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Gerald Lawless

Head of Tourism and Hospitality, Dubai Holding

Graduate, Shannon College of Hotel Management, 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, Executive Committee and elected Chairman, WTTC. Fellow Member, Institute of Hospitality (formerly HCIMA). Member, Global Agenda Council on Aviation and Travel, World Economic Forum. Member, Advisory Group, Global Irish Forum. Member, Dubai Holding Executive Committee. Member, Board of Trustees, Emirates National Development Programme. Chairman, Board of Governors, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. Honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management, Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island, US. Honorary Law degree, NUI Galway, Ireland.