The Future of Digital
Student Data Portability

Verifdiploma and the French Ministry of Education Project on Digital Authentication

May 19, 2016
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.


Emmanuel Chomarat
Emmanuel Chomarat founded Verifdiploma in 2001 to provide a degree verification service to recruiters of young students and graduates, including support services and information on the courses offered in the French Higher Education system. After graduating from a Magistere of Finance and Bank Management at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris in 1991, he was Marketing Director of a leading automotive distributor in France. In 2000, he founded a communication digital agency leader in the world of luxury, called e-Mazarine. Since 2010, he also developed a career in real estate sales, QUARTZ, specializing in exclusive luxury properties around Paris.
Mireille Richards
UK Consultant
MIREILLE RICHARDS Born in Africa (Benin) and educated in Bordeaux (France), Mirelle gained a French Business degree, joined the Erasmus programme, gaining first hand experience of the benefits of students mobility and then completed a Master degree in International Marketing Management with Sheffield Hallam University. She worked in France, the UK and the Netherlands for a major international organisation. Mireille currently is a senior business executive with 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, product management and product roadmaps strategies within international organisations. She is currently providing strategic and international development support to Verifdiploma.


Verifdiploma was established in 2001 in France in partnership with the French Higher Education Institutions (universities, business schools, engineering schools...) and also supported by French institutional bodies. Itsservices are available on the internet, to better inform recruiters on the courses, to provide degree verification service and to assist in the recruitment process of graduates and trainees. Veridiploma has developed the largest French national database of graduates (4.5 million) and courses (15,000). Those services are implemented with institutions for free and funded by businesses that use these services. In 2015 it created 2 new platforms for institutional registrars to provide digital documents: VERIFCENTER to handle all requests for verifications and DOCCENTER to manage electronic documents for the exchange with students. In January 2016, the French Minister of Education announced the launch of a digital authentication of degree for all of French national graduates with a possible verification service on the website

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