Mission and Governance
Les Roches is committed to preparing our students for a top career in the global hospitality industry.
The Visionary Leaders in Global Hospitality Education, fearlessly shaping tomorrow’s world.
Catalysing a cosmopolitan learning community to develop future leaders in the global hospitality sector, with the ability and confidence to shape a sustainable future
The Les Roches Governing Board is the legally constituted body ultimately responsible for Les Roches’ quality, integrity and strategic direction. The Board’s composition assures a fair representation of Les Roches’ stakeholders and industry partners and reflects the areas of competence needed to fulfill Les Roches’ Vision and Mission.
The Board exercises its authority and independence to support informed institutional strategic direction and goals. The Board approves and reviews institutional policies; monitors the institution’s fiscal condition; and approves major new initiatives developed in consultation with the appropriate internal or external constituencies.
In exercising its fiduciary responsibility, the Board assures that the institution periodically reviews its success in fulfilling its Mission and achieving its Purposes through a series of self-assessment procedures such as external audits, regulatory compliance, internal controls, and contingency management.
Les Roches’ Managing Director, Dr Christine Demen Meier, receives from the Governing Board the requisite authority and autonomy to lead the institution’s strategic initiatives and to manage Les Roches’ academic programs and services on its behalf.
|Dr. Breffni M. Noone||Chair, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management|
|Mr. Francis Clivaz||Les Roches Founder|
|Mr. Claudio E. Casanova||Manager, Grand-Hôtel Du Golf & Palace, Crans-Montana, Switzerland|
|Mr. Christian Karaoglanian||Consultant for Accorhotels, Member of the board of directors of various companies|
|Mr. Frederic Biousse||Co-founder of Experienced Capital, President of Experienced Capital Management|
|Dr. Elmore Alexander||Dean Emeritus at the Ricciardi College of Business|
|Dr. Stacy L. Sweeney||Higher Education Consultant|
|Mr. Chad Thompson||Higher Education Consultant|
|Mr. Benoît-Etienne Domenget||Chief Executive Officer Sommet Education|
|Dr. Fabien Fresnel||Chief Operating Officer Sommet Education|
|Dr. Stephanie Furlough-Morris||Chief Financial Officer Sommet Education|
|Managing Director, Les Roches||Dr. Christine Demen Meier|
|Managing Director, Les Roches Crans-Montana (Switzerland)||Dr. Christine Demen Meier|
|General Director, Les Roches Marbella (Spain)||Mr. Carlos Díez De La Lastra (MSC)|
|Campus Director, Les Roches Jin Jiang (China)||Mr. Michael Bao|
|Chief Financial Officer, Les Roches||Mr. Stelios Pappas (MBA)|
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|Interim : Dr. Christine Demen Meier|
Leadership Team Les Roches Crans-Montana
|Dean of Students||Ms. Andrea Chakravartti|
|Director of Operations||Ms. Joceline Favre-Bulle|
|Dean of Undergraduate Programs||Ms. Susanne Welle|
|Dean of Graduate Studies||Dr. Dimitrios Diamantis|
|Student Governance Association President||Mr. Barthélémy Deslarzes|
Leadership Team Les Roches Marbella
|Director of Operations & Student Services||Mr Jose Emmanuel Soler|
|Practical Program Manager||Mr. Hassan Djeebet|
|Campus Facility Manager||Mr Jose Emmanuel Soler|
|Academic Director||Ms Maria José Aparicio|
|Dean of Graduate Studies||Mr Jon Loiti|
Leadership Team Les Roches Jin Jiang
|Director of Student Support||Mr Peter Yang|
|Director of Practical Program||Mr Robert Van der ham|
|Campus Operations Manager||Ms Amanda Huang|
|Academic Dean||Mr Michael Bao|
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is a private and for profit institution. For a fair summary of its financial statements, please contact the Managing Director