Sébastien Bazin has served as our director since January 2016. Bazin has been acting as the Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels since 2013. Having earned a Masters in Business Management from Paris-Sorbonne University, Sébastien Bazin began his career in the US finance industry in 1985. In 1997, he joined Colony Capital, a private-equity firm, to set up and European operations. During his 15 years with the firm, he managed and participated in a large number of investments in the hospitality industry, including the acquisition of luxury hotel chains Fairmont and Raffles, the acquisition and management of hotel assets from Compagnie Générale des Eaux and Club Méditerranée, the acquisition of an equity stake in Lucien Barrière Group, and the investment in Accor. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Gustave Roussy Foundation.