Mrs Earl Erpelding is an EHL graduate, and holder of an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Her industry experience ranges from restaurants, hotels and cruise liners to event communication and marketing. Currently Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, she has also previously taught business economics, management control and cost accounting. She coaches numerous Student Business Projects in a wide variety of industries, as well as providing support to numerous EHL student start-ups. Karen has also been involved in consulting and training missions for EHL, both in Switzerland and overseas. She has also been an active member of EHLsmile's activities for the past 21 years.