Ambitious, entrepreneurial, adventurous and archetypal of today’s new breed of meetings professionals. Having picked up a string of business qualifications on both sides of the Atlantic (BSBA, MBA, & Masters in Entrepreneurship). Sébastien Tondeur has a persona as multinational as the company he works for. He is the Chief Executive Officer at MCI’s head office in Geneva, where his responsibilities span company strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, strategic meeting management, branding and key account management. He says he wants to create the largest communications, associations and events management group in the world and, with 45 offices to date in 22 different countries, the 25 year old company he is growing with his father, is well on the way there already.
The aspects of the business that particularly interest Tondeur include branding, meeting consolidation, supply chain, corporate finance, technology and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, on topics such as mergers and acquisitions, meetings and events, procurement and trends in the meetings industry. He has had several articles published for One+, Swiss publication ExpoData or for the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).
Sebastien is MPI's past-European Council President 2006/2007 and currently serves as Chairman of the MPI International Board of Directors. And he still finds time for a private life! He enjoys reading and music, plays the guitar and is never happier than when fishing and hiking in remote mountain areas. It is this love of the wild that resulted in an uncomfortably close encounter with a grizzly bear during a camping, white-water rafting and fishing adventure in the Alaska Katmai Reserve. But a lot can happen in business but he now says the most exciting and emotional moments of his life are when he is with his wife and three daughters.
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