Marie-France Derderian

Senior Lecturer, Director of the MSc in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Glion Institute of Higher Education

Marie-France Derderian

Marie-France Derderian has more than 16 years of graduate level teaching experience in the fields of business, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Marie-France began her career in the technology industry, first at Decision Systems International (DSI), where she was Business Engineer from 1988 to 1995, and then at SAS Institute, where she worked as Account Manager from 1995 to 2001.

In 2002, Marie-France joined the faculty at Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), where she went on to serve as Director of several Master’s degree programmes. For the next 16 years, she taught graduate courses on subjects such as business development, entrepreneurship and innovation in Grenoble, Marrakesh and Berlin. Marie-France’s academic activities and professional activities, including the delivery of corporate training and business development consulting, have led her to work across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

She was appointed Senior Lecturer and Director of the MSc in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Glion Institute of Higher Education in December 2018.

Marie-France holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from EM Lyon Business School and a Bachelor in Marketing and Sales from the University of Lyon 1. She is fluent in French and English.

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What Is the Impact of COVID-19 on Entrepreneurship?

In the face of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Entrepreneurs have to face a new reality: that it is not only a huge sanitary and health crisis affecting million or even billion people in all over the world.