Structure and Governance

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

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. NooneChair, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management
Mr. Francis ClivazLes Roches Founder
Mr. Caludio E. CasanovaManager, Grand-Hotel Du Golf & Palace, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Mr. Christian KaraoglanianConsultant for Accorhotels, Member of the board of directors for various companies
Mr. Frederic BioussCo-founder of Experienced Capital, President of Experienced Capital Management
Dr. Elmore AlexanderDean Emeritus at the Ricciardi College of Business
Dr. Stacey L. SweeneyActing Chair, Higher Education Consultant
Mr. Chad ThompsonChief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer Daymar College Group
Mr. Benoît-Etienne DomengetChief Executive Officer Sommet Education
Dr. Fabien FresnelChief Operating Officer Sommet Education
Dr. Stephanie Furlough-MorrisChief 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