Jan Lepoutre

Professor and Academic Director


Jan Lepoutre, PhD, is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at ESSEC Business School and the Academic Director of the ESSEC Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which coordinates ESSEC’s activities in Entrepreneurship and Innovation across its 3 campuses, including its incubators. Drawing on a multi-disciplinary background of engineering, economics and sociology, his research and teaching interests mostly deal with innovation and strategies in uncertain environments, in particular those related to complex social and environmental problems and industrial technology. He teaches topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation strategy in various programs at ESSEC and has held visiting positions at ETH Zürich and CentraleSupélec.