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.
Marie-Hélène Rigal-Drogerys then worked as a Consulting Partner at Ask-Partners. From 2009 to 2017, she helped businesses and organisations transition to new models.
As Adviser to the President of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, she has been working since 2017 to help the institution emerge as a world-class university.
Throughout her career, she has naturally brought multiple stakeholders together to help decision-making bodies seek solutions in complex and changing situations.
In her role as Chairwoman of Sopra Steria’s Audit Committee, Marie-Hélène Rigal-Drogerys strives to integrate the strategic, business and human dimensions, with 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 an expert member of the Board of the IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux engineering and management school.