1996 cohort 3 - Programme Grande Ecole
CEO of Figaro Classifieds and member of the Figaro Group Executive Committee, France
The Unframed Thinking signature completely embodies what the school has been built on since the very beginning: think differently, because your diploma isn’t the only factor; you also need to showcase your personality and experience.
A man of the media and of digital industries, Thibaut Gemignani has worked in the Figaro Group for 25 years, starting as a salesman and working his way to joining the group’s Executive Committee. His intrapreneurial know-how allowed him to accompany the group throughout its digital transformation by creating new activities on the Internet related to Employment, Education and Real Estate.
He has very fond memories of his university exchange in Canada: it was during this time that he first discovered email to keep in touch with his peers abroad and that he became an “early adopter” of the Internet. He remembers that his cohort sponsors made a strong impression on him, particularly François Pinault, sponsor of Cohort 2, and Pierre Dauzier, sponsor of Cohort 3 and former Chairman of the Havas group. He found that both men exuded the same air of humility and simplicity. Humility is the value of the school that Thibaut felt most connected to. Openness is also important to him because it links the Schools’ Breton roots to its international and global openness, something he feels has been present since its very creation.
He advises both current and future students of Rennes SB to take full advantage of the School, to be curious and to soak up as many experiences as possible. In short, “to open your mind”!
Discover his remarkable journey by listening to his episode of the Unframed Talking podcast.