Barry Dry: Proprietor, Hole in The Wall Cafe, Sugar Momma & NEO Café

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Barry Dry was born in Perth, Australia and studied Business Management and Economics at Notre Dame University in Australia. During his academic tenure, he ran a restaurant, working his way up from dishwasher, to General Manager. After graduating, he moved to New York City in 2011 to pursue a career in finance.

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Jeanne Mills: Chef Concierge, Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel

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Jeanne Mills was born to be a concierge. Now, she practically breeds them. As Chef Concierge of Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), Mills heads a concierge team of 14 including eight members of Les Clefs d’Or – literally, “keys of gold” – a professional organization for the cream of hotel concierges around the world.

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Lubosh Barta: GM, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

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The name Four Seasons speaks for itself. But, as Lubosh Barta tells it, sometimes it is best to say it softly instead of shout it out loud. “We need to be humble and respectful of Korean hospitality and local brands,” says Barta of his role as opening General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. “Koreans have great admiration for their homegrown brands,

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Mahmoud El Keiy: GM, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

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There is a lot of action on the hotel scene in the capital of Egypt these days, with major international brands either opening or prepping new properties. There is a transformation underway at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence as well, and the General Manager is integral to the effort. “We are repositioning ourselves as the boutique product in the heart of the city,” says Mahmoud El Keiy

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Mauro Governato: General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Milano

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“This is one of my dreams come true,” says Mauro Governato of taking the helm as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Milano. Doubtless, he is not the first hotel professional at the top of the management ladder to say something like that, but in Governato’s case it really was a dream. And it really did come true.

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Ruti Broudo: Owner/Founder of Hotel Montefiore & R2M group

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Ruti Broudo is Tel Aviv's Visionary Entrepreneur, Hospitality and Restauranteur Pioneer. Referred to as the visionary pioneer of Tel Aviv for her unprecedented restaurant and hospitality brands in the city, Ruti Broudo is credited as sparking the New York-style locales that have taken Tel Aviv by storm since 1994

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Liz Biden: Founder & CEO, The Royal Portfolio

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Liz Biden is the Founder & CEO of The Royal Portfolio. The Royal Portfolio is a family owned and run group of luxury, boutique hotels located in iconic destinations across Southern Africa. The Royal Portfolio started in 1999 when Liz and Phil Biden decided to turn their family bush lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park into a private safari lodge.

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