EHL Foundation is the sole owner of EHL SA holding company and its Board of Governors defines the EHL SA  vision and founding values. It makes use of the Swiss and international network of its President and members, while producing a positive impact on the reputation and brand.

The historic organization of EHL as a Foundation ensure that the primary focus remains the development of high quality education for our students. 

Board of Governors

President: André Witschi

André Witschi, President of the Board of Governors, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Vice-President:  Pierre-André Michoud*, Vice-President hotelleriesuisse and owner, Hôtel du Théâtre Yverdon


  • Doris Fiala*, Member of the Swiss Parliament and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
  • Chantal Ostorero, General Director, Board of Higher Education, Vaud Canton
  • Luciana Vaccaro, Rector, HES-SO
  • François Dussart*, CEO, Sandoz Fondation Hotels
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Inderbitzin, President, Swiss Center Technorama and former Rector, HES Zürich
  • Claude Meier, Director, hotelleriesuisse
  • Christopher W. Norton*, CEO, Equinox Hotels
  • Yves Rey, Vice-Rector Teaching, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
  • Dominique Seiler*, Head of Talent Acquisition, UBS Switzerland
  • Oscar Tosato, Town Council Member, Lausanne

* Alumni of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

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