The Strategic Business Analytics Chair combines academic rigor with practical relevance by bringing together practitioners and consultants from various industries, encouraging collaboration between professors from different departments and building bridges between research, teaching and real-world practice—notably through case studies.

Prof. Dr. Jeroen Rombouts

Jeroen Rombouts

Director of the chair

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.

Nina Edalat


She makes the interface between the students, the professors and Essec staff, Accenture and  the different partners of the chair. She organizes the chair events (students recruitment, seminar, conferences, graduation ceremony...) and courses.