Christophe Piffaretti has worked at Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management since September 2014.
He completed an Executive MBA at Reims Management School and has a Bachelor of Science in both economics and international hospitality management.
He gained initial first-hand experience of the hospitality business at the Intercontinental Hotels Group. He then went on to work at Kempinski Hotels for nine years, first as Director Strategic Planning, then as Vice President Corporate Expansion and later as Senior Vice President Development, where he was responsible for the group's expansion and entry into key markets. His last position at Kempinski Hotels was as Managing Director of Kempinski Residences, a subsidiary created under his own initiative. Subsequently, he worked as Chief Investments Officer and Chief Operating Officer of La Perla International Living, an international real estate developer based in the Netherlands. In 2011, he joined the Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Group as Vice President Development Europe & CIS.
After joining Real Estate Investment Management at Credit Suisse he familiarized himself with his remit as fund manager of CS REF Hospitality and took over this function as of January 1, 2015. Christophe Piffaretti is a regular guest speaker at international hotel and investment conferences.