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The Innovation and Transitions Foundation’s governance consists of two bodies:
  • The Governing Board (decision-making body);
  • The Bureau
The Audit and Finance Committee has also been set up.

All mandates within these bodies are carried out free of charge.


President: Ronan Stephan
Vice-President: Cécile Mazaud
Treasurer: Pascal Charrière
Secretary: Frank Debouck

Governing Board

The Governing Board is the supreme decision-making body of the Innovation and Transitions. It meets twice a year and is renewed by half every two years.

Representatives of the college of founding companies

  • Group SEB, represented by Delphine Segura Vaylet, Human Resources Director
  • CIC Lyonnaise de Banque, represented by Marie Jouffraix, Director of Communication and Innovation
  • Caisse d'Épargne Rhône-Alpes, represented by Pascal Charrière, Director of economy local

Representatives of the college of institutional partners

  • Métropole de Lyon, represented by Jean-Michel Longueval, Vice President Higher Education, Research and Student Life
  • COMUE Université de Lyon, represented by Franck Debouck, President
  • ADERLY, represented by Bertrand Foucher, Chief Executive Officer

Qualified well-known figures

  • Cécile Mazaud, President of the Mazaud Group
  • Philippe Guérand, President of CCIR Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Ronan Stephan, former Scientific Director of Plastic Omnium, former Director General of Research and Innovation at the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Government Commissioner

  • Gabriele Fioni, Deputy Rector for Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee has an advisory role for the Governing Board covering all matters of financial management of the Foundation for the Université de Lyon. It is chaired by Jean-Pierre Lac and meets at least twice a year, particularly to examine the estimated budget for the coming year and the budget implementation for the previous year.

President: Jean-Pierre Lac


  • Jean-Pierre Lac, Lyon place financière et tertiaire
  • Christophe Barrat, Deputy Director of the Public Management Department, DRFIP Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Département du Rhône
  • Marie-José Quentin-Millet, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Yves Minssieux, Lyon Committee of the Foundation France Centre-Est