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
The Les Roches Governing Board is the legally constituted body ultimately responsible for Les Roches’ quality, integrity and strategic direction. The Board’s composition assures a fair representation of Les Roches’ stakeholders and industry partners and reflects the areas of competence needed to fulfill Les Roches’ Vision and Mission.
The Board exercises its authority and independence to support informed institutional strategic direction and goals. The Board approves and reviews institutional policies; monitors the institution’s fiscal condition; and approves major new initiatives developed in consultation with the appropriate internal or external constituencies.
In exercising its fiduciary responsibility, the Board assures that the institution periodically reviews its success in fulfilling its Mission and achieving its Purposes through a series of self-assessment procedures such as external audits, regulatory compliance, internal controls, and contingency management.
Les Roches’ CEO, Mr Carlos Díez de la Lastra, receives from the Governing Board the requisite authority and autonomy to lead the institution’s strategic initiatives and to manage Les Roches’ academic programs and services on its behalf.
|Dr. Elmore Alexander||Chair, Dean Emeritus at the Ricciardi College of Business|
|Mr. Francis Clivaz||Les Roches Founder|
|Mr. Christian Karaoglanian||Consultant for Accorhotels, Member of the board of directors of various companies|
|Dr. Stacy L. Sweeney||Higher Education Consultant|
|Mr. Chad Thompson||Higher Education Consultant|
|Mr. Benoît-Etienne Domenget||Chief Executive Officer Sommet Education|
|Dr. Fabien Fresnel||Chief Operating Officer Sommet Education|
|Dr. Valérie Truelle||Chief Financial Officer Sommet Education|
|Mr. Jean-Jacques Gauer||Hospitality Expert|
|Ms. Adela Martín||Spain Head of Private Banking and Asset Management at Banco Santander|
|CEO Les Roches Worldwide||Mr. Carlos Díez de la Lastra|
|Director of Finance and Business Development, Les Roches||Mr. Andres Cardenas Garcia|
|Executive Academic Dean, Les Roches||Dr. Dimitrios Diamantis|
|Deputy Head of Global Marketing||Ms. Lorena López|
Leadership Team Les Roches Crans-Montana
|Dean of Students||Mr. Giovanni Odaglia (MSc)|
|Director of Operations||Ms. Joceline Favre-Bulle|
|Executive Academic Dean||Dr. Dimitrios Diamantis|
|Campus Finance Manager||Mr. Pascal Métrailler|
|Head of IT Operations and Business Applications||Mr. Marc Jensen|
|Student Governance Association President||Ms. Sofia Grigoriadou|
Leadership Team Les Roches Marbella
|Campus Director, Les Roches Marbella (Spain)||Mr. Jose Emmanuel Soler|
|Student Services & Operations Director||Mr. Hassan Djeebet|
|Academic Director||Mr. Jon Loiti|
|Director of Finance and Business Development||Mr. Andrés Cardenas|
|IT & Project Management Director||Mr. Juan Luis Velasco|
|HR Director||Ms. Almike Orue-Echevarría|
|Deputy Head of Global Marketing||Ms. Lorena Lopez|
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