Governance

Two bodies are responsible for overseeing the work of the Federation for Education in Europe/ Fédération Européenne des Ecoles (FEDE):

  • the Executive Council
  • the Committee

The Executive Council is the FEDE’s governing board. Its members are elected for a four-year term.

Members elected in Malaga by the General Assembly of Wednesday 27 March 2019.

CHAIRWOMAN
Claude VIVIER LE GOT – France

VICE-CHAIRS
Coralia COTORACI – Roumania
Claire SAINT JEAN – England
Salvador CINTADO PASTOR – Spain
Rinaldo ROSSO – Italy

SECRETARY-GENERAL

Jean-Luc COLLET – France

TREASURER
Jacques FREZAL – France

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Marie-José LÖWE – Germany

The Committee is in charge of defining the FEDE’s strategy.

It consists of members representing FEDE-member countries. Committee members are elected for a four-year term.

Members elected in Malaga by the General Assembly of Wednesday 27 March 2019:

Germany 
Marie-José LÖWE

UK
Claire Saint Jean – Vice-Chairwoman

Belgium
Jérôme HATTON

Spain 
Salvador CINTADO PASTOR – Vice-Chairman

France 
Claude VIVIER LE GOT – Chairwoman
Stéphanie NUSS
Denis DUMONT
Jean-Luc COLLET – Secretary General
Jacques FREZAL – Treasurer
Farhang GHASSEMI
Patrick ROUX

Italy
Rinaldo ROSSO

Morocco
Abesslam BENAHRA

Romania
Coralia COTORACI

Switzerland
Anne BARBIER

Committe members

France
Claude VIVIER  LE GOT
Chairwoman

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Claude Vivier Le Got is the founder of the EAC Group and Chairwoman of the Institut Français du Luxe. Founded in 1985, the EAC Group was a pioneer in the sector. It is now the leader of arts, culture and luxury education in France. It is recognised by the French Ministry of Culture.

Claude Vivier Le Got is a knight of the French Ordre national du Mérite and knight of the Ordre des Palmes académiques.

She is author of La culture, un métier, une passion (Editions du Scorff, 1995), Profession Manager Culturel (Editions EAC, 2010) and Les métiers du Management de l’art (Editions Weka, 2013).

Claude Vivier Le Got is Chairwoman of the Education and Culture Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe.

She is Chairwoman of the FEDE.

Romania
Coralia COTORACI
Vice-Chairwoman

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Coralia Cotoraci is Director of Vasile Goldiş University of Arad in Romania.

In addition to a PhD (thesis title ‘Morphological and Evolving Clinical Aspects of Myelodysplastic Syndromes’), Coralia Cotoraci also has a master’s in psychology and psychotherapy. She is a well-known figure in the in the medical sector in Romania.

She teaches at the faculties of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry of the University of Arad, of which she is also rector.

Coralia Cotoraci is Vice-Chairwoman of the FEDE.

United Kingdom
Claire SAINT JEAN
Vice-Chairwoman

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Claire Saint Jean is Director of Communications at Spéos, an institution based in the UK and France

A graduate of Sciences po and the ESCP, Claire Saint Jean began her career in the digital sector before switching to education by taking up the post of Asian Campus Director for the Sorbonne Assas International Law School. On returning to France she took up the post of Director of Communications at Spéos, which specialises in professional photography.

Claire Saint Jean is Vice-Chairwoman of the FEDE.

Spain
Salvador
CINTADO PASTOR
Vice-Chairman

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Salvador Cintado Pastor is Chairman and Director General of the institution CENEC, Spain.

Founded in 1980, the institution is part of the CENEC Group, which is present in Spain, Morocco and Latin America. The institution offers courses in business management, finance, IT, foreign languages and marketing. The institution has over 5000 alumni.

Salvador Cintado Pastor is Secretary General of the FACEP-ACEPMA (an association of private educational institutions in Malaga) and member of the AJE (Association des Jeunes Entrepreneurs) and Commission for Tourism and Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Commerce of Malaga.

Salvador Cintado Pastor is Vice-Chairman of the FEDE.

Italy
Rinaldo
ROSSO
Vice-Chairman

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Rinaldo Rosso is a consultant and editor of teaching, training and e-learning tools.

He is tourism expert and consultant for a tour operator.

He was previously director of an Italian educational institution – a member of both the FEDE and the Italian FIINSEI (Federazione Italiana Istituti non Statati di Educazione e Istruzione).

Rinaldo Rosso is the FEDE’s delegate at the Council of Europe and represents the FEDE at Novareckon (Université U.P.O.) on matters relating to European projects.

He is Vice-Chairman of the FEDE.

France
Jacques FREZAL
Treasurer

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Jacques Frezal is founder of the institution Prep’Art.

After studying economics and management at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Jacques Frezal became a teacher of economics and economic technology. Given his double passion for economics and art, he went on to found an arts-focused higher educational institution – Prep’art – with a campus in Paris and later Toulouse. He is involved in developing the arts and culture branch of the FEDE’s course catalogue.

Jacques Frezal is the FEDE’s treasurer.  

France
Jean-Luc COLLET
Secretary General

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Jean-Luc Collet is Financial and Administrative Director of the ICOGES Group.

ICOGES is based in Paris, Lyon and Angers. It offers courses from post-secondary to master’s level in a large range of subject areas: trade, communications, management, IT, executive assistance, insurance, banking, real estate, hospitality, tourism, finance, audiovisual technology, graphic design, editing, dietetics, optics, paramedical professions, beauty, social work and transport.

Jean-Luc Collet is founding member of the ADREP (Association pour le Développement des Relations Ecoles Professions).

He is Secretary General of the FEDE.

Germany
Marie-José LÖWE
Member of the Executive Council

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Marie-José Löwe heads the Department of Romance Languages at the Merz-Schule in Stuttgart.

She is a member of the Curatorium of the Université Populaire Leinfelden.

Marie-José Löwe is a member of the FEDE’s Executive Council.

France
Stéphanie NUSS
Member of the Executive Council

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Stéphanie Nuss is Director of the IMC – European Business School.

Based in the Grand Est region of France (Metz, Nancy and Forbach), the IMC is known for its high-quality programmes in the banking, trade, marketing, human resources and web technology sectors.

Stéphanie Nuss is a member of the FEDE’s Executive Council.

Belgium
Jérôme HATTON
Committee Member

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Jérôme Hatton is Director of Ludus Académie, an international network of higher educational institutions. 

With a degree in software engineering from the French CNAM, Jérôme Hatton began his career as a software engineering consultant for major corporations.

He later became an instructor at CORA and a teacher at a range of institutions including the CNAM, AMGE, SUPINFO and IFCE.

Given his experience in both IT and teaching, he went on to set up his own institution in Strasbourg and later Brussels. Ludus Académie specialises in video games and serious games development.

In 2012 Jérôme Hatton launched the videogames festival Start to Play and in 2017 he created the first French-language museum dedicated to videogames and their history and conservation: the Pixel Museum in Schilitigheim.

Jérôme Hatton is a member of the Committee.

Switzerland
Anne BARBIER
Committee Member

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Anne Barbier is Dean of the Ecole Minerva in Switzerland.

Following a French DEA degree and a PhD in biochemistry, Anne Barbier took up the post of Chief Assistant to the Faculty of Medicine in Lausanne. She also began to teach. She further developed her passion for teaching at the Ecole Minerva, where she was a teacher from 2014 to 2017. She is now Dean of the institution.

Anne Barbier is a member of the Committee.

France
Farhang GHASSEMI
Committee Member

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Farhang Ghassemi is Chief Executive Officer of the Cogefi Group.

Cogefi has campuses in Marne La Vallée and Paris. It offers full-length educational programmes from postsecondary to master’s level as well as a large number of continuing education courses (available via both face-to-face and distance learning).

Farhang Ghassemi holds degrees in industrial management, advanced business management and political science.

He is the co-founder of the Collège de l’Intelligence Économique (France), member and founder of the Alliance des Ecoles de France, a human rights activist and a writer.

Farhang Ghassemi is a member of the Committee and is also the FEDE Human Rights Delegate.

Maroc
Abdeslam BENAHRA
Committee Member

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Abdeslam Benahra is the Founding General Director of the CESA Sup group in Casablanca, Morocco.

After a master’s in ergonomics and human ecology (Paris-1 University) and a master’s in IT and telecommunications engineering (Paris-7 University), Abdeslam Benahra made a career shift to teaching and then created his own higher institution in 1986 , CESA SUP. Dedicated to a better education, he’s nowadays a member of the Higher Council of Education, Formation and Scientific research of Morocco.

Abdeslam Benahra is a member of the Committee.

France
Denis DUMONT
Committee Member

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Denis Dumont is Director of Operations of the Maestris Group – a national network of higher educational institutions.  

Denis Dumont has a master’s in economics and a French DESS degree in business administration. Having begun his career as a teacher at the ECS in Lille, he built on his experience to found an institution in Dunkirk and later in Cambraiu – both belonging to the same group (now Maestris), of which he became Financial Director in 1995 and Director of Operations in 2002. The group is now called Maestris.

Denis Dumont is a member of the Committee.

France
Patrick ROUX
Committee Member

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