Board of Directors

Xavier GALLOT-LAVALLÉE, MND’s founder and CEO, has worked hard to ensure MND Group’s Strategic Committee brings together experts in mountain infrastructure, who combine their enthusiasm and their experience.


CEO,Founder of MND Group in 2004 

In 2008 he received the Trophée de Savoie (“Economy” category) and the MCG Managers jury prize.
Deeply involved in developing the mountain-infrastructure sector, he is a founding member of AFMONT and president of the Mountain Business Cluster.
He has also been vice-president of Réseau Entreprendre Savoie since 2011.



Vice-Président and Co-founder


A former ski instructor and an expert in avalanches (former president of the Italian avalanche service – Italian Alpine Club), he is an acknowledged expert in mountain safety and accident prevention.





Deputy General Manager 


As a former deputy general manager of the Compagnie des Alpes, general manager of the semi-public company (SEM) responsible for the Serre Chevalier ski area, and president of the Directorate for the Flaine ski area, he has long and varied experience of the ski industry.  


Independant Director


Skill and experience – Julie Benoist, a former national promising swimmer, is specialized in international relations and has travelled across the African continent for more than 10 years. After her first position in Brussels, she was recruited by MEDEF International where, while in charge of the Mediterranean basin, she advised for instance Laurence Parisot and many CEOs from the CAC 40. After that, she joined the British law firm “Clifford Chance”, where she was responsible for the development of activities on the African continent. On the occasion of her diversification, she eventually joined a press group that she guided in their event editorial strategy.

Julie Benoist has two advanced master’s degrees. Indeed, she obtained one in International Relations from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas and another one in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiations from the University Paris XI Jean Monet.