JSF and IESE successfully launch the first international Senior Executive Program for the Travel and Tourism Industry

Palma de Mallorca, 22nd March, 2017


Skift.com and Wyndham Hotels join a roundtable session to discuss opportunities and challenges facing travel and tourism today

SEP Group Photo

Palma de Mallorca, 22nd March, 2017 – JSF Travel & Tourism School launched its inaugural program in partnership with IESE in New York at the beginning of February. The Senior Executive Program (SEP) is specifically designed to further advance business leaders with the capabilities and mindsets required to set strategic direction and navigate through uncertainty.

This is a pioneering academic project which brings together worldwide leaders in the Travel and Tourism industry in strategic global hubs such as New York, Hong Kong and Majorca together with a team of business management experts.

This is the first time we have been able to bring together leaders from across the industry and not just those that focus on one particular segment of the industry, it is a great achievement’ said Jaime Fluxá, Chairman of JSF travel & tourism.

In New York, guest speakers included, Rafat Ali, CEO and Founder of Skift.com, as well as Paulo Pena, President and Managing Director for the Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean.

I think it is extremely valuable for the program to have top business leaders from different regions and businesses within the travel and tourism industry to share first hand their experiences and vision with the attendees, said Philip Moscoso, IESE professor and Academic Director of SEP. Participants also explored the opportunities faced by the industry whilst broadly discussing their own challenges.

SEP Guest Speakers

Philip Moscoso, Rafat Ali and Paulo Pena discussing opportunities and challenges at the round table debate.

Upon completion of the program, participants gain a strengthened capacity to drive performance, deliver excellence in strategy and execution, as well as a shared commitment to sustaining competitive advantages leaving an overall positive impact on the travel and tourism industry.

The next module of the SEP is in Hong Kong at the beginning of April, the focus of this module is improving business performance. Peter Borer, Chief Operating Officer of Peninsula Hotel Group will be hosting an evening discussion and George Yeo, former foreign affairs minister of Singapore, will talk about leadership skills and his experiences in Asia. Frederik Demopoulos, CEO/Founder of Queens Road Capital; Joseph Wan, Partner at Cinven; and Stephen Wong, CEO of Asia Miles will also be joining the group to share their experiences of management, the market in Asia and future trends. The Senior Executive Program concludes in Mallorca in June.

About JSF Travel & Tourism School

JSF Travel & Tourism School aims to attract talent to the tourism industry and help develop it. The school’s values of “Investing in Tourism & Travel People” highlights its commitment to its people and goals to have a positive impact on the market and society. JSF focuses on executive and postgraduate education, as well as several senior management programs such as the SEP T & T. Trustees of JSF are companies such as Hotelbeds Group and Barceló Group, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Riu Hotels & Resorts, Deloitte, BBVA, Amadeus, Apple Leisure Group, or Catenon.

About IESE Business School 

IESE is one of the world’s most international business schools, with campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York and São Paulo. Consistently ranked within the top ten worldwide, IESE has pioneered business education in Europe since its founding in 1958 in Barcelona. IESE seeks to develop business leaders with solid business skills, a global mindset and a desire to make a positive impact on society. The school distinguishes itself in its general-management approach, extensive use of the case method, international outreach, and emphasis on placing people at the heart of managerial decision-making.

For further information:

JSF T&T School
Arenalia Comunicación
Laia Jardí / Eguzkiñe Añón
Tel. +34 93 232 00 44
E: ljardi@arenalia.com / eanon@arenalia.com

IESE Business School           

María Not
Head of International Communications
IESE Business School
Tel: +34 91 211 31 54