Carlo Purassanta, President of Microsoft France, to sponsor cohort 30 of the Grande Ecole Programme at Rennes School of Business
Rennes School of Business is proud to welcome Carlo Purassanta as the sponsor of the 30th cohort of the Grande Ecole Programme.
Carlo Purassanta is President of Microsoft France since September 2017.
From 2011 to 2013 Carlo Purassanta was director of the Services division of Microsoft France. Before joining Microsoft in 2011, he worked at IBM for fifteen years, in France and in Europe. Carlo Purassanta is an engineer, graduate of Politecnico di Milano and holds an MBA from Henley Business School.
As President of Microsoft France, his ambition is to establish the company as a reference actor of the digital transformation of the economy in France and to democratize Artificial Intelligence, while strengthening the attention to the creation of job opportunities linked to the digital sphere as well as to the societal contribution for the country.
“Since last March, Microsoft Teams has become a generic term that is synonymous with online teaching. It is also symbolic of more collaborative educational environment that goes beyond geographical borders. Carlo Purassanta, CEO of Microsoft France, represents a transformation and a change of pace as we enter a new world of management in which we can express ourselves more freely than ever, yet differently. His international experience, his personality and his vision make him an excellent sponsor for cohort 30 of the PGE programme, symbolic of this historic moment in Rennes School of Business’ history” explains Thomas Froehlicher, Director General and Dean of Rennes School of Business.