The governing board of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a top-ranked hospitality management institution with campuses in Switzerland, Spain and China, has appointed Dr Christine Demen Meier as Managing Director.
Dr Christine Demen Meier brings over 20 years of entrepreneurship experience in hospitality, including the creation, implementation and management of new hotel and restaurant concepts. As Managing Director, Dr Demen Meier will be based in Les Roches Switzerland and oversee the branch campuses in Spain and China.
Dr. Demen Meier first became involved in hospitality education in 1998, joining Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) to conduct research activities and develop the institution’s relationships with the hospitality industry. She implemented partnerships with organizations including Danone Professional, Nestlé Professional and Unilever Food Solutions, Saviva, Metro, enabling the creation of three Research Chairs.
Aside from her academic and entrepreneurial achievements, Dr. Demen Meier has extensive consulting experience in hospitality and restaurant management, working with companies in Switzerland, Ivory Coast, Turkey, Madagascar and Ukraine.
She holds a PhD in Management Science from Caen Normandy University in France and a MBA in Integrated Management from the University of Applied Sciences Fribourg (HEG-FR), Switzerland.
“I am excited to join Les Roches and honored to contribute to an institution that is already a global reference in hospitality management, as evidenced by the recent QS ranking. What primarily distinguishes Les Roches is the diversity of its students, its international footprint with three campuses as well as the sense of entrepreneurship and innovation that unites the community. Understanding diversity, being agile and developing an entrepreneurial mindset will be important characteristics on the job market of the future. I am committed to further building this unique DNA, leading student-centric initiatives and academic programs to promote the unique character of Les Roches,” Dr Demen Meier commented on her appointment.