Kristen Lynas is responsible for the general management of the College and works closely with its founding partners, Yale University and the National University of Singapore. The functions reporting to Ms Lynas include, Finance, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Risk management, Facilities Management, Health & Safety and Public Affairs.
Ms Lynas brings with her more than 14 years of experience within the higher education industry with perspectives that span three continents. She has assumed a variety of diverse roles in higher education, having lectured on finance at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris as well as having served on numerous graduate level admissions committees. At INSEAD, she was the Director overseeing executive degree programmes in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, as well as a partnership with Tsinghua School of Economics and Management.
She has also spent over 10 years in various finance and human resource roles within the corporate sector and previously held the Director of Human Resources position in Lancome International with the L’Oreal Group.
Ms Lynas holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She has also extensively studied organisational psychology and leadership through programmes at both INSEAD and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.