Jean-François Ferret will assume the post of CEO at Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) starting September 2018.
Ferret replaces Filip Boyen who has resigned from his position at SLH after three years.
Based in the company’s London headquarters, Ferret will take responsibility for SLH’s international teams and will lead strategic direction of the brand’s luxury portfolio of over 500 SLH hotels in more than 80 countries.
Ferret was most recently the CEO of the French association Relais & Châteaux. Before that, he was the director general of Hertz France and prior, managing director and president of Manpower France.
In his 30-year career, he has also held travel and hospitality positions as deputy managing director of American Express Travel (France), managing director of Thomas Cook (France), senior vice president of Thomas Cook (West Europe) and CFO of Compass Group (Europe).