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LouisPoinsignon

Could you please introduce yourself?
I am a French social entrepreneur willing to serve others by dedicating academic knowledge to the common good.

Previously, I pursued the Master in Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance at École Polytechnique in Paris. I’m currently studying Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.

My previous professional experiences were both in the public and private sectors: at the office of the French Finance Minister, for an MP, at Rothschild and more recently at McKinsey.

Could you please tell us more about your current position?

I currently study at Cambridge University and will continue to work for McKinsey after my degree, mostly focusing on public sector projects.

Could you please introduce yourself?

I am a French social entrepreneur willing to serve others by dedicating academic knowledge to the common good.

Always focused on having an impact, I consider a necessity to use the privilege of my education to help the ones that are in less fortunate positions.

This is why I created an NGO called “Les Ombres” (The Shadows) to answer a problem considered marginal in France in my opinion: the academic and professional education of children in foster care.

The charity offers them services and training to counter the lack of information about potential studies, and fight against numerical illiteracy and discrimination in hiring.


 

What skills gained during the Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance program have you been using in your current position?

Finance classes and econometrics were very useful to approach problems of clients in strategy consulting, especially at McKinsey.

Do you think your diploma and the name of Ecole Polytechnique are assets to find a job?

L’X is well-known in Europe, so quite useful to get into consultancy and to get into Cambridge.

What memories do you have of your time spent at l'X and in the Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance program?

Mostly nights at the BôBar, debates at Rhétorix and highly intense econometric classes of course!

What are your ambitions for the future?

To participate in shaping tomorrow’s policies.