Henri-Claude de Bettignies is the Distinguished Professor of Globally Responsible Leadership at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), in Shanghai where he is creating the Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility (ECCLAR). He is also the AVIVA Chair Emeritus Professor of ...
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Henri-Claude de Bettignies is the Distinguished Professor of Globally Responsible Leadership at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), in Shanghai where he is creating the Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility (ECCLAR). He is also the AVIVA Chair Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Responsibility and Emeritus Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management at INSEAD. Between 1988 and 2005, with a joint appointment at Stanford University (Graduate School of Business), he shared his time equally between Europe, California and the Asia Pacific region (particularly with the INSEAD campus in Asia). He was educated at the Sorbonne (Licence ès Lettres), at the Catholic University of Paris (EPP), then at the Harvard Business School (ITP). He worked in Africa (MIFERMA, Mauritania), at the University of California (IIR, Berkeley), in New York (for IBM), and then in Tokyo for 5 years.
Professor de Bettignies joined INSEAD in 1967 as Assistant Professor and initiated the development of the Organisational Behaviour department. Professor since 1975, he started and developed INSEAD’s activities in Japan and the Asia Pacific region which led, in 1980, to the creation of the Euro-Asia Centre, of which he was Director General until 1988. Professor de Bettignies started the development of the Ethics initiative at INSEAD, and pioneered a new approach (AVIRA) to enlighten business leaders. Over a 16 years period the AVIRA programme brought together - in Fontainebleau, California and Singapore – 900 Chairmen and CEOs from 60 countries, keen to enrich their vision and enhance their “responsible” leadership competence.
Henri-Claude teaches MBAs, E-MBAs and executives at CEIBS, in the areas of ethics and CSR, HR management and corporate transformation, culture and management. He directs a number of executive (public or corporate) programmes in Europe and in Asia. He is the Founder and Director of CEDRE (Centre for the Study of Development and Responsibility) and Chairman of the LVMH Asia Scholarships Jury.
Among the books published under his name are: The Management of Change (Edit. d’Organisation), Business Transformation in China (Thompson Business Press, 1996), The Changing Business Environment in the Asia Pacific Region (Thompson Business Press, 1997), Trade & Investment in the Asia Pacific Region (TPB, 1997). He has co-authored Le Japon (Flammarion, 1998) and Business Ethics: Policies and Persons (McGraw Hill, 2005). Many of his contributions have appeared in books and he has published more than 50 articles in business and professional journals.
He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Asian Business, Chinese Management Studies, International Studies of Management & Organization, The Asian Academy of Management Journal, The New Academic Review, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business and Society, The Thunderbird International Business Review, Finance & Common Good. He is on the International Advisory Board of The International Association for China Management Research (IACMR), Asian Business and Management, The University of the Common Good, VIGEO, the International Centre for Corporate Accountability and he is a member of the Board of Jones Lang LaSalle.