浙江十一选五开奖结果:Gerald Lawless appointed as WTTC Ambassador
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced today the appointment of Gerald Lawless, former CEO of Jumeriah and Immediate Past Chairman of WTTC, as WTTC Ambassador.
The Ambassador programme identifies global travel industry leaders with proven records of success in key markets to work alongside WTTC, bringing strong experience from careers in the Travel & Tourism industry. Selected by Christopher J. Nassetta, Chairman WTTC and President & CEO, Hilton, and Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO, Gerald Lawless will work closely with WTTC to expand the Council’s presence, voice, and influence in key markets, working collaboratively on behalf of WTTC.
Gerald Lawless started his career with Forte Hotels which culminated in him setting up and growing Forte’s operations in the Middle East. After a 23-year career with Forte Hotels, he joined Jumeirah in 1997 and helped establish it as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world.
Taking on the challenge of launching Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, after the successful introduction of Jumeirah Beach Hotel to an eager travelling public, Mr. Lawless went on to become President and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Jumeirah Group.
Mr. Lawless is a Graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland and holds an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management by the Johnson & Wales University, State of Rhode Island, USA; an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the National University of Ireland, Galway; and an Honorary Doctorate by the Middlesex University Dubai. He is a member of the Global Future Council on the Future of Mobility of the World Economic Forum; a fellow member of the Institute of Hospitality; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Ecole Ho?telière de Lausanne.
He was the Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council from April 2016 - April 2018. He was also the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad.
Mr. Lawless is one of several WTTC Ambassadors to be announced at the programme’s launch. Other Ambassadors include Jean-Claude Baumgarten, former President & CEO of WTTC; Dr. Adolfo Favieres; Dr Michael Frenzel, former CEO of TUI and former WTTC Chairman; Christopher Rodrigues, Chair of the British Council and former Chair of Visit Britain; Kathleen Matthews, former Chief of Global Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Marriott International; with further Ambassadors to be announced at a later date.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, commented: ‘I am delighted to announce the appointment of Gerald Lawless as WTTC Ambassador. Mr. Lawless, along with our other Ambassadors around the world, possesses deep sector knowledge of the Travel & Tourism industry, following strong career experience within the sector. His proven record of success is representative of the mission and values of WTTC and we look forward to working together on behalf of Travel & Tourism.’
Gerald Lawless, former CEO of Jumeriah and Immediate Past Chairman of WTTC, commented: "I am deeply honoured to have been chosen as an ambassador for the WTTC. This organisation is in the forefront of connecting the Travel & Tourism industry with governments around the world. Its members represent the private sector leadership at the highest levels. Through its frequent quality research, the WTTC has clearly demonstrated the value of Travel & Tourism to society and to the global economy".
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