The ESSEC Accenture Strategic Business Analytics Chair
"Building the next generation of data and business leaders"


ESSEC and Accenture Strategic Business Analytics Chair



Innovations in digitization and automation are creating performance and productivity opportunities for business and the economy. Each day, a staggering number of data is created waiting to provide insights. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning enables to analyze a large variety and volume of complex data to deliver faster and accurate results to decision makers. Today, the priority is to leverage data for data driven decision making and to bridge the gap between units within an organization. To achieve this, companies are looking for analytics talent to drive value. 



Accenture and ESSEC with the Strategic Business Analytics Chair (SBA) are committed to train the next generation of leaders to become data translators. Our dynamic teaching methods, designed for the Chair, ensure a rigorous, immersive and impactful learning experience. We shape future executives to attain the right mind-set, with interpersonal and analytical skills to create business value. Finally, it’s also our priority to cultivate creativity and to build capacity to change; it’s going beyond the leading edge.


Prof. Jeroen Rombouts, Chairholder


Dr. Jeroen Rombouts is the Head of Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics Department. As Professor of data science, he teaches big data analytics and data science courses at the executive MBA and master programs at ESSEC in Paris and Singapore. He intervenes as expert consultant on strategic business analytics. He published numerous scientific articles and is Associate editor of several quantitative scientific journals.



Fabrice Marque, Chair Director




Fabrice Marque is the Founder and Executive Director of the SBA chair. He has over 25 years of experience in shaping customer-centric vision and growth strategies for major companies, leading large transformation programs for clients in complex, digitally challenged and competitive environments.