Eric Drouart, a French native, received a Business Administration Diploma from the Institut de Préparation à l’Administration et à la Gestion (IPAG) in Paris, France. He then came to the US and attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, where he received two degrees, a BBA with a concentration in Marketing Management and an MSBA. He transitioned to academia in 2000, and has been teaching at Rivier University in Nashua, NH (USA), Southern Vermont College in Bennington, VT (USA) and Assumption University in Worcester, MA (USA). He has also taught seminar courses at IPAG – Nice Campus (France).
Eric has extensive international marketing and general management experience, including 15 years with New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb. He has spent four years in Tokyo, Japan working in New Products and Business Development for a J.V. in OTC medicines, one-year short-term assignment in Italy for the transition management of a recently acquired Italian skin care company, and five years (1994-1999) in France after the acquisition of a French family medicines company. He also has prior international marketing research experience with General Foods Corporation (White Plains, NY), and Burke International Research Corporation (Cincinnati, OH, and New York City). Mr. Drouart is an adjunct faculty member teaching in the business program at Hellenic American University.