Patrick Mendes - CEO Latin America, AccorHotels
Patrick Mendes holds an MBA in Management and Marketing from IAE Aix-en-Provence after studying at the “École d’Hôtellerie et de Management” in Bordeaux.
He started working for Accor Service (now Edenred), supporting business development, in 1994. He moved from Paris to Lisbon in 2000 to run Accor Service in Spain and Portugal, and joined the Accor Group, to lead an international team as Senior VP Global Sales & Distribution, in 2004.
In 2011, he took over operations in Latin America (80 hotels) – one of the Group’s key markets. In 2013, he was appointed COO Luxury and Midscale brands in South America in 2013.
In July 2015, he became CEO Latin America. He joined the Group's Executive Committee in January 2017.