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Michaël Haddad
Chairman, X Open Innovation, Applied Optics & Algorithmics Pole Manager, L'Oréal Recherche & Innovation
A graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (PhD in Physics) and Kedge Business School (MBA), Michael Haddad has held various positions on the value chain of innovation: basic research, project management, business development, strategy in various industries such as defense, telecom, health and automotive, cosmectics.
He has always worked on the interface between academy and the industry, e.g. through creating a technological intelligence lab with automotive group PSA and University of Bordeaux.
He is now managing the Applied Optics & Algorithmics Pole at L’Oréal group, particularly in charge of connected and personalized cosmectics.

On the side, he teaches management at Kedge Business School.
An innovation passionate, he is the author of numerous patents and scientific publications, winner of the Altran reference trophy (2005) and the Grand Prize of the Jury of PSA Peugeot Citroën Inventors Chart in 2007. In 2013, he was one of the founders of X Open Innovation, an association of more than 150 former students of Ecole Polytechnique, which he chaired for the year 2014.

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