Marie-Hélène Rigal-Drogerys

Independent Director

Marie-Hélène Rigal-Drogerys

A trained scientist, Marie-Hélène Rigal-Drogerys has a sound understanding of the world of higher education, research and innovation, and of the public sector more generally, which she combines with an operational and executive approach to strategy and organisation.

Marie-Hélène Rigal-Drogerys has a PhD in mathematics and a DEA postgraduate degree in theoretical physics. She began her career as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Montpellier and subsequently at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. In 1998, she moved into the world of financial audit. In this field, she worked for key accounts in industry, services and the public sector and faced new and specific challenges. As a Senior Manager with the Mazars Group, she managed the financial audit of Sopra until 2008.

She then moved into consulting, joining Ask-Partners as a Consulting Partner and subsequently serving as Adviser to the President at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. She recently joined Grant Thornton’s Sustainable Transformation team as a Director, with particular responsibility for development in Lyon and the Grand Est region of eastern France. Whether internally or externally, since 2009 she has been helping businesses and organisations transition to new models within fast-changing ecosystems.

In her role as Chairwoman of Sopra Steria’s Audit Committee, Marie-Hélène Rigal-Drogerys strives to integrate the strategic, business and human dimensions, while maintaining a constant focus on taking into the account the far-reaching transformation the Group is currently undergoing.

She also draws on these skills as a Director of Axway Software and a member of the Audit Committee, and as Vice-Chairwoman of Chapter Zero France, a climate forum for business leaders.

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