Équipe de la Fondation Sorbonne Université

Foundation team

A team dedicated to seeking private funding to contribute to the development and promotion of Sorbonne University.

Foundation team

Mélina Mercier, Executive Director of the Foundation

Mélina Mercier has a background in neurosciences from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Sorbonne University. She worked for 5 years for two private foundations in England, before joining the Foundation in 2009.

Anne-Lydie Ardiet, Head of Corporate Sponsorship and Foundations

After creating and developing a communications department in the subsidiary of a major industrial group for almost 7 years, Anne-Lydie joined CELSA, her former school, as head of communications and then corporate relations. In September 2019, she joined the Sorbonne University Foundation as Head of Sponsorship for Foundations and Companies. 

Audrey Cotrez, Administrative and Financial Manager

Audrey worked as a project manager in the Public Contracts Office of the Directorate General of Research and Technology Transfer at Sorbonne University for 4 years before joining the Foundation in April 2015.

Marine Basset, communication and events manager

Marine Basset worked for 12 years in higher education as a communications manager, notably in the sponsorship sector at Sciences Po Paris and the Bordeaux University Foundation. She joined the foundation in May 2016. 

Charlotte Guiot, prospect researcher

Charlotte Guiot holds a Masters degree in International Relations. She joined the Sorbonne University Foundation in May 2016. 

Thierry Pfistner, project manager

Thierry has worked for 20 years in the private sector in the commercial field and in the management of profit centres. 
In 2006, he joined the Institut de la Vision as head of employment contract oversight, participated in the oversight of research projects and was then appointed head of general services. 
In 2017, he joined Polytech Sorbonne as administrative manager before joining the Foundation as project manager. 

Véronique Lévy, Executive Assistant

Véronique Lévy began working in the private sector in very different fields (commercial, legal, medical, business creation, wealth management) for 15 years. In 2000 she joined the Versailles Rectorate and since 2005 has been working in higher education in various positions. She joined the Foundation in April 2019.