Stephan Earnhart is a Swiss-made hotelier and executive educator with over 20 years of international experience leading higher education institutions and hospitality enterprises. He has worked as a leader and consultant with The Mondrian, Swiss Deluxe Hotels, Walt Disney World Resorts, Georges V and the Four Seasons Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, The Ritz Paris, Rosewood Hotels, and the Ritz-Carlton, with a passion for building exceptional and bespoke experiences for the most discriminating guests. At the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Stephan created the Ritz-Carlton’s benchmark for sustainable service quality delivery systems, starting with the private Member’s Club. Stephan has become a sought-after leadership trainer for hospitality executives and general managers.
For over 10 years, Stephan served as the Academic Director at the Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland earning QS global rankings for the top 10 (7th) hotel management school, most employable graduates (3rd), Finalist for the Higher Education Academy’s Global Teaching Excellence Award, and the Apple Distinguished School Award (1st hospitality school in the world).
As the Managing Director of Swiss Education Group Professional, Stephan is developing a global business for talent development in business and education, as well as consulting for business development and organizational learning & development with global brands and governments.
Stephan was educated at Cornell University, Ecôle hôtelière de Lausanne, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Art, MBA in Hospitality Management, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Masters in Education.