Board of Advisors
On the 3rd of July 2015, the first meeting of the Board of Advisors of SWISSAM Hospitality Business & Culinary Arts School took place.
The members of the Board are experienced professionals in the restaurant and hotel business, including respectable chefs and other international experts.
Function of the Advisory Board
The function of an advisory board is to offer assistance to the school with anything from marketing to managing human resources to influencing the direction of regulators. Advisory boards are composed of accomplished experts offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. Meeting quarterly or biannually, boards can provide strategic direction, guide quality improvement, and assess program effectiveness.
Advisory board, as an external group, could also provide non-biased information and advice to the school, and as employers, guide the education in a direction that better fits the various industry needs.
Roles and Responsibilities of Advisory Board Members
Developing an understanding of the School, market and industry trends
Provide “wise counsel” on issues raised by lawmakers, industry, management and-or investors
Provide unbiased insights and ideas from a third point-of-view
Encourage and support the exploration of new directions of education and ideas
Act as a resource for executives
Provide social networking platform for the school
Encourage the development of a governance framework that enables sustainable growth of the school
Monitor business performance
Impose challenges to directors and management that could improve the business
Select and Announce special awards in regards to scholarships, student achievements
Participate in ceremonies such as graduation
Four Seasons Lion Palace,
Curator at the Hermitage Museum, Expert in Saint-Petersburg XIX-XX Century Balls and Banquettes, lecturer at Berkley University
Owner and CEO,
Russian Rhapsody events agency
AZIMUT Hotel Group
Co-owner of Food Retail Group
Chairman of the Board of TSUM/Mercury Group
Brand Ambassador S.Pellegrino Aqua Panna
General Director Sokos Hotels St.Petersburg / Sokotel LLC