Sophie Richard is the Asset Manager for M&L Hospitality in Europe and the UK. The company currently owns 11 properties in Europe and 9 in Asia Pacific.
Sophie joined M&L in 2016 after working for hotel consultancy firms such as BNP Paribas Real Estate Hotel in Paris and HVS in Madrid which led to over 250 assignments in Spain, France, Italy and other European and African countries as well as Israel, The West Indies and the Middle East with a wide experience in Mixed Use developments. Prior to that Sophie also held over four years various operational hospitality roles in the United States and Europe.
Originally from Nice, she holds a bachelor degree from Institut Paul Bocuse and an MBA from IMHI (Essec Business School -France- and Cornell University -USA-). As part of her personal development, she joined the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and became a chartered surveyor in 2009 and join the HAMA (Hospitality Asset Managers Association) in 2018 where she currently holds the position of Vice President.
Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum