Since January 8, 2019, Philippe Dufourcq, as Deputy Director General, shares the responsibility for CentraleSupélec management and strategy with Romain Soubeyran, Director of the School.
Philippe Dufourcq, a physicist, is Doctor of Engineering Sciences at École Centrale Lyon and until now Professor at École Centrale Marseille and Director of Programs at Centrale Casablanca.
After about ten years in corporate business, notably at Thales, he returned to higher education to lead research and international studies at École Supérieure Ingénieurs in Marseille, then the Business Relations Department at Ecole Centrale Marseille. For several years, he has led his strategic orientation committee and academic senate before joining Morocco five years ago to launch École Centrale Casablanca, of which he was the Director of Programs until now.
He also teaches statistical physics, information theory, philosophy of science and complex systems. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and patents.
Romain Soubeyran emphasizes the positive developments that this leadership tandem will enable to meet the School’s future challenges: "After many transformations, the School starts a new stage this year with the last phase of preparing Paris-Saclay University installation. In the context, Philippe's wide range of expertise is a definite asset for CentraleSupélec ".
For his part, Philippe Dufourcq declares he is "extremely happy and proud to join CentraleSupélec’s beautiful institution in order to best support it in its development projects".