Jacques Coquerel, Chairman of the Cegos group
An Institut Agronomique de Paris engineering graduate, Jacques Coquerel has been Chairman of the Cegos group since 1998. He joined Cegos as Marketing and Sales Division Manager in 1990, becoming a member of the Cegos Board of Directors from 1994 to 1998, in charge of training and specialised consulting activities.
Prior to joining Cegos, Mr. Coquerel was a department head at Auchan hypermarkets (1974-1976). He then became Central Purchasing Manager for the Intermarché group (1976-1978), and finally, CEO and board member of L’Oréal Chiminter (1979-1990).
Marie-Lise Raoul, Deputy CEO of the Cegos Group
Marie-Lise Raoul, a graduate of ESSEC in 1976, joined the Cegos Group in 2002 as Human Resources Director. Having been appointed Deputy CEO in 2004, she has been responsible for the Corporate Functions Division since 2005.
Prior to this Marie Lise Raoul held the post of Deputy CEO to the SUCRE-UNION Group until 1994, when she became General Secretary of the Institut Catholique de Paris between 1994 and 2002.
José Montes O’Connor, Deputy CEO of the Cegos Group
José Montes O’Connor, a graduate of the University of Deusto and ICADE, is currently Deputy CEO of the Group, responsible for international affairs. He has also been CEO of TEA Cegos in Spain since 1998. Having joined Cegos in 1978 José Montes O’Connor was first consultant then senior partner with TEA Cegos, and finally President of Cegoc TEA (Portugal), Cegos Italy, and Fielden Cegos (United Kingdom).
Members of the Group Committee
- Annick ALLEGRET, Director of the Banking, Insurance, Public Sector Market Unit
- Nathalie AVRAMESCO, Human Resources Director
- Arnaud BENICOURT, Information Systems Director
- Jeremy BLAIN, Managing Director Cegos Asia-Pacific
- Alexandra CAVANNA, Communication Director
- Pascal DEBORDES, Director International Partners Network
- Etienne AUVILLAIN, Director of Cegos Switzerland
- Benoît FELIX, Administrative and Financial Director
- Catherine GOUTTE, Director of Development
- Jacques HERARD, Director
- Guillaume HUOT, Marketing Director and open courses Unit
- Hartmut JOEHNK, Director of Cegos Germany
- Francis MARSHALL, Director of Cegos UK
- Ricardo MARTINS, Director of Cegoc-Tea (Portugal)
- Michelle LIU, Director of Cegos China
- Emanuele CASTELLANI, Director of Cegos Italy
Where does the name « Cegos » come from?
After February 1934, CGOST lost its “T”. Henceforth anyone mentioning the scientific organisation would understand the “labour” part without it being specified.
Two years later while talking on the radio, Jean Milhaud, the then director, was reading out his contribution and said Cegos instead of CGOS. His emotion and a typing error in the text of his speech caused him to do so. From then on the “E” appeared, although it did not stand for anything, Etude? Européen? In truth this “E” stood for nothing, just itself ! So the acronym disappeared making way for a name: Cegos.