Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center Our Staff

Deepak Ohri

Deepak Ohri
Chairman of Executive Board
Executive in Residence, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center 
Phone: 305.779.9230
Email: dohri@fiu.edu

Deepak Ohri, founder and CEO of lebua Hotels and Resorts is well-known worldwide as an award-winning entrepreneur who has transformed the luxury hospitality landscape in Asia. Mr. Ohri is a visionary who has elevated experiential luxury hospitality. He was the first to create the world's highest rooftop restaurant that has earned two 2 Michelin stars and the first to develop the concept of a vertical destination. Additionally, under Mr.Ohri’s leadership, Lebua is the first hotel in the world who has won the best service award by Michelin’s guide. Mr.Ohri became an overnight sensation when he organized “The Million Bath Dinner” that brought several Michelin star chefs who prepared dishes for global jet setters. A celebrated speaker on luxury and strategy, Mr.Ohri was invited to participate in the prestigious Forbes Global CEO conference both in 2008 and 2009. He has been a guest speaker at many events including the Cityscape Asia Conference in Singapore, the Worldwide TRI*M Conference organized by TNS in New York, The Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Los Angeles, Emerging Markets Conference (REFEM) in New York, the WTTC 9th Global Travel and Tourism Summit in Brazil, Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Switzerland, World Travel and Tourism Council in Japan and Macau and the Tourism Forum in China, among others.

As a recognized expert in leadership and luxury hospitality, Mr.Ohri has lectured at leading business management schools, including the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) & ISB Hyderabad, INSEAD, and Harvard Business School. He has also co-created and helped pioneer the first MBA course in luxury management and marketing for the Graduate School of Business at Florida International University.

Anna Pietraszek

Anna Pietraszek
Member of Executive Board
Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center 
Phone: 305.348.2595
Email: pietrasa@fiu.edu

Anna Pietraszek Ph.D. is a full-time faculty in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the College of Business at Florida International University in Miami, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses being the combination of marketing concepts, social media strategies, effective listening tactics, market segmentation, effective sales skills combined with the professional development and personal brand image necessary for students to excel in their professional and career goals. Her passion for digital marketing and marketing communication extends to both her academic and practitioner work. In 2016 Anna was appointed a Director for Asia-Pacific Programs for the College of Business. She was responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships between the College of Business and academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2018, Anna serves as a Director for Global Recruitment and Operations for the College. In August of 2021, Anna became a Faculty Director for a newly created program Professional MBA in Sports Management in collaboration with the Real Madrid Graduate School.

Jesus Padilla

Jesus Padilla
Program Manager
Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center 
Phone: 305.779.9232
Email: jesus.padilla2@fiu.edu

Jesus Padilla is the Program Manager to the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center having joined in 2015. A three time alumnus of Florida International University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation & Sports Management, with a concentration in Marketing, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and recently completed a Master’s degree in Marketing. As a Program Manager, Jesus is in charge of managing and assisting with designated activities, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Center.

Briana Williams

Briana Williams
Junior Special Events Manager
Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center 
Phone: 305.779.9233
Email: briana.williams9@fiu.edu

Briana Williams joined the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center team as a Junior Special Events Manager. Having graduated from both the University of Georgia and Florida State University, she earned both a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Sports Management. As a Junior Special Events Manager, Briana is responsible for coordinating all of the center's workshops and events, and marketing throughout the Miami-Dade area.

Sergio Ianotti

Sergio Ianotti
Student Assistant
Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center 
Phone: 305.779.9230
Email: sianotti@fiu.edu

Sergio Ianotti is part of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center team as a Student Assistant having joined in 2019. He is a student at Florida International University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. At the center, Sergio assists in coordinating all of the workshops and events as well as managing communications and marketing including social media and client engagement. Also assists with client intake process and the daily operations.

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Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center
FIU Downtown on Brickell
1101 Brickell Avenue, S1100
Miami, Florida 33131
Telephone: 305.779.9230
Fax: 305.779.9231
Email: entrepreneurship@fiu.edu

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