Dr Stephanie Pougnet holds a PhD in Management Sciences from Grenoble University, France. She has worked for almost 15 years for EHL where she has taught topics from social sciences, to organizational behavior and talent management, in the Bachelor and the Master programs, as well as for EHL Advisory Services and Hong Kong Polyu’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has also taught in the Master Innokick, CTI – Innosuisse, and at the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology.
At the age of 15, she started working in restaurants in France and the U.S. Then, she worked in marketing for an insurance company, before joining the University of Lyon III and then Negocia – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris in France as a professor and apprenticeships & internships coordinator.
She co-founded a Swiss online shop selling sporting goods. She coaches entrepreneurial EHL alumni in developing their start-ups. She is also a member of the People & Culture Advisory Board of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International - HSMAI. Her teaching, training, consulting, and research activities aim to help employers better attract, develop, and retain talented employees, who would optimize the client’s experience. Ultimately, her students are at the core of her activities, as future employers and future employees.