Peter Wirtz has been appointed Dean of Faculty and Research at emlyon business school, effective June 1, 2024. In his new role, Peter will be joining the Executive Board and the Executive Committee, which are chaired by Executive President and Dean Isabelle Huault. He is also a member of the Administration Board of the emlyon business school Foundation. Peter will be responsible for relations between the school's faculty and the administration.

A Franco-German dual national, Peter earned a PhD in management science from the University of Dijon in 2000 and his authorization to supervise research (HDR) the following year. He was an associate professor at Panthéon-Assas University until 2003, when he was awarded a full professorship in the economics department at Lumière University in Lyon. He joined the Jean Moulin University Lyon school of management (IAE) in 2011. From 2012 to 2020, he served as vice-president for research at Jean Moulin University Lyon 3. He joined emlyon business school in early 2023 as a research professor at IFGE, the French institute for corporate governance, and to support the school's researchers in preparing and submitting research grant applications.

Peter Wirtz is recognized as one of France's leading specialists in corporate, and more broadly organizational, governance issues. His main areas of interest are corporate governance (its institutionalization in various contexts, links to financial behavior, and relationship with value creation) and entrepreneurial finance and governance. Peter's most recent research includes analyses of French business angels' specific contributions to corporate financing and growth as well as studies of the governance of particular types of organizations, including religious orders.

Portrait de Peter Wirtz, Doyen de la Faculté et de la Recherche d’emlyon
According to Peter:

emlyon business school is lucky to have a very high-level international faculty. The school's faculty is the key to its academic excellence and international reputation. My role will be to ensure that the school can achieve its educational and research missions in ideal conditions, in the best interest of our students and of all our stakeholders.

Isabelle Huault, Executive President and Dean of emlyon business school:

I am thrilled that Peter Wirtz is joining us as the Dean of Faculty and Research of emlyon business school. His new position is a strategic role for us, since our appeal in France and worldwide depends on our academic excellence. I know I can count on Peter's experience and engagement, and I wish him every success in his new role, working alongside the members of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee.

About emlyon business school:

Founded in 1872 by the Lyon Chamber of Commerce, emlyon business school has an enrollment of over 9,000 students of 125 nationalities across five campuses worldwide (Lyon-Ecully, Shanghai, Paris, Bhubaneswar, and Mumbai). The School relies on a Faculty of 166 internationally recognized professors and researchers, and a network of 200 global academic partners, to provide learning tracks of academic excellence open to the world. The school runs a community of 41,700 alumni spread over 130 countries. As a benefit corporation (société à mission) emlyon aims to “train and support informed leaders, throughout their lives, who are able to transform organizations efficiently for a fairer society and with greater solidarity and respect for the planet”. The School's “makers” pedagogy closely links action and reflection. Skill hybridization and social responsibility are also at the heart of its training programs, where the best of both socio-economic and academic worlds meet. The strategic plan, “Resonances 2028”, reaffirms the importance of the “maker spirit” that has been the DNA of emlyon since its creation. The plan is built around the five qualities expected of “makers”, emlyon students and alumni, to become entrepreneurs of change, namely: academic excellence; entrepreneurial spirit; engagement; hybrid knowledge; resonance with society.

Press Contact:  

BlueSky Education for emlyon :  

Peter Remon - - +44 (0)1582 797 956