The aivancity team



Tawhid Chtioui

Dr. Tawhid Chtioui

Founding President and Dean

  • Doctorate in Management Sciences, Leadership Prog from Harvard University
  • 20 years of experience in managing and directing schools in France and abroad
  • Rich entrepreneurial and development experience in France and internationally in the higher education sector
  • Honours and Awards: Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, Top 100 leaders in Education Award, The Name in science & Education Award Oxford Debate

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doreid ammar

Dr. Doreid Ammar

Academic Direction

  • PhD in Computer Science from the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • Former professor and associate researcher at emlyon business school expert in machine learning, data mining, Internet of Things, quality of service and quality of customer experience
  • International teaching and research experience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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Dora Ben Mlouka

Administration and Finance

  • Master’s degree in Finance and DESS in Corporate Law
  • 10 years of experience in an accounting firm
  • 10 years as CFO and then Executive Director of a company specialized in higher education consulting, vocational training and youth guidance.

Marie-Pierre Codognet

Human Resources and Legal Affairs

  • DESS in Law and HR Management and a DESS in Social and Work Psychology.
  • More than 20 years of experience in human resources and legal functions, notably as HR Director in higher education institutions (Kedge Business School, emlyon business school).
  • Lawyer at the Marseilles Bar
de beauvais

Dr. Christophe de Beauvais

Institutional relations

  • Doctorate in Physics from the ENS
  • Research experience at CNRS, International Relations Department at ENSTA, Ecole Polytechnique and ParisTech and AI Project Management at emlyon Business School
  • International experience as attaché for academic and scientific cooperation at the French embassies in Germany, Egypt, Morocco, Brazil and Chile.
alex kane

Alex Kane

Communication, Marketing, Integrated Sales

  • Graduate of Sciences Po Paris and EHESS
  • Experience in international development at CCIP, CERAM and Euromed
  • 18 years of experience in Communication and Marketing in the major schools (CCIP, Ceram/Skema, Euromed/Kedge, emlyon Business School)
  • Chief Digital Officer, Chief Content Officer and then Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of emlyon between 2014 and 2020


Communication - Press relations


lucile robinet

Lucile Robinet

Contents and Press Relations

  • Graduate from the University of Paris Saclay in Public Law (DEA) and from CELSA in Public Communication (DESS)
  • 20 years of experience in communication in public and private institutions (City of Cachan, City of Noisy-le-Grand, Isère Departmental Council, Institut Mines-Télécom, ICD BusinessSchool, PSB Paris School of Business, emlyon business school)
  • Served as Chief of Staff and Director of Communications


Company relations


arnaud faure

Arnaud Faure

Corporate Relations

  • Graduated from emlyon business school and the University of Bordeaux in business law
  • Experiences in the banking sector in France and in strategy consulting on the African continent


Promotion - admissions



André Hot

Area Manager - West and Central Africa

  • Master 2 in Management of Information Systems and Infrastructures from the Institute of Computer Engineering of Limoges in France (3IL) and graduate of the Cameroon Leadership Academy.
  • 6 years of experience in the field of Academic and Professional School Orientation as well as mobility for studies in France (Campus France and AEFE - Lycée Français Dominique Savio in Douala).
  • Specialist - quality education and access to decent employment for young people (Recruitment Fair AfricTalents Douala and Lomé, Salon International de l'Etudiant Africain de N’Djamena, Youth Summit of Europe and Africa in Abidjan, SARCCA - Salon Africain de la Relation Client et des Centres d'Appel).

Jennifer Mongodin

Admissions Manager

  • Graduated from ISC Paris in Marketing and Communication
  • 9 years of experience in communication and marketing (Mount Sinai Hospital, Salon Bâtir Ecologique, Infopro Digital)
  • 3 years of experience as promotion officer (Institut Cassiopée Formation, La Fabrique - L'école des métiers de la mode et de la décoration, ISC Paris)

Oluwatobiloba Ricketts

Area Manager - Nigeria et Ghana

  • Before joining aivancity she was Country Manager of emlyon business school in Nigeria and contributed to the definition and implementation of the school's development strategy in her area.
  • Holder of an MBA from Lagos Business School (Nigeria) and a degree in Marketing from IESEG School of Management (Lille, France)
  • 9 years of professional experience (operational and managerial) in marketing, sales, business development and project management in the technology, higher education and consulting sectors





Hugo Hadjur

Online Education

  • PhD student in computer science in the design of sustainable, autonomous and low-power connected systems applied to connected beekeeping.
  • Holder of an engineering degree in computer science and applied mathematics from ENSIMAG (Grenoble INP).
  • International work experience: France, United States, Japan and Singapore.

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Dr. Amel Mhamdi

Professional Certifications

  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Data scientist.
  • More than 4 years of professional experience in the fields of finance and the media.

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Dr. Valérie Morignat

Executive Education

  • PhD from University of Paris I and Lecturer in Cinema and Digital Arts, on availability from the University of Montpellier III
  • Double certified expert by MIT in AI and Business Strategy and Machine Learning, as well as by IDF in UX design for Virtual and Augmented Reality.
  • Valérie Morignat has 20 years of experience in Higher ed, Research & Consulting.

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Digital Resources


fabien groigno

Fabien Groigno

Digital Resources

  • Graduate from a BTS in Negotiation and Customer Relationship Management and a RNCP level 6 system and network administrator title.
  • 16 years of experience in remote monitoring (operator, technical support, operations manager, technical manager and IS).
  • Currently in training as an expert in computer security engineering (RNCP Level 7 title) as a block release training at aivancity.


Malek Romdhani

Malek Romdhani

Web project manager / UX project manager

  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • More than 3 years of experience in web project management :design and development projects adapted web solutions with a personalized user experience
  • 2 years of experience in the educational field: responsible for content and animation of robotic activities.
  • Design and creation of playful games for children