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Mr Alain Najar

Senior Lecturer - Food & Beverage

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Nationality: French, Swiss

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Alain Najar has been a Professor at the world famous school Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland since 1992.  He is an EHL graduate, holds an MBA from the Business School Lausanne and is a certified hospitality educator (CHE) by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
His industry experience spans 13 years; Hilton International (10 years), Sheraton and the Accor group, in countries like Kuwait, Dubai, Madagascar, Syria and Egypt. 
His areas of expertise include food & beverage management, food & beverage control and finance, quality management, HACCP, auditing, concept development, marketing and innovation.
Alain also facilitates executive education programs at different levels for the Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC) during summer programs at EHL and also all around the world (India, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Romania, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia)
Alain is a member of the International Food and Beverage Forum – (http://www.foodandbeverageforum.com) and member of SAQ (Swiss Assurance Quality). Several times he also delivered speeches at annual FCSI (Foodservcie Consultant Society International) conferences like in Milan, Vancouver and Malta.
He also writes regularly articles in the EHLITE magazine (magazine of creativity and innovation published by the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) and    the Consultant magazine. In October 2008 he received the Award for the best article written by a consultant for his article published in the Consultant (2nd quarter 2008) for the article “Service and Disservice"

Other qualifications

  • Diploma of higher hotel school studies, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne-CH
  • Diplôme de commerce
  • Ecole Lemania-Lausanne-CH

Research awards

  • Best article by a Consultant Member
  • “Service and Disservice”
  • 2nd quarter 2008-The Consultant
  • FCSI-Foodservice Consultant Society International
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