Friday, 20 December 2019 News

ISIPCA & LA FABRIQUE, the leading graduate schools of the Greater Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, respectively dedicated to Fragrances, Cosmetics, Flavors and Fashion, Leather Goods, Upholstery, Merchandising, are honored to announce the appointment of Marie-France ZUMOFEN as their new Executive Director.

Passionate about education and innovation worldwide, and after valuable professional experiences in companies, Marie-France was successfully Academic Manager and Deputy Director in charge of Academic Innovation, and Research & Development at GOBELINS - l’école de l’image in Paris, renowned as one of the best schools in the world, specialized in Creative Industries.

At Gobelins - l’école de l’image, Marie-France created, managed and launched with student teams many innovative pedagogical projects such as the ErgoDesign Lab, a MOOC, and the production of films ‘La Petite Robe Noire de Guerlain’ in the iconic Guerlain House, located on the most beautiful avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the French Fashion Capital. ‘La Petite Robe Noire de Guerlain’ combines the French know-how in Fragrance Creation with ‘Haute Couture’ (High Fashion).

Most recently, Marie-France Zumofen was the Director of Development of Organizations at the Greater Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, she has been a key player in the change management of teams over the whole work environment. She fostered innovation and creativity to implement a genuine strategy allying fresh, digital and interactive pedagogical methods, tools and training programs.

Today, she offers her high expertise of global project management in education, training and innovation to build International Cooperation partnerships with all stakeholders of the Fashion & Luxury sectors, including universities, specialized schools, professional organizations and companies. With all of them, Marie-France aims to pursue her involvement in the development of competencies of young talents and adults around the world.

‘‘I am very proud and excited and privileged to be appointed as the next Executive Director of ISIPCA & LA FABRIQUE, and continue all the work accomplished’’, Marie-France said. ‘‘I am also motivated to take on the new challenge of designing the future skills development programs for the World Fashion and Luxury Industries, launched by the Greater Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.’’