Gilles Clavie started his professional career in 1993 as a Consolidation and Group Financial Reporting Manager in an agro-industry company. His experience with hospitality industry began 17 years ago in Accor Group, when he became EMEA Reporting Director for the business and leisure hotels segment. In 2011 Gilles Clavie joined Orbis SA as a member of the Executive Committee.
Since 2014, Gilles Clavie is a President of the Management Board & CEO of Orbis SA – the largest hotel group in Poland and Eastern Europe with over 4000 employees. Over 4 years under his leadership, with the acquisition of AccorHotels’ operations in Eastern Europe in January 2015, Orbis entered a new chapter of its development and transformed into an international group, significantly strengthening its leading position in the region. Orbis comprises more than 130 hotels and is the sole licensor of AccorHotels brands in 16 countries. The hotels operate under the brand names Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget. Orbis is offering its guests and partners the dual expertise of a hotel operator and hotel investor with the objective of ensuring operational excellence and sustainable growth.
Thanks to his effective and successful activity Gilles Clavie received the title “Personality of the Year 2015” by Hotelarz magazine & Horwath HTL. He has been awarded among the “The 20 most efficient CEOs of the Warsaw Stock Exchange” (mWIG40 index) by Havard Business Review Polska & TMS Brokers. On the basis of company performance, dynamic, transparency, CSR approach, powerful brands & concepts, since 2014, Orbis was nominated and awarded by the most often recognized titles in Poland and CEE.