Meet the team
South Pacific Management’s team strengthlie in a comprehensive understanding of real estate investments and an organization’s business model covering:
• How the organization’s strategic focus must be aligned to market conditions and Customer needs
• How best to structure and fund the organization
• How value drivers are identified and pursued to maximize profits and yet, control costs during operations
• How the organization’s business needs must remain focused and relevant to changing market conditions and customer expectations
Our team is made of qualified professionals with extensive experience in the hotel and tourism industry.
President CEO Laurent BESSOU
General Manager Thierry BUTTAUD
Director of Sales & Marketing Sophie BESSOU
Director of Operations Xavier BESSOU
Director of Finance Jean-Marc VERMOREL
Groups & Incentives Pascale MOURET
Local Market Sales Manager Maellé AU-HAREHOE
Webmarketing Manager Tinihau BERTHO
Revenue Manager Christelle MATHOREL
Reservation Manager Laiana TAPATOA
IT Manager Stanley FROGIER
Sales Representative North America & Canada LEAGUE MARKETING GROUP
Sales Representative Europe LE GROUPE EXPRESSION
Director of Sales Australia & New Zealand Alana Eli
Sales representative China Yu QUAN
Director of Sales Japan & Korea Sato TAKEHIRO
Sales Representative South America CAP AMAZON
Laurent L. Bessou President
Originally from France, Laurent L. Bessou studied English and Economics at the University of Montpellier, where he earned a double bachelor’s degree in Economics as well as a master’s degree and began a doctorate in Economics. After holding several positions in the French hotel industry, Mr. Bessou moved to the United States to study hotel administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
After earning his master’s degree from Cornell University, Mr. Bessou remained in Ithaca to take a position as restaurant manager at the Auberge du Cochon Rouge. He spent the next four years in New York State, where he was general manager of the Ramada Inn in Ithaca and then general manager of the Buffalo Hilton in Buffalo, New York. Simultaneously, he was a hotel and casino consultant for the Divi Divi Hotel Corporation in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Mr. Bessou moved to Tahiti in 1981 and became actively involved in the Polynesian tourism community. He served as general manager of the Tahiti Beachcomber Parkroyal for seven years and as president of the Hyatt Regency Tahiti for two years. He has owned and operated five companies: Tahiti Nui Travel (since 1988), Tahiti Tours (since 1991), Tekura Tahiti Travel (since 1994) and South Pacific Management (since 1988). He was also the owner, founder and general manager of Tahiti Magazine (from 1984 to 2005), a bilingual magazine for the French Polynesian tourism market.
His extensive experience has been recognized with a number of awards, including Tourism Man of the Year (1985) from the Tahiti Chamber of Commerce, Businessman of the Year (1986) and Manager of the Year (1987) from the South Pacific Hotel Corporation. He was a member for many years of the board of directors of the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO), Air Tahiti Nui, the Social Security Fund (CPS) of French Polynesia and GIE Tahiti Tourisme, as well as the National Union of Travel Agencies (SNAV), the US Tour Operators Association (USTOA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Japan Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agencies (JATOA). In addition, he was President of the French Polynesia Travel Agencies Union.
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