January 22, 2016
Full-time Lecturer Claude Ananou (Management) received an honourable mention in the 2015 CIDEGEF/FNEGE awards for teaching innovation for his SynOpp approach, which he designed nearly 10 years ago in order to teach and support business creation.
The award, presented by the Conférence internationale des dirigeants des institutions d'enseignement supérieur et de recherche de gestion d’expression française (CIDEGEF) and the Fondation nationale pour l’enseignement de la gestion des entreprises (FNEGE), recognizes teaching innovation in the management field that deserves to be shared by universities in the international French-speaking community.
The SynOpp approach, taught at several universities in Quebec and France, is increasingly used by centres or organizations that support business creation. This is not the first distinction honouring Mr. Ananou’s teaching innovations. In 2014 he received the prestigious Rossi award from the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, as co-author of Réussir sa création d’entreprise – sans business plan.
Mr. Ananou has been teaching at the School for over 15 years. He was previously an Associate Senior Lecturer at the Université de Bourgogne, and also taught at the École supérieure de commerce de Troyes. He holds an MBA, a Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) in Private Wealth Management and a Certificate in Marketing from HEC Montréal, and a BSc and a degree in Law from the Université de Montréal. Mr. Ananou has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1980.
His fields of interest are entrepreneurship, in particular business opportunities, entrepreneurial culture and succession in family businesses. He also co-authored a book entitled De l’intuition au projet d’entreprise with Professor Louis Jacques Filion. He has founded and owns about ten companies in France, the Caribbean and Canada.