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New appointment at Sommet Education Benoît-Etienne Domenget will act as Chief Executive Officer of Sommet Education

November 17, 2016 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Sommet Education group expands its management team with the arrival of Benoît-Etienne Domenget, Chief Executive Officer, Sommet Education based in Clarens, Switzerland in January 2017. This new appointment comes in addition to the recent arrival of Fabien Fresnel, Chief Operating Officer, Sommet Education. Sommet Education encompasses Glion Institute of Higher Education and les Roches Global Hospitality Education, both among the world’s top three institutes of higher education for an international career in hospitality (TNS Global Survey, 2013).

Benoît-Etienne Domenget, Chief Executive Officer of Sommet Education


Benoît-Etienne Domenget started his career with Accor Group, managing different hotel properties in Paris before leading the strategic development of the group in Europe, Middle-East and Africa regions as Senior Vice-President Development. From 2011 to 2015, Benoit-Etienne Domenget was Managing Director of Accor Switzerland, leading the expansion of the brand portfolio in the Swiss market. In this role, he directly supervised 55 hotels and was responsible for leading the rapid growth of the network. Over the past two years, Benoit-Etienne Domenget has been leading Michel Reybier Hospitality Group, encompassing luxury hotels such as La Réserve and Victoria-Jungfrau Collection, vineyards and wellness businesses. Benoît-Etienne Domenget graduated from HEC business school in Paris.

In his new role, Benoît-Etienne Domenget will be responsible for providing overall leadership and the strategic vision of Sommet Education, ensuring that the group together with its institutions becomes the market leader in hospitality management education.

“The unique positioning of Sommet Education group combining prestige, excellence and an international outlook offers great potential for development; I am very enthusiastic about leading the company in this ambitious path”, confirms Benoît-Etienne Domenget. “With a strong growth of the hospitality and service industries, the need and demand for world-renowned quality education will be even greater in the coming years. I will dedicate all my experience and energy to establish Sommet Education as market leader.”

“We are excited by the arrival of Benoît-Etienne Domenget at the head of Sommet Education,” highlights Vivianne Akriche, Managing Director of Eurazeo, owner of Sommet Education. “His long-standing experience in the hospitality industry, his talents for development and his leadership will be critical assets to drive the international ambitions of the group and its institutions.”

Sommet Education

Known for excellence in cultivating the hospitality leaders of tomorrow, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor, skills-based learning and a dynamic multicultural outlook.

Sommet Education institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries, preparing them to be immediately effective in their professions – wherever in the world these may be – while delivering exceptional consumer experiences. Sommet Education is part of Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.

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