|Interview: New ELS Chair Philippe Jaillette|
|Monday, 18 December 2017|
At the beginning of this month, Philippe Jallette replaced Jean-Paul Ravier as ELS chair. Jaillette is a graduate of ESCE, a famous international business school. He completed his education with an ISM Executive MBA in international business management. He spent more than 30 years in automotive tier-1 suppliers in roles including Global Key Accounts Manager and Managing Director. His latest assignment was with Hella, well-known for their lighting and ADAS activities, so naturally he was excited when ELS tapped him to be the next chair. Jaillette kindly granted DVN an exclusive interview:
DVN: So here you are as the new ELS chair. Congratulations! Can you define the aim of an ELS education?
DVN : Could you summarise the advanced master program and the different units?
DVN : What are the high level schools and the external lighting experts involved in the programme?
DVN: Where are classes held, and in what language?
DVN : You mention the 400 hours of academic coursework. Could you define the different units and the timing for the programme and the research work?
DVN: What are the conditions to follow the programme?
DVN: Is it possible for a company to send an attendee for only one unit?
DVN: The vehicle lighting community needs studies to define the lights needed for semi-and fully-autonomous driving. Have you expertise and experts able to lead such a study?
DVN: Last question to Jean-Paul Ravier. What do you retain from the three years spent in charge of ELS?