1996 - 1998
UK 07831 78 22 00
An articulate, resourceful and enthusiastic achiever with wide experience in hotel and catering management, events, charity work, public relations and marketing. Highly organised, artistic and creative with the skills, drive and flexibility to deliver successful and high profile projects. Still looking for challenges leading team(s) and delivering results.
At ease at all levels of Society
I get people together to make it happen.
2019 – Present Trustee Fondation Docteur L-G Dor
2015 – Present Consultant Penatrada
2015 – Present Board Member myGwork
2014 – Present Hon. Secretary The Whitefriars Club
2012 – Present Chairman Gay Business Association Director: 2008-2012
2012 – Present Founder The Network
2010 – Present Founder Gay Professional Network
2010 – Present Founder Le Cercle Francophone
2009 – Present Introducer Financial Services Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
2009 – Present Broker Off Market Properties commercial and residential
2003 – Present Events Organiser Jean-François Dor Events
2003 – Present Chairman Jean-François Dor Enterprises INC (JFDE)
2015 – 2016 Maitre de Stage Academie de Grenoble - International Trade
2014 – 2016 Director & Trustee Positive East
2011/2012/2013 Maitre de Stage Lycee Jean Monnet Saint Etienne Business School - International Commerce
2012 Maitre de Stage Rennes University - Master management & marketing International Trade
2011 Maitre de Stage Business Management School of Vendee
2008 – 2017 Vice-Chairman The Eccentric Club
2008 – 2012 Event Director The Worshipful Company of Marketors
2008 – 2011 Director The Britain-China Trade Association
2006 – 2013 Chairman The Arts Club Charitable Trust (ceased to exist in 2018)
Trustee since 2004, member since 2000
2006 – 2008 Director The Association for Conference and Events
2001 – 2012 Trustee The Royal Belgian Benevolent Society
2004 – 2009 Member Consultant Group Institute of Fundraising
2001 – 2011 Director The Royal Anglo-Belgian Club
1996 – 2003 Chairman Events Committee of The Arts Club
1996 – 2012 Chairman Events Committee of the Anglo-Belgian Society
1996 – 2001 Director The Arts Club (London) Limited
1992 – 2003 General Manager R.S. Hispaniola
Fluent French and English.
Fellow of the Institute of Directors, The Institute of Fundraising, Meetings and Incentive Associations, UK Marketing Network, Rotary Club of London ( President of the International Committee 2004-2007, Chairman Community & Vocational 2007-2009, Member of the District International Committee 2007-2009), Meeting Professional International, Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Association of Events Manager, Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Marketors, The Bishopsgate Ward Club.
2009 – Present Events, Marketing and Public Relations
Deliver over 120 special events a year for various networks, societies, clubs, charities and corporations. Weaved a network of 70 freelance professionals worldwide. Created an exclusive portfolio of PR & marketing, networking, fundraising, exhibitions, incentive travel, destination management, launch & awards and other events.
2003 – 2009 Events Director
DRM – Destination and Resources Management
International event director for all special events of this group based in Geneva with offices in Montreal, Madrid, Vienna, Paris, Croatia, Brussels and responsible for the London office. Clients included the Kofi Anan Foundation and the Olympic Committee.
1992 – 2003 General Manager
Restaurant Ship Hispaniola (RSH), Victoria Embankment, London
Overall responsibility in partnership with the owner with a staff of over 100 full and part-time positions. Hispaniola was used mainly for private and corporate events for up to 500 people with a sought after restaurant and a bar with magnificent views of the Thames.
1991 – 1992 Food Operations Manager (left as head-hunted by Hispaniola)
Green Park Hotel – Mayfair, London - now Hilton
In charge of all food outlets: restaurant, bar and room service.
1990 – 1991 Manager (Setting up venue, short term contract)
Borde Hill Restaurant and Conference Centre, Haywards Heath - West Sussex. Restaurant, tea room, bar and conference centre in a converted stable block of a stately home.
1987 – 1990 Contract Manager :Roux Restaurant Ltd- In house catering- London
Le Gavroche, Waterside Inn, Mazarin and various Banks in the City of London to include Paribas, bringing three stars Michelin standard to the City also organised various prestigious events, receptions and exhibitions for clients.
1986 – 1987 Officer’s Mess Supervisor Club Prince Albert, Brussels, Belgium
(One year Military Service) Entertained visiting Head of States and Military from countries around the world.
1985 - 1986 Waiter La Villa Lorraine, Brussels, Belgium
First three Michelin stars outside France.
(Contract of a year before Military Service and just after Hotel School)
1979 - 1985 Comme Chez Soi, Brussels (Three Michelin stars ) and various other Relais et Chateaux and Small Luxury Hotels; Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (S.H.A.P.E.) - American and Belgian Officer’s Club.
Education and Training
1989 – 2004 New Entrepreneur Scholarship - Business Planning; Springboard Ambassador Programme; Public Relations, City University; History of Art, Westminster College; Red Cross first aid Diploma; Management Course – Learning Tree
1985 Hotel & Catering Management & Baccalaureate (BA, Hons)- Belgium
1979 Economic and Social Studies - Belgium.
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