Management

Georges PANAYOTIS

Georges PANAYOTIS

Founding Chairman MKG Group

Born into a family of hoteliers, Georges Panayotis left Greece at the age of 18 to study Political Science and earn a management degree at the University of Paris, Dauphine. In 1986 he created his own company and started developing specialised marketing tools for the hotel industry. Over the past 30 years, MKG Conseil, later to become MKG Group, became the leading European consulting firm for the hotel business, food service and tourism industries. He is also a consultant for several radio and television stations that focus on the economy.

Vanguelis PANAYOTIS

Vanguelis PANAYOTIS

COO of MKG Group and CEO of MKG Consulting & OlaKala_suite

Vanguelis Panayotis earned a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Glion Hotel School in Switzerland, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Hospitality Management, from Wales University in the United Kingdom. After several positions in hotel operations with various international hotel chains, Vanguelis joined MKG Group in 2001. He first managed various in-house and multi-dimensional projects, including the development of business tools that have facilitated the Group’s expansion. Then he works with the consulting teams and contributes to all major projects undertaken by MKG. Vanguelis is currently COO of MKG Group and CEO of MKG Consulting & Olakala_suite.

Sylvie BERGERET

Sylvie BERGERET

Director of Operations MKG Consulting

With both a Master in Marketing and a degree in Tourism- and Hotel-related Management and Development (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis), Sylvie Bergeret held a variety of positions in the hotel and tourism industries before joining MKG Consulting as a Market Studies Manager in 2000. She conducted market surveys in the hotel and tourism industries in several European and Middle Eastern countries, as well as in Australia and Asia Pacific. Director of Market Studies since 2002, she is now director of operations of MKG Consulting.

Valérie HUSSER

Valérie HUSSER

Business Development OlaKala_suite

Valérie Husser, an IEA graduate, has been involved in MKG Conseil from its very beginning in 1986. At first, Valérie was responsible for market surveys (1990 – 1996), and then for market studies (1997 – 1999). In 2000, she took over the quality assurance department of MKG Conseil, which became MKG Qualiting in 2002 and then OlaKala_Suite in 2006. Valérie’s industry expertise and the survey techniques she has developed enable her to approach quality assurance from an operational standpoint as well as support companies introduce quality assurance programmes and instate them throughout an international network.