Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has
appointed Jean-François Ferret as Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
effective September 2018.
Based in the company’s London
headquarters, Ferret will take responsibility for SLH’s
international teams and will lead strategic direction of the
brand’s luxury portfolio of over 500 SLH hotels in more than 80
Ferret most recently worked at the prestigious
and highly respected Relais & Châteaux,
where he held the position of CEO for more than six years. During
his tenure, he significantly increased brand awareness,
international sales and developed a brand new digital platform.
Before that, he was the Director General of Hertz France and prior
to that, he was the Managing Director and President of Manpower
During his 30 years of experience, he also
held travel and hospitality positions as Deputy Managing Director
of American Express Travel (France), Managing Director of Thomas
Cook (France) , Senior Vice President of Thomas Cook (West Europe)
and Chief Financial Officer of Compass Group (Europe).
A graduate of ESSEC, one of the leading business
schools in France, Ferret is fluent in French, English,
German and has also studied Russian and Japanese. Besides
traveling and discovering various cultures around the globe, he is
a keen supporter of the arts.
President of the Advisory Board of Directors of Small Luxury
Hotels of the World, said, “I am very pleased to welcome
Jean-François Ferret as CEO. His experience and talent will enable
the organisation to take another step forward in developing the
activities of our hotel members and to grow the SLH brand
internationally. His knowledge and expertise within the travel,
hospitality, luxury and technology industries are key assets
needed within the fast changing and developing global landscape”
Ferret replaces Filip Boyen who has resigned
from his position at SLH after three years.
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