Program team

This program has been designed and developped by:

Fahimeh Robiolle: a lecturer at ESSEC Business School (ranked one of France’s top 2 Business Schools) and associate member of ESSEC IRENE since 2003 (Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe), Fahimeh Robiolle offers negotiation, conflict resolution and team management workshops at ESSEC, ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration), Telecom ParisTech (one of the 5 top engineering schools in France), the Sorbonne University, the University Paris V and the Lebanese University of Beirut. She has also contributed to ESSEC IRENE’s program “Negotiators of the World”, notably in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso.  In 2006, she co-directed the colloquium organized in honor of Shirin Ebadi (Nobel Peace Prize 2003) and contributed to Ms. Ebadi’s participation to the World Forum of Social and Environmental Responsibility in 2007. Editor of the Persian version of the book “Méthode de Négociation” (Alain Lempereur, Aurélien Colson – Dunos, 2004), she has designed and implements workshops in Persian in Iran for business leaders, managers (negotiation, communication, teambuilding and leadership) and students of the University of Teheran.

Fahimeh Robiolle graduated with a master’s degree in nuclear physics, is a former researcher at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), was an engineer for the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) from 1986 until 2007, and while there she held various positions in research, management, financial management, human resources and management of European projects and contributed to diverse change management projects.  She was Deputy Director of the Center of Nuclear Studies of Fontenay-aux-Roses of the CEA and collaborated with the French National Research Agency (ANR).  Fahimeh Robiolle also conducts organizational audits and drives the implementation of successful structures for European companies in the Middle East, helping them to better integrate social, intercultural and economic perspectives into their business strategies.

Tina Robiolle: for the past nine years, Tina Robiolle has worked as a consultant, facilitator and trainer of trainers, for various organizations, businesses, graduate schools and universities. Graduated with an MBA from ESSEC Graduate School of Management, a lecturer with ESSEC IRENE at the French Public Administration School (Ecole Nationale d’Administration – ENA) since 2001, she has also implemented negotiation, mediation, communication, conflict resolution, leadership and team building trainings at ESSEC MBA, the Sorbonne University and Telecom ParisTech.

For the last 7 years, she has been working as a consultant and facilitator for the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP), a program started by Howard Wolpe and Steve McDonald at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) in Washington, DC. In this capacity she has developed and facilitated peace building and capacity-building programs (negotiation, communication, mediation, teambuilding and leadership skills) for Government officials, members of the Parliament, UN military observers, leaders of the political parties, the High Command of the Army and the National Police. Her last project to date is the development of a conflict resolution curriculum for the Ministry of Education of Burundi targeting secondary schools (a project funded by USAID East Africa). The WWICS developed the same kind of initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo where she had the opportunity to facilitate a “cohesive leadership forum” for the local leaders of the Rutshuru Territory.


Françoise Hostalier: Graduated with a Master of Mathematics and certified teacher of mathematics in France from 1976 until 1993, Françoise Hostalier was elected member of the Parliament in 1993 representing the North region of France. In 1995, she became Secretary of State to the Minister of Education.

Françoise Hostalier is also an active member of the civil society. Since 1999, she is the founding president of the association “Action Droits de l’Homme” as she is particularly interested in the defense of human rights. From 2002 to 2009, she was also a member of the National Consultative Commission of Human Rights. Reelected member of the Parliament in 2007, she is vice-president of the commission for friendship between France and Afghanistan; and a member of the commission on Defense and Armed Forces.

Tina Robiolle, Françoise Hostalier, Michel & Fahimeh Robiolle – Panshir Valley – Afghanistan – April 2009