To transmit the passion in sports is their job


Faculty is essentially made of professionals who are still active, which allows them to offer courses adapted to the reality on the ground and of the different markets of sports business. They work for brands, federations & institutions, communication / marketing agencies, clubs, distributors of major media.

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Arthur Thevenot

Coordination & Volunteering in Public Events Pole manager – Amaury Sport Organisation

Arthur Thevenot has a license in Sports Management from the Université d’Orléans & a master in sporting events and activities management from the Université de Paris Saclay. Since 2016, he works in the Coordination & Volunteering Pole of Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O) as a manager.

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Jean-Claude VIDAL

Founder and CEO of ARENE EVENEMENTS since 1998

After 15 working years, in France and abroad within a French major oil company in marketing, commerce and communication domains, J.-C. Vidal created his first structure in 1991 then Arène Evénements in 1998.

Arène Evénements’ goal is to help companies build on sports success in their communication strategy and to help event sites connect with sponsors who enrich their shows.


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Joëlle Monlouis

Sports and business lawyer

Registered at the Bar of Paris in 2007, Maître Joëlle Monlouis is a practicing lawyer for over ten years.

Joëlle Monlouis was first a financier jurist in a major international bank, then she developed on the floor of the Commercial, Financial and Economical House from the Court of Cassation and she joined an American agency, specialised in international business law, in which she was in charge of mergers and acquisitions deals and problematics linked to company law.

Being a passionate sports enthusiast, she specialised in sports law and intervenes both in Europe and abroad. She is mostly sensitive to the needs, in this domain, of the institutional and economical actors of sports in the departments, the French Overseas Territories and in the French-speaking African countries.

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Pierre Rondeau

Sports economist – Journalist RMC SPORT – Co-director of the Observatoire Sport et Société Jean Jaurès

Pierre Rondeau is a professor of economy in Sports Management School, specialised in sports economy and football economy. He is also the co-director of the Observatoire Sport et Société in the Fondation Jean Jaurès and a commenter for RMC SPORT.

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Stéphane Gillot

Team Sales Director

After more than 35 years of career and experience with Nike, Stéphane Gillot was the South France representative as Key Account Executive and Team Sales Director France at Connexions in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

He then returned to Nike to develop the partnership between the brand and the FFF (amateur football market). 
At the end of 2021, he left Nike to open his own sports consulting company.

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Benoit Eycken

President of the association " le Sport a du Cœur " - Creator of companies in sport and health.

A biochemist by training, a runner and then a federal trainer in freestyle skiing, curiosity, human relations and the spirit of innovation have always guided me. Very quickly Director of a Biotechnology laboratory, then Marketing Director in the Pharmaceutical industry, and finally company manager for 25 years with the creation of Alizeum Santé in 1995, then Alizeum Sport in 1998 and Alizeum Travel in 2003. Co-founder and co-organiser of the "Etoiles du Sport" for 20 years, I was in charge of health communication for Nestlé Nutrition Clinique for 15 years, developed the first healthy sports programme "Be Wizz" in 2009, the first connected team walking challenge "Be Walk" and organised the "legendary match" for the 20th anniversary of the France 98 football team... Today I am the founder and President of the association "le Sport a du Cœur".

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Michael Tapiro

President of the international strategic council

A born entrepreneur and sportsman, Michael began with a sporting cursus and founded the Club de Neuilly-sur-Seine: “Rugby Club Paris Neuilly”; then in 1999 he created the agency “Au-delà du sport” with Christophe Juillet and Marc Lièvremont, specialised in the relationship between sports and business management.

Simultaneously, he has been a professor in marketing for 15 years.

During these years, this born entrepreneur wished to start up his own school. This cursus led him to found Sports Management School (SMS), a business school specialised in Sports Business. SMS covers a wide variety of business lines such as sports management, sporting structures optimisation, the development of new media, e-sports, sports betting….

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Pascal Galantin

Educational coordinator

Former sprinter and specialist in the 100m, Pascal has been a physical trainer in the professional sports and commercial director in the professional basket and then director of the Regional Olympic and Sports Committee Ile-de-France. He is now in charge of the educational management of the bachelors & MBA cycles.

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David Mignot

Academic Director of Sports Management School

David Mignot is a professor in Sports Management School since 2012 and the educational director of bachelors since 2016.

After studying to be an EPS sports teacher, David pursued the Master degree in international sports marketing from ESSEC.

He published a thesis as its specific theme: how must France be positioned and prepared in order to welcome the important international sports events

Then he worked for 17 years within several sports marketing agencies and managed brands like SFR, GMF, TOTAL, Grenoble 2018….

David founded “Iphitos” (sports marketing agency) in 2011 with the aim to advise the brands and to organise its own events. Some clients: GMF, La Poste, Essity, Fédération des Clubs de la Défense, AFM Téléthon, Relais et Chateaux, Stade Français Rugby, Lagardère Active …

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Communication & marketing manager

With a master in Sports Marketing, Florian worked as a community manager and as a press relations manager within the centres LE FIVE, leader of the five-a-side football. Then he developed in a federation within the FFVélo, the former Fédération française du cyclotourisme, as a press relations & community manager. In office since October 2018, he works as the communication & marketing manager for Sports Management School.

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Co-founder of Perform Consulting: Training and business consulting

  • National Coach at FFT (French Tennis Federation)
  • DTN assistant to the FFT (French Tennis Federation)
  • Consultant at the Fondation de France
  • CEO of Perform Consulting: training and business consulting