The Family Entrepreneurship and Society Chair has a dedicated team of teacher-researchers, a research analyst, consultants and an Temporary Research and Teaching Associate to contribute to a better knowledge of family businesses at regional, national and international levels through research and training.




Professor in entrepreneurship, member of the STEP Global Board and APM expert on family succession issues. She has been involved in entrepreneurship research for more than 15 years in France and abroad. Her work focuses on the emotional, relational and gender dynamics in family businesses.



Research Analyst

With a solid experience in digital communication in higher education and entrepreneurship, Raina is a researcher at Audencia’s Research and Business Department and contributes to the development of The Family Entrepreneurship and Society Chair.


Marine is a Temporary Research and Teaching Associate in Management Sciences at the IRGO Laboratory. Her research interests are in the fields of entrepreneurship and the relationship between innovation and territorial networks.



Temporary Research and Teaching Associate

After a career in business creation and takeover, Vincent is now an Associate Professor and Head of Entrepreneurship Education at Audencia. He is also the digital vice-president of the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His work focuses on entrepreneurial identity and practices.



Associate Professor

Valérie DENIS

Consultant - Expert

25 years of experience in Belgium in coaching and training SME managers led Valérie to dedicated research into business families.  Founder of the ICHEC Families in Business Chair, Valérie is co-author of 8 management books, in charge of the Transmission course at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, lecturer at the FBN and manager of ALTANDO where she accompanies families in the key stages related to their businesses.


Caroline LE BIEZ

Consultant - Expert

After eight years of experience in family offices and a degree from the Paris Bar, Caroline created to help family businesses structure their governance and find independent directors. She is also President of the family council and a director of the SOFIA Group, where she represents the third generation of family shareholders. Caroline leads the FBN's Grand Ouest and Nord nextgen community.