The Team

Jan Ondrus
Chaired Professor

Jan Ondrus is Associate Professor of Information Systems and Associate Dean of Faculty, ESSEC Asia Pacific. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.

His research examines the strategic role of information technology in the development of digital ecosystems. He is particularly interested in the disruptive and transformative aspect of digital technology for business model innovation and social impact. Also, he has been specifically studying the emergence of mobile payment platforms for more than 15 years. His research has been published in top academic journals, presented at major conferences, and actively used in his teaching in the GMBA, the EMBA, and executive education programs at ESSEC. He served as an Associate Editor for academic journals such as the Information Systems Journal (2013-2018) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (2015-2020).

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Jérémy Beaufils
Executif Director

Jérémy has over 10 years of experience in marketing and product management, contributing to the launch of Google Assistant in 23 languages. As the founder of Albata Conseil, his work has been centered around integrating disruptive tech innovations with branding and marketing strategies. In his previous role as the Head of EMEA and APAC Marketing at Unstoppable Domains, Jérémy developed expertise in the blockchain and AI related products. Passionate about tech-related cultural trends and their impact on society, Jérémy joined ESSEC as an Executive Director in January 2024.

Emilie Coudray (De Stefano)
Chair Assistant

Under the responsibility of the chair professor as the Dean's department, she assists the chair in the administrative and operational organization of the educational and event activities (student recruitment, seminar, conferences, learning expedition, social media communication, graduation...). She connects students, professors, ESSEC staff and different partners of the Chair.