CEO – Sofitel, MGallery & Emblems
Maud Bailly began her studies in modern literature at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, before continuing with a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, she began her career in 2007 at the General Inspectorate of Finance, where she carried out several strategic and financial audit assignments in France and abroad, most notably for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
In 2011, she joined the SNCF where she was appointed Director of Paris Montparnasse station and Deputy Director of TGV product coordination for the Paris Rive Gauche area. In 2014, she became Director of Trains.
In May 2015, she joined French Prime Minister Manuel Vall’s office as Head of the economic & digital department responsible for economic, budget, fiscal, industrial and digital affairs. She worked on various issues such as withholding tax, Brexit and the Digital Republic Act on data protection and accessibility. She left in December 2016, returning to the General Inspectorate of Finance.
In April 2017, Maud joined Accor as Chief Digital Officer, member of the Executive Committee, in charge of Digital, Data, Information Systems, Distribution, Sales and Customer and becomes member of the Executive Committee at that time.
In May 2018, Maud joined the French Digital Council, (CNNum), a 30-people-circle nominated by the French Minister of Digital to work on the challenges of the digital transition in France and its economic and societal impacts. She contributed to the report “Travailler à l’ère des plateformes ; mise à jour requise” (Working in the age of platforms; update required).
In October 2020, Maud Bailly was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Southern Europe, with the mission to operate and develop the Group’s business in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Malta and Israel.
In January 2023, Maud was appointed CEO Sofitel, MGallery & Emblems and member of Accor’s Luxury & Lifestyle Executive Committee.
Additionally, Maud is very committed to coaching and teaching, she gives regular trainings on performance, digital & CSR transformation stakes and organizations.