Dr Christine Demen Meier
Managing Director, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education
Dr Christine Demen Meier combines over 20 years of entrepreneurship experience in hospitality, including the creation, implementation and management of new hotel and restaurant concepts.
Before joining Les Roches, Dr Demen Meier lead the development of entrepreneurial programs at Glion Institute of Higher Education. She first became involved in hospitality education in 1998 at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), conducting research and developing the institution’s relationships with the hospitality industry. She implemented partnerships with organizations including Danone Professional, Nestlé Professional and Unilever Food Solutions, enabling the creation of three Research Chairs.
Aside from her academic and entrepreneurial achievements, Dr Demen Meier has extensive consulting experience in hospitality and restaurant management, working with companies in Switzerland, Ivory Coast, Turkey, Madagascar and Ukraine.
Dr Demen Meier was appointed Managing Director of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education in May 2019. She holds a PhD in Management Science from Caen Normandy University in France and a MBA in Integrated Management from the University of Applied Sciences Fribourg (HEG-FR), Switzerland. Dr Demen Meier is a member of the Innovation Council of Innosuisse, the innovation agency of the Swiss government. She also spearheads the development of the Food Ecosystem Institute at HEG-FR and advises professional culinary association Gastrosuisse.