At the heart of PAXTER’s creation: a deep-rooted belief that today’s quality of education will determine the strength of tomorrow’s societies.

Our core competence

As a consulting firm, PAXTER accompanies the full range of stakeholders in the Higher Education and Research ecosystem with their strategic thinking and the implementation of their projects, from the smallest to the most ambitious ones. It provides expert skills and guidance in a range of subjects, including pedagogical engineering. PAXTER is unique in also being a research company that contributes to shedding a light on individual initiative and public action through scientific knowledge. At the institution’s and its leaders’ service, our team brings a thoughtful and qualified third party viewpoint on these institutions, and offers coaching services to individuals or teams.

Human capital

PAXTER brings together individuals, experiences and complementary skills. Our experts – former leaders and deans of higher education institutions – and specialized consultants come from various disciplinary backgrounds, ranging from human and social sciences, to natural science, medicine, management or theology. They work in teams tailored to the specifics of every project.
Pierre TAPIE
Ecole Polytechnique alumnus
Dean of Purpan (11 years)
President of ESSEC (12 years)
Chairman of the CGE (4 years) and the FESIC (8 years)
Chairman of Vers le Haut
Co-founder of PAXTER
Pierre TAPIE
Chairman
Anne RIGHINI
ENS Alumna
PhD in theology and practical theology
Docteur en théologie et en théologie pratique
Teacher and researcher
Co-founder of PAXTER
Anne RIGHINI
Managing Director
Pierre ALIPHAT
Expert in Strategic Information Systems
President of the ESEIA group (11 years)
President of the UGEI (7 years)
Managing Director of the CGE (5 years)
Modelling and Forecasting Expert
Pierre ALIPHAT
Scientific Director
Samia BOUDJELLOUL
Local authorities' strategy
Pedagogical engineering
Latin America expert
Social mobility & Interculturality
Trilingual French-Spanish-English
Sciences Po Paris alumna
Samia BOUDJELLOUL
Consultant & Research Engineer
Éric GHÉRARDI
PhD in Public Law, higher education law specialist
Teacher and Publishing Scholar (MDC HDR Rennes 1)
Head of a Research Centre at the Ministry of Armed Forces (2 years)
Provost of the School of French Army offciers Land forces (10 years)
Éric GHÉRARDI
Expert Consultant
Gérard FRIEDLANDER
Professor of Medicine at University of Paris and Head of Unit then of Research Centres - INSERM (35 years)
Head of Physiology Department Bichat (7 years) then HEGP and Necker Hospital (15 years)
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris-Descartes University (6 years)
Managing Director of the University of Paris Foundation
Gérard FRIEDLANDER
Expert Consultant
Hervé BIAUSSER
R&D Engineer in steel industry
Professor at Ecole Centrale de Paris (28 years)
President of Ecole Centrale (11 years)
Conducted the merger and first president of CentraleSupélec (4 years)
Hervé BIAUSSER
Expert Consultant
Florence DARMON
Experience in public and private sectors
Expert in planning, strategy and urban development (30 years)
President of ESTP (12 years)
Independent board member in engineering company and other firms
Florence DARMON
Expert Consultant
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Our signature: Tailored-to-fit

Souffleur de verre

The key starting point is asking the right questions, not proffering the solution. Rather than proposing one size fits all, ready to use options, we help to build a precise diagnostic of your needs. The PAXTER method consists of seeking to understand who you are.  What are your strengths? What makes you different and unique and what are your specific expertise and human capital? What are your weaknesses, your ambitions and their constraints? Our objective: to open new possibilities, with reasonable, desirable and well thought out paths forward, while respecting your core identity, aiming to achieve concrete results and an on-going effort to put into place favourable conditions for its efficient implementation.

Our clients

At PAXTER, we have the privilege of discovering a new universe with each new client.  We provide our clients with support tailored to the nature of the project or the proposed transformation, over a period ranging from a few weeks to several years.

ENSA
Naxicap
Uniciti
UL
ICES
OTC
ESCP
UTT
ECAM
IMP
IM
IPL
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