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EHL Junior Academy

01 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2018

Are you young, curious with a passion for hospitality?
Do you want to know what happens behind the scenes?

Come to the world’s first Hospitality Management School for one week this summer!
Join the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) Summer Academy to experience life as an EHL student.
The Summer Academy introduces the different areas of hospitality, offering real-life experience to young talented people aspiring to enter this industry in the future.
You will discover what hospitality has to offer: the excitement, the lifestyle as well as the various career opportunities.

 During this exciting 7-day programme, you will develop your passion for hospitality and your team-working skills by solving a real-life hospitality business case.
  • You will work in groups and present your team’s findings to a panel of EHL experts. The best team proposal will win an award during the closing Gala dinner.
  • There will be an emphasis on “savoir-être” and “savoir-vivre” throughout the programme, a key success factor in hospitality business.
  • You can choose to enroll for this programme either in French or in English. One session of each will be organised, with a maximum of 30 participants per session.



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Abhishek Jakate, joined LHC as an Associate in 2014 & since 2016 his role as a Consultant involves working in management consulting and supporting the executive education and development of learning centers.

Prior to joining LHC, Abhishek worked in Saas-Fee, Switzerland as a Financial Controller for a private hotel company, where he was responsible for the financials of 3 hotels and assisted the general manager in operations. He was part of the team that took the company through the restructuring period after the addition of two new hotels with different ownership structures. In South Africa, he gained experience in operational restructuring at a luxury boutique property re-opened after extensive renovations.

An alumnus of the Ecole hôteliére Lausanne graduating in 2012, Abhishek speaks English, German, Marathi and Hindi and is currently working on improving his skills in French.

Abhishek Jakate

Consultant at Lausanne Hospitality Consulting

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Jos Jumelet is a Senior Consultant at LHC. He is an operator at heart and has great experience in the field of hotel management. He has experience in leading owned, managed and franchised hotels. He is result oriented with a strong focus on quality. He has also gained experience in the leisure industry, which reinforces his strong knowledge of owner – operator relations. Jos has been involved in hotel selling and acquisition as well as in rebranding. He has additional project experience in hotel renovations, extensions and has overseen clustering activities. Jos is an alumnus of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. He speaks English, French, German and his mother tongue Dutch.

Jos Jumelet

Senior Consultant at Lausanne Hospitality Consulting

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Wei is a Senior Consultant at Lausanne Hospitality Consulting. He has assisted many international organizations in the service sector, such as luxury goods company, insurance and banking, in designing and delivering tailored training programmes to enhance their customer service excellence and experience. His role also involves in developing hospitality learning centres around the globe and ensure sustainable growth and competitive advantage of each institution.

Prior to LHC, he worked in the hospitality industry in Argentina and Switzerland and also collected experience in the education sector. Wei was responsible for talent sourcing for Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, recruiting young future leaders for the hospitality industry.

Wei is a life member of Clare Hall, a constituent and graduate college of the University of Cambridge where he obtained his postgraduate degree. He is also alumnus of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, and possesses a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management from the Escuela Internacional de Hotelería y Turismo CENCAP in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wei-Cheng Chen

Senior Consultant at Lausanne Hospitality Consulting

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Olivier Verschelde. Prior to joining Lausanne Hospitality Consulting Olivier has been involved in managing a new boutique hotel & spa project near Paris as well as taking the lead in the development of several food and beverage outlets from conceptualization to start-up. One of these being a gastronomic restaurant which received its first Michelin Guide star five months after its initial opening. Olivier graduated from the Ecole Hôtelière Lausanne in 2003 and has been building up his knowledge of operations in hospitality industry ever since.  He confirmed his expertise in managing projects by obtaining a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2012. He has worked several years on high profile projects within Europe and has consequently a good understanding of both the local and national market. His is a native Dutch speaker and also speaks in English, French, German as well as Spanish. He’s always on the lookout to apply the latest in technological advancement within the industry to current projects.

Olivier Verschelde

Senior Consultant at Lausanne Hospitality Consulting

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  • Identify the key trends and players in the hospitality industry
  • Compare and contrast the different types of hospitality functions
  • Explain all the aspects of “daily operations”


  • Appreciate and apply “savoir-être” and “savoir-vivre” in daily life
  • Develop a critical eye for hospitality excellence


  • Apply basic hospitality operational skills
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving
  • Create and practice basic food and beverage recipes

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