Valérie started a career in hospitality management, working for international brands such as Accor Group and Louvre Hotels for nearly 10 years. In 2007, she became an entrepreneur, and took over a hotel in Piemonte (Italy). In the meantime, she developed the Italian market for the Hotels & Préférences group as Managing Director Italy. Since 2012, she came back to Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne as Alumni & Industry Relations Director. She is managing the 25.000 EHL alumni, the 96% employability-objective and the relations towards the partners/sponsors of the school.