2016 April 03 10:00
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management appoints new Managing Director
Dubai, 03 April 2016: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed a new Managing Director at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM). Judy Hou takes over from Ron Hilvert, who left at the end of 2015 after 18 years at the helm of EAHM.
With joint American and Taiwanese nationality, Judy Hou has over 20 years’ experience at some of the finest brands in international hospitality and higher education organisations in the USA, Asia and Europe. On the hotel side Judy worked with Swissôtel, Park Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental; and on the education side with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, the School of Hotel & Tourism Management at the Hotel Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College in Shanghai, part of Laureate International Universities network. Her most recent position was the CEO of the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland.
Fluent in English and Mandarin, Judy graduated from Columbia University in New York, has a master’s degree in Business Hospitality Administration from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and is currently working towards a doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University.
Her publications have included works on digital marketing, brand loyalty and ‘Gen Y’ in leading hospitality and management journals. As well as being an in-demand speaker and lecturer on hospitality management, she has also sat on editorial, advisory and management boards of a number of institutions in the sector.
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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); 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:
Dr John Fong
Director of Business Development and Consulting / Associate Professor
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
PO Box 29662 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 315 5118
Fax: +971 4 315 5556
Mobile: +971 555 009 565
Visit us at: www.emiratesacademy.edu