Prof. Dr. Christine Demen Meier
Christine Demen Meier, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic management of SMEs at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). She is also head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department and has been actively involved in research and developing EHL’s proximity with the hospitality industry, notably through the creation of two Research Chairs that she holds. In 2010 she was appointed holder of the first Research Chair in EHL, the Food & Beverage Industry Chair that resulted from a partnership between EHL and Danone Professional, Nestlé Professional and Unilever Food Solutions. Since 2015 and until 2018, the Chair will be supported by Saviva (member of Migros Group). In 2016 the METRO Chair of Innovation was newly created for a two-year period. Before joining EHL in 1999, Dr. Demen Meier managed and owned several businesses in the hospitality industry. She also has large consulting experience in hospitality and restaurant management for many companies in Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Turkey and Ukraine. She is currently president of the board of the Bon Rivage Hotel (Vaud, Switzerland).
Associate Professor & Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
SAVIVA F&B Chair Holder & METRO Innovation Chair Holder
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