The evolution of the shareholding and the capital increase of emlyon business school announced on September 09th 2022, were officially confirmed today.

The shareholders and the school's management are also exited to announce the arrival of Guillaume Pepy, vetted as President of the Supervisory Board of emlyon.

Guillaume Pepy was previously Chief Executive Officer of the SNCF group from 2008 to 2019. He is today President of the entrepreneurial network Initiative France, and since August 2022, the new President of the governing board of Orpea. He officiates as senior advisor at Salesforce, along with additional education and cultural volunteering mandates.

In his new role as President of the Supervisory Board of emlyon business school, Guillaume Pepy will promote the school's outreach, and ensure the dynamic implementation of the different strategic projects.

The CCI, as majority shareholder of the school, the whole of the shareholders, including Galileo Global Education, as contributor to the capital increase thus becoming a strategic partner of emlyon, along with the school's management, all welcome this new impulse. It will allow for the development of the great strategic orientations of emlyon (academic excellence, international span, hybridization, social and environmental responsibility), with the acceleration of the implementation of the Confluences 2025 strategic plan.

The first Supervisory Board meeting under the chairmanship of Guillaume Pepy will be held on December 15th next. This will be the opportunity to announce and specify the school's projects.

Galileo Global Education, leader mondial de l'enseignement supérieur
Bpifrance finance les entreprises – à chaque étape de leur développement – en crédit, en garantie et en fonds propres
La CCI Lyon Métropole Saint-Etienne Roanne agit au bénéfice des 150 000 entreprises de son territoire.


The CCI of Lyon Métropole Saint-Etienne Roanne, along with all of the actors, acts for the benefit of the 150,000 businesses of its territory to support and promote the economic dynamic, the business competitiveness and the attractiveness of the Lyon Saint-Etienne Roanne greater metropolitan pool. Its mission is threefold and consists in representing the companies and acting as their mouthpiece vis-a-vis public authorities; in acting as a business growth accelerator, from their creation, throughout their development stages; and lastly, in contributing to the management of large facilities and infrastructures useful for the development of territorial attractiveness.

Press contact for the CCI of Lyon Métropole Saint- Etienne Roanne
Blandine Vignon – – 06 80 89 32 14


Under the chairmanship of Marc-François Mignot Mahon, Galileo Global Education, leader in independent higher education with 200,000 students and 106 campuses across 15 countries, has been successful in aligning employability and innovation as part of its core strategy for 11 years now. The mission of Galileo Global Education is to allow each and everyone, regardless of where they start from, to express their potential and develop their long-term employability based on a competence-oriented pedagogy. Our vision: to push back the boundaries of the world of Education through innovation, hybridization of disciplines, pedagogies, schools and geographies. The schools of the Group, specialized notably in the digital domain, in sales, design, digital communication, healthcare, arts and culture, all share the same vision of higher education highlighting interdisciplinarity, student support, high quality training programs, international culture and professional integration.

Press contact for Galileo Global Education
Yann Miran - – 06 95 96 43 61


The Bpifrance's equity investments are monitored by Bpifrance Investissement. Bpifrance funds the companies - through their development stages - in loans, guarantees and equity capital. Bpifrance guides them through their innovation and international projects. From now on, Bpifrance also ensures their export activities through a large range of products. Consulting, university, networking and acceleration programs for startups, SMEs and mid-size companies are also part of the offer provided to entrepreneurs. Thanks to Bpifrance and its 50 regional implementations, entrepreneurs can rely on a close-by contact, an effective single point of contact to support them in addressing the great challenges ahead.

Press contact for Bpifrance
Nathalie Police – – 06 07 58 65 19


Founded in 1872 by the Lyon CCI, emlyon business school has an enrollment of 9,020 students of 125 nationalities over 6 campuses worldwide (Lyon, Shanghai, Saint-Etienne, Paris, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai). emlyon draws on a Faculty of 172 international professors and researchers, and a network of 190 global academic partners, to provide learning tracks of excellence opened to the world. emlyon runs a community of 38,600 alumni spread out in 130 countries. As a Société à Mission since July 2021, emlyon's raison d'être consists in: “providing life-long training and support to meaningful individuals able to transform organizations, for a fairer society, with more solidarity and respect for the planet.” In its early makers pedagogy, action and reflection are closely intertwined. Skill hybridization and social responsibility are at the heart of its training programs, where the best of both socio-economic and academic worlds meet.

Press contact for emlyon business school
Julie Guillot – - 06 45 23 23 04