12/05/2020 | 12:00 Press Releases    

Paris, May 12nd 2020 - Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, has appointed Natacha Valla Dean of the School of Management and Innovation. She will take up her position at the start of the next academic year.
Natacha Valla has spent all her career at the frontiers of the scientific, economic and political worlds, both in France and internationally. She has acquired proven expertise across these fields, while applying them in positions of the highest responsibility. Deputy Director General for Monetary Policy at the European Central Bank (2018-2020), Valla was formerly Director of International Economic Research at Goldman Sachs, Deputy Director of the CEPII and Head of the Policy and Strategy Division of the European Investment Bank.
Valla holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and a master’s degree in economics from the universities of Lyon 2 and Georgetown. She has taught at HEC, Sciences Po and New York University Abu Dhabi. She is a fellow of the Paris School of Economics.
Her knowledge of the world of business has been enriched by work on the boards of directors of several major firms, including LVMH, Accor, Tikehau Capital and ASF/Cofiroute.
She will replace Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic, who has been appointed Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva.  
Frédéric Mion is delighted with the appointment of Natacha Valla and commends the remarkable work accomplished by Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic during her office: “As the first Dean of the School of Management and Innovation, Marie-Laure Djelic has laid firm foundations the school’s continuing development, thanks to one powerful and lasting conviction: that business must be a key player in positive and necessary transformations of the contemporary world”, he states.
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Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France’s leading research university in the social sciences. Sciences Po offers degress at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels, and developed 42 dual degree programmes with its network of 478 partner universities.
Today, half of Sciences Po’s 14,000 students are international and represent 150 nationalities. Education at Sciences Po is multidisciplinary, multilingual and outward looking. It also places great emphasis on professional exposure. Following completion of their degree, 80% of the graduates are hired within six months of graduation and 39% start their career abroad. Sciences Po holds a high standard of social responsability, and plays a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Sciences Po has an erray of financial aid for students of all origins and 27% of the students body hold a scholarship. For more information on Sciences Po :
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