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Achim Schmitt

Dr Achim Schmitt is a Full Professor at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. He led the creation of three new Graduate Programs; the MSc Global Hospitality Business, the blended MBA in Hospitality, and the Hospitality EMBA. Dr Achim Schmitt holds a PhD from the University of Geneva, obtained his Habilitation at the University of Paris-Dauphine in France, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva as well as an Associate Researcher at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Before joining the academic world, Dr Achim Schmitt was a strategy consultant for 4 years in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Dr. Achim Schmitt has gained academic experience at Audencia Business School in Nantes (France), Columbia Business School (USA), HEC University of Geneva (Switzerland), Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota (Colombia) and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, China).

Dr. Achim Schmitt’s academical insights in hospitality as well as other different sectors are very valuable and a great asset for PrivateDeal. His strong knowledge in business development will support the company in aligning the resources with the right priorities and carefully craft its growth.

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