Claire Thouary founded QACE UP in June 2017 with more than 10 years of experience in quality management (8 years in Higher Education and 2 years in Industry). QACE UP came up with a strong will to assist business schools and universities in their quest for excellence in a constant evolving landscape.

Claire Thouary worked as Quality and Accreditations Director at emlyon business school to manage both national and international accreditations (CEFDG, CNCP, CGE, AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS, BSIS, etc.). She also managed a team within the executive education offer (customized programmes). Her expertise was also appreciated within the Faculty management team in the recruitment processes and data analysis.

She graduated from the University Lyon III with a Master’s degree. Her research-based master’s thesis featured the dying out of any aboriginality as she spent more than a year in Australia to collect data on the stolen generation while she was teaching French in different Australian schools.

During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, swimming, boxing, and cooking (a meaningful form of communication which encourages creativity and curiosity)