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Our ambassadors

They’re high-level athletes, inspiring personalities, men and women who love a challenge...
and they’re getting behind this great initiative. Meet the SKEMA United ambassadors.

Laura DI MUZIO (SK 2014)

This 31-year-old from Valenciennes has been playing competitive rugby for 16 years, is a member of the Lille Métropole Rugby Club Villeneuvois (LMRCV), and was French champion in 2016. Laura got to play on the France women’s national under-18, under-20, and senior rugby union teams.  She was recently named president of the LMRCV (the Villeneuve d’Ascq rugby club). Before that, Laura completed a business school preparatory course after graduating from high school with a baccalauréat ES (economics and social science stream), then she joined SKEMA Business School in September 2010. She was part of the first lot of students to attend SKEMA after the merger. She got to spend a semester on the Raleigh campus and loved it! After graduating, Laura spent a few months working for a start-up, then teamed up with two business partners to set up LJA Sports, an agency working to promote and develop women’s sports.  Since the end of her international career, she has been commentating women’s rugby matches as a consultant for France Télévisions.

Romain CANNONE (SK 2022)

Romain is a student at SKEMA and simultaneously pursuing his career as a competitive athlete. He won the French delegation’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games and won the first French Olympic title in individual fencing since Brice Guyart took home the gold medal for men’s foil in Athens in 2004. He is the first swordsman to have won Olympic gold since Eric Srecki in Barcelona in 1992.

Alexandra LOUISON (SK 2005)

Alexandra is a graduate of the SKEMA Class of 2005, having specialised in marketing and project management. She grew up in a very sports-oriented family, with two triathlete parents who passed on their passion for sport. After eight years of gymnastics, four years of acrobatic rock and a bit of athletics, Alexandra decided to devote herself to triathlons. She was a professional triathlete from 2005 to 2018. That’s 13 years of pursuing her sport with passion and doing a lot of travelling! Sport has taught her a lot: determination, perseverance, courage, respect, humility, organisation, resistance, and of course positivity... Sport allows her to experience unforgettable sensations on a daily basis, shared with the people dearest to her! These days, Alexandra is a nutrition, wellness and fitness coach. This is a way for her to share her passion and the values that have helped her greatly! For her, sport is simply a way of life. In a nutshell: Winner of the France-Nice Ironman competition; two-time winner of the Monaco 1/2 Ironman; several times in the top three of the Embrunman; winner of the XL triathlon in Gerardmer; participations in the Ironman Word Championship in Hawaii; European duathlon vice-champion; 4th place in the world championship; several French duathlon champion titles; French triathlon vice-champion...


Now a sports journalist, Maxine is a former acrobatic gymnastics and diving champion. A born competitor, Maxine won the latest season of a famous survival show. Maxine hosts the show Génération Jeunes on the French National Olympic and Sports Committee’s television channel, Sport en France.


Luka is the youngest in the Karabatic family, “little” brother to Nikola, who was named IHF World Player of the Year three times.  Luka, who is 202 cm tall and weighs 110 kilos, was on his way to becoming a top tennis player, but at 19 he was “bitten by the handball bug” like the rest of his family and he joined the Montpellier club. He plays pivot and over time has specialised in defence, earning the title of best defender in the Champions League not once, but twice. The official successor of Didier Dinart on the French national team, he is truly the man in the shadows, the support beam that holds the structure in place. He and his team won Olympic gold in Tokyo in August 2021. Alongside his brother Nikola, he is also European champion and twice world champion. He also has 11 French champion titles under his belt with the Montpellier and Paris Saint-Germain handball clubs.


Only a rare few are known by their initials. Philippe Saint-Andre is one. Commonly called PSA, our man was a formidable winger who was active on the international scene. With 69 caps, half of which were as captain, PSA scored no fewer than 32 tries, making him France’s third-highest try scorer in rugby union. He also won third place in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa. After playing professionally from 1988 to 2000, he became coach and manager in France and England, then was head coach of the French national team from 2011 to 2015. Drawn to communication, he became a consultant for different media and took up public speaking at business events, presenting the different keys of management and the values of his sport. But rugby is in his DNA and he couldn’t stay away: PSA dived back into the scrum as rugby director for Montpellier, then took up coaching again in January 2021, winning the European Challenge Cup last May, just as he had done with the Sale Sharks in 2005.