It's official: Laurent Gardinier will succeed current President Philippe Gombert on January 1, 2023, after a six-week handover period.
The new president: the ambition to affirm our commitments
PARIS, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Laurent Gardinier, co-owner with his brothers of the Relais
«I foresee three strong axes: the reduction of the environmental footprint with the application of economically realistic solutions; the preservation of diversity under the impetus of chefs in particular; respect for each of our employees and greater corporate responsibility while maintaining the financial balance of our Association”, comments Laurent Gardinier.
The outgoing president: commitment above all else
Elected in November 2013, Philippe Gombert, who has served two successive terms, will remain active in the Association as honorary president and member of the Network Commission. He and his wife Stéphanie are owners of the Château de la Treyne in the Dordogne, a member of relays
"I am very optimistic about the future of Relais
The Executive Committee 2023: powers, continuity and renewal
Laurent Gardinier has formed his Executive Committee with which he will guarantee the governance of the Association. It has eight members, four of whom are new, five men and three women.
First Vice President: George Goeggel, Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford, California, member of the Executive Committee since 2009.Vice President, Chefs: Mauro Colagreco, Mirazur Restaurant, Menton, France, new member of the Executive Committee.Vice President, Africa: Shan Varty, Londolozi, South Africa, new member of the Executive Committee. Vice President, Asia-Oceania: Kana Otowa, Otowa Restaurant, Tochigi, Japan, new member of the Executive Committee. Vice President, Europe: Vito Cinque, Il San Pietro, Positano, Italy, member of the Executive Committee since 2017.General Secretary: Susanne Gräfin von Moltke, Gut Steinbach Hotel Chalets SPA, Germany, member of the Executive Committee since 2020.Treasurer: Matías de Cristóbal, Awasi, Iguazú, Argentina, Patagonia, Chile, member of the Executive Committee since 2017.Member: Justin Zammit Tabona, The Xara Palace, Malta, new member of the Executive Committee.
In addition, Laurent Gardinier will rely on the existing management team in Paris, made up of:
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