Leading Panel of Experts

Twice a year, we convene our Panel of Leading Experts together to discuss and address issues within education and the hospitality industry.  Our experts include business leaders and educational experts. Together, they provide their expertise and insider knowledge of the industry to address upcoming industry needs.

Swiss Education Group Panel of Leading Experts


Mr Philippe Rossiter (CHAIR)

Former Chief Executive, Insittute of Hospitality, UK


Prof John Coyne

Founder Director CFE Research Ltd., UK

Chair of British Canoeing

Delegate of the British Olympic Association 

Former Vice Chancellor University of Derby


Mr Bernard Fierens

Senior Vice-President Lausanne Branch of the Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) SA – Private Banking


Dr Markus Frick

Partner, Walder Wyss Ltd., Switzerland


Mr Yves Givel

Vice President Human Resources - EAME/Southwest Asia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Switzerland


Mr Tuomas Laakso

Vice President, International Hotel Development Marriott International, Inc. & The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC


Mr Paul Muller

President, Manotel Group / President, Geneva Tourism and Convention Foundation


Mr Frank Reichenbach

General Manager, Marco Polo Ortigas Hotel, Manila, Philipines


Mr Michael Smithuis

General Manager and Regional Vice President, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Switzerland


Mr Anton Mosimann, OBE

Holder of Royal Warrant of Appointment from HRH Prince of Wales for hte provision of catering services

Founder and Owner of Mosimann's Club and Catering, UK


Liz Hartstone

Founder and Owner of Liz Harstone Executive Search (LHES)



Swiss Education Group members

Mr Florent Rondez

Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Education Group


Mrs Françoise Bommensatt

Chief Financial Officer, Swiss Education Group


Mr Emanuel Donhauser

Chief Academic Officer, Swiss Education Group


Mr Ronan Fitzgerald

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Swiss Education Group


Mr Benoît Samson

Chief Brand Officer, Swiss Education Group