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Dr Demian Hodari

Demian Hodari , PhD

Qualification(s)

PhD in Strategic Management, University of Surrey
Master's Degree in Hospitality Management, Cornell University
Bachelors of Arts, Georgetown University

Function

Associate Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne
EHL Campus (Singapore)

Employment Type

Full-time

Courses and Modules Taught

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
• Advanced Electives
• Industrial Attachment (6 Months)
• Integrated Business Analysis

CERTIFICATE IN MANAGING UNDERPERFORMING PROPERTIES (E-LEARNING)
• Managing Underperforming Properties

Teaching Subject(s)

Corporate Strategy
Driving Hotel Performance
Managing Underperforming Properties
Strategic Hotel Investments

Area(s) of Expertise

Corporate strategy
Hotel development

Short Bio

Dr Demian Hodari is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at EHL. He was previously a hotel general manager and the president of an independent hotel management and consulting company and has worked on four continents. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate level classes, Dr Hodari frequently provides consulting, executive education and strategic planning facilitation for international hotel companies, hotel owners, and individual properties.


He currently sits on the board of directors of several hotel companies. Dr Hodari regularly speaks at industry events and his research is published in the leading hospitality management journals. He has raised nearly 200,000 Swiss Francs in research funding from the private and public sectors and his research has been awarded prestiges prizes from numerous organisations. Dr Hodari holds a PhD from the University of Surrey, a Masters from Cornell University, and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Funded Research Projects

Hodari, D., Project: Strategic management skills development - Hyatt International (EAME) LLC, Date: 01.04.2017 to 30.11.2017, Private Fundings.

Awards

EHL Researcher of the Year (2018)
EHL Researcher of the Year (2014)
Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Reserach Award in the area of Hospitality Management (2010)