Associate Dean at NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
Nicolas Graf is Professor and Director of the IMHI Center of Excellence in Hospitality, Food & Travel at ESSEC business school in Paris. He received his Ph.D. from the Pamplin College of Business of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with a concentration in corporate finance and strategic management. He received his MBA degree from HEC Lausanne and from the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.
His research focuses on strategy and real estate finance in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining ESSEC, Nicolas was Professor at the University of Houston, Professor at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Visiting Professor at Reims Management School. He has also delivered executive education courses for various companies in Asia, North and South America and Europe, and has conducted several consulting projects in the fields of asset management, strategic planning and business development.