Sep, 2022

Restore hospitality industry jobs' prestige

Watch our short videos and collect some insights directly from acknowledged tourism and hospitality leaders.

Roger A. Allen

Group CEO, RLA

Talks to:

Achim Schmitt

Dean, Full Professor of Strategy at Graduate School, EHL

Dr. Achim Schmitt talks about the importance of reigniting the prestige of the jobs in hospitality industry, and its complex positive impacts in both the present industry and for the future professionals including employer branding, and the consequent employee engagement and guest experience. Read Bio »

Achim Schmitt

Dean, Full Professor of Strategy

Graduate School, EHL

Dr. Achim Schmitt is the Dean of Graduate School and Full Professor of Strategy at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). As former turnaround and bankruptcy consultant, Achim has gained substantial knowledge in strategy formulation, corporate turnarounds and managing underperforming business situations. Academically, Achim has gained experience at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai (China), the Collège des Ingenieurs (CDI) in Paris (France), Columbia Business School (USA), Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and Audencia Business School (France). Achim holds a PhD from the University of Geneva, obtained his Habilitation at the University of Paris-Dauphine in France, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He regularly advises and assists service and hospitality firms in strategic matters of growth, expansion, crisis and decline.

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