Arabian Hospitality
Investment Conference

Part of FHS

25-27 September | Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Speaker profile

Jean-Paul Riby

Chief Executive Officer
Sun Hospitality Group

Hotelier, mentor, project leader and design enthusiast, coupled with 35 years of hospitality experience has led me too an exciting chapter at Sun Hospitality Group (SHG) part of Sun Group. The creation of SHG focuses on business tourism and development of Sun Group and the continuation of sustainable growth being the key for the company.

With more than 30 years in South East Asia I have been at the forefront of the hospitality in emerging markets and it has become my specialty and the challenges it brings, this has driven me to innovate and bring a new definition to the phrase “think outside the box”

Talent search is a key area and the mentoring on future Hoteliers is a top priority. I believe the creation of SHG has allowed the team and I to put all this in practice and make a difference to Vietnam’s evolution in the field.

Actively involved into numerous industry organisations including the International Wine & Food Society. Others professional affiliations include Confrèrie de La Chaîne des Rotisseurs and Commanderie de Bordeaux.

Also invited to contribute in the book “EQ & Leadership in Asia” on using emotional intelligence to lead and inspire people, written by Sebastien Henry, and has also been a guest speaker at several webinar and other hospitality events around the region.

Quote: In Life we do things, some we wish we had never done, some we wish we could replay a million times. But they all make us who we are, and in the end, they shape every detail about us. If we were to reverse any of them, we wouldn’t be the person we are. So just live. Make mistakes, have wonderful memories. But never ever second guess who you are, where you have been and most importantly where it is you are going….