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“The most enjoyable part of my job is inspiring students and providing them with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a real-life setting.”
Highest degree: MBA, Oxford Brookes University
Work experience: Lecturer with renowned expertise in project management in areas such as healthcare and events management. He is also the Co-Founder of SoHappy Institute Geneva.
“I enjoy being in the classroom with students from different parts of the world, as I have the opportunity to learn more about their diverse cultures.”
Highest degree: PhD in Tourism Destination Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Work experience: Gretel brings over 20 years’ experience as a consultant, researcher and Public Relations director in Palestine, France, Switzerland and the UK.
“Entrepreneurs in hospitality should have honesty, humility and generosity.”
Highest degree: Doctorate in Marketing, Pace University, New York, USA
Work experience: Thomas occupied several positions at global company Unilever before moving into consultancy and lecturing.
“It is quite rare in my teaching career to go a day without laughing at least a couple of times.”
Highest degree: MBA, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, USA
Work experience: Arnaud has over thirty years of experience in lecturing, specializing in finance and economics.
“Hospitality is the friendly and confident way you welcome guests and visitors.”
Highest degree: Diplome de Commerce, Lyceum Don Manuel II, Lisbon
Work experience: Joao has enjoyed considerable success as an F&B manager, practical arts instructor and Head of Service, all at leading hotel management schools and organizations.
“Life is like a mirror – if you look at it smiling, it smiles at you.”
Highest degree: Diploma in Hotellerie Management School, Institute Armando Perotti, Italy
Work experience: A practical Arts instructor with extensive experience from some of Europe’s finest hotels and luxury resorts such as Starwood Luxury Collection Resorts in Italy and Palace Hotel Kempinski in Geneva.
“The three qualities a young entrepreneur in hospitality should have are passion, curiosity and dedication.”
Highest degree: MBA, Leadership specialization, University of Liverpool, UK
Work experience: Pablo has been with Les Roches for nearly fifteen years, specializing in food and beverage, culinary arts and nutrition.
A quote that I always find inspiring comes from Mahatma Gandhi – “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Highest degree: Master’s in Online Education, Open University UK
Work experience: Debra is Head of Professional Development Programs for HOSPA, as well as the owner of consultancy company arena4finance.
“The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting alumni and hearing that what they learned in my class has served them well in their career.”
Highest degree: MEd Applied Linguistics, Open University, UK
Work experience: Kirstin has taught English at leading institutions in Switzerland and Japan for nearly 30 years.
“The most enjoyable part of my job is sharing my passion, experience and knowledge with the students.”
Highest degree: Brevet Fédéral (Swiss Federal Diploma of Higher Education), Hotel and Gastro Formation, Switzerland
Work experience: Matthias has first-hand experience of hospitality from managerial roles at Michelin-starred restaurants, in both London and Hong Kong.
“Les Roches is like a family.”
Highest degree: Degree in International Air Transport Association, Civil Aviation University of China
Work experience: Qiaoping has extensive experience of business, hospitality and education, having worked for cruise liners and airlines before lecturing.
“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up.”
Highest degree: Doctor of Education (EdD), Walden University, USA
Work experience: Edward brings experience of both hospitality and academia, having worked as both a lecturer and hotel director at Royal Caribbean International.
“I like to motivate and guide young talents to discover the amazing world of wine and tasting.”
Highest degree: Brevet Fédéral Suisse (Sommelier)
Work experience: Vincenzo is a practical arts instructor and chef with experience of Michelin-starred restaurants and award-winning hotels across Europe.
“I have traveled to over thirty countries in Asia, Africa, Australia and Central America.”
Highest degree: BBA (Hons)
Work experience: Trevor boasts considerable experience as an English teacher, helping students across Switzerland gain fluency in the language.
“A young entrepreneur in hospitality should have resilience, as well as a willingness to learn to share.”
Highest degree: MBA Accounting and Finance, University of Liverpool, UK
Work experience: Frank boasts over 20 years of managerial experience of global hotels and 5-star resorts in the UK and the UAE.
“Graduation ceremonies are always memorable occasions, and it’s great to see the pride on parents’ faces, especially with some of them traveling halfway around the world to attend.”
Highest degree: MSc Hospitality Management, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Work experience: Anne has provided expertize in marketing and ethics at Les Roches for over thirty years.
“The most enjoyable part of my job is having so many nationalities gathered in one classroom.”
Highest degree: PhD in Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Work experience: An expert in sustainable development and sociology, Alain has extensive experience as a lecturer and researcher.
“I love teaching. I take it as a privilege that I am able to contribute to the success of tomorrow’s managers.”
Highest degree: MBA specialization in Human Resources, University of Liverpool, UK
Work experience: Alexandre has been a restaurant manager, F&B manager, trainer, coach and now a successful lecturer. He has worked with top hotel companies such as Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt and Le Méridien.
“Hospitality is love in action.”
Highest degree: MBA, CFA Institute
Work experience: Having worked in investment banking in China, Australia, the UK and Russia, Inna brings over 20 years of lecturing and research experience, with a focus on finance, economics and entrepreneurship.
“You don’t have to be a superstar or an overachiever to lead – you just need to care about something. Every great change starts small.”
Highest degree: PhD, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Work experience: An expert on leadership and work psychology, Annick has taught both at institutions in Switzerland and the USA.
“I love that Switzerland is fresh, safe, and everything works and runs on time. The weather is also marvellous compared to Scotland.”
Highest degree: MBA, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland
Work experience: John brings over 30 years of academic experience to Les Roches, specializing in economics and strategy.
“The three qualities an entrepreneur in hospitality should have are vision, passion and a good knowledge of finance.”
Highest degree: PhD, Bournemouth University, UK (1998)
Work experience: Dimitrios brings 20 years of lecturing experience to Les Roches, having taught at institutions in the UK, France and Malaysia.
“The three qualities a young entrepreneur should have are curiosity, innovation and attention to the customer’s needs.”
Highest degree: Laurea Magistrale, Universitá degli Studi di Milano
Work experience: Joe has applied his expertise in marketing to a range of international schools and resorts, working across Spain, Italy and America.
“The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing that ‘aha!’ moment in students.”
Highest degree: MSc Information Technology, University of Liverpool, UK
Work experience: Paul boasts extensive experience of accountancy, digital technology and education, and has worked as an accountant, consultant and lecturer.
“Hospitality is the ability to anticipate and react to your customers’ needs.”
Highest degree: MBA, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Work experience: Originally joining as a finance and accounting lecturer in 1994, Colin has since risen to the role of Les Roches Academic Dean.
“I love the bittersweet joy of watching a graduating student embark on a promising career.”
Highest degree: MA and MSc, Durham University, UK
Work experience: Ruth is an expert in both event management and arts organization, providing over 20 years of experience.