A high impact program focused on innovation management at one of the world’s most vibrant technology institutions



Amine Alami

Nationality: Morocco/France

Industry: Industrial Manufacturing

Amine Alami is a Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager at Liebherr company. He is in charge of customer quality, innovation and problem solving activities for the components technology division. He has an extensive experience in automotive industry where he took responsibility of several missions related to quality innovation and development, quality assurance, suppliers quality, auditing, standards and compliance for mechanical and electronic products.

Why I chose EPFL EMBA?

My pursuit of continuous learning and a keen interest in adopting new technologies led me to explore an EMBA program to complement my technical and quality management expertise. Opting for the EPFL EMBA was a natural choice, providing me with the perfect opportunity to not only delve into innovation management but also to gain profound insights into operational excellence and the complexities associated with Industry 4.0.
Anaig Marechal

Nationality: France

Industry: Technology, media & telecommunications

Anaig Marechal is a Cloud Architect at Microsoft Philanthropies, specialized in Data Management and Artificial Intelligence. Her mission is to help European International Organizations driving their digital transformation using cloud technologies, to pursue more effectively the Sustainable Development Goals.

Anaig holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Sorbonne University Alliance, where she specialized in Data Science and Machine Learning. Her expertise resides in building data strategy and creating innovative AI-based solutions, and she is passionate about using technology for social good.

Why I chose EPFL EMBA?

Beyond the school’s world-renowned reputation, the EMBA program itself is tech-driven and consists of diverse modules ranging from sustainable and digital innovation to entrepreneurship and personal branding. It makes it a right fit for my career aspirations and for my motivation in finding innovative ways to solve social and environmental challenges. As someone with a STEM background, the EMBA program will help me expand my skill set and gain a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics within today's organizations. Moreover, the in-person aspect of the program offers an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from other experienced professionals, and I believe that the connections I will make during the program will be invaluable to my personal and professional growth.
Blaise Lugeon

Nationality: Swiss

Industry: Technology, media & telecommunications

Blaise Lugeon is the Head of Technology at Softcom Technologies, a Swiss Software Factory. His past positions allowed him to get expertise in software development, within medium-sized or multi-national corporations, and various business domains such entertainments, security, or energy.

Why I chose EPFL EMBA?

EPFL’s worldwide excellent reputation and this unique EMBA program focusing on innovation harnessing will bring me to the next level - how exciting!
Carolyn Crichton

Nationality: USA

Industry: Government & public sector

Carolyn Marie Crichton is a Project Manager for the Laboratory of Astrophysics (LASTRO) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). She is currently the Director for the Swiss consortium for the Square Kilometre Array (SKACH), where she serves the SKACH community, ensuring meaningful Swiss contribution to the international organization.

She also has diverse international experience, previously working as the project manager for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) in South Africa, and a project support contractor for the Exploration and Space Communications Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the US.

Carolyn does project management to support scientists doing science.

Why I chose EPFL EMBA?

I chose to do my EMBA at EPFL because I believe the focus on innovation management can provide vital insights for successful management in scientific collaborations. Scientific collaborations, such as those in astrophysics and astronomy, provide a natural birth place for innovation. The resulting consortia experience unique challenges as they develop large-scale projects dedicated to exploring our universe. In the academic environment, principal investigators (scientists) are currently not only responsible for leading research, but also the design, construction, and commission of the instrumentation that enables their research. As management needs increase, universities are experiencing a cultural shift, leading to questions about how project managers and innovative business practices can fit into these organizational structures. I hope to focus the knowledge gained in the EPFL EMBA to begin to answer these questions!