Patrick Scicard, CEO and founder
Love of good food….. a fatal flaw? Not for Patrick Scicard! Originating from a family of pastry chefs, this is one of the major qualities that has paved the way for his exceptional career in the world of French excellence.
A graduate of the Paris hotel management college, L’Ecole Hôtelière de Paris, for thirty years Patrick Scicard has effectively been amongst the best-known and the most influential personalities in the world in gastronomy, luxury hospitality and the high-end agri-food industry.
Patrick Scicard stood out as one of the youngest general directors of a palace. Notably, he has directed two of the most prestigious hotels of the Société du Louvre: Hotel Lutetia (1984-1989) and Hotel Martinez (1989-1995).
General director, then President of the Directory of Lenôtre (1995-2012), a position to which he was appointed by Paul Dubrule and Gérard Pélisson, co-founders of the Accor group, he played an essential role in the development and influence of the famous house founded by Gaston and Colette Lenôtre.
Executive Doctor in International Business Management IEMI-CMH, external lecturer at the Faculty of Paris-Dauphine, this enthusiast for all that “tastes good and looks good” is the author of the book “La vie est une part de gâteau” [Life is a piece of cake](Ramsay, 2009), in which he recounts his career.
His impeccable career path has been decorated with many honours, amongst them: Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Chevalier of the National Order of Merit, Vermilion Medal of the City of Paris and Pasteur Weizmann Foundation Prize. Patrick Scicard is, in addition, a member of l’Excellence Française.