Carlos Díez de la Lastra

Global CEO Les Roches


Global CEO of Les Roches since March 2022, his work focuses on promoting the international expansion of the institution, considered one of the most important in the world in its field. Founded in Switzerland Founded in 1954, Les Roches has campuses in Switzerland (Crans Montana), Spain (Marbella), and China (Shanghai). Considered one of the 150 most influential tourism professionals in hospitality and tourism in Spain1, Carlos Díez de la Lastra contributes with his experience to different groups of experts, and he is a reference for the global hospitality industry. Carlos Díez de la Lastra Buigues (Madrid, 1970) was appointed Global CEO Les Roches in March 2022. Previously, for the past eight years, he was Managing Director of Les Roches Marbella where he focused on consolidating the leadership of the University in Spain in the training hotel managers and executives for the global hospitality industry and related luxury sectors and drive its continued expansion to international scale as part of the Sommet Education group based in Switzerland. He has developed a long professional career in the higher education sector, including among his most recent positions the Vice Presidency of Expansion of the European University and the General Director of the European University of the Canary Islands, as well as different management positions in Spanish and international universities. He has taught at the Centre for Economic and Commercial Studies (CECO) and at the Institute for Insurance Mediation and Finance (IMAF) and has lectured at various national and international institutions. He also formed part of the team involved in the proposed introduction of the single European currency collaborating with the Spanish State Society for the Transition to the Euro and the National Consumer Institute. Carlos Diez de la Lastra graduated in Economics and Business at the University Complutense of Madrid and holds a Master in Business Administration‐ MBA from IEDE. He is currently working on his PhD in Education.

Crans Montana
Bluche, 3975
Phone: 41 (0)27 485 9600

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