Sandra Richez
Co-President, PWN Nice-Côte d'Azur

Sandra has over 20 years experience in HR development and career management, particularly in developing high-potential managers in companies such as Disney and Véolia, and in career services at ESSEC-Cornell University and EDHEC Business Schools. She has successfully implemented competency development programs, training intranet sites, e-learning and self-assessment programs. With experience in hotels, tourism and environmental services, Sandra developed or facilitated management training,  executive development programs and corporate university programs for Disney, Intercontinental, Choice, Accor and Véolia with programs in France, Europe, South America and the Middle East and Africa. As an independent training consultant, she developed and facilitated managerial communication courses for 10 consecutive years at the Corporate University Accor Academy and launched ESSEC’s open-enrollment Hotel Executive Program in Paris.

Sandra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Tufts University in Boston, and a Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School in partnership with Cornell University. She is a certified professional coach (IDC), certified to use the MBTI and SHL competency testing.

A native New Yorker who has adopted France as her home country, Sandra has travelled extensively and lived in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Brazil, bringing strong intercultural sensitivity to her work. She enjoys the outdoors, boating, travelling and cooking with her husband, three children and golden retriever.