The Strategic Assessment Expert Group
The Strategic Assessment Expert Group (GES in French) is exclusively comprised of twenty or so company executives, members of the Economic Stakeholder Strategic Committee (CSAE in French).
These business managers get together quite regularly (Four to five times a year) to enhance ARII and CSAE broad guidelines, to expand committees work and strengthen operational recommendations forwarded to ARII Board of Directors.
GES companies’ list:
ACRI (M. Philippe Bardey), AIRBUS HELICOPTERS (M. Gérard Goninet – Président du GES), ALPES RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT (M. Frédéric Spagnou, VP du GES), AMADEUS SAS (M. Claude Giafferri), CEA CADARACHE (M. Christian Bonnet, VP du GES), DCNS (M. François Demoulin), EDF (Mme Christine Baze), ION BEAM SERVICES (M. Laurent Roux), JAGUAR NETWORK (M. Kevin Polizzi), OPTIS (M. Jacques Delacour), SUPERSONIC IMAGINE (M. Jacques Souquet) VERRERIE DE BIOT (Mme Anne Lechaczynski et M. Jean-Louis Patenotte), CLARANOR (M. Christiphe Riedel), PROMAN (M. Roland Gomez), NATUREX (M. Olivier Rigaud), GEMALTO (Alain Sigaud), KEM ONE FOS (M. Jean-Philippe Gendarme), ARCADE ASSISTANCE (M. Patrick Agati), FG DESIGN (M. Philippe Mathias), LAPHAL (M. Duron Note), et SAVIMEX (M. Laurent Coyon).
The Economic Stakeholder Strategic Committee
In creating ARII, founding members have established partnership governance that aims to provide economic stakeholders, especially companies with regional services solutions more noticeable and more efficient.
Thus, the Economic Stakeholder Strategic Committee (CSAE in French) was founded. It gathers regional economic growth stakeholders and more particularly, companies counseling structures, PRIDES (Regional innovative clusters dedicated to inclusive economic growth) competitive clusters, companies and economic development agency.
CSAE aims to mobilize networks of stakeholders with a shared and appropriate strategy.
Four working committees give structure to CSAE initiative:
> « Regional marketing»
> « Innovation and innovative contents »
> « International development »
> « Major projects »
Decision-making bodies, committees and working groups continuously provide ARII with strategic thinking.
Structured in five operational areas, ARII inter-disciplinary team includes developers with diverse and complementary professional backgrounds.
Its members have managerial backgrounds in the private sector (large corporations and SMEs), national and regional administrations. They have worked in capital investment companies, within consular services, competitive clusters or were employed in regional marketing or international promotion organizations.
This diversity of profiles helps ARII to fully act as a coordinator.
ARII hinges on a “light” regional team based in Marseille with two offices in Sophia Antipolis and a regional representative in Brussels (thirty whole time equivalent employees work directly for the agency or are dispatched by partners). It relies on innovation and economic development regional stakeholders.