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General Jean Coulloumme-Labarthe, commander of the Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan schools between 2003 and 2006, expressed the wish in 2004 to create a foundation that would promote the link between the military and the civilian world.

Created in 2006 and recognized as a public utility, the Saint-Cyr Foundation aims to enhance the value of defense research and promote the influence of the armed forces through an increased partnership with companies and civilian actors.

In 2010, in addition to continuing to support research, the Saint-Cyr Grande Ecole endowment fund was created to broaden the Foundation’s scope of action. The purpose of this structure is to promote the influence of the spirit of defense, the culture and the military know-how of the French Army and its officers in the French society through communication and training actions for French decision makers, both public and private.

At the end of 2019, the Saint-Cyr Foundation decided to refocus its activity on its sole statutory purpose of supporting research, with the training activity being taken over by a private commercial structure, SCYFCO, a simplified joint stock company created in early 2020. Created in 2006 and recognized as a public utility, the Saint-Cyr Foundation aims to enhance the value of defense research and promote the influence of the armed forces through an increased partnership with companies and civilian actors.

In 2020, André Autrand was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and Jean-François Lafont Rapnouil was appointed General Manager.

While The Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan Military Academy enters a new era with its project “ESCC 2030” and that the Chief of Staff of the Army has renewed his confidence in the Foundation for to pursue its mission in the service of research, the ambition of The new management team aims to breathe new life into the Foundation by building on its solid foundation and expanding its activities.

The Governance

The Saint-Cyr Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors composed of 12 members, divided into 4 colleges.
With the exception of the ex-officio members, the directors are appointed for a period of 3 years, their mandate being renewable.

THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
ANDRÉ AUTRAND
PRESIDENT
La Fondation Saint-Cyr Jean François Lafont Rapnouil
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAFONT RAPNOUIL
DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL (2S)
Thierry Renoux
THIERRY RENOUX
SECRETARY GENERAL
FOUNDING MEMBERS

3 members who are the representatives designated by the founders’ assembly.

La Fondation Saint-Cyr Pascal Vimard
PASCAL VIMARD
THALES
La Fondation Saint-Cyr Stephane Volant
STÉPHANE VOLANT
SNCF
La Fondation Saint-Cyr Xavier Paitard
XAVIER PAÏTARD
VICE-ADMIRAL 2S AIRBUS SECRETARY
MEMBERS BY RIGHT

3 members representing respectively
the Minister of the Interior,
the Minister of the Armed Forces
and the Minister of Higher Education and Research
and innovation.

La Fondation Saint-Cyr Dominique Dalmas
DOMINIQUE DALMAS
MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
La Fondation Saint-Cyr Jerome Garcia
JÉROME GARCIA
MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
La Fondation Saint-Cyr General Herve
GÉNÉRAL HERVÉ DE COURRÈGES
MINISTRY
OF THE ARMY
VICE PRESIDENT
QUALIFIED PERSONALITIES

4 members chosen by co-option because of their competence
in the field of activity
of the Foundation.

ANDRÉ AUTRAND
PRESIDENT
La Fondation Saint-Cyr Bruno Giorgianni
BRUNO GIORGIANNI
TREASURER
Pierre Tapie
PIERRE TAPIE
Tanneguy Larzul
TANNEGUY LARZUL
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF THE SAINT-CYR FOUNDATION

2 appointed members
by the association.

Steve Gentili
STÈVE GENTILI
HONORARY PRESIDENT
VACANT POSITION
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