Industry Update
Appointment29 May 2019

Dr. Christine Demen Meier

Appointed Managing Director
At Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Bluche, Switzerland

 Dr. Christine Demen Meier

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.

EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Dr. Christine Demen Meier (Class of 1974) is a graduate of EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Lausanne - Switzerland
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Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Founded in 1954, Les Roches 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.
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