Muriel Pailleux


Muriel Pailleux’s dedication and enthusiasm for people development has extended her career within the education sector across continents. She is highly experienced at combining her marketing and business development skills with her sociological background to help people and companies grow through leadership development and cross-cultural programs.

She joined CEDEP in 2017 to establish and lead the sales department. As CEDEP’s main client interface, she is also in charge of developing and maintaining member partnerships. After two years, this role expanded to include establishing and directing the Marketing & Communication Department when she also became a member of the senior leadership team (CODIR and COMEX).

In 2023, Muriel started a new executive role of senior director sales and marketing at CEDEP, managing three divisions, developing CEDEP’s strategy and identifying levers for growth.

Previously, Muriel headed customer relationships at FL&C before becoming global account director and business developer. In this position, she established a new Singapore branch and collaborated with INSEAD business school for 13 years to create, manage and develop their MBA Language Program on the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses. Prior to that, she worked as the linguistics attachée for the French Embassy in Quito to develop partnerships with the Ecuadorian Education Ministry.

Muriel has a masters in marketing management, business development and strategy from HEC Business School Paris, a masters in educational cooperation and intercultural relations from Lyon 2 University, and a masters in anthropology from Bordeaux University.