Johns Hopkins promotes Adile Quennarouch to chief financial officer

He will lead university's finance team beginning in new fiscal year

Johns Hopkins University announced today the promotion of administrative leader and higher-education finance veteran Adile Quennarouch to the role of vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer, overseeing the university's central financial functions.

Adile Quennarouch

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Quennarouch joined Hopkins in 2022 as assistant vice president for strategy and analysis in the Office of Finance and Administration. Over the past two years, he has been a driving force behind several key and high-profile initiatives, including revamping and expanding the capabilities of the university's 10-year financial projection model, introducing an innovative research facilities debt strategy, launching a new capital finance function, and establishing a long-term investment strategy for a portion of the university's working capital.

Previously, Quennarouch held various strategic positions at the University of California, Berkeley—most recently as executive director of finance and capital asset strategies. In that role, he served as a strategic advisor to executive leadership in decision-making processes that resulted in broad institutional changes. Among his many accomplishments, he created a sophisticated financial model with advanced scenario-planning features that became the basis of a decision-support framework that provided leadership with a holistic view of the institution's long-term financial health.

"[Adile's] extensive experience in data analysis and modeling, in-depth knowledge of the higher education landscape, significant finance expertise, and proven track record of cultivating diverse partnerships have already been—and will continue to be—incredibly valuable to Hopkins," said Laurent Heller, executive vice president for finance and administration. "Adile has the expertise, vision, and collaborative approach we need in our next CFO."

A native of France, Quennarouch has lived and worked in various cities and countries around the world including Paris, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi. As CFO, he will leverage his experience and global perspective to build on the finance team's successes and help the university implement its ambitious strategic vision. Quennarouch holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley.

"I am honored and excited to take on this new role," Quennarouch said. "Johns Hopkins University is an amazing institution, full of incredibly talented people striving to make a difference. As CFO I look forward to providing financial and strategic leadership to the university and to the Hopkins community at large."

Quennarouch will lead the university's central finance team as it pursues goals that support the priorities outlined in the Ten for One strategic vision. Reporting to the EVP of finance and administration, the CFO's portfolio includes managing the controller's office and the university administration business office, as well as the budget and planning, procurement, tax, and treasury functions.

Quennarouch will move into his new role on July 1.

Correction: Adile Quennarouch's previous title was misstated in an earlier version of this article. The Hub regrets the error.