Dr. Inès Blal

Executive Dean and Managing Director
École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Dr. Inès Blal, Executive Dean and Managing Director Haute Ecole & Academia SA

The first woman and youngest person to hold the position of Dean since the creation of the school in 1893, Dr. Inès Blal assumed the Managing Director role and Deanship in August 2017. She is in charge of developing and executing the managerial and academic strategies of the university business unit of the EHL group.

During her eleven years of experience in management, consulting and facilitation in the area of strategic management for the hospitality industry, she has managed, designed and led undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses and managed multiple applied research and consulting projects for the hotel industry. Prior to her career in higher education, Ines worked in the catering business and joined the board of a hotel group in 2004.