Neil Rippington is Elected as a Fellow of The International Institute of Hotel Management
In recognition of Neil’s contribution to the international hospitality community, he has been awarded the title of ‘Fellow of the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), alongside membership of the ‘IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows.’
A virtual convocation ceremony, held on 10th July 2021, hosted by Dr Suborno Bose, CEO, International Institute of Hotel Management & CEO, International Hospitality Council, Professor David Foskett, MBE, Chairman, International Hospitality Council, London and Ron Scott, International Director, Indismart Group, came together to confer the fellowship of 150 recognised hospitality authorities from around the world.
To shine the light of inspiration, knowledge and experience, the IIHM College of Distinguished Fellows elected recognised dedicated professionals of the hospitality industry to become fellows of IIHM. All of those conferred this honour are recognised for their contribution to the international hospitality industry and now share their knowledge and experience to educate future generations of hospitality professionals across the world.
Professor David Foskett, MBE, opened the convocation ceremony stating:
“Each of those felicitated with this Fellowship has led us through the darkness of the pandemic and now, finally the dawn is breaking, bring much hope for the future.”
Celebrity Chef, Padma Sanjeev Kapoor added:
“This is a momentous occasion where the stars of the hospitality industry are inducted as Fellows of IIHM. This is the time for shared learning and there could be no other better way than inducting such experts and stalwarts of the industry as Fellows of the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows.’
Dr Suborno Bose, CEO, International Institute of Hotel Management & CEO, International Hospitality Council further commented:
“We are sure that these iconic leaders will shine the guiding light and provide great inspiration to young people and future generations who look to join our industry.”
The vision for the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows membership is to create an influential group of experts, conferred as Fellows of IIHM. The key objective of the College is to proactively create and support students and the academic community. This will, in turn, enhance the educational and career aspirations of students and graduates of the hospitality industry through the inspirational leadership of the distinguished fellows.
Following the ceremony, Neil said:
“It is such a privilege to accept the award as Fellow of the International Institute of Hotel Management. My sincere thanks to Dr Bose, Professor David Foskett, Ron Scott, all the distinguished staff in India and to colleagues throughout the world for inviting me into your community and allowing me to make my contribution to assist you with the educational mission and projects you carry out for the good of all.
It has been my honour and a true pleasure to meet and work with the incredible global network IIHM has built. I feel humbled to have had this opportunity; it has been life-changing and provided some very special and cherished memories.
The relentless work of IHHM, its energy and enthusiasm is an example to the world.”