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IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows hosts 2nd convocation virtually

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Posted on 15 Jan 2022
13:12 PM
IIHM CEO Suborno Bose addresses the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows convocation online.

IIHM CEO Suborno Bose addresses the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows convocation online. Source: YouTube screenshot

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Summary
IIHM Fellow title bestowed upon 60 global hospitality leaders who would now share their knowledge and experiences to nurture the future generation of hospitality professionals at IIHM
IIHM campuses are located across ten national and international cities with the associate institute, IAM-IHM, in Kolkata and Guwahati

The IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows has organized its second convocation ceremony virtually, bestowing 60 dedicated professionals of the hospitality industry from across the world with the title of Fellows of IIHM.

All those who received this honour have immensely contributed to the international hospitality industry and would now share their knowledge and experiences to educate and nurture the future generation of hospitality professionals studying at the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM).

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The second convocation ceremony was streamed live on January 12. Speaking on the occasion, Suborno Bose, CEO of IIHM and International Hospitality Council, said, “IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows is the first-ever attempt in the world to bridge the gap between future hospitality leaders and those who are leading today. There have been several interactions between students and the IIHM Fellows and the effort is directed towards passing on the knowledge and sharing experiences of the leaders with the young people.”

IIHM is the largest chain of premier hospitality and hotel management schools across India that began its journey in Kolkata in 1994. IIHM campuses are located across ten national and international cities with the associate institute, IAM-IHM, in Kolkata and Guwahati.

Hospitality professionals who were conferred with the IIHM Fellow title include:

  • Ankit Nagori, founder of Curefoods and Simply Sports Foundation.
  • Aradhana Khowala, CEO and founder, Aptamind Partners UK.
  • Eric Neo, executive chef, InterContinental Singapore.
  • Gavin Sanders, GM, Radisson Blu Resort, Maldives.
  • Laurent Noury, Cluster GM, Novotel & IBIS Abu Dhabi Gate Hotels.
  • Geoffrey Harrison, chairman, Harrison Catering Services, UK.
  • Camellia Panjabi, group director, Masala World UK.
  • Vita Whitaker, CEO and commercial director, Whitco C&BE Ltd
  • Rohit Khattar, chairman, Old World Hospitality Pvt Ltd.
  • Lepinoy Sebastien, Michelin Star chef, Les Amis Singapore.
  • Manjunath Mural, Michelin Star chef, chef-partner, Adda- Singapore.
  • Manjit S Gill, IPCA president.

David Foskett, MBE, — a member of the Academy of Culinary Arts and the Craft Guild of Chefs — began the convocation ceremony, saying, “IIHM leads the world through its hospitality management education and this great initiative of the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows. The legends and icons of the hospitality industry illuminate the world with their success in this industry. We have the greatest brains of the industry coming together as role models of young people and guiding them.”

The IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows was inaugurated on July 9, 2021 with the 8EX Hospitality E- Conclave, now bringing together 200 Hospitality professionals from across the world. The conclave was a massive platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences through speeches and panel discussions on the online platform.

The key objective of the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows is to proactively create and provide support in a range of ways to the student and academic community in general. This will further enhance the educational and career aspirations of all students and graduates of the hospitality industry through inspirational leadership.

IIHM is part of Indismart Group, a conglomerate that operates the Indismart Hotels. Students passing out of IIHM are armed with an international degree from the University of West London and equipped with global hospitality skills that enable easy placements in any hospitality brand across the world.

Last updated on 16 Jan 2022
09:16 AM
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