The founders


Claude Changarnier

« The Network’s main purpose is to help and share. It also means participating in the development of the school, its reputation, its sustainability, by all the means that we have in our disposal. We all have something to gain from this. »

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Graduated in 1982, Claude Changarnier began his career as an auditor at EY and then Matra before joining Microsoft as Head of Finance and Operations France. He became Financial Controller, then VP EMEA in charge of Finance and Administration and from 2005 International VP in charge of Finance and Administration.  Today, Claude is a member of several corporate Boards of directors, Business Angel and… manager of the Burgundy family winery. Claude is a member of the Bureau of the School’s Board of Directors, he has been the President over the Alumni EM Normandie Association since 2013 and immediately gave his support to the creation of the Foundation.


Frédérique Clavel

« Evolutions save us time and performance! The societal changes that promote the diversity of cultures and genders are essential to the future of our society! I support many start-ups, both women and men, and I am happy to contribute, through my donation to the Foundation, to the implementation of innovative projects that will make a difference in the future. I like to know that my school is progressing… »

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A graduate of EM Normandie in 1981, IEP and INSEAD, Frédérique Clavel began her professional career in banking and finance in France and abroad (Banque Hervet, Crédit Lyonnais, Banque de l’Union Européenne, Laser / Galeries Lafayette group). In 2001, she created and since has been the CEO of Fincoach, a financial strategy consulting firm. Very committed to women’s entrepreneurship, she founded Paris Pionnières in 2003 and Les Premières, large networks of incubators supporting business women in innovative services, as well as Mix For Value in 2010. Since 2017, Frédérique has been developing E-Collective and Fincoach – Le Hub around the notions of joy in work, meaning and collective intelligence, with the values of sharing, inclusion and inspiration. She also joins the Board of Directors of La France s’engage alongside François Hollande and Martin Hirsch. Frédérique is a Chevalier de la legion d’honneur and of the l’Ordre national du mérite, a member of the MEDEF, the Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA), the Women On Boards and the High Level Advisory Board of Women Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs, a European project supported by the European Commission, Montgolfier des arts économiques awarded by the Société d’encouragement pour l’industrie nationale (SEIN). Member of the School’s Board of Directors, Frédérique wanted to get involved for the Foundation causes by providing her support from its creation.


Philippe-Jean Péron

« To donate to the EM Normandie Foundation is to support a school that has been constantly able to adapt to its times, internationally oriented since the beginning, has been visionary and is projecting itself into the future. »

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A 1981 graduate, Philippe-Jean Péron began his career as an Attaché at Crédit du Nord. Successively Associate Director at Gestion & Investissements / Groupe Novalliance, Assistant Director at Banque Bruxelles-Lambert France then Senior Banker at Banque de Gestion Privée Indosuez, he joined the Executive Committee of Banque Transatlantique in 2002, in charge of Development and Wealth Engineering. Philippe-Jean is very concerned about the sustainable development of EM Normandie and is committed as a founding member to supporting the Foundation from its inception in 2016. He brings his expertise in wealth management and his knowledge of financial markets to the foundation’s development.


Anne Raffard

« The Fondation de France label is a guarantee of seriousness and professionalism, appreciable when it comes to contributing… »

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Anne Raffard was awarded a diploma from EM Normandie in 2008 and also holds a certificate of aptitude and a state diploma from the Rouen Regional Conservatory, where she works as a harp teacher. She also received the Gold medal of the Conservatoire du Havre in 1999 and First prize for improvement of the Conservatoire de Saint Maur des Fossés in 1999. Anne met her future husband, Elian Pilvin, former President of Alumni EM Normandie and Deputy Director General of the school since September 2019, on the benches of the EM Normandie. She has pledged her support from the very beginning of the Foundation, in both their names.


Patrick Soghomonian

« Promoting social diversity, increasing the number of scholarships awarded by EM Normandie by integrating deserving students who would not have had access to our education without financial assistance is a generous objective that must be encouraged.  »

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A 1981 graduate of EM Normandie, Patrick Soghomonian began his career as sales representative at the French Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, before joining the Indosuez bank, in charge of several Middle East countries. He is responsible for the investment of new equity issues. He then joined Paribas as Director of Equity Markets and UBS Warburg as Deputy Managing Director in charge of Equity Markets. In 2008, Patrick fulfilled his dream as an entrepreneur and bought the Seprolec company, which he has been developing with great success to make it one of the jewels in the crown of the Normandy economy. Chevalier de la the Legion of Honour, Patrick is also an excellent pianist with a passion for music. Patrick and his wife, Anne, alos graduated in 1981, are very committed to different causes. A former scholarship holder himself, Patrick immediately gave his support to the Foundation’s social actions in favour of students in financial difficulty.


Jacqueline et Michel Wolfovski

« Setting up courses of excellence to support particularly bright students helps to contribute to the quality of future promotions by attracting talented students. It is a virtuous cycle that will has an impact on the school and its notoriety.  »

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Graduated in 1982, certified accountant and Auditor, Jacqueline Wolfovski began her career as an auditor at PWC. She then co-founded Exponens which is now the 35th independent French accounting and auditing firm and a member of BKR International, the 5th largest group of accounting firms in the world where she was successively President EMEA, Treasurer, Vice-President and President. Graduated in 1982, certified accountant, Michel Wolfovski began his career as an auditor at Arthur Young. He then joined the Lagardère Group where he was in turn an auditor at Matra, Head of Management Control and Accounting at Matra Manurhin Défence, VP Finance at Fairchild Space & Defense and Director of Finance and Management at Matra Communication. In 1998, he joined the Club Méditérranée group as Chief Financial Officer. He took over as CEO in August 2016. Jacqueline and Michel met at the ESC in Le Havre. Both remained very attached to the life and future of the School and supported the Foundation and its causes from its inception.