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Dr John Fong elected as Vice President of EuroCHRIE

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Dr John Fong elected as Vice President of EuroCHRIE

Dubai, 22 June 2015:The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management™ (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and part of the global luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, has announced that Dr John Fong has been elected as Vice President of EuroCHRIE (European Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education).

During this sought-after appointment, he will become President of EuroCHRIE in 2016 and then Immediate Past President in 2017. Dr Fong said: “I consider it a privilege to serve on the EuroCHRIE Board and I am committed to working with hospitality and tourism educators and professionals to help shape the future of our industry.”

EuroCHRIE is the peak academic body that represents almost 200 member institutions from more than 60 countries in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa. EuroCHRIE is a Federation of International CHRIE, the leading international organisation that supports education and training for the hospitality and tourism industry. Founded in 1946, CHRIE brings together educators from hospitality and tourism management schools and universities into a global network in close co-operation with industry representatives.

Ron Hilvert, Managing Director of EAHM said: “We are proud of Dr Fong’s prestigious appointment and this is yet another indicator of EAHM’s growing international standing.”

Dr Fong is currently the Director of Business Development and Consulting at EAHM.  He is also an Associate Professor of Marketing at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, a published author, an academic reviewer for journals and textbooks and a sought after speaker; having conducted numerous seminars in Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.  

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Notes to Editor:

About The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management:

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai is one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and an integral part of the global luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group. It is a leading provider of University-level hospitality business education and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. EAHM works in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and all programmes of study are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom and THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education) in Australia. It is also a higher education member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). For further information and enrolment requirements, please visit The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management online: www.emiratesacademy.edu

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com

For further information please contact:
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Dr John Fong
Director of Business Development and Consulting / Associate Professor
PO Box 29662 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 315 5118
Fax: +971 4 315 5556
Mobile: +971 555 009 565
E-mail: John.Fong@emiratesacademy.edu
Visit us at: www.emiratesacademy.edu

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