Who are we?

The Origins
Gervais PIGIER founded his first School of Commerce in 1850 in Paris. He trained  students and adults for careers in business in a practical way. The approach was very successful. Through an innovative franchising system, Pigier schools and training centers were started first in France, then abroad (Alexandria – Egypt in 1912, Athens – Greece in 1916, Beirut – Lebanon in 1920, …).

Group Profile
The PIGIER Group is involved in business education and professional training. Since its inception, the group’s mission has been: “to help businesses acquire, maintain and develop professional human resources through the offering of business training and education focused on real market needs, using practical and interactive teaching methods, developing professionally useful knowledge and know-how, and allowing trainees and students a successful career evolution through the rapid demonstration of real operational skills”.

Founded in Paris in 1850, PIGIER and its 120 schools and training centers are part of la Compagnie de Formation – France. Started in 1920, PIGIER Lebanon is involved in:

  • Business Education (business school programs in a number of majors)
  • Professional Continuing Education (training for adults and business companies in the fields of business)
  • Recruitment & Placement Services (for companies and adults, also to help students find jobs and internships).