As specified in Article D. 144-26 of decree No. 2015-1823 of 30 December 2015, "the management of the school is entrusted, under the authority of the Director General of IFP Energies nouvelles, to a director assisted by an improvement council".

Executive Committee

The governance of IFP School is ensured by a management committee (CODIR) composed of the Director of the School, the Secretary-General, the 4 Centre Directors (corresponding to each of the thematic areas), the Director of Studies, the Director of Development, the Director of Learning and Recruitment Coordination and the Director of Doctoral Training.

Development Council

The Improvement Council is chaired by the Deputy Director General of the Directorate General of Energy and Climate (DGEC) of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. The composition of the board is as follows: the President of IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), nine members chosen from among the leaders of the energy and transport industry, four personalities representing higher education or research, four former students, three elected representatives of the school's teaching staff and three elected representatives of the students.

The role of the development board is to assist the Director of the school, in particular on strategy, general organization, composition of promotions, training opportunities and program objectives. It meets twice a year.

Its composition as of September 2018 is as follows:

  • Philippe Geiger                 Président du Conseil de perfectionnement
  • Didier Houssin                   Président d'IFPEN

In the field of industry

  • Hélène Beuchot                Directrice des ressources humaines groupe, Perenco (nomination en cours)
  • Bruno Covin                       Directeur stratégie et ingénierie avancée GMP & EV, Alliance Renault Nissan
  • Marie-Isabelle Filliette    Direction politique et stratégie RH, Holding, Total (nomination en cours)
  • Michel Forissier                 Directeur marketing produit, R&D, pôle propulsion, Valéo
  • Philippe Franza                 Directeur des ressources humaines, ExxonMobil France (nomination en cours)
  • Olivier Peyret                     Président directeur général, Schlumberger France
  • Arnaud Piéton                   Executive Vice-President ressources humaines, TechnipFMC
  • Sandra Roche                    Chief business development officer & CEO of new countries, Engie
  • Eric Zielinski                       Plant engineering manager, Saipem

In the field of higher education or research

  • Dominique Bonvin           Professeur à l’École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Elisabeth Crépon              Directrice, ENSTA ParisTech
  • Bernard Leduc                   Professeur à l’Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Sophie Mougard               Directrice, ENPC

Former students

  • Nathalie Brunelle              Secrétaire générale – Senior Vice President Corporate affairs, Total
  • Christian Dupraz               Senior Vice President Asia, Axens
  • Patrice Marez                     Directeur conception, système, chaîne de traction, Groupe PSA
  • Jean-Baptiste Renard      Consultant, expert en énergie

In addition, the school relies on the IFPEN scientific council and the IFPEN board of directors.