SOPHIE BALAVOINE, treasurer

Sophie-BALAVOINE

Following her passion for hospitality, Sophie graduated from the prestigious Ecole Hôteliere de Lausanne in 2003. A year later, she arrived in Cambodia and threw herself into the industry, first as a Hotel School Manager with the long-running vocational training NGO Pour un Sourired’Enfant and later as a cross-sectoral consultant covering everything from hotel and restaurant openings to staff training and auditing. In the last few years, Sophie has expanded her range even further while launching and promoting some of the world’s best-known cosmetics brands in Cambodia and the region. She retains her love of hospitality however, especially sharing her knowledge with others, and is delighted to be able to build on that through Disciples Escoffier and its central mission of knowledge transmission.