Nicolas Sennequier appointed Director of Strategy at the Institut Mines-Télécom
|The creation of the Institut Mines-Télécom on 1st March 2012 brought together the Schools of Mines and Télécom, creating the benchmark in higher education, research and innovation in the engineering and digital fields. The new Institut's task is also to contribute to the economic development of territories by reinforcing the schools' involvement as major stakeholders in partnerships. To manage the development of strategy for this new Institut, Nicolas Sennequier has been appointed director of strategy at the Institut Mines-Télécom.|
Experience as an engineer and researcher in the public and private sectors
Engineer at Mines, former student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm) and PhD chemistry graduate from UPMC, Nicolas Sennequier began his career as a young researcher at the University of Paris Descartes and at the CNRS. He joined the Regional Department of Industry, Research and Environment (DRIRE) of Marseille in 1999 as head of the technical and nuclear department. In 2003, he became the executive director of the Microelectronics Center of Provence (Mines Saint-Étienne). He joined the private sector in 2007, as industrial manager in the chemistry group Minakem in Germany and in France.
After a year at the Minister for Higher Education and Research's office as a technical advisor and in charge of science, technology and space, he coordinated the Paris Sciences et Lettres initiative project in 2010-2012.
Today his job is to coordinate the Institut Mines-Télécom's global strategy development, in particular by placing it in an international context, where competition is growing.
"To build a group made up of thirteen of the best French engineering schools is a challenging task and I am happy to be a part of it. The territorial network that these schools represent is a genuine asset. I want to ensure that the regional dynamics of teaching and research, which my experience at Paris Sciences et Lettres made me particularly responsive to, and that of the Institut, enrich one another", says Nicolas Sennequier, director of strategy at Institut Mines-Télécom.