Hans Koch, the new President who will remain in office for three years from 2013 to 2015, has been elected during the 40° General Meeting of EHMA (European Hotel Managers Association) at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.
The new Executive Committee, presided over by Hans Koch, is composed by Kurt Dohnal (First Vice President), Manuel Otero Alvarado (Second Vice President) and Johanna Fragano (EHMA Treasurer).
Hans Koch, 62 years, Swiss from Lucerne, is presently National Delegate for Ehma’s Swiss Chapter and CEO of the Culture and Congress Centre KKL in Lucerne after a thirty-year experience alternating his own country and Asian destinations, where he has managed prestigious and complex properties of large dimensions.
The Association was founded in Rome in 1974 with the aim of safeguarding the ethical principles of the profession and developing tourism with a top quality standards.
The membership currently includes 426 hotel executives who manage 4 and 5 star prestigious international hotels, in 27 European countries for a total of 350 hotels, 92,000 rooms and 72,000 employees with an estimated overall turnover of about 6 billion Euros.