Rikka O’Dowd graduated from HEC Paris in 2011. After working four years in banking and consulting, she joined the Accorhotels group in 2015 as a project manager for the Northern and Central Europe region. During one year in this position, she managed both operational and strategical projects, covering the whole portfolio of Accorhotels brands in Europe. In January 2017 she took part in the creation of the « Disruption & Growth » team, whose objective is to find new growth levers for the Accorhotels group, via the investment in hospitality related start ups. In this team, Rikka’s work consist in exploring new markets, carrying investments and accompanying these investments in their growth and work with Accorhotels.