Jean-Marie Peretti studied at ESSEC, Sciences-Po Paris and has a master degree in science of management, HRD. He is professor and researcher, advisor, executive and manager in France and abroad. Since 1990 he is professor at ESSEC Business school, and he holds the Change Chair and the "Managerial Innovation and Operational Excellence" Chair in ESSEC. He is also co-academic director for the specialized degree in human resources and for the program "human resources in the executive board". He is president of honour of the AGRH and the Institut International de l'Audit Social, and managing editor for the journal "Question(s) de Management". He has written about a hundred books and numerous articles.