Management board

The managing body of the Foundation

The Management board works with a management committee, implement the policy guidance and makes the operationnal decisions concerning the functioning and the management of the institution. Appointed by the Supervisory Board, the members of the Management Board and its Chairman serve a four-year term, renewable once. The Management Board meets at least once every two months.


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Hélène Velasco-Graciet


Pascal Buléon


Flore Gubert



University Professor of Geography, Hélène Velasco-Graciet was, until May 2020, President of the University Bordeaux Montaigne. Hélène Velasco-Graciet joined the Université Bordeaux Montaigne in 2001 as a lecturer and successively held the positions of team director, director of UFR, vice-president of the Board of Directors before taking over as president in 2016. Hélène Velasco-Graciet is a member of UMR Passages, a laboratory focused on the reconfiguration of spatialities and global changes. Her areas of research focus on the problem of borders.

Flore Gubert is an economist and Research Director at IRD since 2001. She is also a Research Fellow at the Paris School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economic and at the Institut convergence Migrations. Flore Gubert was successively Deputy Director of the Development and Globalization Laboratory and then Director of the Societies and Globalization Department at IRD, a position she held for 5 years until September 1st of this year. Flore Gubert is also scientific coordinator of the European Expert Network on International Cooperation and Development and member of the European Development Research Network (EUDN).

Pascal Buléon is a geographer and director of research at the CNRS. He is also director of the Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines in Caen. Since 2009, Pascal Buléon has been heavily involved in the construction of science policies and the mechanisms that serve them. He has been a member of the national board of the MSH Network for 7 years and was elected member of the Management Board in 2017. In 2013, the CNRS entrusted him with the construction of the TGIR Progedo. Pascal Buléon also worked on the birth of the national METOPES infrastructure, which deploys, in strong collaboration with INSHS and OpenEdition, a pivotal digital processing chain for French scientific publishing.



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