EHL Foundation's status as a non-profit foundation allows us to reinvest all profits to further enhance the quality of our students' education. This structure supports the development of a variety of products and offerings in both Swiss and international markets. It enables students, faculty and administrative personnel to evolve in an environment that is in line with the hospitality industry's expectations.

Most importantly, being a not-for-profit company facilitates our work in developing academic programs and resources, thereby reinforcing our status as the world's leader in higher education in Hospitality Management.

Board of Trustees of the EHL Foundation

EHL Foundation is the sole owner of EHL Holding SA, and its Board of Trustees concentrates on EHL’s vision and founding values based on the purpose of the Foundation for the EHL Group. The historic organization of EHL as a Foundation ensures that the primary focus remains the development of high-quality education for our students.

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Dr. Carole Ackermann
President of the Board of Directors

Board of Directors of the EHL Holding

The EHL Holding Board of Directors approves the EHL Group strategy within the framework given by the Foundation. The non-executive Members of the Board provide strategic guidance for the sub-companies, approve the medium-term plans and the budgets of the EHL Group, elect executive leadership members, and enacts regulations. 

Executive Leadership

The CEO, along with the Executive Leadership Team, implements the strategy approved by the Board of Directors within all EHL Holding SA entities.
 
Prof. Markus Venzin is CEO of EHL Group as of 1 September 2022.
Prof. Michel Rochat was CEO of EHL Group until 31 August 2022.
 
All of EHL Holding SA's entities have their own Boards of Directors and Management teams.
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Prof. Markus Venzin

EHL Advisory Boards

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

Jonathan Stent-Torriani is President of the International Advisory Board.

EHL Campus (Singapore) and EHL Campus Passugg also have their dedicated advisory boards

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Mr Jonathan Stent-Torriani

Academic Governance

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.

Dr Inès Blal is Executive Dean.

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Dr. Inès Blal

Group Structure

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EHL Education Group: EHL Holding SA

EHL Education Group, or E.H.L. Holding SA, defines and implements the strategy for the group, enabling EHL to create and develop a rationalized, coherent portfolio of specialized activities, both in Switzerland and abroad.

The units are organized into three main fields: hospitality management education, which remains the core mission of EHL, international activities and the campuses. 

EHL Haute Ecole (HES-SO)

EHL Haute Ecole (HES-SO) delivers university-level education corresponding to the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences & Arts (HES), leading to state-approved undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees and post-graduate (Master) degrees.

Board of Directors:

  • Prof. Markus Venzin, Chairman, CEO EHL Group
  • Mr Tony Morales, Member of the Board, Administration, Finance & Controlling
  • Dr Juan F. Perellon, Member of the Board, Academic Office

Managing Director:

  • Dr Inès Blal, Undergraduate School

EHL Academia SA

EHL Academia delivers higher vocational studies that prepare students for entry into higher education courses in hospitality and service management, amongst others.

EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality

EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality delivers both initial vocational education and advanced professional education for the tourism and hotel industries.

EHL Hospitality Services SA

EHL Hospitality Services designs, produces and commercializes products and services relating to the hotel industry, such as F&B, the organization of banquets and events, as well as maintenance and reception services.

Board of Directors:

  • Prof. Markus Venzin, Chairman, CEO EHL Group
  • Mr Tony Morales, Member of the Board, Administration, Finance & Controlling


Managing Director:

  • Mr Maxime Medina

EHL Next SA

EHL Next operates the EHL Group innovation activities. 


Board of Directors:

  • Prof. Markus Venzin, Chairman, CEO EHL Group
  • Dr Juan F. Perellon, Member of the Board, Academic Office
  • Mr Tony Morales, Member of the Board, Administration, Finance & Controlling
  • Mr York Scheunemann, Member of the Board
  • Mr Christian Simm, Member of the Board


Managing Director:

  • Mr Maxime Medina

EHL Real Estate Services SA

EHL Real Estate encompasses activities relating to the acquisition, renovation and management of real estate and is involved in the development of the new EHL campuses.

Board of Directors:

  • Prof. Markus Venzin, Chairman, CEO EHL Group
  • Mr Tony Morales, Member of the Board, Administration, Finance & Controlling

Managing Director:

  • Mr Maxime Medina

EHL Campus  (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Board of Directors:

  • Prof. Markus Venzin, Chairman, CEO EHL Group
  • Mr Tony Morales, Member of the Board, Administration, Finance & Controlling
  • Dr Juan F. Perellon, Member of the Board, Academic Office
  • Mr Joshua Gan Boon Jun, Member of the Board

Managing Director:

  • Ms Jenny Ang 

EHL Advisory Services SA

EHL Advisory Services offers executive education and consulting related to hospitality and other service sectors that rely on important human resources.  It also offers hospitality learning center development & consulting services, school certification, and vocational education licensing (VET).

Board of Directors:

  • Prof. Markus Venzin, Chairman, CEO EHL Group
  • Mr Tony Morales, Member of the Board, Administration, Finance & Controlling
  • Mr Jörg Arnold, Member of the Board
  • Mr Marcus Bernhardt, Member of the Board 

Managing Director:

  • Mr André Mack, a.i

EHL Group Financial Data

As in previous years, 2021 resulted in a strong financial performance, allowing EHL to exit the Covid pandemic crisis in a solid financial situation.

Operating revenues increased by 12% YOY, mostly driven by higher student volumes and other activities normalizing after COVID (F&B, Housing & Services). The increase in expenses followed the recovery of activities post-pandemic.

Significant investments were made in the development of the Lausanne and Singapore campuses.

The EHL Foundation, which owns the EHL Group, is recognized as a public utility foundation. This means that all financial results are reinvested in the Group's entities to ensure their sustainability, and for the continuous improvement of the student experience.

 


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