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 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’ Managing Director, Dr Christine Demen Meier, 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. Breffni M. Noone Chair, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management
Mr. Francis Clivaz Les Roches Founder
Mr. Claudio E. Casanova Manager, Grand-Hôtel Du Golf & Palace, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Mr. Christian Karaoglanian Consultant for Accorhotels, Member of the board of directors of various companies
Mr. Frederic Biousse Co-founder of Experienced Capital, President of Experienced Capital Management
Dr. Elmore Alexander Dean Emeritus at the Ricciardi College of Business
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. Stephanie Furlough-Morris Chief Financial Officer Sommet Education


Managing Director, Les Roches  Dr. Christine Demen Meier
Managing Director, Les Roches Crans-Montana (Switzerland)  Dr. Christine Demen Meier
General Director, Les Roches Marbella (Spain)  Mr. Carlos Díez De La Lastra (MSC)
Campus Director, Les Roches Jin Jiang (China)  Mr. Michael Bao
Chief Financial Officer, Les Roches  Mr. Stelios Pappas (MBA)
Executive Academic Dean, Les Roches  Dr. Dimitrios Diamantis

Leadership Team Les Roches Crans-Montana

Dean of Students

  • Student Affairs
  • Career Services
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Academic Administration and Admissions
  • Library
 Ms. Andrea Chakravartti
Director of Operations

  • Maintenance, Housekeeping
  • Kitchen, Service
  • Facility, Security
  • Front Office
  • Lodging, Outlets
 Ms. Joceline Favre-Bulle
Undergraduate Program Director  Mr. Wolf Gerstkamp
Dean of Graduate Studies  Dr. Dimitrios Diamantis
Human Resources Business Partner  Mr. Patrick Constantin
Head of IT Operations and Business Applications  Mr. Marc Jensen
Head of Global Marketing  Mr. Steeve Chatelain
Student Governance Association President  Ms. Eleonora Rabbia

Leadership Team Les Roches Marbella

Director of Operations & Student Services

  • Student Affairs
  • Career Services
  • Health & Wellbeing
 Mr Jose Emmanuel Soler
Practical Program Manager

  • Kitchen
  • Service
  • Outlets
 Mr. Hassan Djeebet
Campus Facility Manager

  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Facility
  • Front Office
  • Lodging
  • Security
 Mr Jose Emmanuel Soler
Academic Director  Ms Maria José Aparicio
Dean of Graduate Studies  Mr Jon Loiti

Leadership Team Les Roches Jin Jiang

Director of Student Support

  • Student Affairs
 Mr Peter Yang
Director of Practical Program

  • Kitchen
  • Service
 Mr Robert Van der ham
Campus Operations Manager

  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Facility
  • Front Office
  • Lodging
  • Security
 Ms Amanda Huang
Academic Dean  Mr Michael Bao


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