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Hollande: From B-School to the Élysée Palace

Hollande: From B-School to the ??lys??e Palace
Photograph by Kenzo Triboullard/AFP/Getty Images

When Francois Hollande takes office tomorrow, he will be the first president of France to have a business degree. And his alma mater, HEC Paris, will be in line for some presidential bragging rights.

The international business school is well-known for churning out the elite of French industry, including L’Oréal (OR:FP) Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon, France Telecom chief Stephane Richard, and AXA (CS:FP) CEO Henri de Castries.