Fabienne Münch

Fabienne Münch  |  Université de Montréal Design School

Fabienne Münch is the chair of Université de Montréal Design School, which places human values, responsible critical thinking and research projects as foundational elements of tomorrow's design education.

Münch was director of ideation for the design driven furniture leader Herman Miller Inc., a think tank that synthesizes user needs research, future trends and business factors into concept explorations, charting paths for potential innovations. 

Supported by multi-cultural teams, she has been fueling Herman Miller’s expansion into new markets by broadening its global portfolio. She joined Herman Miller to facilitate the integration of B&B Ufficio into Herman Miller Europe and moved from Paris to Michigan in 1998.

Münch started her career championing wood furniture product developments and M&A opportunities in Europe for Steelcase Strafor. A few years later, as principal of a design studio providing services to the exhibition and retail sectors, she developed a passion for leading creative teams and promoting design as the source of industrial growth. 

She holds a master's degree in international business from the University of Nancy-ICN, France, and a master's in coaching for change from HEC School of Management, Paris and Templeton College, Oxford. She has two children and currently lives in Montréal, Canada.