May-Anne Very holds a Ph.D. in Strategy from INSEAD, a M.Sc. in Management from HEC Paris, and a M.Sc. in Economics (M1) from Ecole Polytechnique / Université Paris-Saclay.
Her research lies at the intersection of Corporate Strategy, Sustainability, and Stakeholder Management. In her work, she investigates how firms deploy corporate development activities to pursue sustainability goals, in particular through the acquisition of sustainable brands and their underlying resources. She addresses these questions using large datasets, and has thus developed a deep interest in computational techniques.
Prior to joining academia, May-Anne has gained international experience in M&A and consulting across Europe and Asia.