A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places.

Paul Gardner

Biography

Monika has a rich background in hotel operations, project development and team leadership within international luxury hotels and global design firms .

Throughout her career, Monika has demonstrated commitment and determination, evident in her various management roles. These experiences have honed her ability to thrive in high-pressure environments and drive positive outcomes even amidst challenges.

Monika’s educational background includes an MBA in Hospitality Management from ESSEC Business School, supplemented by a Certificate in Hospitality Management and a Certificate of Executive Women in Leadership from Cornell University. Additionally, her international upbringing and her fluency in English, French, Spanish and German enables Monika to effectively communicate in multicultural settings, a skill she has leveraged in various leadership roles.

In addition to Monika’s professional achievements, she is deeply committed to ongoing development and community engagement. As a Member of the Board of Directors of ESSEC Alumni Association and President of AAIMHI (Alumni Association of the Hospitality Management program), Monika has demonstrated leadership and a dedication to professional advancement of young talents. Moreover, these volunteer leadership roles, including Co-Regional Vice President EMEA for the Cornell Hotel Society underscore her commitment to fostering professional networks and community engagement as a social responsibility.

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