"I have always had a strong passion for hospitality and a great interest in people. Right after school, an apprenticeship opportunity came up at the amazing Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg where I got acquainted with César Ritz Colleges. I was ready to join but another opportunity presented itself at The Dorchester London, followed by another one at the Colombi in Freiburg, Germany. While I was enjoying the challenges as Assistant Front Office Manager in the Black Forest, I participated in a competition sponsored by "César Ritz Colleges" and published by the German newspaper "AHGZ" – finally the doors opened for me to join the César Ritz family.
After graduating with my Bachelor Degree, I worked in Switzerland, Singapore, China and most recently Bali Indonesia at the at the Grand Hyatt as well as Capella Hotels & Resorts in Bali. I am now Resident Manager at the JW Marriott Absheron Baku in Azerbaijan.
During my studies, not only did I gain important skills but I also enjoyed intercultural exposure, broadened my horizons and networking opportunities. César Ritz Colleges was the right choice.
My advice for aspiring students is to welcome and to be open to diversity of scopes in our industry. Build on your strengths and continue improving and growing, regardless of where you are. The ongoing journey of living in amazing cultures and having great people around me striving together for success as a team are extremely fulfilling. I truly enjoy continuous improvement, inspiration and innovation along the way as well as nurturing talent in others working with me.