Francis Clivaz

Francis Clivaz



In 1960, Francis A. Clivaz founded Collège du Léman International School in Versoix, Geneva, which currently welcomes more than 2000 students representing 125 nationalities.

In 1965, Francis A. Clivaz co-founded ECIS (European Council of International Schools) where he has made significant contributions in the domain of school accreditation and has been Member of the Board of Directors.

In 1983, Francis A. Clivaz founded Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, which currently welcomes 1800 students and which offers Hotel Management Diploma and University Degrees in Tourism and Hotel Management.

Since 1985, Francis A. Clivaz has been an active member of NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), he has been a member of the “Committee on American and International Schools Abroad” and the “Commission on Technical and Career Institutions”. In 2005, he was elected on the NEASC Board of Trustees.

Between 1970 and 1995, Francis A. Clivaz was Vice-President and then President of the Geneva Tourism Office. During this time, he was also invited to assume the role of President of the Geneva Association of Private Schools and was elected President of the Fédération Romande of Private Schools in Switzerland.

In 1994, Francis A. Clivaz was honored with the title of Dr Hc of Humane Letters from the University College of Endicott in Boston. In 2006, Francis A. Clivaz co-founded Genavensis Holding SA, a Swiss investment company active in the field of Private Equity with emphasis in Education.

Francis A. Clivaz currently serves as Member of the Governing Board of Les Roches Crans-Montana, Les Roches Gruyère University of Applied Sciences and Glion Institute of Higher Education. He also serves as Chairman of Collège du Léman International School. He is a Member of the NEASC Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genavensis Holding SA.

Francis A. Clivaz is a member of various Boards of Directors including: Banque Pasche (Swiss Private Bank) and Serficom Family Office Geneva. He is an honorary member of CIS (Council of International Schools) and an honorary member of Hôtellerie Suisse (Swiss Hotel Association).