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Governance

Board of Governors of the EHL Foundation

President:  André Witschi

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

Members: 

  • 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

*Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne Alumni

Board of Directors of EHL Holding SA

EHL SA holding company, through its Board of Directors, defines the group's general strategy based on the vision defined by the Board of Governors.

President:  André Witschi

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

Members :

  • 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

*Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne Alumni

Executive Committee

The CEO, along with the Executive Committee, implements the strategy defined by the Board of Directors within all EHL Holding SA business units.

CEO: Prof. Michel Rochat

Members:

  • Julia Aymonier, Chief Information Officer     
  • Vittoria Bonnasso, Acting Chief Financial Officer
  • Pascal Gauthier, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Maxime Medina, Chief Asset Management Officer
  • Dr Barry O'Mahony, Chief Academic Officer
  • Dr Juan Perellon, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
  • Olivier Roux, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
  • Rémi Walbaum, Chief Innovation & Valorisation Officer  

 

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Academic Governance

Mission of the Deanship:

The mission of the deanship is to ensure that education at EHL is progressive and of the finest quality. Through this mission, our objectives are to support the quality of our programs, foster research, and encourage innovative and efficient teaching methods. Embracing the pioneering spirit of EHL, we will continue to develop new programs that meet the industry needs and reinforce our position as a leading academic institution.

Structure of the Deanship:

  • Dr Inès Blal, Executive Dean
  • Stefano Borzillo, Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs
  • Hilary Murphy, Associate Dean for Innovation and Research
  • Ana-Maria Nogareda, Director of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Achim Schmitt, Associate Dean Graduate Programs
  • Patrick Ogheard, Associate Dean of Practical Arts Programs

EHL Council

Internal governance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is conducted in a spirit of collegiality. It promotes the vision, mission and values of the School and ensures its implementation through participative processes, with different Councils, Committees and working groups.

The creation of the EHL Council responds to one of EHL’s strategic priorities: quality, in that it will ensure the School’s alignment with quality standards relating to participation and governance, compliance with accreditation bodies and human capital development.

Structure:

EHL Council is a governing body that represents the whole EHL community, composed of a Coordinator and one representative per Council, each elected by the Council they represent. There are three constituents: student council, faculty council and staff council.

Roles:

Depending on the internal process being considered, the possible roles of the Councils are (individual or in combination):

  • Informative - is informed when a decision has been made
  • Consultative - is asked to give an opinion before the decision is made
  • Proactive - puts forward one or several proposals and suggests solutions
  • Collaborative - collaborates during the decision process
  • Participative - participates actively in the reflection leading to a recommendation or a decision

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board (IAB) is composed of international hotel, education and hospitality leaders who provide EHL with timely industry insights.

International Advisory Board