Christian Giraud
SVP Development Europe, Accor Hotels

Christian Giraud is a Graduate of the ESC-Marseille Business School and holds a “Banking & Finance DESS” Degree from the University in Lyon.

From 1993 to 1998, he operated in the corporate banking division in Germany and France for Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank. In 1998 he started his career in investment banking at the Paribas Bank Group in Frankfurt as Head of the French-German office. As of 2000 Christian could get a deep experience in consulting as the Cofounder of the German subsidiary of the British Group bfinance (shareholders: GE Capital and Carlyle).

In 2005 Christian joined the Accor Group in Germany. He started as Director of Treasury, Asset Management and Insurance and was in charge of the restructuration of about 100 hotels.

From 2009 to 2015 Christian headed the Hotel Development Department … first in Germany, than Austria and Eastern Europe. Since 2016 he is in charge as SVP Development Europe for the development in about 30 countries, in which AccorHotels opens in average more than 100 hotels per year.