Jenni to step down as president of GHM

Jenni to step down as president of GHM 1

After nearly 30 years at the helm of a pioneering hotel management group, Hans Jenni is retiring as president and director of GHM.

The group’s current chief executive, Tommy Lai, will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations and management of the company.

Since 1992, when Jenni co-founded GHM with Amanresorts group founder Adrian Zecha, his vision has led the management group down a succession of roads less travelled
to little-known destinations.

Names now synonymous with understated elegance and luxury accommodation – the Datai in Langkawi, the Legian in Bali, the Nam Hai in Hoi An, and the very successful Chedi brand in Muscat, Andermatt and most recently in Sharjah, UAE – are a testament to his foresight.

“Hans Jenni was never interested in doing anything easy and was never infected by the complacency that sometimes comes with success,” said Lai.

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“He remade the wheel with each new project, which was oftentimes a necessity because many of the places he wanted to go required a whole new means of getting there.”

A Swiss national, Jenni began his career in hospitality in 1966 and is a graduate of the prestigious École Hôtelière Lausanne in Switzerland.

Prior to the launch of GHM, he groomed his skill-set in hotel management at the Peninsula Hotels, Shangri-La International and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Swiss-Belhotel Management, where he led the company as president.

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