Christopher Cripps


An American based in Paris, France, Christopher has served in leadership roles in the International Higher Education sector for over 30 years with an emphasis on International Strategy and Development, Transnational Education, Study Abroad, Executive Education, Corporate Relations, Branding, and Marketing.

Christopher is currently the Director of International Development at one of France’s most renowned research-intensive universities. Previously, he had been the Director of International Affairs at PSL University, Ecole Centrale Paris (now CentraleSupélec), and Grenoble Ecole de Management, giving him the unique profile of having worked across the spectrum of French higher education – Grandes Ecoles in business and engineering and universities.

Over the course of his career, Christopher has designed successful international strategies, created a multitude of strategic partnerships between world-class universities, established overseas campuses and programs, and built bridges between universities and the corporate sector worldwide. He has worked extensively in China, India, Brazil, US, Canada, UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Christopher has also served as a member of a panel of experts commissioned by the French Prime Minister’s Office to advise the government on strategic options for the internationalization of French Higher Education. He is a frequent conference and webinar speaker on International Higher Education topics.

Christopher has studied in the US, France, Austria, Switzerland, and the UK. He holds a double bachelor’s degree in French and International Relations from the US and an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK.