Philippe Agid, graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Political Science Institute) in Paris and alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (National School of Public Administration), served first as a senior civil servant, then in the cabinet of Jacques Chaban Delmas between 1969 and 1972. He was Secretary General of the Fondation Nationale pour l'Enseignement de la Gestion (Foundation for Management education). He joined the Lafarge Company in 1981. He then worked with Hugues Gall as the excutive vice president of the Paris Opera between 1995 and 2001. He has since advised several cultural institutions.
Jean-Claude Tarondeau, Ingénieur des Arts et Métiers, Docteur d'Etat en Sciences de Gestion, Agrégé des Universités, is « Emeritus Professor » at the ESSEC business school. He is the chief editor of the Revue Française de Gestion. He has published a dozen books and more than sixty articles. He recently published the Dictionnaire de la stratégie d'entreprise (Dictionary of Enterprise Strategy) with Vuibert in collaboration with Christine Huttin and edited a volume on "Les constructeurs du management" (management builders) for Editions Lavoisier. His current work is concerned with project communication planning and cultural activity management.