Mission and Governance

Les Roches is committed to preparing our students for a top career in the global hospitality industry.


The Visionary Leaders in Global Hospitality Education, fearlessly shaping tomorrow’s world.


Catalysing a cosmopolitan learning community to develop future leaders in the global hospitality sector, with the ability and confidence to shape a sustainable future


Governing board


The Governing Board’s objective is to review the school’s mission, assure quality and integrity, review major changes in the curriculum, endorse strategic planning, monitor financial data and assess the CEO’s performance.

The Governing Board meets between 3 and 4 times per year and is composed of an independent chairperson, representatives from Gesthotel, as well as independent lawyers and Chief Executive Officers.


Dr. Breffni M. Noone Chair, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management
Mr. Francis Clivaz Les Roches Founder
Mr. Caludio E. Casanova Manager, Grand-Hotel Du Golf & Palace, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Mr. Christian Karaoglanian Consultant for Accorhotels, Member of the board of directors for various companies
Mr. Frederic Biouss Co-founder of Experienced Capital, President of Experienced Capital Management
Dr. Elmore Alexander Dean Emeritus at the Ricciardi College of Business
Dr. Stacey L. Sweeney Acting Chair, Higher Education Consultant
Mr. Chad Thompson Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer Daymar College Group
Mr. Benoît-Etienne Domenget Chief Executive Officer Sommet Education
Dr. Fabien Fresnel Chief Operating Officer Sommet Education
Dr. Stephanie Furlough-Morris Chief Financial Officer Sommet Education


Managing Director, Les Roches Worldwide  Dr. Christine Demen Meier
General Director, Les Roches Spain  Mr. Carlos Díez De La Lastra (MSC)
Campus Director, Les Roches Jin Jiang (China)  Mr. Michael Bao
Chief Financial Officer, Les Roches Worldwide  Mr. Stelios Pappas (MBA)


Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is a private and for profit institution. For a fair summary of its financial statements, please contact the Managing Director