For the very first time, The Hotelier Awards is pleased to welcome Mr Christophe Laurent, who will sit on our prestigious judging panel for the Asia competition. Christophe Laurent is the Values Ambassador at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), a leading Swiss university that provides learning solutions for enthusiastic, talented and ambitious students from 119 different countries. Christophe oversees the implementation and respect of the values on campus at EHL. Prior to joining EHL, he held operational and managerial responsibilities in top restaurants and hotels in the UK. In 1991, he was awarded the title of MOGB (Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne) Arts de la Table by the French Academy of Culinary Arts. With his domain of expertise in customer care management and international business etiquette, he travels locally and around the globe to share his experiences with university students and key players in the world of hospitality. We look forward to having Christophe onboard to add further knowledge and experience to the expert judging panel, as they kick off he first round for the Asia Awards in March.