Marina is a graduate of the world renowned Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, the oldest and most prestigious hotel management university in the world. Beginning her exposure to a variety of international environments at an early age, Marina has had the opportunity to live in 4 different continents. Her upbringing includes a mix of American, European and South American cultures. She also speaks French, German, Spanish and Italian fluently.
Marina joined The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) after more than a decade of operational management experience in international luxury hospitality. Some of her former assignments include; Rooms Division Manager-Chateau de Farcheville (Yellowstone Club World), Housekeeping Manager-Yellowstone Club, Resident Manager-The private palace of Her Highness Sheikha Aliaze Bint Zayed al Nayhan (Sea Palace, Abu Dhabi). Executive Housekeeper-The private residence of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bint Zayed al Nayhan.
After having the opportunity to teach English as a Foreign Language for various organisations in Dubai, Marina realized that her true passion was being able to share her love of hospitality through furthering the learning and development of both industry professionals and university students just discovering the hospitality trade.
PhD candidate in the department of Strategy and Organisation researching Leadership Development
Strathclyde Business School (expected graduation 2019)
MSc International Hospitality Management- The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (Dubai) - Distinction
BSc, International Hospitality Management- Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (Switzerland)
American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute (AH&LEI)- Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT)
WSET Global- Level 3 Certification (Advanced)
WSET Global- Level 2 Certification (Intermediate)
Areas of Expertise:
Rooms Division Management Programmes
Cross Cultural Awareness
Professional Kitchen & Restaurant Management
Standard Operating Procedures for Hotel Operations Management