EHL Group appoints Prof. Markus Venzin as CEO

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Published on 16/12/21 - Updated on 17/03/22

Prof. Markus Venzin

The EHL Group announces the appointment of its new CEO, Markus Venzin, who will take office in 2022 for the Group's 129th anniversary.

Carole Ackermann, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors (EHL Holding SA) and the Board of Trustees (EHL Foundation), today announced the appointment of Professor Markus Venzin as CEO of the EHL Group, who will succeed Professor Michel Rochat after his departure in 2022.

Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition next year to support the great achievements underway, and we are delighted to welcome Markus Venzin to the EHL community. I am confident that his commitment to academic excellence and innovation, as well as his strong management experience, will enable the EHL Group to continue to offer the highest quality of education to students from around the world.

Dr. Carole Ackermann, President of the Board of Directors

Markus Venzin is an expert in growth strategies, specializing in innovation and entrepreneurship. Markus Venzin was born in Chur and grew up in Switzerland, where he obtained his PhD in Strategy and Organization at the University of St. Gallen. He is currently Professor of Global Strategy and Dean for Innovation at Università Bocconi in Milan. During his long experience as a professor, management consultant, lecturer and entrepreneur, Markus Venzin has learned how to link research results with management issues, to extract grey matter and develop innovative teaching methods. In 2017, he co-founded the Venture Builder Corporate Hangar in Milan and has since served as Managing Director.

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