Mazars, the integrated international organisation specialising in audit and advisory services was delighted to partner with the Cité de la Réussite that took place on 18-19 November 2017 at the Sorbonne University. Eager to anchor its contribution to society beyond its economic activity, Mazars deeply identifies with the 2017 Cité’s theme: transmission.
The Group’s entire strategy and history are articulated around a simple value, handed down by founder Robert Mazars: that of transmitting to future generations an even better company than the one inherited. But transmitting begins first and foremost with granting possibilities; granting the possibility for these new generations to feel a sense of collective ownership of the company, its technological and managerial progress and its ability to serve all audiences while offering the economy relevant and recognized skills. In light of our ambitious and meticulously planned transmission project, which allows the Group to renew its governance by using a model of shared global leadership, rarely has the Cité’s theme echoed Mazars’ core values so strongly.
Transmission as seen by Mazars at the Cité de la Réussite
Mazars offered its outlook and its expertise through various debates on business, society, education and the next generations:
▪ Philippe Castagnac, Chairman of the Group Executive Board, spoke on the theme of “For a new alliance between human and financial capital”, alongside Agnès Touraine, president of the Institut Français des Administrateurs, Bernard Attali, senior advisor for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Arnaud de Saint Simon, president of the Psychologies Group, and Jean-Claude Seys, president of the Institut Diderot.
▪ Hervé Hélias, Group CEO and Mazars France CEO, spoke on the theme of “How to reconcile performance, humanism and innovation?”, alongside Didier Barbé, Vice-President of Global Influencer Engagement at IBM Corporation, and Frank Bournois, managing director of ESCP Europe, Brunello Cucinelli, stylist, and Patrick Jeantet, delegate president of the SNCF board, and CEO of SNCF Réseau.
▪ Laurent Choain, Mazars Chief People & Communication Officer, spoke on the theme of “Education and business: betting on transmission”, alongside Isabelle Huault, President of Paris-Dauphine University, and Hervé Biausser, CEO of CentraleSupélec.
▪ Laurent Choain also hosted a debate on “Does Europe still have a message to transmit?”, in the presence of Nathalie Loiseau, European Affairs Minister, Maud Bailly, Accor Hotels Chief Digital Officer, Jacqueline Franjou, President of the Ramatuelle Festival, and Claire Gibault, conductor and member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE).
▪ Stéphanie Latombe, a young Partner at Mazars, took part to the debate on “Generation to generation: can they have anything in common?”, alongside Sophie Boissard, CEO of the Korian Group, Enora Goulard, founder of Paupiette, Patrick Pelloux, emergency doctor at Paris’ SAMU, and Samuel Rouvillois, priest and philosopher.