CEO Europe & North Africa
Patrick Mendes graduated from INSEAD and holds an MBA in Management and Marketing from IAE Aix-en-Provence, a Master in Management from University of Chambery after studying at the “Hospitality Management School” in Bordeaux.
After an experience in real estate development. Patrick started working for Edenred (Payment & Loyalty solutions) in 1994 supporting business development and moved from Paris to Lisbon in 2000 to run Edenred Spain and Portugal.
In 2005, he joined Accor, to lead an international team as Senior VP Global Sales & Distribution. In 2011, he moved to Latin America – one of the Group’s key markets as COO Luxury and Midscale brands, based in Sao Paulo. In 2015, he became CEO Latin America and member of the Group’s Executive Committee.
In October 2020, he took over a global responsibility as Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in charge of Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Digital and Loyalty.
In January 2023, Patrick joined Accor’s Premium, Midscale & Economy Executive Committee as the division’s CEO Europe & North Africa.
French born and citizen of the world, father of 3, Patrick has worked in many geographies (Europe, Asia Pacific, USA, Latin America...) and has an extensive global experience from the field to top management positions. In all his roles, Patrick strongly contributed to business performance whilst being a strong advocate of CSR and a Diversity Champion.