Olivier Poirot, who holds dual French/American nationality, graduated from Sup de Co La Rochelle (France). In 1992, he joined Accor SA in the UK where he held various accounting and management positions before being appointed SVP Finance & Administration of the midscale and upscale segments of the hotel division of Accor North America. In 2003 he became EVP and CFO of Accor North America.

In 2007, he was appointed CEO of Accor North America, notably in charge of all Motel 6 and Studio 6 operations. In 2011, he took up the position of CFO & SVP of Sodexo North America, where he was co-leader of business development. Since 2016, Olivier was CEO of the high-end café-bakery group, Le Duff America (La Madeleine, Mimi’s Café, Bruegger’s Bagels, Brioche Dorée).