Master of Business Administration, Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris, 1975. Postgraduate, Institute d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1977. Master in Economics, University Paris, 1977.
Contract negotiator Airbus Industrie, Toulouse, 1979-1982. Regional vice president development Meridien Gestion S.A., Paris, 1982-1984, corporation senior vice president development, 1984-1986. President, Chief Executive Officer Meridien Hotels Incorporated, New York York, 1986-1992, vice chairman, 1993-1994.
President, Chief Executive Officer, Meridien Canada Ltd., Montreal, 1986-1992. President Meridien SA (formerly Meridien Gestion SA), Paris, 1989-1994, Society des Hotels Meridien, Paris, 1991-1994. Chairman Meridien Hotels Investment Group, 1993-1994.
Managing partner André Martinez Conseil Sarl, Paris, since 1995. President, Chief Executive Officer, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, since 1997. Chief development and strategy officer Accor Tour Maine Montparnasse, 1999—2002.
Chief Executive Officer Accor Economy Hotels, Evry, France, since 2002.
Married Odile de la Grange, May 17, 1990. Children: Olivia, Victor.