|AAIMHI membership and database management |
Jessica Roussel is 25 years old. She has an undergraduate degree and is a trilingual administrative assistant at IMHI. Prior to IMHI, she worked 3 years at the housing department at Essec (Alegessec). She joined IMHI on the 4th of January and she is now working in collaboration with Charles Luthi. She has replaced Muriel Delhoume and handles AAIMHI membership and updates the alumni database. She can be contacted at 01 34 43 31 74, at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Industry Leaders Conferences |
As of September 2010 Julie Sullivan H11 will become the coordinator of the Industry Leaders Conferences 2010-2011 working in close collaboration
with Charles Luthi H83. Julie is a 26 year old American student in her second year of the MBA program in International Hospitality Management (IMHI). Prior to that, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University in Boston, MA in 2006. She will also serve as one of Bob Kastner's Teaching Assistants for Financial Accounting this trimester.
|Upcoming Events |
Date: Thur. Sep 16th
Time: 7:00 pm onwards
Venue: Purple Bar
Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris
51-57, rue de Courcelles 75 008
Metro: Courcelles, Line 2
No RSVP required
We have been fortunate to enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere of the Purple Bar, Hilton Arc de Triomphe, since 2005, thanks to the generosity of the General Manager, Geraldine Dobey.
Alumni of IMHI, ESSEC and Cornell are welcome to meet with other alumni, current students, staff and professors. Please feel free to bring along a friend - or two!
These get-togethers are great opportunities for alumni, students and other professionals to meet in a relaxed ambiance. Our alumni association holds similar events throughout the world: in London, Berlin, New York City, Brussels, Madrid, Geneva, Lausanne, Dubai, Cannes and Marseille.
As always, these meetings are informal. So, come and sip a Long Purple cocktail beneath the gilded and tasseled chandeliers of this popular Paris landmark. Come and meet with old friends and enjoy making new ones. No booking or prepayment is required. All food and beverages are payable on the premises at a special discounted rate.
|Professional News | January 2010
Sébastien Mariette H01 has been appointed Opening General Manager for the Kempinski Hotel Huizhou after two years as Executive Assistant Manager for the Djibouti Palace Kempinski.
Huizhou is a Chinese Secondary City of 4.5 million inhabitants. Also known as the "City of Swan", Huizhou is close to Shenzhen, Hong Kong and is one of the fastest developing cities in China.
Laurent Michaud H01 has taken over as Managing Director of Micros Fidelio France. Laurent, 44, is in charge of a team of 110 people working on more than 3500 IT systems in France.He joined MICROS Systems, Inc. In 2001 and held several managerial positions at the regional headquarter in Neuss, Germany. In 2008 he was named EAME Major Accounts Director.
Olivier Chavy H88. Veteran of the hospitality industry, Olivier brings a wealth of experience in many different arenas, to his new role as Regional Head, Luxury and Lifestyle Brands for Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Hilton worldwide. In his more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Oliver has served as Managing Director and General Manager of some of the world's finest properties, including the five-star Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa and the five-star Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris. He has been a part of the Hilton Worldwide enterprise since 2000, and since 2006, he has served first as Senior Vice President, Resort Operations, and in his most recent role as Area Vice President, Hotel Operations, for Hilton Worldwide and Hilton Grand Vacations Liaison. His background in developing and maintaining the overall strategy and development of a brand will be invaluable as we seek to increase the reach and strength of the Luxury and Lifestyle Brands. Olivier received an MBA from IMHI Cornell-ESSEC in 1988 and a BA from St. Quentin en Yvelines in 1983. Olivier will oversee brand performance support for our international properties, providing guidance in hotel strategy and revenue management to maximize profitability and occupancy. He will work with our Directors of Brand Performance Support to ensure each of our international hotels have the tools and support they need to be successful. Reporting to Olivier will be Michael Miele, Director Brand Performance Support, as well as additional Brand Performance Support personnel, which we are actively searching for in order to round out our team. Olivier will work directly with his counterpart in the Americas, Rick McCue, to ensure a seamless global vision for our brands.
Pascal Bichon H99 has joined Capital Hospitality Group (www.capitalhg.eu) as Property Director.His new responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating investment opportunities and managing all ongoing property related matters. Capital Hospitality Group is a private investment fund focused on international hotels. With roots dating back to 2001 and based in the Netherlands, the Group's current interests are in hotels across Europe, Asia and North America.
Prior to joining Capital Hospitality Group Pascal Bichon was Associate Director with HVS Hodges Ward Elliott. He joined HVS International in July 2001 to perform hotel valuations and feasibility studies across Europe. Since 2002, Pascal had focused on brokerage and financing assignments.
Leonardo Stassi H08 is Senior Analyst, Feasibility & Investment Analysis Hilton Worldwide since April 2010. Prior to joining Hilton Leonardo was Hospitality Analyst for Orco property in Czech Republic.
Thierry Guillot H92, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Charles de Gaulle has been appointed General Manager for the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Gilberto Mayen H06, General Manager Of Crowne Plaza Shenyang Parkiew, China, Gilberto has been appointed General Manager at InterContinenal Huizhou Resort, China.
The resort is located less than a 2-hour-drive from Shenzhen and Guangzhou, and also near to Hong Kong and Macao.
Maud Richard H04 was previously working as Project Manager for Yann Caillère (Chief Operating Officer, Accor Hospitality Europe, Middle East and Africa & Chief Executive Officer, Sofitel worldwide. She is now in charge of Hotel Design and Construction worldwide and will be pre-opening Hotels Project Manager Sofitel Middle-East & Africa based in Dubai.
Sebastien Vassort (H06) has been appointed Strategic Project Coordinator at Voyages-sncf.com (VSC). Before joining Voyages-sncf.com (VSC), Sebastien Vassort worked at Concorde Hotels & Resorts (Starwood Capital - Louvre Hotels) where he was responsible for e-Commerce Strategy & Development and Special Projects Management.
|IMHI alumni entrepreneurship |
Jérôme Forget H09, young entrepreneur in green tourism:
Through his company "Guest & Strategy", Jerôme is helping B&Bs' owners to be more profitable in a very competitive French market. In this niche, Guest & Strategy adopts a unique positioning by providing consultancy services and communication solutions to B&Bs' owners.
|Call for dues - Appel à cotisation 2010
an IMHI alumnus (diplômé de l'IMHI) you may chose a basic subscription with the
alumni association of IMHI (AAIMHI) or join the main ESSEC Alumni AssociationThe services offered include the IMHI alumni database, selected hospitality sector
job offers and recruiting companies.The AAIMHI fees are:
Active membership - 20 Euros
Couple membership - 35 EurosNote:
Do not pay the 20 Euros of AAIMHI if you decide to pay the ESSEC
membership dues. The AAIMHI dues are included in the 120 Euros (or more) ESSEC
dues.How to pay the various alumni associationsTo pay your IMHI Alumni (AAIMHI) dues click here
your AAIMHI Login and Password. If you have forgotten your Login or password
please click hereTo pay your ESSEC Alumni dues
(which automatically include the AAIMHI dues)
please click here
.To pay your ESSEC Alumni USA dues
(which automatically include the AAIMHI dues)
please click here
.To pay your Cornell dues
as an affiliate member (if you graduated from the two
year program between 1983 and 2006) please click here
you are a first time member please contact: Erin Rodriguez, Alumni Affairs : email@example.com
Job offers on aaimhi.com
Some of you may not have benefited yet from our job offer services on www.aaimhi.com . The jobs are updated daily and you may access them by paying your membership dues of 20 euros.
Human Resources Roundtable 4th edition ESSEC-IMHI
With special guest Prof Stefan Gröschl PHD,
ESSEC-IMHI, (see biography
the roundtable will take place on November 25th at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm with HR directors from the French Hospitality , Restaurant and Luxury industry. Please contact Charles Luthi
should you decide to attend or for further information. Diversity Management: From looking good to performing well?by Prof Stefan Gröschl PHD, ESSEC-IMHI
When discussing approaches to managing increasingly diverse workforces the focus has mostly been on the U.S. and to some extent on other parts of the Anglo Saxon world (e.g. Canada, UK). While there have been 'growing and expansive investments' in the US to successfully manage the challenges and opportunities of increasingly diverse workforces, in Europe 'the business case for investing in workforce diversity remains embryonic' . The New York Times (2006). Leadership in diversity, A special advertising supplememtn to the New York Time Magazine, September 24European Commission (2003). The costs and benefits of diversity, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Unit D.3
One could argue that businesses operating in Continental Europe just do not face increasingly diverse labor markets and workforces. Yet a look at the demographic developments and long-term forecasts provide a different and in some cases (e.g aging populations) even more perturbing picture than which we know from the U.S. Considering the European Union's continuous appeals and promotions for more workforce diversity initiatives - what are companies in Continental Europe doing about managing this rapidly increasing workforce diversity? Much of the action can be summarized in signing diversity charters, promoting goodwill intentions in company mission statements, developing zero tolerance policies, aligning company policies with anti-discriminatory laws and directives, investing in the recruitment of scattered disadvantaged / minority groups and offering employee awareness training.
And in France? What are companies doing about managing their increasingly diverse workforces? And more importantly why? Is it about looking good or is it about performing well? This HR round table will ask some critical and uncomfortable questions to explore in greater depth where companies in France are heading towards when it comes to successfully dealing with diversity and its manifold aspects.
|Many thanks partners and friends for their generous support |
Hilton their long time support and for hosting our monthly alumni get-together, other reunions and meetings at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe. The RezidorHotel group for hosting our brussels get-together in their Radisson BLU EU. More recently Le Meridien Etoile and Concorde Lafayette for hosting our Industry Leaders Conferences and also Muse en Scene for filming and producing the interviews of our Industry Leaders Conference speakers. The Goupe Flo for hosting our board meetings.
Gourmet Tea at Harney & Sons
Harney & Sons has been in the business of gourmet tea for over 25 years.
John Harney loves tea and Cornell. After running a small inn for decades, he
started Harney & Sons Teas. His original thrust was to help hotels serve
better tea. Later his son Michael, also a Cornell alumnus, joined in. Michael makes
sure that the teas taste consistently great. Every year he travels to Asia to buy the best of the new season. Michael is also
in charge of export sales and services. Thanks to his French wife, Michael has
a good understanding for the European way of life and has established a strong
base here. Michael Harney is pleased to assist ESSEC-IMHI and their alumni. Please