Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Carlos Martin-Rios, PHD

Associate Professor of Management
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne


With 20 years of research experience in sustainability and innovation management, Dr. Carlos Martin-Rios (PhD Rutgers University) is Associate Professor of Management at the École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland. He has authored over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been involved in national and international projects with senior management teams to develop company individual innovation strategies and sustainable development plans and to assist numerous startups in negotiating research, licensing, and collaboration. His experience encompasses knowledge-intensive service firms, including top management consulting firms, airline companies, global hospitality, and foodservice firms around the world. He sits on the advisory board of three fast-growing sustainability startups and acts as advisor to various companies and research centers on sustainable innovation management programs.