President-Rector of the Université Catholique de Lille since 2012

Re-elected for a second 5-year term in 2017

Pierre Giorgini

Former Director of Human Resources and then Director of the Skills Development Group at France Telecom, Managing Director of Innovation at Orange, creator of ENIC (now Telecom Lille), and the former CEO of ISEN, Pierre Giorgini has been President-Rector of the Université Catholique de Lille since 2012. Under his leadership the University has been developing a set of pedagogical, technological, and social innovations with dedicated spaces, innovative ecosystems, and learning spaces for teacher-researchers, students, and businesses. As author of La Transition fulgurante, vers un bouleversement systémique du monde (Bayard, 2014: “The Dazzling Transition: Towards a Systemic Upheaval of the World”), La Fulgurante recréation (Bayard, 2016: “The Dazzling Re-Creation”), and Au Crépuscule des Lieux (Bayard, 2016: “In the Twilight of Places”), he takes a passionate approach to innovation and the formidable changes that it brings to business and to society as a whole. His most recent work, La tentation d’Eugénie. L’Humain face à son destin (“The Temptation of Eugenie: The Human Faces Destiny”), published by Bayard in January 2018, received a special prize from the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.

La transition fulgurante      La fulgurante recréation      Au crépuscule des lieux    La Tentation d'Eugénie



  • 12 January 2016, Maison de l’Amérique Latine (House of Latin America), Paris: Prize MERI d’éthique
  • 22 November 2016, Maison de la chimie (Chemistry House), Paris: award ceremony for the prix Stylo d’Or (Golden Pen Award) 2016, invited as nominee 
  • July 2017: Doctor Honoris Causa, Liverpool Hope University
  • 12 November 2018 under the dome of the Palais de l’Institut de France, Paris: Prix spécial de la section Economie politique, statistique et finances of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) for La Tentation d’Eugénie. L’humanité face à son destin.