School -Rennes SB announces the departure of its President, François Chatel

Rennes SB announces the departure of its President, François Chatel

François Chatel has helped to make Rennes School of Business one of the top 1% of business schools in the world.

During his ten years of unwavering commitment, François Chatel has played a decisive role in the transformation and expansion of the school, with his rise in academic excellence and growing positive impact on students and communities in Brittany, France and across the five continents. Under his presidency, Rennes School of Business has experienced remarkable growth, and, with its 5,000 students, has become one of the most prestigious establishments in the field of higher management education in France and worldwide.

Rennes School of Business expresses its deep gratitude to François Chatel for his strategic vision, dedication and inspirational leadership that have shaped its success over the past decade.

François CHATEL, Président de Rennes SBAfter 10 years, I am proud to pass the baton to a new President. With an Executive Director who is carrying the ambitions of Rennes School of Business high, and a strategic plan that aims to train leaders well-versed in the major challenges of transition, the School is armed to continue its development
François Chatel

Ten years of outstanding achievements

In ten years, Rennes School of Business has obtained Equis accreditation and AACSB renewal, the most prestigious international accreditations and labels for academic excellence. Its flagship programmes (Programme Grande École – Master in Mangement (top 60 in the world), MSc in International Finance (top 25 in the world) and EMBA (top 100 in the world)) have all been ranked highly by the Financial Times. On a national level, the school has been awarded distinctions such as the HCERES label and the grade de Licence for its Bachelor in Management programme and Master’s for the PGE.

On the strength of these successes, against a backdrop of increasing competition and a rapidly changing world, Rennes SB is looking to the future with ambition, supported by a new strategic plan led by its Executive Director and Dean, Adilson Borges.

It has a solid financial base, a strong international identity (with more than 100 nationalities on its campuses), excellent research focused on transitions and technology, and innovative teaching methods including generative AI. It also offers an execellent quality of life for its students, with expanding campuses and a new student residence in Rennes. Finally, Rennes School of Business stands out for the high rate of professional integration of its graduates (98% after 6 months).