Two BSL EMBA graduates are mentioned in a supplement of « PME Magazine » dedicated to 100 innovative SMEs in Western Switzerland: Eric Grignon and Gilles Desplanches. Eric graduated in 2003, and Gilles graduated in 2010 from our French-speaking program, run by ESM. They both graduated with a Magna cum laude and both obtained an A+ for their Management Report.
Eric is now CEO and CTO of Homedia, a company founded in 2003, based in Neuchâtel, and employing 25 people. He re-orientated the activities of the company, which used to rent DVDs and now provides on-line videos, competing with Netflix or Google.
Gilles has developed his own company in the food industry, which now employs 150 people, through diversification and franchising. He describes himself as a creator of concepts. Four brands are part of his company: Le Prêt-à-Manger, Goodie Organic Food and Bar, Le bar-à-chocolat and The Fitting Room. Based in Geneva, the company has recently opened subsidiaries in Bern and Zurich.
We are very proud of both of them, who are vivid examples of the entrepreneurial spirit we develop in our students, and wish them and their companies a long-lasting success!