Deepak Ohri,executive board member,Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center Executive Board

Deepak Ohri

Deepak Ohri is the author of the book: “A Bridge Not Too Far - Where Creativity Meets Innovation,” in which he demonstrates through his journey the importance of focus, self-respect, and strategic thought process.

Deepak Ohri, founder and CEO of lebua Hotels and Resorts is well known worldwide as an award-winning entrepreneur who has transformed the global luxury hospitality landscape. He is a visionary who has elevated experiential luxury hospitality. He was the first to create the world's highest rooftop restaurant that earned two 2 Michelin stars and the first to develop the concept of a vertical destination. Ohri has also launched dozens of successful restaurants and bars and is credited with elevating luxury hospitality in the Asian Pacific region. Under his leadership, lebua has been named the World's Leading All-Suite Hotel by World Travel Award and is rated within the top 1% of companies globally for customer satisfaction. International Hospitality Institute selected Ohri as one of the Global Top Most Inspirational Executives in Travel and Hospitality.

As a recognized leadership and luxury hospitality expert, Ohri has lectured at leading business and management schools, including the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and ISB Hyderabad, INSEAD, Columbia University, NYU Stern School of Business, MIT, and Harvard Business School. Currently, Ohri serves as executive-in-residence in entrepreneurship and innovation at the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, chairman of the executive board for the center, and board member for CIBER (Center for International Business and Education) at Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business). He also co-designed and co-created a breakthrough Luxury Incubator MBA course. This world-class course in luxury management and marketing is the first of its kind to be offered at FIU Business. This new education program based on experiential learning was designed for the Faculty Professional Development Program in International Business in collaboration with the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and CIBER at FIU.

Ohri’s leadership and management skills were highlighted in the business case study “lebua: Post-Pandemic Dilemmas of a Thai Luxury Hotel” published by Ivey Publishing and by Harvard Business Publishing.

Ohri serves as advisory board member to the World Happiness Foundation and assumed responsibilities as chief happiness officer (CHO) at lebua Hotels and Resorts in 2022.

International Hospitality Institute named Ohri among the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality.

He is the president of Luxury Atelier Maison Happiness (LAMH), a California-based company specializing in luxury experiences and luxury branding. Luxury Atelier and Maison Happiness are the basis for Ohri “Let’s Just Dream” brand.

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