Paris, 1 March 2021 – The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group announces the nominations of Olivier Garaïalde as Chief Executive Officer and Sylvain Bosc as Chief Commercial Officer of Center Parcs Europe.


Olivier Garaïalde reports directly to Franck Gervais, the Group CEO and is to join the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group Executive Committee.


Holder of a BSC in hospitality management from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, Olivier Garaïalde (54 years) started his career in 1991 with the opening team of Disneyland Paris. He occupied various Finance and Operations positions before becoming Director of Hotel Operations for seven hotels. In 2005, he joined Compagnie des Alpes as Operations Director, reorganising the Group’s leisure resorts division. He joined the Executive Committee in 2009 as Vice-President of Operations. In 2013, he moved to the United Arab Emirates to become Vice President of Operations for the Farah Experiences LLC group and then CEO in March 2016.


As CEO, Olivier Garaïalde will represent Center Parcs within the Group’s General Management. More specifically, he will pilot the acceleration in Center Parcs’ transformation, with a particular focus on international development, evolving the business model, digitalisation and enhancing the offer. He will supervise the continuity and deployment of its CSR strategy.