A Vatel 2010 alumnus, Francois Perraud did his graduate studies at Vatel Lyon after having obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Administration. He did his final internship in Revenue Management near Paris, at the Park Inn by Radisson at the Roissy CDG Airport. He was quickly promoted to the Financial Controller position and honed his skills in various hotels. He now works at the Radisson Blu in Nantes (photos below) and sees himself as both “a hotel manager and a financial controller” and is proud to say he’s a “manager who cares about others, who promotes training, transmission and respect.”
These are the values he strives to convey in his Management and Company economics courses at Vatel Nantes since it opened in 2018. “Students of this generation are very open, at ease when speaking, and like to work in groups to help each other out. They’ve brought a lot to our profession and will soon be key players in its renewal.”
In his two courses, students are introduced to administrative concepts and learn now to use their first analytical tools. They discover commercial indicators and the basics of accounting to be able to analyze a profit and loss account and the activity in their workplace. In economics, they discover the mechanisms linked to the company in a global overview, which are also linked to the administration course.
"Being able to understand the global management of a structure tells managers whether or not it is successful."
Francois Perraud sees administration as essential for Vatel students, whatever they’re hoping to do later on. This is why he wanted to teach. “Administration is essential for future managers in the hospitality industry. Being able to understand the global management of a structure tells managers whether or not it is successful. Today we observe a trend that aims to empower more and more onsite managers in administrative issues: forecasts, budget, dashboards, monitoring expenses, etc. For tomorrow’s executives or entrepreneurs, both courses - administration and corporate economics - make sense as they teach indispensable dimensions when creating or acquiring a company. Especially from a financial point of view,” he concludes.
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