ESSEC Alumni Event – April 17 2012 – Cocktail Reception – Meet Judge Alice Pezard

ESSEC Alumni Event
Cocktail Reception
Meet Judge Alice Pezard

April 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM at The Setai Fifth Avenue, a Capella Managed Hotel
Do regulations and judicial control in Europe hinder corporate development?

Essec Alumni Daniel Schimmel is organizing an event with Judge Alice Pezard, from the French “Cour de Cassation”. Please join us for a cocktail reception and presentation. There is a $30 participation fee that will be donated to the Essec Alumni Scholarship Fund.

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The Setai Fifth Avenue is located at 400 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018.

Entrepreneurship: you too can do it!

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Apr 12, 2012
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Holland & Knight
31 West 52nd Street
12th floor, Conference Room 12B
New York, NY 10019

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We hope you can make it!

Association des Amis des Grandes Ecoles de France

AAGEF: Upcoming breakfast event on March 21st

L’AAGEF organise un petit déjeuner du 21 mars dans les bureaux de François Janson pour une passionnante discussion sur les retraites, nos retraites, dans le contexte franco-américain qui est celui de beaucoup d’entre nous…
Bob Pine sera un des orateurs et nous nous réjouissons de l’entendre aux cotes de Leigh-Alexandra Basha, avocate spécialisée dans la fiscalité internationale pour les particuliers, particulièrement ceux qui ont notre profil franco-US.

Seulement 30 places seront disponibles…

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Pour plus d’informations: Breakfast Event March 21st

Membership Renewal 2012

Dear Fellow Alumni:

Thank you to all of you who have renewed their membership for 2012. Remember that you have until the end of February if you want to be included in this year’s alumni directory.
When you renew with ESSEC USA, your contribution is tax deductible, within the limits of the law, and gives you all the privileges and access to the database, job postings and the Reflet Magazine.
Your membership also includes access to all the programs’ separate alumni groups, i.e. IMHI, etc.
Click on the link below to pay online using Paypal or Credit Cards (Paypal fees included):
– Regular Member $199
– Supp. Spouse ESSEC Group $76
– Retired Member $124
– Young Alumni (08-09 classes) $124
– Young Alumni (10-11 classes) $83
– Supp. Spouse ESSEC Group (08-11) $44
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at or Sylvia at

2012 ESSEC USA Scholarships:
Your contribution to ESSEC USA also goes towards our scholarship fund, named after one of our Alum, The International Leadership Award Philippe Mathe Fellowship. This year two exceptional American students who chose ESSEC for their MBA are the recipients of our Scholarship:
– Ms. Aida Oualalou
– Mr. Robert Romano

ESSEC Business Angels:
This year, I would like to start a partnership with the amazing group ESSEC Business Angels. The goal of Business Angels is to create a relationship between companies and investors, beyond financing. Click on their link:

Ratings War:
As the ratings war wages on, whether you read Les Echos, The Financial Times or the latest Le Point, whatever your opinion is, remember that the strength of any school is its alumni. We, together, are the strength of the school. Our connections, experiences, and opportunities make our organization invaluable.
One way to stay closer is to join our groups on Linkedin or Facebook, so you can meet and connect with other alumni in your area and welcome new ones.
– Join us on LinkedIn:
– Join us on Facebook:
Chapter Leaders:
Do not hesitate to contact your local chapter leaders:
– Chicago: Ludivine,
– LA: Stanislas,
– San Francisco : Tina,
– Miami : Ovidiu,


Francois-Olivier Luiggi

“Jazz and chocolate” tasting at the Setai 5th Ave, NYC with Michel RICHART and the Antonio CIACCA Quartet

Chocolats Richart and the Antonio Ciacca Quartet invite us to a musical chocolate tasting at the bar of the Setai Hotel on Octobre 25, 2011 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please register at:
The cost of the tasting will be $8 (to be paid at the bar of the Setai Hotel).

Please find more details about the event below:

“Chocolate and music are natural friends because they both bring us happiness. They always speak to our heart in a universal way, and give us emotions and joy of living.”
Back in May 2011, RICHART Chocolates, the French luxury chocolatier, partnered with the St Germain jazz festival in Paris to innovate and introduce a new kind of pairing: jazz and chocolates. The event was so successful that it could not remain an ephemeral experience.

Indeed, the same way gourmet chocolates or French macarons stimulate our senses, they also trigger emotions and memories. By sharing them with our friends during a tasting, we reach a successful tasting’s nirvana: the Overall Flavor. Jazz happens to work the same way. It often first touches our ears, intellect, then our heart, and we have to share this experience with others.

On October 25th, 2011, at the prestigious Setai 5th Avenue hotel, Michel RICHART will introduce five of his creations – one of them designed especially for the occasion – for the audience to taste. Each chocolate or French macaron you will taste will suggest very distinctive emotions: exoticism, seduction, vitality, calm… Along these emotions, the Antonio Ciacca Quartet will improvise on some themes especially composed for that memorable evening.
Come and share this unique pairing between sweet flavors and jazz tunes with us!

A family chocolate factory created in 1925 in Lyon, France, RICHART has been designing the finest chocolates and French macarons since then, to offer people more pleasure through better tasting.

IMHI – ESSEC – CORNELL Alumni Get-Together – Champagne brunch

IMHI – ESSEC – CORNELL Alumni Get-Together

Champagne brunch…

Sunday, November 13 · 12:30pm – 3:00pm

The Setai On Fifth Ave
400 Fifth Avenue @ 36th Street
New York, NY

ESSEC USA is pleased to present the annual MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI) get together during the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS), Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM, at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, a Capella Managed Hotel, courtesy of Francois Luiggi H92.

This will be a great opportunity to reunite with many ESSEC – IMHIand Cornell Hotel School alumni, who are coming to New York from all the over the US, Canada and Latin America for the IHMRS annual convention (held at the Javits Center, Nov 12-15, 2011).

Off the record and during the brunch, Chinmai Sharma H03 (Vice President, Revenue Management, Wyndham Hotel Group) will share with us his personal perspective on the US lodging market, and the latest trends.

There is a $30 fee per person that will be donated to the ESSEC USA Alumni International Leadership Award – Philippe Mathé Fellowship. For more information on the scholarship fund go to

ESSEC USA Alumni International Leadership Award – Philippe Mathé Fellowship

Dress code: smart casual

Yours sincerely

Charles Luthi H83 Cyril Lanrezac H97
President IMHI Alumni ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI)

November 18th 2010 – New York – ESSEC – AAGEF Recruiter Panel

Advancing Your Career – The Executive Recruiters’ Perspective

Our panel of experienced executive recruiters will discuss the current employment market, where the jobs are, how to gain visibility, and how to position yourself for the next opportunity. The program is designed to be interactive, with ample time for questions and networking.

Advancing Your CareerThe Executive Recruiters’ PerspectiveOur panel of experienced executive recruiters will discuss the current employment market, where the jobs are, how to gain visibility, and how to position yourself for the next opportunity. The program is designed to be interactive, with ample time for questions and networking.

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