Appointed Executive Dean
At Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Lausanne, Switzerland
As the first woman and youngest person to occupy this position since the foundation of the school in 1893, Dr. Inès Blal was nominated to the position of Executive Dean.
Dr. Blal, who has been teaching at EHL for more than eleven years, holds a Ph.D. in Strategic
Management in Hospitality and Tourism from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, an MBA
in Hotel Management from EHL, and a Bachelor in International Business from the INSEEC Group.
This recent appointment illustrates EHL’s commitment to pioneering training that prepares tomorrow’s
managers for high-responsibility service jobs. Just like its future campus and the work done to integrate
new technologies into education and hospitality, EHL faculty demonstrates once again that the institution
is guided by values of excellence, openness and innovation.