Small Luxury Hotels of the World has named Jean-Francois Ferret as CEO starting in September. He will take responsibility for SLH’s international teams and will lead strategic direction of the brand’s portfolio of over 500 hotels in more than 80 countries. Ferret most recently worked at the French association Relais & Châteaux, where he held the position of CEO for more than six years.  Before that, he was director general of Hertz France and prior to that, he was managing director and president of Manpower France.

Festive Road, a travel and meetings management consultancy, has added three people to its Europe team.  Sarah Edwards will work on interim travel management support; she previously had travel operations and consultancy roles at Procter & Gamble and IBM. Amy Murphy, a travel technology specialist, formerly worked at Sabre Getthere and Amex GBT.  Sarah Van Dyke, a consultant,  had worked at American Express GBT.

Lola, the travel management tool, has named Mike Volpe as CEO, while founder Paul English will become chief technology officer and president. The two will operate as peers, according to the announcement. Volpe comes to Lola from Cybereason. He has also worked at Hubspot, joining
the company as one of the first five employees in 2007 before becoming CMO in 2011 as it grew to
serve over 15,000 companies in more than 75 countries.