IHES

Claire Lenz appointed Director of Development and Communications

Press release – 26 August 2020

Claire Lenz joins the Institute as Director of development and communications. She reports to Emmanuel Ullmo, IHES Director, as well as Emmanuel Hermand, General Secretary.

Previously, she held several positions at École Polytechnique. As Deputy Director of communications from 2012 to 2016, she was more particularly in charge of press relations and digital communications, before developing the institution’s international communications strategy. From 2016 to 2020, she was the Dean of École Polytechnique’s new Bachelor Program, whose first class graduated in July.

With two Master’s degrees, one in communications from Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, the other in literature from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, she also worked as Communications officer within the Société Générale group from 2006 to 2009. From 2009 to 2012, she lived in Chicago, where she taught at the International French School while working as well as a Marketing strategist for the University of Chicago.

Member of the Board of the Fondation du Lycée du Parc, Claire Lenz participated to several fundraising operations in the field of research and education, in France as well as in the USA.