Les Roches Appoints New Managing Director for Global Campuses
New Delhi, 31st May 2019 — 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 – Managing Director, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education
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.
About Les Roches Global Hospitality Education
Founded in 1954, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is a private institution based on the Swiss model of experiential learning, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of hospitality, tourism and event management. Les Roches prepares entrepreneurial and innovative graduates across a global network of campuses in Switzerland, Spain and China.
Part of Sommet Education, Les Roches is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Les Roches is ranked number three of the world’s top institutions for hospitality and leisure management and number three worldwide for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
For more information, visit www.lesroches.edu