First Place: Rubina Insam
Rubina Insam, a student from École Hôtelière de Lausanne, has won the 8th edition of the Hyatt Student Prize, Leaders of Tomorrow. The award ceremony took place on 8 December 2015 in Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez.
Selection of the candidates
A total of 18 schools specialized in international hospitality were selected to join the competition. Following the competition’s requirements, each student had to be at least 21 years old, prepare a Master’s degree and speak English fluently. A first selection, based on the student files and video presentations, was made by the pre selection jury members on November 2015. Then, 8 finalists were selected to participate to the ceremony and final competition.
Althea JOHNSON University of North Texas, School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management
Rubina INSAM École Hôtelière de Lausanne
Lalla-Zahra HARMATALLAH SBAI AIM
Conrad Peter SOKOLNICKI The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Caroline LUCAS IMHI – ESSEC
Justine MARCHAND La Rochelle Businees School / Sup de Co La Rochelle
Gil GENIN Oxford School of Hospitality Management
Thomas Pao-Yuan TSENG Hong Kong Polytechnic University
These personalities represent different backgrounds, from the worlds of entertainment, literature and luxury business.
Gerard Petit – Jury Member
Gerard Petit is Vice-President Sales, La Première Air France-Commercial, Sales & Marketing Division. Some of his previous experience in management includes Regional Director Southwest France and Regional Delegate for Southern Cone (Argentina, Chili, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia). Southern Cone (Argentina, Chili, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia).
Vincent Ducrey – Jury Member
Co-founder & CEO at HUB Institute
Arian Steinbeck – Jury Member
Managing Director – RPW Design Ltd
Jan Tissera – Jury Member
President International – TravelClick
Laurent Cintrat – Jury Member
Vice President Sales – Danone
Frank Lavey – Jury Member
Senior Vice President Operations Administration Hyatt Hotels and Resorts