Isabelle Huault appointed President of the Executive Board of emlyon business school

emlyon announces the appointment of Isabelle Huault, actual President of the Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, as the head of the institution, starting the beginning of the next academic year. This appointment concludes a thorough process led by a selection committee with the support of the firm HRM, involving representatives of all of the school’s stakeholders.

Isabelle Huault will succeed to Tugrul Atamer, who will remain a member of the Executive Board.

« We are very proud of this future appointment: Isabelle Huault has impressed the selection committee with her exceptional academic background but also with the human qualities and values which have guided her career for the past 30 years. Isabelle Huault’s background testifies to her capacity to further implement the school’s current strategic plan! Her experience as the head of a « business university » since 2016, which she guided towards greater international influence, digitalization and the development of hybrid curriculums have enabled her to quickly understand her future mission within our school. » explains T. Atamer.

The journey of an exceptional woman

Isabelle Huault, 53 years old, emlyon graduate (1990), obtained a PHD in management sciences from Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1994), an accreditation to supervise (HDR) in 1996, as well as a teaching aggregation in 1999.

Senior lecturer at the Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin, then professor at the Université Paris-Est-Créteil Val-de-Marne and Panthéon-Assas Paris 2, she then teaches at Paris-Dauphine from 2005 onwards.

The future President of the Executive Board of emlyon business school has held several management positions at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL over the past 15 years: first director of the doctoral school of management, then of the mixed research unit in management Dauphine Recherches, she is in turn appointed vice president in charge of a mission concerning the management of the teaching staff by Laurent Batsch in 2015. In December 2016, she is then elected as President of the university.

During her 4 years as the head of this educational institution well recognized in the field of organizational and decision sciences, (it is a member of Conference des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) as well as the Conference of University Presidents (CPU)), Isabelle Huault enabled Université Paris Dauphine-PSL to take a leading role next to ENS in bringing together the 11 component institutions of Paris Sciences et Lettres.

She also increased the international influence of the institution by initiating numerous partnerships and alliances and by developing campus’ abroad, but also by using creativity as a driver to implement new digital programs, and to support educational innovation and social responsibility.

The school board unanimously welcomes the future President of the Executive Board, recipient of the French Legion of Honour and Academic Palms

For Jean Eichenlaub, President of the school’s supervisory board « Isabelle Huault’s upcoming arrival is excellent news for emlyon. She combines a very strong academic legitimacy, a strategic vision as well as a solid innovation culture. As the head of Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, she has demonstrated that she was an outstanding leader, driven by results and excellence. We are convinced she will be able to pool all of emlyon’s stakeholders (students, graduates, staff, partners) in furthering the school’s development in order to be one of the best business schools in Europe. »

« Isabelle Huault is returning to her roots in Lyon, a city she particularly enjoys. She returns with great experience and successes in the management of major real estate and organizational structuring projects. We are convinced that her appetence for educational innovation, hybridization and social responsibility will be valuable to all of emlyon’s stakeholders » specify Philippe Valentin et Yves Chavent, respectively President et 1st Vice-president of the CCI Lyon Métropole Saint-Etienne Roanne.