Strictly speaking, a masterclass is a class given to students of a particular discipline by an expert of that discipline - usually music but it can also be any other artistic discipline which develops skills such as art or drama. The Collège has taken this concept and applied it to the art of leadership.

Mingling and mixing with CEOs

Since 1990, the Collège des Ingénieurs has welcomed well over 100 CEOs from the most innovative companies worldwide, as well as other inspiring personalities from different spheres. Their presence shows their support for the education of future business leaders. The masterclasses take place in an informal atmosphere and serve to exchange information and experience between the world-renowned leaders and our Fellows. 

Masterclasses 2019 (selection)

Knoche Philippe

CEO, Orano

Delevoye Jean-Paul

Haut-Commissaire à la réforme des retraites

Berlien Olaf

CEO, Osram

Fribourg Michaël

CEO, Chargeurs

Elkann John

CEO, Exor

de Puyfontaine Arnaud

CEO, Vivendi

Masterclasses 2018 (selection)

de Ruffray Benoît

CEO, Eiffage

Wittenstein Manfred

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, WITTENSTEIN SE (Laureate of the GLA 2018)

Kocher Isabelle


Raffaele Mauro

CEO, Endeaover

De Conto Claudio

CEO, Artsana

Richard Stéphane

Président-directeur général, Orange

Richenhagen Martin


Le Hénaff Thierry 


Masterclasses 2017 (selection)

Dr. Bussmann Johannes

CEO, Lufthansa Technik

Levy Jean-Bernard


Pélisson Gilles 

CEO, Groupe TF1

Dr. Hiesinger Heinrich

Former Chairman, ThyssenKrupp AG (Laureate of the GLA 2017)

Miroglio Giuseppe

Chairman,  Miroglio Group

Cucinelli Brunello

Founder, Brunello Cucinelli

Lévy Maurice

CEO, Publicis Group

Sella Pietro

CEO, Banca Sella Holding

Garrone Alessandro

Vice-president, ERG

Moscovicí Pierre

European Commissioner


Masterclasses 2016 (selection)

Borne Élisabeth

Former CEO of RATP, currently Minster of Transport 

Bouygues Martin

CEO, Bouygues

Bauer Peter

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, OSRAM Licht AG (Laureate of the GLA 2016)

Cayla Véronique

Chairwoman, ARTE

Carreel Eric

Founder and CEO of Withings

Clarke Emmanuel

CEO, PartnerRE

Elkann John

Chairman, FiatChryslerAutomobiles (FCA Group)

Marchionne Sergio

CEO, FiatChryslerAutomobiles 

Pepy Guillaume


Masterclasses 2015

Dr. Ploss Reinhard

CEO, Infineon technologies

D'Hinnin Dominique

Managing Partner, Largardère

Hertemann Jean-Paul

CEO, Safran

Wahl Phillippe

CEO, La Poste

Pouyanné Patrick

CEO, Total

Dr. Lienhard Hubert

CEO, Voith

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