Philippe Thimonier graduated in 1985 from the Laval University in Quebec with a degree in forest engineering. He has an MBA from HEC Montréal (1992), and has been teaching at École Centrale de Lyon since September 2015. In parallel, he heads a consulting firm specialising in management and human resources management which he founded in 2005 (BKLO). His area of expertise is more specifically competence management, change management support, interpersonal communication and mediation. At Ecole Centrale de Lyon, he is in charge of the Career Counselling workshops and teaches management as well as human resources management.