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Dr. Peter Szende has over 25 years years of management experience in the hospitality industry in both Europe and North America. He is currently the Programme Lead in Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes Business School. He was formerly a Professor of the Practice in the School of Hospitality Adminsitration at Boston University, where he also served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Szende’s European management experience includes a variety of organizations, such as management training (with Mövenpick in Switzerland and Accor in the UK), public relations management (with Hilton International in Hungary), banquet management and hotel management (with the InterContinental group in Hungary), and hotel and sales management (with an independent Château Hotel in France). For more than eight years, he was employed by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and served in various food and beverage management positions in Toronto, Dallas, and Boston.
Peter has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant in 2014. He was the recipient of the 2017 Chef Herman Breithaupt Award by CHRIE.