Paris, September 15, 2014 - Christian Flaesch is joining the Accor group as Senior Vice president Safety and Security. His key assignments will be to head up the Group's safety and security policy, to develop preventive measures regarding employees and properties and to coordinate prevention and risk management.
He will report to Sven Boinet, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Transformation, Human Resources and Legal Affairs.
Christian Flaesch is 56 years old. He graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Police (National Police College) in Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or, and holds a D.E.A. (French post-graduate diploma) in criminal law and criminal science (University Paris I).
An auditor of the 10th national session of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Sécurité Intérieure (Institute of Advanced Studies in Internal Security), Christian Flaesch boasts more than 30 years of experience in safety and security and has spent his entire career with French law enforcement authorities. He began as a police superintendent in Paris and was subsequently promoted to senior superintendent in 1989 and chief superintendent in 1995. In 1996, he was appointed to the VIP Protection Department, as a deputy director in charge of foreign VIPs. Back in the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Department in 2000, he was appointed Head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Seine-Saint-Denis area, before being promoted to Head of the operational investigations Unit (SWAT). In 2004, he was appointed Deputy Director of Territorial Services and then also of the Central Brigades. Appointed Controller General in 2005, he became head of the Paris regional Criminal Investigations Department in 2007. He has been an Inspector General of the French Police Force since December 2013.
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