Chief Human Resources Officer

Pascal Gauthier joined Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in 2013 as Director of Human Resources, and holds since January 2016 the position of Chief Human Resources Officer for EHL Group, a holding company encompassing several business entities.

In this new position, Mr Gauthier plays a crucial role in the development strategy of the company by structuring the workforce on all levels, implementing modern Human Resources techniques, fostering internal communication to enable EHL to reinforce its position as an employer of reference on the national and international academic market, and creating and implementing synergies transversally between units to support growth and potential international development.

Before joining EHL, Mr Gauthier held until January 2013, the position of Corporate Vice President of Learning and Development for Hyatt Hotels Corporation – International Operations. He started his career with Hyatt in 1987 and was based at property level for 13 years, holding various training and human resources functions, including area roles, in countries such as Switzerland, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, French Polynesia or Spain. Since January 2000, he had moved to a divisional role as Director of Human Resources for Hyatt International (Europe Africa Middle East) LLC before taking, on a corporate level, the lead of the Learning & Development Division in 2010.

Mr Gauthier is passionate and has strong relational and tutoring skills; he loves communication, contacts and is a strong team player.

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