Gerald Lawless

Gerald Lawless
  • President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group, United Arab Emirates

Graduate, Shannon College of Hotel Mgmt, Ireland. 23-year career with Forte Hotels. 1997, joined Jumeirah. Has helped establish it as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world. Member, Exec. Cttee and Vice-Chairman, Corporate Governance, WTTC. Fellow Member, Institute of Hospitality (formerly HCIMA). Member, Global Agenda Council on Aviation, Travel and Tourism, World Economic Forum. Member, Advisory Group, Global Irish Forum. Member, Dubai Holding Exec. Committee. Member, Board of Trustees, Emirates National Development Programme. Chairman, Board of Governors, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. Hon. Doctor of Business Admin. in Hospitality Mgmt, Johnson & Wales Univ., Rhode Island, US. Hon. Law degree, NUI Galway, Ireland.