Laurent Picheral graduated from EDHEC Business School, and started his career in 1989 with KPMG in France and Poland holding various positions and dealing with key industrial and corporate government projects. Then he moved to Salustro Reydel Paris in 1995 to become a Senior Operating Director
He joined Accor’s Financial Department in 1997 to be Director of Internal Group Audit from 2000. Between 2003 and 2010 he held a position as Managing Director and Chief Finance Officer of Accor Hotellerie Deutschland GmbH.
In 2010 he was appointed CEO & President of Management Board of Orbis SA, the largest hotel group in Poland and Eastern Europe, subsidiary of AccorHotels.
He joined the AccorHotels Executive Committee as CEO HotelServices Central and Eastern Europe in 2014. Since January 2016 he additionally took over the formal position as Head of AccorHotels Germany.
In addition since 2014 Laurent Picheral is both a Member of the Supervisory Board of Orbis SA and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Solidarity Accor Foundation.
Since January 1st 2017, Laurent is appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer HotelInvest .