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Master of Science (MSc) X-HEC Entrepreneurs:
Creation of a Steering Committee Chaired by Patrick Sayer

The Master of Science (MSc) X-HEC Entrepreneurs program has set up a Steering Committee to accompany and structure its development, particularly on an international level. The Steering Committee will be chaired by Patrick Sayer.

Created in 2018, the X-HEC Entrepreneurs program, the result of a partnership between HEC Paris and École Polytechnique, has set up a Steering Committee. This new governance body reflects the ambition of the two institutions to promote the program, an already well-established reference in France, and to accelerate its international scope.

Patrick Sayer, currently President of Augusta, a family-owned investment company, will chair the committee. A graduate of École Polytechnique (Entry Class X1977), of École des Mines de Paris (1980) and of the Financial Analyst Training Center, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Eurazeo. He is also a member of the Jurists Club and a consular judge at the Commercial Court of Paris. He will bring his experience and his vast business knowledge to support the development strategy of the X-HEC Entrepreneurs program, whose ambition is to widely expand internationally in order to become an educational reference for innovative entrepreneurship, and to educate the best entrepreneurs, creators of tomorrow’s unicorn companies.

The X-HEC Entrepreneurs program, stemming from the alliance of two internationally-recognized institutions known for their quality level of teaching, faculty, and research, is a leading program in the field of entrepreneurship through its multidisciplinary approach. It has helped to create more than 500 companies, and has established itself in less than three years as a reference in France in terms of entrepreneurial education.

About École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 41% of students and 40% of faculty members).

École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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