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As of November 2019, Carole Deumié has been appointed Director of Centrale Marseille.

Ecole Centrale de Marseille has implemented a governance structure which is capable of planning ahead and addressing daily challenges. This structure also encourages collective intelligence and the creative talents of its students, teachers and staff.


A governance organized into 4 branches in response to 4 different timeframes

The Anticipatory branch: by its very nature, the anticipatory branch investigates challenges and opportunities of the future. This requires an approach on long-term possibilities, a broad and open analysis, and the consideration of internal and external actors.

The Management Branch has an operational function: managing the establishment as the environment and the circumstances evolve.  Its role is to improve the institution's overall performance. This includes the review of key performance indicators, as well as planning policies and the assessment of the progress achieved in key sectors. In addition, it defines budget guidelines, allocates resources and adjudicates on various projects. The Management Branch relies on the recommendations from three Committees: The Data Quality and Data Analysis Committee, the Finance Committee and the Committee of Authorities.

The Authorities gather four times a year to determine the establishment's general orientation and main policies - in compliance with the establishment's articles of association validated on the 15th of December 2016. They stipulate all of the school's activities at any given moment, namely, its policy, the general organization of curricula, research programmes, scientific and technical information and international cooperation programmes.

Strategic planning consists of thinking collectively in the short and medium term. Centrale Marseille's strategic analyses are translated into practical measures and action plans, which are developed by the Executive Committee (COMEX) and six committees that provide input and expertise from all parties.

General description, composition and functions of the various committees and bodies.

Cop: Committee on Orientations and Prospects (Cop)
The Cop advises management on the definition of the main guidelines. It relies on expertise and prospective assessments. It examines the role of Centrale Marseille in relation to the key challenges of today and tomorrow. In particular, it examines Centrale Marseille's positioning in the higher education and research landscape. Its activities may be organized by themes and involve external experts. The composition of the Cop is defined by the director.

Management Committee (Codir)
The Codir shall decide on the general policy of the institution submitted to the different boards for a vote. It is responsible for improving the institution's collective performance, reviewing key indicators, plans of action and the progress of the strategic objectives. It also defines budget guidelines, resource allocation as well as makes decisions on projects.

Director : Carole Deumié
Deputy Director : Dominique Eyheramendy
Director General of Administrative Services : Aline Moulin
Director of the Engineering Education Programme : Audrey Soric
Director of research : Miguel Alonso
Director of International Relations : Olivier Boiron

Executive Committee (Comex)
The Comex is a consultative body. Its mission is to support the development and implementation of the strategy. It coordinates and relies on the work of the committees.

In addition to the members of the Codir, the Comex is composed of :
Assistant Director for Responsible Transformations : Guillaume Quiquerez
Head of the Open Innovation Committee : Jean-Marie Rossi
Assistant Director-General of Services : Margalith Benech-kopelianskis
Head of the Data Quality and Data Analysis Committee : Thierry Gaidon

Strategic committees
They contribute to the vision and strategy of Centrale Marseille, broadcast, and bring together various partners beyond the Comex.
Learn more about the strategic committees

There are :

three committees on the axes of development:

  • Attracting talents with training offer
  • Innovation through science
  • Growing with partnerships

And three committees on the axes of transformation:

  • Activating a responsible transformation approach
  • Developing an international vision and ambition
  • Participating in open innovation

Steering committees

  • The Data Quality and Data Analysis Commitee
  • The finance Commitee
  • The Commitee of Authorities


The Councils

  • Administration Council: This decision-making body determines the general policy of the school, decides on the organization of studies, research programmes, scientific and technical information and international cooperation. It deliberates on the rules of procedure, votes on the budget and approves the accounts.
  • Study Council: This consultative body proposes guidelines for initial and continuing education courses. It examines all questions concerning student life.
  • Scientific Council: This consultative body proposes guidelines for research policy, scientific and technical documentation and the distribution of research credits.