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Our International Advisory Board

EHL's international advisory board (IAB) is composed of international hotel, education and hospitality leaders who provide EHL with important industry insights.

IAB Members are industry experts who work in top positions for various influential brands and hospitality establishments around the world, such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Hotels, Kempinski or CitizenM – just to name a few.  

We interviewed some of our IAB members during their annual event on our campus in Lausanne.

International Advisory Board

President: Jonathan Stent-Torriani


  • Anand Satya, President EMEA, Marriott Hotels International
  • Bailly Maud, CEO, Sofitel MGallery & Emblems, Group Accor
  • Bally Mossadeck, Chairman & CEO, Azalaï Hotels 
  • Binkert Markus*, CFO & Member of the Management Board, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
  • Blau Elizabeth, Founder & CEO, Blau & Associates
  • Bohnenberger Bernhard*, CEO, Discover Collection
  • Bosshart David, President, Gottlieb and Adele Duttweiler Foundation
  • Candrian Patrick, JC New Retail AG 
  • Clerc Christian H.*, Founder, Clerc Collection
  • Clever, Xiaoqun (Mrs), Board Member, Infineon, Amadeus, and BHP
  • Constantakopoulos Achilles*, Chairman & CEO / Chairman, Temes S.A. / Ionian Hotel Enterprises S.A.
  • Cowdray Christopher, CEO, Dorchester Collection
  • Dubrule Paul, Co-founder, AccorHotels
  • Ellis Susie, Chairman and CEO, Global Wellness Summit and the non-profit Global Wellness Institute
  • Fabri Elisabetta, President and CEO, Starhotels
  • Fluxà Thienemann Gloria, Vice-Chairman & CSO, Grupo Iberostar
  • Giannouka Katerina, CEO, Jumeirah Group
  • Gonzalez Raoul, CEO, Grupo Barceló
  • Hoffmann Christoph, Founder, 25hours Hotels / Bikini Island & Mountain Hotels
  • Katz Andrew, Partner, Prospect Advisors
  • Levie Michael, Founder, Kube-Ventures
  • Manzoni Jean-François, President, IMD Switzerland
  • Marrenbach Frank, CEO, Althoff Hotels
  • Meyer Laura, Group CEO, Hotelplan Group
  • Miller Sarah, Founder and CEO, Sarah Miller and Partners
  • Mosimann Philipp*, Managing Director, Mosimann's London
  • Oberoi Vikram, Managing Director and CEO of EIH Limited
  • Pérès Jean Gabriel, Founder and CEO, Cap-Hospitality
  • Rushmore Steve, Founder, HVS
  • Schmid Andreas G., Chairman Helvetica Capital AG & Board Member Gategroup
  • Schoepfer Bruno H., Managing Director, Consulta Hospitality Solutions & Hospitality Real Estate AG
  • Schröder Bernold, CEO, Kempinski Hotels SA
  • Silva José, Hotelier
  • Stampfer Rainer, President Global Operations, Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Stent-Torriani Jonathan*, President, IAB, EHL and CEO & Co-Owner, Newrest
  • Takeuchi Hirotaka, Chair, Board of Trustees, International Christian University
  • Tans Gillian, Chairwoman, Booking.com
  • Zhou Wei (Vivian), Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, Jin Jiang Hotels (Group) Co. Ltd.
*EHL Alumni



Asia Advisory Board

Chairwoman: Dr. Ming Tan, Founding Executive Director, Tech for Good Institute; Director, COMO Hotels and Resorts


  • Ms Iris Chang, Regional Head of Sustainability, Grab
  • Mr Zach Du, General Manager, Business of Beijing Huaming Fulong Co. Ltd; Member of Board of Trustees, NYU Shanghai
  • Mr Jayson Goh, Executive VP (Airport Management), Changi Airport Group
  • Mr Wong Ming Fai, Chief Technology Officer, Singapore Tourism Board



EHL Singapore Advisory Board Founding Members (2019-2022)

  • Mr Thomas Kupfer, Chairman, EHL Singapore Advisory Board
  • Mr. Ernesto A'de Lima*, Director & CEO, EDL Hospitality
  • Mr. Patrick Basset, COO Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, AccorHotels
  • Mr. Zulkifli Baharudin, Executive Chairman, Indo-Trans Logistics Corporation
  • Mr. Philipp Blaser*, Vice-President, Food & Beverage Asia-Pacific, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • Prof. Freddy Boey, Senior Vice President (Graduate Education & Research Translation), National University of Singapore
  • Mr. Oliviero Bottinelli, Board of Directors, Audemars Piguet
  • Mr. Paul Bradley, Chairman & CEO, Caprica International
  • Mr. Patrik Bruhlmann*, Group CEO, Pacific Healthcare Group of Companies
  • Ms. Siak Ching Chong, CEO, National Gallery Singapore
  • Ms. Dina Coppel, Principal elev8 advisory
  • Mr. Patrick Daniel, Consultant, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Mr. Daniel Desbaillets*, Director & Co-Founder, FreshCreation Holdings Pte. Ltd
  • Mr. Antoine Firmenich, Founding Partner, Alatus Capital
  • Mr. Douglas Foo, Chairman, Sakae Holdings
  • Mr. Rolf Gerber, Member of the Advisory Board, LGT Bank (Singapore)
  • Mrs. Sibylle Gisi, President, Swiss School in Singapore
  • Mr. Jayson Goh, Managing Director, Airport Operations Management Changi Airport Group
  • Dr. Richard Helfer, Chairman, RCH International Pte. Ltd.
  • Mr. Kwon Ping Ho, Executive Chairman & Founder, Banyan Tree Holdings
  • Mr. Eik Sheng Kwek, Group Chief Strategy Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)
  • Ms. Jeanne Liew, Principal & CEO, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ms. Khah Gek Low, CEO, Institute of Technical Education
  • Mr. Thomas B Meier*, Senior Vice President, Minor Hotels
  • Mr. Olivier Mivelaz, CEO & Founding Partner, Swiss-Asia Holding Pte. Ltd.
  • Ms. Shin Ein Ng, Managing Partner, Gryphus Capital Group
  • Mr. Dominique Nordmann*, Director & CEO, Resplendent Ceylon
  • Mr. Yuan Oeij, Chairman, Privé Group
  • Mr. Simon Ong, Deputy Chairman, Kingsmen Creatives
  • Mr. Eduardo Ramos-Gómez, Partner, Duane Morris & Selvam
  • Mr. James Riley, Group Chief Executive, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Mr. Frédéric Rolli, Head Swiss Corporate Clients ASPAC, UBS Singapore
  • Mr. Karmjit Singh, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Mr. James Soh, Executive Director, National Youth Achievement Council
  • Mr. Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board
  • Mr. Geoff Tan, Managing Director (Market Development Division), Singapore Press Holdings Magazines
  • Ms. Karen Tan, Vice President, Sales, COMO Hotels & Resorts
  • Ms. Karen Tan, Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer Asia, and Global Head of Life & Health Risk Management, SwissRe
  • Mr. Robert Yap, Executive Chairman, YCH Group
  • Dr. Rungang Zhang*, Vice-President & Secretary General, China Tourism Association

*EHL Alumni