secretary General. It receives, discusses and approves the activity report, the annual accounts and the action plan of the Foundation.

The board of trustees is composed of 12 members, within 3 categories: founding members, institutional members and coopted members. Other persons may attend the meeting with a consultative role: the government commissioner, the president of the scientific council, the president of the sponsors committee, the Director and the Secretary General of the Institute.


Composition of the Board of Trustees


The founding members

  • Johanna Rolland, Mayor of the City of Nantes and President of Nantes Metropole. President of the IAS-Nantes Foundation.
  • Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia Environnement.
  • Pierre Victoria, Director of the Sustainable Development Department of Veolia Environnement. Treasurer of the IAS-Nantes Foundation.
  • Thomas Hunkeler, Vice-rector of the Fribourg University.

The institutional members


The coopted members

  • Pascal Daloz, Deputy Director General, Brands and Corporate Development , Dassault Systèmes
  • Karima Dirèche, Research Director at the CNRS and Director of the Institute for Research on Contemporary Maghreb Tunis
  • Pascal Feillard, Head of Strategic Marketing at PSA Peugeot Citroën and Secretary General of the City on the Move Institute (Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement - IVM)
  • Yves Saint-Geours, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Kingdom of Spain. Vice-President of the IAS-Nantes Foundation.
  • Arnaud Teyssier, Civil servant, Professor at University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Secretary of the IAS-Nantes Foundation.
  • Lionel Zinsou-Derlin, former Prime Minister of Benin.


Consultative members