About the BIC Corporate Foundation

For more than 75 years, BIC has offered high-quality pens, pencils and markers to millions of people. These simply iconic products naturally link education to our business and that's why supporting education is part of BIC's DNA. Founded in 2016, the BIC Corporate Foundation supports educational initiatives worldwide because we believe it is a fundamental right and an essential cornerstone of all personal and societal development.

 

Through the BIC Corporate Foundation we look to support unique projects with life-changing impact. We firmly believe in the “give to create” logic, looking to fund projects that will develop children and youth through education, and enable them to succeed in their life plans and face challenges in our ever-changing world.

 

Our Pillars

The BIC Corporate Foundation focuses on projects that work on one or more of our three pillars:

 

 

FIGHT AGAINST
SCHOOL DROPOUT

ACCESS TO EDUCATION
FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Internal Board Members

Gonzalve Bich

Chief Executive Offier
Chair, BIC Corporate Foundation

 

Sophie Palliez-Capian

VP, Corporate Stakeholder
Engagement

 

Mario Berra

SVP Global Manufacturing,
Group Supply Chain

 

Ganesh Parameswaran

General Counsel MEA, India & APAC,
Group Legal

 

Claire Bottineau

Sustainable Development Director,
Group Insights and Innovations

 

Peter Van Den Broeck

General Manager,
Middle East and Africa

 

External Board Members

Jean-Marc Guesne

Partner,
Archipel & Co.

 

Runa Khan

Founder and Executive Director,
Friendship

 

Our Team

Alison James

Executive Director,
BIC Corporate Foundation

Alicia Ruizhuidobro

Project Manager,
BIC Corporate Foundation