Sébastien Leitner, VP Partnerships at Cloudbeds, heads up global partnerships and industry relations. Sébastien's team partners with solution providers, guest experience and engagement tools, distribution partners, and new technologies that enhance the guest stay. These partnerships complement and upgrade Cloudbeds' value proposition while automating and simplifying hosts and hoteliers' workflows. His team also oversees Cloudbeds public relations with industry partners and associations.
Prior to Cloudbeds, Sébastien worked at Expedia in various roles managing lodging connectivity for independent and chain hotels as well as vacation rentals. After studying Hotel Management and Business Administration in Germany, Sébastien started his career in hospitality working for Le Meridien Hotels and Swissotel in various European capitals.
Sébastien has been a board member of HEDNA since January 2014. He is currently serving as President for HEDNA. Sébastien speaks English, German, and French. He is based in Montreal, Canada where he lives with his family.