Christophe Navarre - CEO Moët Hennessy
Christophe Navarre was born in Belgium and earned a degree in Business Administration from Liege University before joining the Continental Bank in 1980.
Christophe Navarre joined the LVMH Group in 1997 as President and CEO of JAS Hennessy & Co where he was deeply involved in restructuring the company while securing its leading position in the cognac industry.
In May 2001, he was appointed CEO of Moët-Hennessy, the Wine and Spirits division of LVMH, the world’s leading luxury good company. He manages the prestigious champagne brands Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart and Krug as well as Hennessy, Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Scotch whiskies, 10Cane rum, Belvedere vodka and several wines of the New World.
Gerard Greene - CEO YOTEL
On a mission to revolutionise the hotel industry and save consumers from expensive and boring hotels, Gerard gave up work after five years as a hotel analyst, sold his home to develop YOTEL. Gerard's vision for YOTEL is to provide a first class experience at an affordable price. Using aircraft designers, the small but smart rooms offer all the modern requirements for today’s traveller but in an efficiently designed room. This efficiency delivers approximately 30-50% more rooms on any piece of real estate than its competitors!
As a director at HVS International, Gerard worked on consultancy projects globally advising groups such as Goldman Sachs, Kingdom Holdings, Four Seasons to Ibis. Previously, Gerard worked at an operational level for Hyatt International, Marriott and Conrad Restaurants.
|Gebhard Rainer - Managing Director Hyatt EMEA
Gebhard Rainer joined Hyatt International as a Director of Finance in Saudi Arabia and from there moved around Eastern Europe in senior finance roles.
In 1994 he was Director of Finance for Europe, Africa and Middlle East with responsibility for 25 hotels for all IT aspects and Hyatts first Shared Service Center in Germany. In 1999 he was appointed Vice President – Hotel Finance & Technology Hyatt International Corporation.In July 2006 he has assumed position of Managing Director Hyatt International (Europe, Africa, Middle East) LLC and now is now in charge of the EAME subsidiary of Hyatt International for all Business and Development aspects.
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