After five years working in several financial positions in New York, San Francisco, and London, Sébastien Bazin was appointed CEO of Hottinguer Rivaud Finances, an investment bank, in 1990, and then CEO of L’Immobilière Hôtelière, a hotel developer in France, in 1992. In 1997, he moved to Colony Capital, a private real estate investment firm, to head its European branch and to lead several acquisitions, principally in the hospitality sector (Générale des Eaux, Club Méditerranée, Lucien Barrière, Fairmont & Raffles, Buffalo Grill, Château Lascombes, Stadia Consulting, and others).
Bazin joined the Accor Board of Directors in 2005, and via Colony Capital, he became a Paris Saint-Germain Football Club shareholder in 2006 and the club’s chairman in 2009.
In August 2013, Bazin resigned from his duties at Colony Capital and was appointed chairman and CEO of Accor.
Bazin has served as chairman of the Théâtre du Châtelet Board of Directors since 2015 (and a board member since 2013), as vice-chairman of the Gustave Roussy Foundation’s Supervisory Board, and as a member of the GE Board of Directors since 2016.