Christophe Piffaretti has been a Director in Global Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) Ltd. since September 2014 and became fund manager of Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Hospitality on January 1, 2015. On September 1, 2018, he took on the additional role of fund manager of Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund LivingPlus.
He gained his first practical experience in the hospitality business with the InterContinental Hotels Group. He then went on to work for Kempinski Hotels for nine years, first as Director of 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 with Kempinski Hotels was as Managing Director of Kempinski Residences, a subsidiary created under his own initiative. Subsequently, he worked as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer of La Perla International Living, an international real estate developer based in the Netherlands. In 2011, he joined Fairmont Raffles Hotels International as Vice President Development Europe & CIS. He has been a regular guest speaker at international hotel and investment conferences.
Christophe Piffaretti has a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne). He also has a Bachelor of Science in international hospitality management from Lausanne Hotel School, and an Executive MBA from Reims Management School in France. Furthermore, in 2017 he completed a CAS in real estate finance at the University of Berne.