June 2018 | Elections 2018
The EuroCHRIE Election votes have been verified and I am pleased to announce that the following people have been elected to the EuroCHRIE Board from July 2018.
Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Savignac
I currently hold the position of International Projects Coordinator at Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Savignac, France. I develop new partnerships and do pastoral care for students who look for internships abroad. I have also been the MBA Programme Leader at Savignac for 7 years.
I have been an active member of EuroCHRIE since 2014, when I was appointed Area Consultant for France. In 2016, I held the position of interim Secretary and have been elected as Honorary Secretary in 2017
EuroCHRIE has quickly become my extended family, and I firmly believe that all together we can expand our network and increase opportunities. Since we are all from different countries, our take on research, events, industry-related issues and organisation varies slightly, and I think this is our main strength.
We have recently initiated new ways of keeping in touch with our members, while making sure we provide better quality services all year round. Our annual conferences have always been the main event for our members, and while we need to make sure that we keep improving what we offer during our conferences, we also need to strengthen our communication on social media and work thoroughly on providing added value to existing and potential members, industry professionals and educators, researchers and instructors. I strongly believe this is our duty to facilitate interaction between all our members but also to facilitate access to our services to emerging markets and students.
If I am elected as Vice President, then President and Immediate Past President, I will proactively work on the following:
- Innovative development of EuroCHRIE conferences, webinars and online seminars.
- Expand all possible ways to strengthen the links between all of our members.
- Facilitate access to students and emerging markets
Director of Education
Institut Paul Bocuse
Henri Kuokkanen is a senior lecturer and researcher in the fields of revenue management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Institut Paul Bocuse. He is also taking the final steps of his PhD at Leeds Beckett University. His industry experience includes treasury and business control management in the global telecoms industry; he has also been a partner in a consulting company focusing on transforming CSR into a competitive advantage. His main field of research and PhD candidacy focuses on the business potential that responsibility offers from a consumer perspective. He has also published articles in the area of revenue management with a focus on tourism destinations. Additionally, Henri is a co-founder of an NGO that supports rural livelihood development in Mali.
As the Director of Membership from 2015 to 2017 I had an excellent opportunity to get insights into our members’ needs and expectations toward EuroCHRIE. Nominated as the Interim Director of Education last October, I have started to employ this understanding in practice to develop our offering to educators. First, together with our partners, I aim to create a library of educational content for members to use in their daily work. Next, together with the Director of Research, I am working to ensure that education-focused content and research complement each other at the annual conference, and further to localise EuroCHRIE to members who cannot attend the annual conference. A third initiative includes integrating students better to our organization, in addition to the PhD workshop already planned for the Dublin conference. I sincerely hope to get the opportunity to work on and conclude these projects; I believe they would add significant value to our members!
Director of Marketing & Communication
Academic Director School of Business
International University of Applied Sciences
Florian Hummel looks back at industry experience in airport marketing and the international car rental business. He studied at The University of Brighton (BA Travel Management), Cranfield University (MSc Air Transport Management) as well as The University of Sheffield (Doctor of Education). After leaving the industry Florian was involved in setting up a business school in Germany which he directed for nine years before he took on academic roles as Professor and Dean at Cologne Business School which he subsequently led as Managing Director. Florian currently holds a Professorship at IUBH. He is based in Berlin and is the academic director of four IUBH campus locations in Germany.
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to offer my services to EuroCHRIE. As with any academic organisation, it lives and strives through its members as well as officers and it will not only be a privilege to support the EuroCHRIE family and with this our network and the development of knowledge in hotel and restaurant education, but it will also be a valuable experience to help expanding and to help growing EuroCHRIE as the board member responsible for marketing. These are exciting times for any marketeer and it will be one of my main aims to develop our organisation and community by enhancing our digital marketing initiatives across various platforms to remain and enhance our presence and communication with current members, academia, industry as well as prospective future members