Alexandre Jacque

Having completed a 2 year undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management at the Ecole Hoteliere de Strasbourg, I am currently achieving my second year of study for an MBA Degree in Hospitality Management. I am undertaking this degree at ESSEC Business School - Paris, France, which will be completed in July 2012.

Trained in numerous properties within the Starwood Hotel group and Hyatt Hotels, in France and abroad; I believe I have acquired a strong background in F&B and Room operations.

I am a native French speaker, fluent in English, willing to further develop and enhance my knowledge, not only of the hospitality industry, but also of the various dynamics that are driving successful businesses. I have pursued a 6 months internship with Cushman & Wakefield in their Prague office, among the hospitality team. Strong of a good operational background, this experience provided with an exposure to a different perspective of our industry; satisfying my interests for working in consulting, real estate and business development.

I believe I possess excellent computer skills, including financial modelling (Excel) and ecommerce management (web design, search engine optimization, pay per click advertising), coupled with a strong level of numeracy and an analytical aptitude. All of which have been developed through personal interest and courses I have followed such as; Corporate Finance, Real Estate principles, Business Computing, VBA modelling, Project Development, etc.

In my opinion, the global hospitality industry possesses a proven track record as being one of the most conservative ever. I see in this a great potential for change and improvement. Though it can be achieved only by creative minds and thorough understanding of the big picture that rules our business.