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Swiss Education Group Executive Team

Florent Rondez Florent Rondez

Chief Executive Officer

Florent Rondez graduated from the Lausanne Hotel School and is a certified American Lodging Educational Institute instructor.He is a key player in the group in which he has held several operational positions since 2000. Prior to joining SEG he had the opportunity to hone his skills in a number of countries including, Hong Kong, Macau and San Francisco.

Mr Rondez is involved in several local associations: Vice President of the Leysin Private Schools Association (ADEPL), a member of the Executive Committee of the Switzerland Hotel Schools Association (ASEH) and is a member of the Board of the Leysin Tourism Bureau.

Françoise Bommensatt

Chief Financial Officer

Françoise Bommensatt brings more than 20 years of global financial management experience to SEG. As Chief Financial Officer, Mrs Bommensatt oversees the financial performances at all levels of the Group and the individual schools whilst ensuring the most favourable working conditions to employees. She is also Head of the Finance and Human Resource departments.

Before joining SEG in 2013, Francoise Bommensatt served over 6 years as Executive Managing Director and President of the Pension Fund at Collège du Léman. She held a broad range of senior management roles of large international organisations including General Electric Medical Systems in France, Accenture in Germany and CERN in Switzerland from 1989 to 2007. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma DESS in International Finance and a Master’s in Economics and Business Management from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France.

Benoît Samson 

Chief Brand & Marketing Officer

Benoît Samson has a long experience in both hotel management and education and has been with the Swiss Education Group since 2008. A graduate of the Lausanne Hotel School, Mr Samson managed several hotels in Switzerland and Belgium and was a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World management committee representing the European hotels, prior to taking on the position of Managing Director at the Institute of Higher Education at Glion. 

Mr Samson holds a position on the executive board of Montreux Riviera Tourism and also serves on the board of ASEH, Swiss Hotel Schools Association.
Ronan Fitzgerald
Ronan Fitzgerald
Chief Operating Officer

Ronan Fitzgerald joined the Swiss Education Group in 2004 and prior to being appointed to the executive team, held leading positions as Managing Director of César Ritz Colleges and Academic Dean at Hotel Institute Montreux. Ronan holds a BA in Social Care Management and a Master degree in Management and has extensive experience managing teams in a variety of settings.
Emanuel Donhauser
Emanuel Donhauser
Chief Academic Officer

Emanuel Donhauser has been with the SEG group since 2003 and has served on the Executive board since 2008. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Languages and Interpretation from the Munich Institute of Interpretation and a Cordon Bleu Master degree of Gastronomy from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is also a certified American Hotel & Lodging Association instructor (AH&LA) from which he has been awarded a Leadership Award and serves as an AH&LA international member for the Committee for Teaching and Certification of the Educational Institute (EI).
Following his passion for gastronomy, Mr Donhauser is a jury member for the International Restaurant and Hotel Awards in Beverly Hills, USA.




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