Prior to his appointment as the Cluster General Manager for Sofitel So and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Vincent Lelay was the COO Asia Pacific for Cognita – a private equity firm specializing in the education sector.

He has also held several senior management roles including Vice President of Hotel Operations for Greater China where he supervised and operated more than 50 hotel projects from development phase to operations. During this time, he developed a strong appreciation and deep understanding for the Asian culture. Before his successful venture in Singapore, Vincent spent eight years in Indonesia as the Regional General Manager of Operations for Accor in Yogyakarta and Central Java, and managed numerous hotels in Asia and Europe for the group.

Born in France, Vincent was educated in Strasbourg and Paris, and attended the GM’s Program in Cornell University. He is married with two children and is fluent in French, English, Bahasa and conversational Spanish and Mandarin.