School and Industry Boards
Membership of the Governing Board has recently changed to meet the growing needs of our institution and to represent all stakeholders. However, its purpose continues to be the guidance and leadership of the institution.
The new Board comprises:
Mr. Pierre Salles
Chairman. Owner and manager of the STAR HOTEL France.
Vice President BEST WESTERN HOTELS, France. He also has a Hospitality Management Consultancy HÔTELS EN SEINE, France.
Mr. Francis Clivaz
President GESTHÔTEL SA and President MERITAS CH, IEC Education Council S.A, Versoix, Switzerland
Mr. Robert Spencer
Director of WEBSTER UNIVERSITY in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr. Bruno Widmer
Director of BRUNO WIDMER CONSULTING, Zürich, Switzerland
Dr Diane W. Strommer
Dean Emerita, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, Kingston, RI, USA and consultant on higher education.
Mr Nicolas Zapf
Director of UNION FRIBOURGEOISE OF TOURISM, Fribourg, Switzerland
Mr Arie Van der Spek
Senior Vice President of LAUREATE HOSPITALITY EDUCATION
The Advisory Board is composed of professionals of the industry holding key positions. Their main role is to advise the school about the evolution and trends of the hospitality and tourism industry, which allows the institution to anticipate and adapt its programs accordingly.
Olivier Constantin* (1985)
Président AAG. Directeur Général, Directeur du Réseau Méditerranée for LE CRÉDIT LYONNAIS
Senior Vice President International Revenue Management, Marriot International, Inc
Directeur Général of the VERBIER FESTIVAL & ACADEMY
Former Tennis Champion and Swiss Team Coach for the Davis Cup
Gilles Honegger* (1965) FHCIMA, CHA, MTS, INSEAD
Former Human Resources President - Corporate Office of the Group ACCOR.. Advisor to the French Ministry of Education.
General Manager CASINO OF MONTREUX, Switzerland
General Manager PALEXPO Geneva, Switzerland
Vice President - Human Resources, HYATT International (Europe, Africa, Middle East) LLC
Consultant. SchaudeRH, Lausanne, Switzerland
Jaume Tapiès* (1989)
Président, RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX
Jean Marc Thevenaz
Captain, General Manager Mainland Europe, EASYJET Switzerland SA
Chief Operating Officer, NH Hotels
* Glion Alumni with graduating year
- Quality Assurance Agency for higher education in the UK - this agency sets benchmarks for graduates and makes recommendations on the curriculum content.
- EdExcel is a curriculum design and awards provider in the UK for vocational awards; they set standards for the content of the programs up to higher diploma level. They also give guidance on learning outcomes, assessment methods and graduate common skills.