Governance: a new Executive Board for emlyon business school

Source:emlyon business schoolDate:2020-01-09

Lyon, January 6th, 2020 - Since September 1st, 2019, emlyon business school has become a Limited Company governed by an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board. The renewal of its executive team has been announced today:

  • The departure by mutual agreement of Tawhid Chtioui, President of the Executive Board,
  • The appointment of Tugrul Atamer, to date a member of the Executive Board, as President of the Executive Board,
  • The arrival as ofJanuary 8th, of Fabien Guimtrandy as Group Resource Director and member of the Executive Board.

The Executive Board, the collegiate management body of the school, shall now be made of Tugrul Atamer, as President of the Executive Board, Fabienne Autier, Dean of the Faculty, and Fabien Guimtrandy, Group Resource Director from January 8th this year.

Tugrul Atamer is to provide for the transition period until the next President of the Executive Board is nominated. To this day, Tugrul Atamer was a member of the Executive Board. He has greatly contributed to emlyon’s strategic development and outreach as a member of the school’s management since 2002, and as Dean of the Faculty from 2002 to 2012.

Dean of emlyon Africa since 2016, Tawhid Chtioui was appointed at the head of emlyon business school on April 1st, 2019. He has conducted the school’s capital opening to investor and employee shareholding.

“We would like to express our gratitude toTawhid Chtioui for his leadership and dedication he demonstrated to emlyon, its staff members, students and alumni from the moment he took the position. Tawhid Chtioui has strongly supported the school’s attractiveness by consolidating quality and excellence in training and research, and before that, in rigorously developing activities in Morocco and Africa. On behalf of the Supervisory Board and emlyon staff members, we would like to wish him the best in his future endeavors.

We are pleased to welcome Tugrul Atamer as President of the Executive Board for this intermediary step. Tugrul is a pillar of our institution. His experience at emlyon business school comes as a strong asset to bring the necessary stability in this transition period.

The arrival of Fabien Guimtrandy in the next following days, with a great expertise in strategic project management and operational management of resources in Higher Education institutions, notably within Lausanne’s Hotel Management School  from 2012 to 2018, shall be a valuable asset for the school”,declaredJean Eichenlaub and Emmanuel Imberton, respectively President and Vice-President of the Supervisory Board.

Tawhid Chtioui indicated as for him: “the past 9 months have been fruitful and dense. With the legal reorganization, the capital opening to new investors and the governance of the school as a background, EQUIS and AACSB reaccreditations were to be carried out, we had to design and implement a new organization, sustain the development of the academic excellence and the quality of student and participant experience, initiate the first booster projects and set the bases for a strategic and sustainable CSR policy.

It was an honor to experience such great transformations and challenges in such a short period of time. I have learned a lot. I want to thank the women and men serving our learner’s community as a whole, the women and men who supported me in this adventure, and whose skills and professionalism have been a great source of motivation.”

About emlyon business school

emlyon business school was founded in 1872 by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Lyon. It is a private state-approved institution of higher education. The school’s intake is of 7,260 students from 90 different nationalities, and of 6,200 participants in continued education. The school operates now on six different campuses (Lyon, Shanghai, Saint-Etienne, Casablanca, Paris, and Bhubaneswar). It draws on a network of 181 international academic partners and runs a community of 32,000 alumni spread out in 120 countries. emlyon business school’s mission is to reveal “makers”, actors of the transformation who can anticipate, straddle frontiers, build and contribute positively, take and learn how to take action, and bring values in their collaborative approach. The “maker” notion mirrors emlyon’s vision of what is an entrepreneur, someone who tries, experiments, makes mistakes, starts again, learns as he goes along. At emlyon business school, students and participants may develop such skills within the framework of the next generation pedagogy, associating academic research of excellence and innovating learning tracks.


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