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A Vatelien teaches Management and Corporate Economy - Vatel

A Vatelien teaches Management and Corporate Economy

A 2010 alumnus, Francois Perraud is now a Financial Controller at the Nantes Radisson Blu. Coming September, he’ll also be a Vatel Nantes faculty member!


An MBA in International Hotel Management 2010 alumnus from Vatel LyonFrancois Perraud was hired directly during his final internship. He began as an Income Auditor, before being promoted as a Financial Controller and spent several years in Paris and Nice before moving to Nantes.
He works at the Radisson Blu Nantes and will go back to Vatel in September, but this time as a professor. 

Tell us 5 reasons why you chose hospitality. 

  • The satisfaction you get from working with people 
  • The diversity of jobs you have in a career in hospitality 
  • The exciting challenges you have every day 
  • Very quick promotions
  • Team and family spirit that you have in hotels throughout the world

And 5 key dates on your resume.

2007: My Bachelor’s degree in Applied Management and Economy at the Jean Moulin University in Lyon and that is also when I began my MBA in International Hotel Management at Vatel Lyon
2009: My final internship in the finance department at the Park Inn by Radisson in Roissy
2010: I was hired right after I finished my internship, as an Income Auditor
2012: My first Financial Controller job, also in Paris
2018:  Professor in Management and Corporate Economy at Vatel Nantes

And 5 words that describe the Vatel spirit: 


Now 5 words about Nantes: 

Employment: The best French town to work in according to l’Express 
Green: Nantes is a sustainable development city and has many parks and gardens
Attractiveness: one hour from the sea and two hours from Paris
Culture: it’s a city with many museums, shows, concerts and festivals
Fascination: happenings made possible by Voyage à Nantes, Machines de l’île... 

And last but not least, what would you like to say to your students? 

"Dear Students,  The  Vatel Nantes campus was designed for you with the goal of giving you the best learning conditions: 
- brand new and well-equipped classrooms,
- a Cafe and a Vatel Restaurant to experience your future jobs and learn how to manage your teams.
Welcome into this great adventure that, I’m sure, will not only give you a wonderful job when you graduate but also and above all, fulfill you both professionally and personally."

©François Perraud , ©Hôtel Radisson Blu Nantes , ©Shutterstock-Dutourdumonde-photography

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