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Customer service is our passion. Wherever the customer experience is essential, so are the values and codes of hospitality. 
The hospitality industry covers many sectors. It offers international careers in hotel management, culinary and pastry arts, travel, tourism, events and entertainment, luxury and finance.

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Our model 
of Education

While each campus has its own unique approach, Sommet Education ensures that curricula, teaching methodologies and student lifestyle work together to help hospitality learners fully develop the skills they need to become tomorrow’s industry leading talents.

Everywhere we focus on:

  • Combining experiential learning with academic study
  • Designing industry-relevant curricula around soft and hard business skills 
  • Ensuring high employability with professional internships, capstone projects, networking, and field trips
  • Developing study abroad possibilities


Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Over the years, both Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches regularly secured their place in the top 5 of worldwide institutions for “Overall ranking by subject area” in the QS World University Ranking.

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The Industry

  • Today

    334 Million


  • By 2028

    434 Million


  • 100 Million

    jobs created

Our Journey

  • Les Roches

  • Glion Institute of Higher Education

  • Creation of Sommet Education

  • Acquisition of École Ducasse

  • École Ducasse Paris Campus

  • Acquisition of Invictus Education

  • Acquisition of Indian School of Hospitality

Our Global footprint

Our schools

Sommet Education comprises 5 institutions on over 18 campuses around the world. Each campus has its own unique identity and programme specialisations. 

Benoit-Etienne Domenget

Benoit-Etienne Domenget

Contributing to a better tomorrow has long been at the heart of Sommet Education. As educators, we have a mission to do what’s best for future generations. As leaders in hospitality management and culinary arts education, we focus on service, empathy, collaboration and human relationships.”

Executive Commitee

Benoit-Etienne Domenget

Chief Executive Officer

Benoit-Etienne started his career in 2001 with Accor overseeing different hotels in Paris as General Manager. In 2006, he joined the corporate office as Senior Vice-President Development EMEA. From 2011 to 2014, Benoît-Etienne acted as Managing Director of Accor Switzerland, overseeing a network of 8 brands and 56 hotels, and leading the expansion of the portfolio in the Swiss market from 42 to 56 hotels.
He is the CEO of Sommet Education since January 2017.

Group Expertise functions
  • Adrian Artimov
    Adrian Artimov

    Co-Head of Enrolment & Vice President PG

  • Beatriz Blecher-Catto
    Beatriz Blecher-Catto

    Co-Head of Enrolment & Vice President UG

  • Dr. Fabien Fresnel
    Dr. Fabien Fresnel

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Karine Hyon-Vintrou
    Karine Hyon-Vintrou

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Dr. Pierre Ihmle
    Dr. Pierre Ihmle

    Chief Academic Officer

  • Christophe Julliard
    Christophe Julliard

    Chief Revenue Officer

  • Marie-Claude Mathieu
    Marie-Claude Mathieu

    Group General Counsel

  • Stéphane Rousseau
    Stéphane Rousseau

    Chief People Officer

  • Valérie Truelle
    Valérie Truelle

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Anouck Weiss
    Anouck Weiss

    Chief Communication Officer

  • Eric Wyttynck
    Eric Wyttynck

    Chief Information, Innovation and Digital Officer

  • Carlos Diez de La Lastra
    Carlos Diez de La Lastra

    CEO Les Roches

  • Mike Lambert
    Mike Lambert

    CEO Invictus Education

  • Elise Masurel
    Elise Masurel

    Managing Director Ecole Ducasse

  • Frederic Picard
    Frederic Picard

    Managing Director Glion Institute of Higher Education

  • Dilip Puri
    Dilip Puri

    CEO Indian School of Hospitality


Sommet Education is a Eurazeo Company

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