André Huon

Founding Member of ASAGE – Resp. Supelec / Central

Born in 1956 in Paris, he is married and has two children. Of French mother tongue, he also speaks English, German and Spanish.

Engineer graduate from the Special School of Mechanics and Electricity (ESME-Sudria) in 1980 then from the Superior School of Electricity (SUPELEC) in 1983, he also obtained an MBA from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne at the Institute of Business Administration (IAE) in 1985.

Since 1975, he has also been very active in the field of Youth & Sports, notably being a BAFA-certified leisure center animator, a qualified first aid worker from the French Red Cross, and the director of several ski clubs and multi-sport sports associations, including Racing. Versailles club. Currently, he remains President of Promo-Ski and Official of the French Ski Federation (FFS), as an Alpine Ski Instructor, National Competition Judge and Federal Technical Delegate.

Between 1980 and 1981, he carried out his National Service as a Contingent Scientific Engineer in the French Army (16 months). After a period of military training in Germany, he was posted in France to the Manufacturing Division of the AMX-APX Armaments Establishment (GIAT Industries). He mainly participated in the optimization of its computerization.

Beginning of his professional career in France in 1983, as a design engineer and then business manager in major on-board computer systems projects, he simultaneously provided several higher education courses at the University of Paris I, the ESME-Sudria and the National School of Armament Studies and Technical Engineers (ENSIETA).

Based in Switzerland since 1987, he was responsible for industrial marketing and led the development of international activities of several very high technology companies, mainly in the fields of instrumentation, aeronautics and energy. His management functions have led him to work with major industrial accounts and to travel extensively around the world, mainly in Europe, North America, the Middle East and South Africa.

In 1990, he was appointed by decree of the Prime Minister Foreign Trade Advisor of France. For more than ten years, he has been Secretary General of the Swiss Section of the National Committee of Foreign Trade Advisors of France.

In 1991, he founded the Swiss Groups of Engineers’ Associations of ESME-Sudria and SUPELEC, which he still chairs, carrying out regular communication and mutual aid activities with loyal teams for these networks and organizing numerous events. These actions are noticed and supported by the Parisian association offices. He was also elected to the Management Committee of the Supélec Association and has chaired the Committee of Presidents of Supélec International Groups for ten years.

In 1993, he obtained the title of European Engineer “EUR ING” issued by the European Federation of National Associations of Engineers (FEANI), Brussels.

In 2001, he created and took charge of an elective module in international trade at SUPELEC.

In 2002, having voluntarily left the industry, he created consulting activities in international development and became Professor at the Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud (HEIG-VD), where he notably participated in the creation and launch of the new Business Engineering course at the Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO), based on the German Wirtschaftsingenieur and French business engineer models.

In 2010, he was co-founder and Vice-president of the Swiss Association of Friends of the Grandes Ecoles (ASAGE).

He is also a member of several professional organizations in Switzerland, France, England and the USA.

For certain publications and specialized journals, he writes scientific and economic articles.

He received several honorary degrees, including that of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, awarded in the name of the President of the French Republic by the French Ambassador in Bern in 2000, Senior Member of the learned society SEE in Paris in 2003 , the Racing Club de Versailles Medal of Honor awarded by the Mayor of Versailles in 1987 and the Bronze Medal of Honor for Youth and Sports, awarded by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Paris in 2011.

Among his favorite Ingres violins, it is necessary to note his taste for the organization of events, painting and gastronomy…

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