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EHL Junior Academy

23 Jun 2019 to 21 Dec 2019

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

Join the EHL Junior Academy to experience Swiss quality education and discover life as an EHL student on our Lausanne and Passugg campuses. The Junior Academy will introduce you to the different areas of hospitality through real-life experiences that will inspire you for a future in hospitality. You will discover everything that this global industry has to offer from the exciting international culture and lifestyle, to various career opportunities.

 During these exciting 7-day programmes, you will develop your knowledge of hospitality through a mix of practical and theoretical activities.
In Lausanne: Discover the current trends in the hospitality industry, learn what Service Excellence means and how it is applied and explore the world of innovation with EHL’s very own innovation Hub. You will also develop your team-work skills by solving a real-life hospitality business case.
In Passugg: Immerse yourself in the traditions and values of Swiss excellence and heritage in the #1 region for luxury tourism and hospitality, with the highest number of 4 and 5 star hotels. You can enroll for this programme in English on both campuses with a maximum of 30 participants per group (a French session is available on the Lausanne Campus).



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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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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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Prior to joining LHC in August 2009, she handled several project development portfolios in international cooperation and executive education for the city of Lausanne. She then joined EHL in the Academic Department where she coordinated communication and academic advice activities.

Her responsibilities at LHC include the quality maintenance of EHL certified schools through marketing and academic consulting support, development of learning centres around the world and delivery of executive education courses.

Linda holds a Master of Arts, International Relations, from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from HEC Lausanne.

Though she grew up in Lausanne, Linda has Mediterranean blood as she is originally from Spain and Italy. Thanks to her cultural diversity and interest in languages, she speaks French, Italian, Spanish, English and basic German. She is currently learning Arabic.

After work and during weekends, she practices martial arts, snowboarding, roller skating and taking long walks in the forest. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially around good food and extra-large servings of chocolate desserts!

Linda Papasidero

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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